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19 Dec 2016 20:33

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20 Dec 2016 00:07



Very sad. Sounds like another situation where a driver simply did not see a cyclist or wasn't paying attention.
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24 Dec 2016 21:07

An update from NSW Police facebook page:

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05 Jan 2017 01:31

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:An update from NSW Police facebook page:

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having ridden that section of mona vale road countless times, you're moving pretty quick there - it's downhill and you can freewheel to over 50kmh fairly easily.
Must admit that I'm normally wary of the motorists coming out of the side streets, but not those doing right hand turns into those side streets (ie; cutting across your path)
Could well be yet another situation of a driver underestimating the speed of an oncoming cyclist?
I find it very common here that cars will pull out rather than wait for you to go past no matter what speed you're doing. Plenty of near misses...
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12 Jan 2017 01:26

International motoring goodwill being spread by Aussie motorists in the lead up to this year's TDU...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=838rnaZP68k
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12 Jan 2017 19:56

Archibald wrote:International motoring goodwill being spread by Aussie motorists in the lead up to this year's TDU...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=838rnaZP68k


'straya never disappoints.
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13 Jan 2017 04:20

What exactly was the hassle?

Just looked like someone having a look at the rider as their car passed by at a reasonably safe distance.
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16 Jan 2017 02:27

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:What exactly was the hassle?

Just looked like someone having a look at the rider as their car passed by at a reasonably safe distance.

would assume the passenger calls something out? (I don't have sound access - work 'puter)
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20 Jan 2017 05:06

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20 Jan 2017 10:52

Archibald wrote:
Alex Simmons/RST wrote:What exactly was the hassle?

Just looked like someone having a look at the rider as their car passed by at a reasonably safe distance.

would assume the passenger calls something out? (I don't have sound access - work 'puter)


You can't actually hear what he's saying... but I suppose the person who filmed and posted heard what was being said.
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20 Jan 2017 23:07



Young? Tick
Blonde? Tick
Moderately attractive? Tick

Obviously expecting to get away with it by pleading guilty early.
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21 Jan 2017 05:26

42x16ss wrote:


Young? Tick
Blonde? Tick
Moderately attractive? Tick

Obviously expecting to get away with it by pleading guilty early.


6 month licence suspension and 50 hours community service, okay I am treating her really harshly here by normal standards !
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26 Feb 2017 00:46

Finally!

A more conventional weapon used against cyclists, one you might have a better chance of surviving: .22" projectile versus a two-tonne projectile.

http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/cyclist-kelvin-tennant-played-dead-to-escape-random-shooter-in-everton-20170224-gul5b1.html
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26 Feb 2017 13:36

Stingray34 wrote:Finally!

A more conventional weapon used against cyclists, one you might have a better chance of surviving: .22" projectile versus a two-tonne projectile.

http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/cyclist-kelvin-tennant-played-dead-to-escape-random-shooter-in-everton-20170224-gul5b1.html


Bad timing, obviously someone didn't want him witnessing something. Probably drugs to take a wild guess ! I hope they catch the basket.
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26 Feb 2017 19:33

It's quite disturbing because it's a really lovely area to cycle, and the amount of effort gone into making it a cycle friendly location (for Australia) is excellent.
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01 Mar 2017 01:27

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01 Mar 2017 02:54

42x16ss wrote:http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/28/12/49/aggressive-melbourne-pedestrian-tries-to-kick-passing-cyclist

Stay classy Australia....

steroidal rage?
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01 Mar 2017 20:40

Archibald wrote:
42x16ss wrote:http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/28/12/49/aggressive-melbourne-pedestrian-tries-to-kick-passing-cyclist

Stay classy Australia....

steroidal rage?

Or ice rage. My favourite part is at the end where the bogan thinks it's all ok because his kick missed :confused:
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02 Mar 2017 06:01

42x16ss wrote:
Archibald wrote:
42x16ss wrote:http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/28/12/49/aggressive-melbourne-pedestrian-tries-to-kick-passing-cyclist

Stay classy Australia....

steroidal rage?

Or ice rage. My favourite part is at the end where the bogan thinks it's all ok because his kick missed :confused:

"yeah, it's okay that I shot you, coz you didn't, like, die or nuthin"
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18 Apr 2017 09:15

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/triathlete-anthea-stacey-sprayed-with-chemical-by-angry-motorist-ng-b88446232z

The bar has been reset. This hits close to home as I know this girl. She's a great kid (for the record, she's going to be ok) and I regularly rode on the same roads when I lived in Perth. :mad:
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