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  • bobbyatwork
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    http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/194423-1/Cyclist-close-call.gif
    i reckon the back wheel may have a buckle in it after this……very lucky

    RealMan
    Member

    Saw it the other day, made me cringe.

    don simon
    Member

    Hope he was insured.

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    what a pillock. He’d deserve a prison sentence if that motorcyclist had been hurt.

    That’s gonna leave a flat spot on the tyres! ppprp!

    That’s gonna leave a flat spot on the tyres! ppprp!

    and a big brown stain in his shorts

    Amos
    Member

    That’s a tricky one to call has he awesome bike skills or terrible bike skills? Cornering fail, saving it awesome!

    Premier Icon njee20
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    He’d deserve a prison sentence if that motorcyclist had been hurt.

    In the same way that every driver who injures another road user deserves prison? He’s screwed up for sure, but it’s no different whatsoever to how most car crashes happen, and if you think every one of them should be jailed we’ll need a lot more prisons!

    yunki
    Member

    In the same way that every driver who injures another road user deserves prison? He’s screwed up for sure, but it’s no different whatsoever to how most car crashes happen, and if you think every one of them should be jailed we’ll need a lot more prisons!

    I’m not sure of I agree with that at all..

    I imagine that most car accidents happens because the driver is not paying attention..
    not because they are recklessly endangering lives by driving well beyond their skill level..

    Do people go to prison for driving dangerously..?
    Reckless endangerment..?
    Death by dangerous driving..?

    was your statement an example of ‘militant cyclist will defend other cyclists at all costs..’?

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    In the same way that every driver who injures another road user deserves prison?

    Pretty much yes. I would like to see far tougher enforcement of driving law. Thousands of people a year die on the roads

    cyclist just overcooked it, bikers were pootling along not paying attention

    coffeeking
    Member

    Who knows there wasn’t D on the road, or he didn’t have an unexpected brake failure? Well done to the drivers for managing to avoid him I say, and maybe lets not jump to conclusions about what happened from a 30 frame animated gif eh 🙂

    thegreatape
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    It’s all about road position. He should have been close in to the kerb then that never would have happened.

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    That cyclist was riding dangerously, too fast and WAAAAYYY beyond his ability to make that corner. If he had caused an accident and injury (or even death) to the biker, then what would you suggest his punishment be?
    He’s a road user and subject to the same rules.

    aP
    Member

    I still get surprised when cyclists on a cycling forum demonstrate how much they dislike other cyclists.

    theflatboy
    Member

    TandemJeremy – Member
    cyclist just overcooked it, bikers were pootling along not paying attention

    the second one definitely looked like he was paying attention!

    don simon
    Member

    I still get surprised when cyclists on a cycling forum demonstrate how much they dislike other cyclists.

    Which bit of the out of control cyclist who crossed the white line and was a danger to both himself and other road users would you like to defend?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Unless he thought he was on a closed road he was way out of control – if a car/moto driver was that far out of their own lane and caused injury I’d expect (optimistically) them to be punished and so I would him too (as muddy said). He was bloody lucky that he didn’t hurt someone.

    TandemJeremy – Member
    bikers were pootling along not paying attention

    😆 🙄

    RealMan
    Member

    I’ve seen the .gif, I know all the circumstances that led up to that situation, and feel fully capable of voicing my opinion on what the consequences should be.

    ITT: muppets.

    Amos
    Member

    There appears to be people on here that have never had momentary lack of talent/taken a risk/had a crash they probably also read the daily mail 😉

    phil.w
    Member

    Unless he thought he was on a closed road he was way out of control

    Thats an impressive ability you have there, being able to know all the circumstances from watching a 2 sec clip.

    I’ve crossed the white line on a descent like that before, in fact i hit the wall on the other side of the road. Was I out of control, going to fast? No, I had ridden the route many times and knew the appropriate speed. What happened this time, I hit a stone and had an instant blow out on my front wheel.

    How do you know something like this or a mechanical failure didn’t occur? Accidents happen.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Aye Amos – and the person he’d most likely have hurt would be himself but if the 2nd biker had been on the same bit of road going faster he’d have badly hurt the cyclist and then probably hit the rocks on the outside of the bend

    temporary loss of talent, with mitigating adverse conditions too

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    How do you know something like this or a mechanical failure didn’t occur?

    a temporary one, that fixed itself to allow him to control the bike after the bend ? Youre right, I don’t know at all

    yunki
    Member

    I still get surprised when cyclists on a cycling forum demonstrate how much they dislike other cyclists.

    you’re one of those people who will kick an old lady to death because you’re showing solidarity with your psycho friends…

    Premier Icon jameso
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    If he had caused an accident and injury (or even death) to the biker, then what would you suggest his punishment be?
    He’s a road user and subject to the same rules.

    so he’d get a 6 month suspended and a year ban maybe, as many drivers who kill cyclists seem to get. Just plead ‘a momentary lapse of concentration’. Or a bee in your face, it happens..

