• Video: Australian driver hits cyclist from behind1 year 5 weeks agoNick T wrote:kie7077

    Nick T wrote:
    kie7077 wrote:

    There is nothing absent minded about driving 1 foot behind a cyclist. FML some of the comments of this thread on a cycling site just boggle the mind.

    Car drivers aren't all evil people driving around in Boxes of Doom designed to main and kill, and we don't have to assume this is the case because it's a cycling website.

    None of us were there when this happened, none of us dealt with the aftermath and none of us know the driver. Going on the information we do have, I find it very hard to believe a female driver alone in a car would purposely go out of her way to potentially kill somebody for no reason, especially when we've heard she was cooperative straight after and has been in amicable contact with the cyclist involved. I'm inclined to give the her the benefit of the doubt as a result, it's very possible that she was focused elsewhere, on a phone, the mirrors, whatever, and thought the cyclist was gone. The tailgating could possibly be coincidental, and happened to be travelling at a low speed before accelerating and watching the slip road to the left. No-one on this forum could possibly know what went on here.

    Stop assuming all drivers are evil ffs.

    Are you,
    the woman driver who deliberately drove into this cyclist?
    her boy friend?
    her husband,
    her brother or sister?
    Another moton that sees cyclists as an inconvenience fair game to force off the road?

    You are definitely an apologist for the dangerous driver who could have killed the cyclist she deliberately drove into knocking him down.

    No we weren't there, but there is some pretty damning video evidence what we can all view which shows the driver tailgate then DELIBERATELY drive into the back of the cyclist. No one is saying or assuming all drivers are evil, maybe a large number but not all ;~) Whether we were there for the aftermath who whether we know this driver is totally irrelevant to what they have done. The footage speaks for itself. The driver should get a very long ban indeed and made to cycle everywhere. Shocking.

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  • Just in: On One Ti Pickenflick1 year 5 weeks agoandyp wrote:Maybe some kind

    andyp wrote:
    Maybe some kind of bolt-on mudguard mount for those with sensitive bottys.
    It's not the mud on my breeks, it's the slurry mist in my face! Sick

    Bike looks great, that gearing sounds brilliant, nice weight too. Out of my range I think, for now, but just great to see the amateur-level gearing.

  • Video: Australian driver hits cyclist from behind1 year 5 weeks agonorthstar wrote:Take your

    northstar wrote:
    Take your rose tinted glasses off, it was clear this was malicious and probably much worse.

    It's not clear to me.
    Sure that happens, but usually it seems to me there's more overt aggression or some sort of history leading up to it, which I don't see here. I'm inclined to think stupidity rather than malice is the problem in this case. But of course I'm just going on my impression from the video- just like you.

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  • Video: Australian driver hits cyclist from behind1 year 5 weeks agoTake your rose tinted glasses

    Take your rose tinted glasses off, it was clear this was malicious and probably much worse.

  • Just in: On One Ti Pickenflick1 year 5 weeks ago'As I've just posted on

    'As I've just posted on Planet X's Facebook post I think they miss out here and with their XLS models by not having mudguard or rack eyelets. It would make the bike so much more flexible '

    It'd be great if these things were optional. It's nice to see bikes without them. Maybe some kind of bolt-on mudguard mount for those with sensitive bottys.

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  • Video: Australian driver hits cyclist from behind1 year 5 weeks agoNick T wrote: Car drivers

    Nick T wrote:

    Car drivers aren't all evil people driving around in Boxes of Doom designed to main and kill, and we don't have to assume this is the case because it's a cycling website.

    None of us were there when this happened, none of us dealt with the aftermath and none of us know the driver. Going on the information we do have, I find it very hard to believe a female driver alone in a car would purposely go out of her way to potentially kill somebody for no reason, especially when we've heard she was cooperative straight after and has been in amicable contact with the cyclist involved. I'm inclined to give the her the benefit of the doubt as a result, it's very possible that she was focused elsewhere, on a phone, the mirrors, whatever, and thought the cyclist was gone. The tailgating could possibly be coincidental, and happened to be travelling at a low speed before accelerating and watching the slip road to the left. No-one on this forum could possibly know what went on here.

    Stop assuming all drivers are evil ffs.

    I don't think for a second she was trying to kill him, or even meant to knock him off his bike. And I'm sure she was very sorry afterwards. I don't think it's very helpful when people say things like "Why isn't this person in jail for attempted MURDER?!"

    But the fact is she drove about a foot behind him, and then drove right into him. He was right there. As someone above said, that's like driving into a telegraph pole while you're looking right at it.
    As much as a I agree with your sentiments about not rushing to judgement based on a video clip, it's hard to see how there's an excuse for that that doesn't throw serious doubt on whether she should be allowed to drive on the roads or not.

  • Alternative to Garmin speed/cadence ANT+ thing?1 year 5 weeks agoDo you *really* need to know

    Do you *really* need to know your cadence? This thing seems a bit odd to me.

    You're getting your speed from the GPS, so you're effectively paying 45 quid to know how fast your legs are spinning. Which you probably know to the extent that you need to know (i.e. about 90 now, about 70 back there on that hill, etc).

    just a thought...!!

    (FWIW I use a PowerTap so I do have both of these readings from other sources..!)

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  • Video: Australian driver hits cyclist from behind1 year 5 weeks agoWow, just wow. Lets be clear

    Wow, just wow.

    Lets be clear and cut through all the bull... The driver pulled away from the lights in a way that made it clear they had acknowledged the cyclists presence. This was no SMIDSY.

