That was damn close!

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  • That was damn close!
  • Premier Icon DezB
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    Don’t use the bar-cam much these days, but had it on last night as was going to film something for this site.

    Did capture this stupid arse trying to push me off the road πŸ˜•
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h62y9BqA9WE[/video]

    mikewsmith
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    I assume you forwarded that with a shot of the license plate to the local police HQ?

    mashiehood
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    bloody hell! that was close!

    allthepies
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    To be fair they did give the other cyclist lots of room πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    He was unsighted by the car infront of him, wasn’t he? Hopefully he’ll have learned an important lesson about following other people through overtaking manoeuvres.

    Anyway, he must be right, HE’S BEEN PROPER POLICE TRAINED AND EVERYTHING. Where’s smurf mat?

    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    Awful driving. I despair. If the rozzers think that’s acceptable what chance do we have?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    He was unsighted by the car infront of him, wasn’t he?

    He was indeed – he was far too close to it.
    Also, to be fair, the sun was in his eyes.
    So if he’d killed me it wouldn’t have been his fault.

    mikewsmith
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    So DezB Considering all that what have you done about it?

    Sen them the video, somebody will probably even thank you for giving them some good training material.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I’ve posted it on Youtube and up here πŸ™‚

    mikewsmith
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    well be a darling and do something useful about it πŸ™‚

    People don’t learn if they don’t know

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    So if he’d killed me it wouldn’t have been his fault.

    No, it would have been.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Who do I send it to then Mike? Hampshire Constabulary?
    Or the local station (of which he could’ve been from any of 2 or 3)?

    DezB – quickest way to share something Social media.

    try Twitter @HantsPolice with a link to the Youtube vid – stick it on their FB page too. Sit back and wait for the reaction.

    legend
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    Or the IPCC?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Yeah… but… I sort of… you know… like and appreciate the police… πŸ™
    I know – I’m going to ask my copper mate who I play footy with, what he thinks I should do.

    konabunny
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    I sort of… you know… like and appreciate the police…

    Help them do a better job, then, you big jessy.

    bigyinn
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    Portsdown hill? Not the widest of roads either. Whilst I totally agree its too close, they didn’t actually hit you. He should have been more careful with a low setting sun in his eyes though.
    I’d let it go, realisically you’re not going to get much from it.

    legend
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    For once I think I’ve found an acceptable thread to tell someone to MTFU!

    P.S. “like and appreciate the police”, wont complain but happy to post a video publicly online? Make your mind up

    ahwiles
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    bigyinn – Member
    Whilst I totally agree its too close, they didn’t actually hit you…

    he would have done if Dez hadn’t been riding in the gutter.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Portsdown hill? Not the widest of roads either

    Indeed – also has a “CAUTION CYCLISTS” sign flashing at the start of it!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    he would have done if Dez hadn’t been riding in the gutter.

    WhyIoughtta!

    ahwiles
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    we all do it (even when we know we shouldn’t)

    πŸ™‚

    it’s driving like that which forces us into the gutter, which reinforces drivers expectations of where we ‘should’ be.

    >Did capture this stupid arse trying to push me off the road<

    Err no.

    What he was trying to do, as far as I can see, was to give the other cyclist a very wide berth. And in doing so, he misjudged the situation.

    No point bleating about it on here – if you think it was “that close” take it up with the Polis.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I ride in a position appropriate to that road. As I do on all roads on which I ride.

    I’ve MTFUed and Tweeted it.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    No point bleating about it on here

    Oh STFU. It’s called starting a conversation. Which judging by your history ain’t something you’re too useful at.

    mikewsmith
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    well done, now wait for a knock on the door….

    Premier Icon DezB
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    They’ll never find me πŸ™‚

    teasel
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    No point bleating about it on here

    avdave2
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    I guess the other cyclist was just more attractive than you. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Dez, I put it to you that any reasonable driver might misjudge the AWESOME speed you’re travelling at up the hill there

    It’s all your own fault really

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I was on my cross bike ok?!

    thx1138
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    Why was your bike cross?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Cos I was riding it in the gutter?

    brooess
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    No way should you let that go… if you’d been riding primary you may not have been posting on STW…

    >Oh STFU.<

    Why of course – my apologies for failing to agree with you.

    I get that DezB may not wish to cause undue harm by firing this across the Twattersphere this was careless rather than intentional but I do think that it should be taken up with them. The Emergency Services take their driving standards very seriously and given that no-one was actually hurt an approach to the local Head of Traffic might be best.

    theblackmount – Member
    What he was trying to do, as far as I can see, was to give the other cyclist a very wide berth. And in doing so, he misjudged the situation.

    This is frighteningly common IMO and I have been (nearly πŸ˜‰ ) guilty of it myself. I would send link to HC. I think posting on their facebook/twitter is escalating the issue and may have unintended consequences – know what I mean?

    Oh and the fact that it is now on UCHOOB means it waon’t be long before someone else does…

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    It was very close.

    Did a little bit of wee come out while you were riding along?

    He’s actually given the other bike more room than the Porsche he is following. But his BMW is a good bit wider as well and that’s put him pretty much on collision course with you.

    I would probably find the correct person to send it to rather than posting it on their facebook page. But it could have been a lot more serious

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