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Jaded

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #275 on: May 26, 2015, 07:41:28 am »
A very special award goes to

http://road.cc/content/news/152498-video-manchester-cyclist-rides-through-red-light-and-side-bus

If you read the comments you find out that he says hid brake cable snapped and he didn't have enough time to skid stop.
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #276 on: May 26, 2015, 08:44:22 am »
Still shit riding though. Only a fool would ride through a  green light without looking left for rlj-ing traffic.

Re: DOTD
« Reply #277 on: May 26, 2015, 09:22:07 am »
A very special award goes to

http://road.cc/content/news/152498-video-manchester-cyclist-rides-through-red-light-and-side-bus

If you read the comments you find out that he says hid brake cable snapped and he didn't have enough time to skid stop.

It's 4 seconds from when the lights turn red until he crosses the stop line. Glad he isn't hurt, but he doesn't have anyone or anything else to blame, sorry.

The second vid where the cyclist is an enthusiastic starter, it was clear the lorry was RLJ-ing, a normal, less enthusiastic start as all other riders did would have been less....exciting.

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #278 on: May 26, 2015, 09:56:59 am »
A very special award goes to

http://road.cc/content/news/152498-video-manchester-cyclist-rides-through-red-light-and-side-bus

If you read the comments you find out that he says hid brake cable snapped and he didn't have enough time to skid stop.

It's 4 seconds from when the lights turn red until he crosses the stop line. Glad he isn't hurt, but he doesn't have anyone or anything else to blame, sorry.

The second vid where the cyclist is an enthusiastic starter, it was clear the lorry was RLJ-ing, a normal, less enthusiastic start as all other riders did would have been less....exciting.

Or if the second cyclist had been covering the brakes - his hands were palm forward holding the curve of the bars, you can see his right hand let go and reposition for the front brake lever.
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #279 on: May 29, 2015, 02:37:45 pm »
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #280 on: May 31, 2015, 07:42:02 pm »
Me..

I was cleaning my bike after yesterday's damp-ish 200, and noticed the seat-pack was missing.
I'd just done a 200k into the remote wilds without any spare tube or anything.

The reason was that the last ride that bike had done was a wet 400, where I had swapped out the seat-pack for a bigger bag.
I'd removed the bigger bag when cleaning it up after the wet 400, but never replaced the seat-pack.

Idiot Boy.


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Re: DOTD
« Reply #281 on: May 31, 2015, 08:10:25 pm »
At least you picked the perfect time to discover the omission  ;D
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #284 on: June 01, 2015, 11:43:52 am »
I think we have a winner:
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/13059984.Cyclist_smashes_into_learner_driver_s_parked_car___watch_the_York_man_s_video_that_s_taking_the_internet_by_storm_____/

Good to see he was almost unhurt but not long ago in York outside Terry's (as was) a female cyclist hit a parked car and died.  There was also a tragedy when a time-trialler hit a caravan stopped on the A63 near Hull.  He'd been cycling head down 'in an aerodynamic position'.

Sic transit and all that..

Re: DOTD
« Reply #285 on: June 01, 2015, 11:52:28 am »
Seem to remember an audax or sportive a couple of years ago where a cyclist had gone 50m and was so engrossed in his Garmin that he hit a car and had to quit. The trick is to look ahead but most of us have managed that (I hope). As a ski-ing instructor once told me, looking down at your feet won't make you ski any better. So with cycling, looking ahead is going to pay dividends

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #286 on: June 01, 2015, 12:03:04 pm »
I think we have a winner:
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/13059984.Cyclist_smashes_into_learner_driver_s_parked_car___watch_the_York_man_s_video_that_s_taking_the_internet_by_storm_____/

Nobody here would be so stupid as to do such a thing and end up with a fractured skull would they? Not to a car that's parked in the same place every day on the road they live on, would they? Oh,no sirree....

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #287 on: June 01, 2015, 12:38:54 pm »
...engrossed in his Garmin....

