Rider Down in Melb?

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Rider Down in Melb?

Postby gabrielle260 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:37 pm

Just seen a promo for GTV9's news that showed a broken up Pinarello and smashed Zipps.
Nothing on google news - Anyone know anything?
I hate hearing about cyclists getting hit....

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Re: Rider Down in Melb?

Postby Matt_Matt » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:12 pm

Just heard that it was a 52 male "run over" near Oliver's Hill in Frankston South.


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Re: Rider Down in Melb?

Postby Riggsbie » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:32 pm

<fingers crossed> I hope the rider is OK !

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Re: Rider Down in Melb?

Postby bardygrub » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:38 pm

car with horsefloat :x

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Re: Rider Down in Melb?

Postby DoogleDave » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:55 pm

bardygrub wrote:car with horsefloat :x

Bloody equestrians....can't they just stay in the pool and off the road (ooh, sorry that would be an aquastrian...LOL).

Jokes aside, I hope the rider is OK.

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Re: Rider Down in Melb?

Postby TraceyG » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:36 pm

News said he had life-threatening injuries. Sounded very nasty.

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Re: Rider Down in Melb?

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:58 pm

Damn, hope not. :(
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Re: Rider Down in Melb?

Postby danny the boy » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:12 pm

News of this was filtering around out on Beach rd/Nepean hwy, Would of been about 10 am when I heard. No idea of how it happened but there is a lot of shop rides and bunch rides on a Saturday morning and wouldn't be surprised at all to hear the cyclist was at fault. Some people do some pretty careless things when riding in a bunch along there.

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Re: Rider Down in Melb?

Postby macca33 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:28 pm

Unfortunately, there was another rider down in the Sandringham area this morning also with Ambos in attendance - looked like it may have been bike vs bike - though not 100% certain. :(
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Re: Rider Down in Melb?

Postby Summernight » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:35 pm

Slightly off-topic but as someone who has pulled a horsefloat on multiple occasions (as well as being a cyclist) if a float was loaded with horses they do not stop quickly and are very difficult to manoeuvre or dodge unexpected objects. They are marginally easier to stop sans horses (obviously because you don't have an extra approx. 500-1000kgs of horse/s moving around in there and don't have to worry about injuring the horse). When I see a car towing a float whilst driving I always give them plenty of room and don't begrudge them when they are doing 10km or more below the speed limit.

I hope both the cyclist, the float driver and the horses are all okay (if there were horses in there).

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