Can you work this one out?

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Can you work this one out?

Postby il padrone » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:37 am

Where did that rider come from...? And how?

Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
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by BNA » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:14 am

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Re: Can you work this one out?

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:14 am

He came off the yellow and blue bike the first bloke grabbed but dam fast change over. :shock:

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Re: Can you work this one out?

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:08 am

Its been posted here before, great changeover
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Re: Can you work this one out?

Postby Xplora » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:18 pm

foo on patrol wrote:He came off the yellow and blue bike the first bloke grabbed but dam fast change over. :shock:

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That guy was still moving at 25kmh when he dismounted, a step or two and he was on the next bike. Clearly the crew weren't expecting him to hold quite that much speed as well! :shock:
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Re: Can you work this one out?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:10 pm

Xplora wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:He came off the yellow and blue bike the first bloke grabbed but dam fast change over. :shock:

Foo

That guy was still moving at 25kmh when he dismounted, a step or two and he was on the next bike. Clearly the crew weren't expecting him to hold quite that much speed as well! :shock:


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Re: Can you work this one out?

Postby greyhoundtom » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:51 am

What impressed me as well was the fact that he stepped off the left hand side of the bike, and mounted the next bike on the left.

While it probably has something to do with being right handed, but I find it extremely awkward to mount the bike from the left.

That makes me ask.........on what side do you normally mount your bike? :?
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Re: Can you work this one out?

Postby find_bruce » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:25 am

Mate the proper way is to mount from the left, otherwise your horse might be spooked & you risk jabbing in the rump with your sword.

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Re: Can you work this one out?

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:25 am

Always the left... Watch a cyclocross race and it is 99% the left hand side that every body uses. Left or right handed doesn't matter.
Even on motorbikes it is the same... Hence the side stand is always on the left.
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Re: Can you work this one out?

Postby herzog » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:58 am

greyhoundtom wrote:That makes me ask.........on what side do you normally mount your bike? :?


Horses and motorbikes are always boarded from the LHS. Makes sense to use the same convention for pushbikes.
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Re: Can you work this one out?

Postby bardygrub » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:07 am

Ive just watched that 10ish times in a row, and i am still amazed!! :shock: we all know just how awkward and slippery bike shoes can be when walking around in them, not to mention on the road. Great Vid!

Now i have never thought about it before but i naturally mount from the LHS. But the Missus may have something to say about that :roll:
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Re: Can you work this one out?

Postby il padrone » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:08 am

Yes, I dismount on the left. Right side dismounts are usually clipped-in stacks :(

My wife dismounts on the right - makes for fun on our tandem.
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Re: Can you work this one out?

Postby greyhoundtom » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:44 am

il padrone wrote:My wife dismounts on the right - makes for fun on our tandem.

On a tandem I guess the stoker would have to dismount first anyway unless you are able to throw a leg over the handle bars. :wink:
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