I'm making this post to remind myself that anything longer than a brief glance is Too Long. Scared.

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #288 on: June 01, 2015, 01:17:18 pm »
Seem to remember an audax or sportive a couple of years ago where a cyclist had gone 50m and was so engrossed in his Garmin that he hit a car and had to quit. The trick is to look ahead but most of us have managed that (I hope). As a ski-ing instructor once told me, looking down at your feet won't make you ski any better. So with cycling, looking ahead is going to pay dividends

On the last LEL a chap of FOREIGN disposition forgot which side of the road he was supposed to be riding on when leaving a control, discovering the error of his ways courtesy of an oncoming Corsa.  The driver of which being not entirely blameless due to his not having switched on his lights in spite of it being midnight.
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #289 on: June 01, 2015, 01:41:22 pm »
I think we have a winner:
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/13059984.Cyclist_smashes_into_learner_driver_s_parked_car___watch_the_York_man_s_video_that_s_taking_the_internet_by_storm_____/

Nobody here would be so stupid as to do such a thing and end up with a fractured skull would they? Not to a car that's parked in the same place every day on the road they live on, would they? Oh,no sirree....

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #290 on: June 01, 2015, 02:06:38 pm »
Well not in broad daylight - I rode into the back of a parked van, in pitch dark, heavy fog. Van was parked on double-yellow lines (which I knew were there and hence was not expecting a parked vehicle). I was going very slowly though, on account of the conditions.
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #291 on: June 01, 2015, 05:24:46 pm »
I'm feeling left out.  I don't think I've ever ridden into a stationary vehicle.   ???

This is probably my fault for doing too many miles on cycles that let me see where I'm going without contortion.


Van was parked on double-yellow lines (which I knew were there and hence was not expecting a parked vehicle).

Bit of a rookie mistake, that...  :)
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #292 on: June 01, 2015, 05:27:10 pm »
For my part, I HAVE ridden into a stationery vehicle, but that was only because my handlebars stopped being handlebars rather unexpectedly. It was sufficient of an experience that I have no need to repeat the same.

Re: DOTD
« Reply #293 on: June 01, 2015, 05:35:19 pm »
For my part, I HAVE ridden into a stationery vehicle, but that was only because my handlebars stopped being handlebars rather unexpectedly. It was sufficient of an experience that I have no need to repeat the same.
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #294 on: June 01, 2015, 05:35:59 pm »
Oh dear. Rather dazing experience, y'see.

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #295 on: June 01, 2015, 10:00:51 pm »
I once took the option of parked Transit over wheels of overtaking tipper. Broken collar bone (diagnosed twelve years later).
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Jaded

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Re: DOTD
« Reply #296 on: June 01, 2015, 10:27:52 pm »
Never ridden into a stationary vehicle, but have slid under the wheels of one at a junction.
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #297 on: June 02, 2015, 06:35:54 am »
Having learned to ride on bikes with steel wheels and rim brakes I acquired a permanent fear of oncoming stationary vehicles. It has never really left me.   
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #298 on: June 02, 2015, 07:16:09 am »
Having learned to ride on bikes with steel wheels and rim brakes I acquired a permanent fear of oncoming stationary vehicles. It has never really left me.

That's interesting.  I wonder if those of us that grew up with braking systems that didn't really work in dry conditions and were merely for decoration in the wet developed a more pragmatic style of riding, as opposed to those who grew up in the world of V and disk brakes? 
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Re: DOTD
« Reply #299 on: June 02, 2015, 07:25:22 am »
Having learned to ride on bikes with steel wheels and rim brakes I acquired a permanent fear of oncoming stationary vehicles. It has never really left me.

That's interesting.  I wonder if those of us that grew up with braking systems that didn't really work in dry conditions and were merely for decoration in the wet developed a more pragmatic style of riding, as opposed to those who grew up in the world of V and disk brakes?

It's quite possible that that, combined with a basic knowledge of physics is what makes me so shit at descending. More like, I just get scared, tbh.