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malbecman
07-31-2015, 04:58 PM
Wait for it......

Short vid from on-bike cameras

http://imgur.com/gallery/aLMM9lA



Full video is here, plenty of naughty words though...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PFRdEUN240

54ny77
07-31-2015, 05:10 PM
so awesome.

and yes, i laughed hysterically when seeing that arsehole fall over while chasing down the cyclist. he sure had quite the potty mouth, didn't he?

wheeeeeeeee!

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z113/jpmz06/Bike/Picture1_zps54tuzuqn.png (http://s191.photobucket.com/user/jpmz06/media/Bike/Picture1_zps54tuzuqn.png.html)

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first comment on the short video link is spot on:

"kingoflight 593 points : 8 replies : 8 hours ago reply

Haha its benny hill for the gopro generation"

Bstone
07-31-2015, 05:20 PM
Lets be real; English guys cussing are super funny.

Jaq
07-31-2015, 05:22 PM
Bad behavior all around. Watch the youtube vid, and there's one (perhaps two) pedestrians the cyclist almost collides with in an effort to chase the driver down. Irony for the win?

And then what? Starts yelling at the driver, forcing an escalation. The driver's fall had loads of karmic payback, but the whole thing could have been avoided.

Edit: I was wrong; cyclist didn't seem to be yelling at all. Still, why chase the guy down and force a confrontation?

bicycletricycle
07-31-2015, 05:26 PM
Chasing down cars never ends well.

I really find confrontation uncomfortable.

Hope that dude doesn't run down some other cyclist to get revenge.

tiretrax
07-31-2015, 06:04 PM
Chasing down cars never ends well.

I really find confrontation uncomfortable.

Hope that dude doesn't run down some other cyclist to get revenge.

Absolutely. Driver was a jerk, but the cyclist antagonized him.

Louis
07-31-2015, 06:10 PM
That cyclist and that driver were meant for each other.

http://theaposition.com/stephenhardygoodwin/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2011/04/Yin-Yang.jpg

weisan
07-31-2015, 06:31 PM
you know what!

I think I know how Thwart pal sustained his injuries now.... :D

bcroslin
07-31-2015, 06:55 PM
Chasing down cars never ends well.



I don't know, I watched the video and thought it ended perfectly. :hello:

cmg
07-31-2015, 11:30 PM
cyclist just as much an ass as the driver. who in their right mind has that long of a conversation with a motorist that gets that close. shoot the bird and go on. instead blah, blah, blah, please chase me so i can catch it on my cool camera blah, blah,

JAllen
08-01-2015, 12:22 AM
I've looked at this image off and on today with the same result... A hearty giggle. Seriously I can't help but laugh. It's perfectly paused.

so awesome.

and yes, i laughed hysterically when seeing that arsehole fall over while chasing down the cyclist. he sure had quite the potty mouth, didn't he?

wheeeeeeeee!

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z113/jpmz06/Bike/Picture1_zps54tuzuqn.png (http://s191.photobucket.com/user/jpmz06/media/Bike/Picture1_zps54tuzuqn.png.html)

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first comment on the short video link is spot on:

"kingoflight 593 points : 8 replies : 8 hours ago reply

Haha its benny hill for the gopro generation"

bikingshearer
08-01-2015, 12:42 AM
The jerk driver got his just desserts, but the cyclist was just plain wrong - not to mention stupid - in the way he handled the entire situation. The driver was more wrong than the cyclist, but that does mean the cyclist wasn't also wrong.

Having said that, the jerk driver's pratfall was well-earned and fun to see. And I feel a little bit guilty for feeling that way . . . .

fogrider
08-01-2015, 02:53 AM
yeah, there is never a great way to let drivers know they are driving too close.

rustychisel
08-01-2015, 03:22 AM
Chasing down cars never ends well.

I really find confrontation uncomfortable.

Hope that dude doesn't run down some other cyclist to get revenge.


This is uncomfortable to me, like asking whether 'roadies' are unpleasant.

Chasing cars isn't necessarily a good idea; the cyclist 'knew' he had 'right' and a camera on his side, but that thoroughly unpleasant wanker was also spoiling for a confrontation and then couldn't back down or handle what he got into. Ha ha to him.

I do hope you understand the odd English behavioural aspects that go into this. Entitled and slightly smug cyclist, embittered little fat man living in a city like London.

Hope that dude doesn't run down some other cyclist to get revenge.

This is what worries me. Fat man has already shown what he is and how he acts. Someone called him on it. You might not like the method, or the outcome, but you have no call to then try and paint the cyclist as some kind of catalyst in the life of that pathetic little individual.

BirkWinn
08-01-2015, 03:57 AM
Absolutely Brilliant!

Both are wrong in this case.

The English accents are so awesome even when the driver is using the C word he sounds polite

djdj
08-01-2015, 07:49 AM
Sounds like Python:

"Why don't you get a car?"

"I've got a car!"

oldpotatoe
08-01-2015, 08:38 AM
yeah, there is never a great way to let drivers know they are driving too close.

I got dusted off about 3 weeks ago by a city bus. On the wide shoulder, bus going same direction, east on Baseline here in the republic. I am toward the right side of the shoulder, bus is straddling white line, the one next to me.. emailed RTD with time, location, bus number, ETC..And kudos to the first who can guess the response from these 'professional drivers'.

Sometimes a verbal confrontation is the only way to 'mention' to "hey, give me an extra foot, ok?"

malcolm
08-01-2015, 09:51 AM
I for one am growing tired of these videos. I'm all for sticking up for your rights but at some point common sense should prevail. You've got video you have the license number. What is the point of continuing to goad someone that is already pissed beyond self control. Just because you are able to maintain a normal volume of voice doesn't mean you are innocent. At some point your video has served it's purpose and your only purpose then becomes just to see what you can provoke someone with obvious anger issues into doing. Then we are all appalled and shocked when they behave badly.

I'm seeing a lot of juvenile behavior from both parties. It's only a matter of time before someone gets shot or a serious beat down. Use the camera, document the incident and move on, don't continue to make a bad situation worse as entertaining as it may be.

charliedid
08-01-2015, 11:49 AM
Sounds like Python:

"Why don't you get a car?"

"I've got a car!"

I was thinking the same ;-)

professerr
08-01-2015, 12:58 PM
That was glorious in so, so many ways.