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Numpties..one lucky and one not so lucky!

city_boycity_boy Posts: 1,616
edited May 2015 in The cake stop
A cyclist and a black cab driver jump a red light.
Which one smacks into the side of a bus and makes the headlines and which one goes un-noticed?

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/cyclist-red-light-bus-crash-9318981
Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,289
    If you have one of the listed media you could add a comment as such.
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Regardless of the red light, how did he not stop in time? He could see the bus for ages, it wasn't going fast and he hits it about half way down.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,289
    Chris Bass wrote:
    Regardless of the red light, how did he not stop in time? He could see the bus for ages, it wasn't going fast and he hits it about half way down.

    Maybe he was aiming at it. Bike 1 - Bus 1
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  • city_boycity_boy Posts: 1,616
    Chris Bass wrote:
    Regardless of the red light, how did he not stop in time? He could see the bus for ages, it wasn't going fast and he hits it about half way down.

    Maybe he was aiming at it. Bike 1 - Bus 1

    Maybe a suicide attempt by Manc33...????
    :mrgreen:
    Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,289
    City Boy wrote:
    Chris Bass wrote:
    Regardless of the red light, how did he not stop in time? He could see the bus for ages, it wasn't going fast and he hits it about half way down.

    Maybe he was aiming at it. Bike 1 - Bus 1

    Maybe a suicide attempt by Manc33...????
    :mrgreen:

    Maybe he thought that buses were the root of all evil.
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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    brake cable snaps...
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,289
    RideOnTime wrote:
    brake cable snaps...

    It looked like a fixie although it did also look like he was freewheeling. If you look at the first few seconds, there's no sign of any brake levers though.
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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    It is compulsive viewing...
    He seems just destined to wallop the bus like he intended to whatever...
    may be he's a crash test dummy.
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    He's almost lucky he hits the side of the bus, if he doesn't he'd be hit by a car very shortly after.

    I blame strava!
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  • Origami02Origami02 Posts: 147
    Chris Bass wrote:

    I blame strava!

    Joking aside, that's actually a very possible cause. It seems to turn some very unlikely looking heroes, into Raging Bull on a bike... :shock:
  • MountainMonsterMountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    Typical great reporting.

    What an idiot though.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,282 Lives Here
    RideOnTime wrote:
    brake cable snaps...
    Just read these quotes from the bus driver and cyclist n Road CC:
    “I was the driver of the bus and just to let everyone know I parked just round the corner and ran back.

    “The cyclist was very lucky and only suffered a cut to one of his knuckles. Also in the cyclist’s defence his brake cable snapped and he couldn’t stop.”

    He added: “Scariest thing that ever happened to me.”

    In a comment to the YouTube video of the incident, which took place at the junction of Portland Street and Oxford Street, the cyclist said: “It was me. Thought I’d just get the lights, hence the speed.

    “Realised it wasn’t happening, squeezed the front brake. Cable snapped. Not enough time to lose speed on back wheel in the wet. Not fun.”

    He went on: “It’s a fixed back wheel, front brake for urgent braking, pushing back on the pedals gives you controlled but sadly slower braking with the back wheel, so what you see is me pushing back as hard as I can but it’s a censored bit of road surface and it was wet.”
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,289
    Thanks for that V68. I copy pasted it from Road CC and put it into the you tube comments to shut all the 'all cyclists are [email protected]' brigade up.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    'all cyclists are [email protected]'

    Anyone reading BR would definitely think this, anyway
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,282 Lives Here
    coriordan wrote:
    'all cyclists are [email protected]'

    Anyone reading BR would definitely think this, anyway
    May he who is without [email protected] cast the first stone. Or I think it went something like that.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,289
    A [email protected] in the hand is worth two in the bush?... No hang on... er...
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    :lol:
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