    What followed afterwards is madness. I can only assume, as can we all, that they then decided they would harrass or intimidate the cyclist in an attempt to force them to move out of her way... and things went wrong.

    I assume that it wasn't a deliberate act to kill, as the person slowed on hitting the cyclist, rather than run over the person.

    However, it was a deliberate acceleration... she didn't creep up and nudge, she hit the gas and accelerated into the cyclist. She can hardly 'forget' the cyclist in front of her.

    I guess the point I am trying to make is that that impact was the unfortunate outcome of a deliberate act that went wrong. This should be dangerous driving... she decided to drive that close deliberately... it wasn't careless... it may have been 'careless' what followed afterwards, but that can apply to all dangerous driving incidents.

    No one decides to lose control of their car and kill, maim or whatever, it's the deliberate actions that put them into a situation where they lose that control (for whatever reason) which is the dangerous dangerous driving...

    It astounds me that no driving offence has been committed here in the eyes of the authorities... doesn't exactly send a positive message about the country to the world.

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  • Video: Australian driver hits cyclist from behind1 year 5 weeks agoWhere is the evidence that

    Where is the evidence that the car was used "as a weapon"?

    Accidents happen and people should be punished according to the severity of the incident. You appear to be calling for a public lynching for this, based on no evidence whatsoever. Let the courts decide what is suitable and hold off organising the protest march until then, eh?

  • Video: Australian driver hits cyclist from behind1 year 5 weeks agooldstrath wrote:Nick T

    oldstrath wrote:
    Nick T wrote:
    oldstrath wrote:

    So you believe she wasn't evil, just so stupidly, arrogantly, ignorantly unaware that she managed to run over a large bright coloured object two feet in front of her idiotic head?

    Personally I don't care whether you believe such people are evil or simply stupid. Either way they should not be allowed to drive a motor vehicle, ever.

    Stupid? In that moment, yes. Ignorant? Again, yes. Arrogant? That's pure speculation. Evil? I doubt it. Idiotic? Perhaps an extreme description but certainly an idiotic display, momentarily.

    You'll notice that all these words have different meanings, and aren't freely interchangeable synonyms to promote your militant and extreme mentality.

    Personally I would describe someone who uses a car as a weapon against a defenceless cyclist as evil, yes. But you want to believe this was accidental, fine. In that case she was displaying a complete lack of concern for the life of another human being, which I would describe as arrogant, and stupid, yes.

    You think I'm militant and extreme because I don't want people who deliberately or by inadvertence drive over a cyclist in broad daylight allowed to continue driving? Really? What would a motorist have to do to merit a lifetime ban in your opinion. deliberately drive into a school playground? Or should the right to a licence never be revoked?

    There is no such thing as a right to a driving licence by law. It is a driving permit. Permission has been given for the holder to drive.

    The driver of this car is incompetent. But in the scale of things, the incident was one that could be punished with a fine and penalty points. There are far more serious incidents happening on the world's roads of far greater concern.

  • Video: Australian driver hits cyclist from behind1 year 5 weeks agoIf i wandered down a street

    If i wandered down a street swinging a baseball bat and smashed it round the back of someones head, I would expect that most people would stop viewing it as a piece of sporting equipment.

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  • Video: Australian driver hits cyclist from behind1 year 5 weeks agoNick T wrote:oldstrath

    Nick T wrote:
    oldstrath wrote:

    So you believe she wasn't evil, just so stupidly, arrogantly, ignorantly unaware that she managed to run over a large bright coloured object two feet in front of her idiotic head?

    Personally I don't care whether you believe such people are evil or simply stupid. Either way they should not be allowed to drive a motor vehicle, ever.

    Stupid? In that moment, yes. Ignorant? Again, yes. Arrogant? That's pure speculation. Evil? I doubt it. Idiotic? Perhaps an extreme description but certainly an idiotic display, momentarily.

    You'll notice that all these words have different meanings, and aren't freely interchangeable synonyms to promote your militant and extreme mentality.

    Personally I would describe someone who uses a car as a weapon against a defenceless cyclist as evil, yes. But you want to believe this was accidental, fine. In that case she was displaying a complete lack of concern for the life of another human being, which I would describe as arrogant, and stupid, yes.

    You think I'm militant and extreme because I don't want people who deliberately or by inadvertence drive over a cyclist in broad daylight allowed to continue driving? Really? What would a motorist have to do to merit a lifetime ban in your opinion. deliberately drive into a school playground? Or should the right to a licence never be revoked?

  • POC Octal helmet1 year 5 weeks agoChuck wrote:Wonder if it's

    Chuck wrote:
    Wonder if it's actually made in Sweden- that might go some way towards explaining the price.

    allez neg wrote:

    I'd like the cycle companies to better demonstrate why a £150 helmet is superior to a £75 one.

    Eh? This is just the same as any other bit of kit at the top end- you're well into marginal gains, so it's 'better' in exactly the same way that a £3k bike is better than a £1.5k one.

    If you think a £75 one is just as good then buy one of those instead of one of these.

    FWIW I've never spent more than £80 on a lid and I really thought I was pushing the boat out then!

    This is a sport where quantifiable data on bikes and componentry is used a hell of a lot - weight, stiffness, aero gains, that sorta thing.

    We don't know how marginal the marginal gains are unless we're given the info!

    At the moment I'd look at a £225 cycle helmet and be sceptical, if the manufacturer proved it was x amount more aero, or x amount better vented or x amount better at absorbing impact, then I could make an informed decision and be more likely to justify the expense to myself.

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    cue the 'Big Top' music....

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