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Faster than a speeding (car!?)

By paperboy 24 April 2013 46

Heading home along Belconnen Way last night I came across one of the most bizarre sights I’ve seen while driving.

As I approached the traffic lights near Bunnings, I caught a brief glimpse of a guy on a bike, but paid little attention. As the lights changed, he virtually disappeared. It was only as I approached the Coulter Drive intersection, I noticed him flying along, at a pace. I was travelling just over 60kph, but he was pulling further away. His peddles were turning, but not at a rate to travel uphill at that sort of speed.

I assume he had some form of electric bike, doctored to override the usual speed limit of around 25kph.

The rider turned into Page before I had a chance to get a close look at the bike, but I’m sure the police would be interested in having a chat with him.


UPDATE: Ed has sent through this photo:

Here’s a photo for that story about the speeding cyclist.

It looked like an Action bus driver given the uniform

He was doing about 65km/h east bound uphill on Belconnen Way

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Mallion 4:42 pm 06 May 13

Aeek said :

Mallion said :

gooterz said :

Where can I get one?

stealth electric bikes
http://www.stealthelectricbikes.com.au/bomber.html

Fun how its fine to sell things that its almost impossible to use legally, and no need to mention that minor detail. Especially the “Street”, given these can only be ridden on private property, how Street can it be?

the “Street”??? don’t see it. They all seem to be named after forms of destruction to me.

bundah 9:11 am 04 May 13

LSWCHP said :

I just saw the photo with the guy in the green hi-vis vest going up Belco Way, and it’s not the same idiot as my idiot on the GDE this arvo. My bloke was a young idiot, and his bike was all bare metal and very beat up looking…no red frame. And he could definitely do more than 65 km/h.

It’s hard to believe that two of these imbeciles can motivate around our main drags in broad daylight without a passing rozzer laying a hand on them.

No rego and no insurance. If they hit you then it’s tuffsky shitsky, as they say in Mother Russia.

Now that this has been highlighted here my guess is that it’s only a matter of time before someone in the bureaucracy reins these buggers in.The power of RA!

LSWCHP 10:10 pm 03 May 13

I just saw the photo with the guy in the green hi-vis vest going up Belco Way, and it’s not the same idiot as my idiot on the GDE this arvo. My bloke was a young idiot, and his bike was all bare metal and very beat up looking…no red frame. And he could definitely do more than 65 km/h.

It’s hard to believe that two of these imbeciles can motivate around our main drags in broad daylight without a passing rozzer laying a hand on them.

No rego and no insurance. If they hit you then it’s tuffsky shitsky, as they say in Mother Russia.

Aeek 7:23 pm 03 May 13

Mallion said :

gooterz said :

Where can I get one?

stealth electric bikes
http://www.stealthelectricbikes.com.au/bomber.html

Fun how its fine to sell things that its almost impossible to use legally, and no need to mention that minor detail. Especially the “Street”, given these can only be ridden on private property, how Street can it be?

milkman 6:55 pm 03 May 13

That is beyond awesome.

Mallion 3:30 pm 03 May 13

gooterz said :

Where can I get one?

stealth electric bikes
http://www.stealthelectricbikes.com.au/bomber.html

LSWCHP 2:19 pm 03 May 13

About an hour ago this idiot (or someone like him) pulled on to the GDE from the Barton Highway as I went toward Mitchell. I was doing 90 km/h and he was going almost as fast on his little home brew bike. I swear my jaw almost hit my lap as I went past him.

A few seconds later I was in two lines of traffic turning right into Mitchell at the set of lights when I hear this high pitched whining noise. For a moment I thought it was my car making the noise, then realised the guy had pulled up beside me in the middle of the road. The light changed and he took off like a rocket, weaving his little bike all over the road through the traffic while overtaking the cars like they were standing still. He left all the cars for dead and headed off into the wilds of Mitchell.

He was riding like a lunatic. It really was some of the most insanely dangerous road action I’ve ever seen. A guy who rides a device like that, in that manner, in traffic with no rego and no insurance is going to end up causing tears for himself or someone else if the cops don’t get to him.

bundah 2:24 pm 26 Apr 13

Jungle Jim said :

AAMC said :

Really, who cares, he’s not out to hurt anyone; why not leave him be?

It’s quite possible that Justin “Mully” Williams wasn’t necessarily out to hurt anyone in the stolen Mazda either. Doesn’t mean this couldn’t end in disaster if this dude was to collide with a regular cyclist.

Of course Mully didn’t intend to kill anyone although running a red light at 140km/h can be rather problematic.I perused the scene the following morning and it looked like a bomb went off!

NoImRight 2:01 pm 26 Apr 13

AAMC said :

NoImRight said :

AAMC said :

Jungle Jim said :

AAMC said :

Really, who cares, he’s not out to hurt anyone; why not leave him be?

It’s quite possible that Justin “Mully” Williams wasn’t necessarily out to hurt anyone in the stolen Mazda either. Doesn’t mean this couldn’t end in disaster if this dude was to collide with a regular cyclist.

Wow I take my comments back; there is obviously a direct comparison between these two events. Obviously the AFP should now apprehend our cyclist friend and charge him with culpable driving resulting in death, evading police, illegal use of a bicycle; lucky they will get him before anyone gets hurt!

Has anyone ever considered that the instant negative reaction to an individual’s initiative results in a lack of innovation and positive development for your own society?

No doubt a lot of Darwin Award winners thought they were bold innovators too.

Morbid I admit, but the Darwin awards motto does support my point:”Contributing to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool” “

Whatver the motto it does not address the thoughts of the participants which is the actual point. We may see them as nutters but they may well have thought they were about to make a “mullion” dollars.

astrojax 1:59 pm 26 Apr 13

maybe this is a decoy for prince harry for when he lobs into town..?

