Author Topic: Bike Stormz  (Read 8661 times)

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2016, 05:10:22 pm »
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Mind you, Daily Mail readers are terrified of anyone under the age of 25.


..and really it's the Daily Mail readers who are the biggest threat to life, the universe and everything in it.  I've noticed that nobody I know ever started reading the DM until they were at least 45 and in possession of a mortgage.  They then say they only read it for the TV or whatever and it has no effect on them.  Then, slowly but surely, they begin to admire Ghengis Khan.
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2016, 08:30:34 pm »
I bet Genghis Khan never fretted about his yurt price getting cancer!
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Kim

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Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2016, 10:11:59 pm »
And now Birmingham.
http://road.cc/content/news/199994-100-young-cyclists-bring-traffic-halt-one-birminghams-busiest-roads
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/watch-driver-fury-100-cyclists-11704340

Driver fury? Cyclist outrage? Too much anger here! In fact, these kids should stop messing around on bikes, I mean, think of the children! Oh, that's them... (The green motocrosser's wheely looks a bit out of control though #i'manoldfarttoo)

Driver fury is one of the things that Birmingham excels at.  It's understandably a staple of the local press.

Kudos to the kids though, they appear to have exceeded the turnout for a typical Critical Mass (ironically, a fairly low fury event here) by an order of magnitude.


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Anyone seen Kim recently?

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Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2016, 08:13:54 am »
And now Birmingham.
http://road.cc/content/news/199994-100-young-cyclists-bring-traffic-halt-one-birminghams-busiest-roads
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/watch-driver-fury-100-cyclists-11704340

Driver fury? Cyclist outrage? Too much anger here! In fact, these kids should stop messing around on bikes, I mean, think of the children! Oh, that's them... (The green motocrosser's wheely looks a bit out of control though #i'manoldfarttoo)

Driver fury is one of the things that Birmingham excels at.  It's understandably a staple of the local press.

Kudos to the kids though, they appear to have exceeded the turnout for a typical Critical Mass (ironically, a fairly low fury event here) by an order of magnitude.
The difference in reporting between group and individual fury is striking: one furious driver is suffering from road rage and probably needs to see some sense, but when drivers en masse are furious it's clearly justified.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Phil W

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2016, 03:49:36 pm »
They were half naked, what as in weren't wearing their shirts.  Didn't look particularly aggressive and I bet it's near impossible to cross when cars drive down that road. Looks like higher volumes of people were moving down the road than normal rather than cars with one person in. Brilliant. 

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2016, 02:30:39 pm »
London has been rocked to its foundations after more CHAOS N MAYHEM was caused by a MOB:

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/moment-mob-of-youths-dodge-through-traffic-as-they-cause-chaos-in-central-london-a3388706.html




Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2016, 02:53:54 pm »
I like how at about 54s the cars come to a standstill because two taxis have blocked each other. And the irony that one of them carries an advert for something called "Well Child".
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

ian

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Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2016, 06:47:16 pm »
I, for one, have never seen a black cab run a red light and block a junction. It just wouldn't happen.
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Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2016, 08:48:11 pm »
BEWILDERED SHOPPERS.

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2016, 07:28:46 am »
This was filmed on October 22nd.
That's how newsworthy it is.

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2017, 03:55:46 pm »
I was crossing Waterloo bridge (on foot) an hour or so ago and about thirty of these boys were wheelie-ing their way on the southbound side four or five abreast, causing untold delay and frustration to motorised traffic (never mind that the northbound side of the bridge was a car park on account of the Strand underpass being shut).
Fair play to them for getting out on a grey day and one which I deemed to be too windy to be arsed with taking the bike into Londres Centrale.
I fear that their antics may render one of them KSI'd - But, TBF, motorised traffic was behaving very cautiously around them. As you would.
And I scored a pair of shoes from Camper to add to the afternoon's entertainment  :thumbsup:

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2017, 08:22:16 am »
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/central-london-brought-to-standstill-by-horde-of-aggressive-cyclists-a3303496.html

Seems a mob brought Central London to a halt on Saturday night.

In my grumpy opinion this is Not a Good Thing.

Mountain out of a molehill.....

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2018, 04:55:02 pm »
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Due to the behaviour of a large group of cyclists, a section 35 Anti-social Behaviour Act, 2014 Notice is in place for the southern half of the City until 19.00 Sunday 7 January 2018. Any actions deemed to cause harassment, alarm or distress may mean the seizure of cycles.

https://twitter.com/CityPolice/status/949656636326596608

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2018, 04:57:23 pm »
Lurking round Tower Bridge, average age 15, a bit aggressive said a witness:


telstarbox

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Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2018, 05:04:36 pm »
I believe this is the lively lot whose presence at Critical Mass London leads to untold wailing and gnashing of teeth on the associated Facebook group.
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Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2018, 05:41:12 pm »
If you try to remonstrate they flank you: "Clever boys".

cygnet

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Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2018, 10:56:35 pm »
Personally, I sometimes get a wee bit wary; they can be intimidating (as large groups of people  behaving unorthodoxly can).

Then, I take a moment to remember that they are kids hanging around enjoying being on bikes. It's not as if there's a local park they can go and do the same in.

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Andrij

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Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2018, 02:27:03 am »
I wonder if that's the same lot which can sometimes be found on Castle Baynard Street (CS3) practising wheelies and riding into oncoming cyclists.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

ian

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Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2018, 06:11:10 pm »
I believe it is. They can be mildly annoying but then they're teenagers, so mildly annoying is probably in the job description. There's probably worse stuff they can be doing and I doubt I was any better at that age. I rather they be doing wheelies on a bike then donuts in a car (which I suppose they might graduate to).
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Andrij

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Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2018, 10:38:37 pm »
Can't say I'm thrilled when they try to play chicken with me, but yes, there are worse things they could be doing.  And it is good to see kids on bikes.  Can't recall seeing anything like that 10 years ago.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2018, 02:14:41 pm »
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdu5ZxBgtCF/?taken-by=wheelie_kay

Strokes a Lambo. Personally, I wouldn't stroke a Lambo, but there we are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfCtmzjpuZ4&t=137s

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2018, 02:54:39 pm »
Those skills are SUPER MAD!!!!!! Now they need to work on the video editing.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2018, 12:20:55 pm »
We've had this video before but it's just been put on the local nooze again so time for a reshare. It's as fun now as it always was.  :thumbsup: (Just don't ask me to do it myself!)
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/cheddar-gorge-entirely-closed-police-1097817
The video is irrelevant to the article, which is about the Gorge being closed due to flooding, but hey!>>>
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Kim

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To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

arabella

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Re: Bike Stormz
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2018, 09:08:59 pm »
Isn't there a special word for when motorists do it wrong?  Y'know so the other motorists don't get tarred with the same brush?
Meanwhile, I was reminded that for some reason I've only ever cycled UP cheddar gorge, and never down. 
In the dark, all views are the same.