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Crash & Good Attitude

PufftmwPufftmw Posts: 1,941
edited December 2014 in Commuting chat
We could all learn something from this guy's response to getting taken out I reckon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMqtMxPufj4

Be safe!

(Contains swearing not unsurprisingly)

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  • Possibly. Though his meekness may relate to his previous (recent) history. Have a google
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  • Entirely the van drivers fault, no signal for a start. But the cyclist was going at a fair old clip a bit less speed gives more reaction time and less collision energy.
  • graeme_s-2graeme_s-2 Posts: 3,382
    I'd want to take a couple of minutes to check my bike over after any spill before leaping back on and riding off.
  • Graeme_S wrote:
    I'd want to take a couple of minutes to check my bike over after any spill before leaping back on and riding off.

    As I say, have a google. It explains much of why he wasn't ranting and raving.
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  • Graeme_S wrote:
    I'd want to take a couple of minutes to check my bike over after any spill before leaping back on and riding off.

    As I say, have a google. It explains much of why he wasn't ranting and raving.

    Well at least he knows how to crash!
  • graeme_s-2graeme_s-2 Posts: 3,382
    Graeme_S wrote:
    I'd want to take a couple of minutes to check my bike over after any spill before leaping back on and riding off.

    As I say, have a google. It explains much of why he wasn't ranting and raving.
    I know who he is and I'm familiar with his work. I'd still want to check my just-crashed bike over before riding off on it!
  • Graeme_S wrote:
    Graeme_S wrote:
    I'd want to take a couple of minutes to check my bike over after any spill before leaping back on and riding off.

    As I say, have a google. It explains much of why he wasn't ranting and raving.
    I know who he is and I'm familiar with his work. I'd still want to check my just-crashed bike over before riding off on it!

    Are you familiar with what happened to him a few days before?

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  • Entirely the van drivers fault, no signal for a start. But the cyclist was going at a fair old clip a bit less speed gives more reaction time and less collision energy.
    Please tell me you don't mean this. He was hammering down the inside of a queue of traffic like he was being chased by Satan with a censored .

    Everyone cycles on the shoulder in the States, but it isn't a bike lane. For sure the driver didn't signal, at least in the few secs before the turn, but it was generally the cycle guy's fault.
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