    I’m sure the media would claim there’s ‘killer cyclists on the loose’ though, in classic man bites dog style.

    Maybe those criticising and commenting on how dangerous all this is could think back over their years on a bike and recall how close they’ve been to doing something similar, a dog on a blind bend, a slide on some oil, sht happens. “There but for the grace of god go I” – also a basic reason why death by car rarely attracts heavy penalties from Judges.

    Anyway, great clip, I feel his panic! I’ve done something similar clipping an A-frame road sign with my foot coming down Alpe D’Huez in about 15mins.. while descending like a care-free and dangerous lunatic. Clip / slide, hi-side bounce, swerve across the road into a recovery wobble and carry on. A memorable moment : )

    don simon
    Member

    Maybe those criticising and commenting on how dangerous all this is could think back over their years on a bike and recall how close they’ve been to doing something similar, a dog on a blind bend, a slide on some oil, sht happens. “There but for the grace of god go I” – also a basic reason why death by car rarely attracts heavy penalties from Judges.

    I’ll remember that and go for the “shit happens and btw I’m a cyclist” defence as a way of not taking responsibility. Will it work in other areas of life too?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Oh c’mon, I’m definitely in the ‘have you really never overshot a corner?!’ camp! The person who stands to lose most is the cyclist, it’s a safe assumption he didn’t go barrelling down there thinking ‘I’ll just overshoot this corner, no one will be there’.

    I really can’t believe the militant ‘BURN HIM’ people on here! Remind me not to ride with you, lest you report me to the police for missing a corner in the singletrack!

    bigsi
    Member

    Wow. How fast was he climbing that hill for that to happen ❓ 😯

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I’ve overshot corners on the road, even a blind one once – couldn’t help thinking that I’d been a **** though, and pretty lucky

    kaesae
    Member

    I thought that was very cool, fair enough he over shot the corner but the whole situation was intense, the motor biker moving over, the cyclist braking, all of it really.

    That could have gone a lot of different ways, and it was very funny, always is when it’s not your ass!

    landcruiser
    Member

    Boy, do I wish I was in the “I never make a mistake” gang !

    yunki
    Member

    but it’s not about not making a mistake though is it..

    if he was doing 70 in a 30mph limit in a pimped out metro you’d all be gnashing your mean pointy little teeth and taking to the streets to lynch the local teenagers and burn some virgins..
    what a bunch of hypocritical mindless lunatics..

    I flipping well despair

    landcruiser
    Member

    Not an accurate analogy at all……… (IMO)

    what a bunch of hypocritical mindless lunatics.. (!)

    Premier Icon cakefacesmallblock
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    No one got hurt ( luckily). Some pretty black and white verdicts on here , from some obviously perfect folk.

    nealglover
    Member

    bikers were pootling along not paying attention

    Are you being serious !?

    If the second guy hadn’t been paying attention the cyclist* would have ploughed straight into him.

    .
    (the one who crossed the solid white line, totally out of control, for reasons unknown ?)

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Anyone else think he was forced to stay inside of the line he was going to take by the motorbike that just overtook him. He then wasn’t wide enough to take the corner and was braking heavily instead?

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    neal thats the way I saw it – yes the second on noticed him and took avoiding action – but they were on car lines and not much angle of dangle

    actually looking at it again are they classic / old motorbikes? Maybe my initial comment was a bit harsh

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    Infact on another look maybe the cyclist is lucky they were pootling. I suspect I might not have had enough in reserve to avoid him if I had been on the bit of road the second bike was and was going for it. With your footrests on the ground its hard to manoeuvre altho not impossible. I rarely went over 8/10 on the road tho but those bikes were 4/10

    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    I’ve no idea what the hell the rest of you are arguing about! The cyclist has to be in the right: clearly both the motorbikes and the car driver are on the wrong side of the road! And what sort of sick lunatic would paint the double white lines yellow?! Jeez…

    nealglover
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    all Good points mintimperial :mrgreen:

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Anyone else think he was forced to stay inside of the line he was going to take by the motorbike that just overtook him. He then wasn’t wide enough to take the corner and was braking heavily instead?

    Not me; I’m more inclined to think he was following or maybe even chasing the bike but it had better brakes (bike wasn’t lashing it from what I see, seemed to have plenty in hand)

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