AAMC 1:44 pm 26 Apr 13

NoImRight said :

AAMC said :

Jungle Jim said :

AAMC said :

Really, who cares, he’s not out to hurt anyone; why not leave him be?

It’s quite possible that Justin “Mully” Williams wasn’t necessarily out to hurt anyone in the stolen Mazda either. Doesn’t mean this couldn’t end in disaster if this dude was to collide with a regular cyclist.

Wow I take my comments back; there is obviously a direct comparison between these two events. Obviously the AFP should now apprehend our cyclist friend and charge him with culpable driving resulting in death, evading police, illegal use of a bicycle; lucky they will get him before anyone gets hurt!

Has anyone ever considered that the instant negative reaction to an individual’s initiative results in a lack of innovation and positive development for your own society?

No doubt a lot of Darwin Award winners thought they were bold innovators too.

Morbid I admit, but the Darwin awards motto does support my point:”Contributing to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool” “

NoImRight 1:32 pm 26 Apr 13

AAMC said :

Jungle Jim said :

AAMC said :

Really, who cares, he’s not out to hurt anyone; why not leave him be?

It’s quite possible that Justin “Mully” Williams wasn’t necessarily out to hurt anyone in the stolen Mazda either. Doesn’t mean this couldn’t end in disaster if this dude was to collide with a regular cyclist.

Wow I take my comments back; there is obviously a direct comparison between these two events. Obviously the AFP should now apprehend our cyclist friend and charge him with culpable driving resulting in death, evading police, illegal use of a bicycle; lucky they will get him before anyone gets hurt!

Has anyone ever considered that the instant negative reaction to an individual’s initiative results in a lack of innovation and positive development for your own society?

No doubt a lot of Darwin Award winners thought they were bold innovators too.

AAMC 1:18 pm 26 Apr 13

Jungle Jim said :

AAMC said :

Really, who cares, he’s not out to hurt anyone; why not leave him be?

It’s quite possible that Justin “Mully” Williams wasn’t necessarily out to hurt anyone in the stolen Mazda either. Doesn’t mean this couldn’t end in disaster if this dude was to collide with a regular cyclist.

Wow I take my comments back; there is obviously a direct comparison between these two events. Obviously the AFP should now apprehend our cyclist friend and charge him with culpable driving resulting in death, evading police, illegal use of a bicycle; lucky they will get him before anyone gets hurt!

Has anyone ever considered that the instant negative reaction to an individual’s initiative results in a lack of innovation and positive development for your own society?

Mike Bessenger 12:42 pm 26 Apr 13

I don’t see a big issue in high powered electric bikes. The government see it as an issue as they are missing out on the revenue from rego.
I say good on him! Maybe take of your work vest though haha.

Grrrr 11:45 am 26 Apr 13

Interesting to convert what appears to be a ~3-4 year old DH bike into an e-bike, rather than some crappy ready-made-for-e-biking setup. It doesn’t make a lot of sense, but then neither do most of the e-bikes that I overtake on my leg-powered bike.

Wonder if he takes it offroad? The 8 inches of travel and DH tyres seem wasted .. unless of course he likes to ride straight over the top of any beetle or MX-5 that cuts him off. At least he’s got the brakes / tyres suitable stopping from 60kmh..

This bike seems familiar .. has it not been shown here before?

NoImRight 11:30 am 26 Apr 13

Can we make up our minds what we expect police to do on the roads?

Every whiny thread about speed cameras has the usual carry on about more police being better and why dont they catch speeders. When the police do catch someone theres a big carry on about how they should be getting “real” criminals and not just “revenue raising”. Recently theres been another drone about all the offences that police dont seem to bother about , fog lights mobile phones blah blah blah. Now a thread about someone riding possibly illegaly, on a bike that may itself be illegal.The rider may be a potential hazard to others and yet theres a chorus of “leave him alone he does no harm kill joys!” Oddly even an attack on the Police as if they have already picked up this guy when their only involvement so far is a mention by the OP that they might be interested.

It seems no matter what all you want to do is complain with no real interest in practicalities or reality. Why should police respond to these sorts of complaints when its just an ever changing wish list?

Jungle Jim 11:29 am 26 Apr 13

AAMC said :

Really, who cares, he’s not out to hurt anyone; why not leave him be?

It’s quite possible that Justin “Mully” Williams wasn’t necessarily out to hurt anyone in the stolen Mazda either. Doesn’t mean this couldn’t end in disaster if this dude was to collide with a regular cyclist.

fromthecapital 10:08 am 26 Apr 13

A bit off topic, but I saw a massive penny farthing on adelaide ave the other day. When I saw it I realised it’s a great way to be visible on the green line…

AAMC 9:43 am 26 Apr 13

“Oh noes – the fun police strike again!
Thought a ‘paperboy’ would fully support fast electric bikes.”

Yet another thread with the usual crowd justifying why rules shouldn’t apply to cyclists.

If the guy was registered and had a motorbike license, power to him. If not, then despite the tears of those here he would be breaking the law

Do you really think that the Australian regulatory environment would be flexible enough to allow registration of such a vehicle? Additionally, if this vehicle could be registered he would only need a car licence to operate it, similar to low capacity scooters, and then he would be able to use the vehicle lanes…..I bet that would annoy the vocal minority more.

Really, who cares, he’s not out to hurt anyone; why not leave him be?

KeenGolfer 9:24 am 26 Apr 13

bundah said :

Must be fast coz he’s wearing a full face helmet so it won’t be long before the plod pull him over..

And he’ll get a huge shock when he realises the fines will total more than $1500…

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