The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

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Postby foo on patrol » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:00 pm

People that panic break in a bunch. I was brought down yesterday at a T-intersection, by a bloke that panick braked, because of a car from the right. The only problem was, there was enough room plus some for two riders to roll around within the the left line and the gutter = near 2mtrs of room and not impact the car. He was already around the turn and I was at the apex and leaning into the corner. :evil:

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Postby g-boaf » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:17 pm

jasonc wrote:https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1384225347524


Is that the Dutch cyclist posted before? Beats me how he doesn't watch both ways... I'm sure I'll get told off for suggesting a rider do that.

foo on patrol wrote:People that panic break in a bunch. I was brought down yesterday at a T-intersection

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Hope you are okay Foo.

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Postby jasonc » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:57 pm

G-boaf - I just watched it briefly. No audio
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:42 pm

jasonc wrote:https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1384225347524
that was seriously stupid but why has it made international news?
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Postby K2 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:01 am

mikesbytes wrote:
jasonc wrote:https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1384225347524
that was seriously stupid but why has it made international news?


$$$$

Pulling clips from utoob or other sources and turning your once well respected news service [in a few cases....well, two spring immediately to mind :cry: ] into little more than a funniest home videos show in part is way cheaper than employing humans. They're required to do more [provide an online presence, fill multiple channels] with less [$$$$ that is, not news], so the result isn't all that surprising.

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby AdelaidePeter » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:09 am

foo on patrol wrote:People that panic break in a bunch. I was brought down yesterday at a T-intersection, by a bloke that panick braked, because of a car from the right. The only problem was, there was enough room plus some for two riders to roll around within the the left line and the gutter = near 2mtrs of room and not impact the car. He was already around the turn and I was at the apex and leaning into the corner. :evil:


I wonder if the real problem was that the cyclists behind were too close. It seems a bit rough to criticise someone for braking out of self preservation.

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:43 pm

g-boaf wrote:Hope you are okay Foo.


jasonc wrote:Foo. - hope you are ok


Yeah thanks, just skin missing from leg and hip and bruising but the bike was okay, so that's was the good bit. :mrgreen:

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