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Watch where you’re going. The real enemy revealed. Recumbents!

By Solidarity - 29 June 2012 23

What’s better than a motorist vs. cyclist rant?

Cyclists vs. Recumbant cyclists!

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Watch where you’re going. The real enemy revealed. Recumbents!
bundah 3:40 pm 29 Jun 12

I wonder how he’d go in the shopping malls? Would love to see him ride down the escalator and who knows he might even perform a front somersault for good measure…now i’d love to see that!

c_c 1:39 pm 29 Jun 12

nsn said :

I wonder if this is the same guy I have seen several times crossing Northbourne Ave at Girrahween St in morning peak hour against the lights and in front of moving traffic. The guy has a death wish, and a sense of entitlement. He just rides out in front of moving traffic, expecting it to stop for him. It is bizarre. I presume he’s not the full shilling.

Yeah, I’ve seen him plenty of times and it looks like the same fool.

carnardly 12:51 pm 29 Jun 12

Can I stereotype my experience with a recumbant rider with a sample size of 1.

I was walking along a “shared recreational path” one time and dropped something i was holding. Unbeknowst to me there was a silent and deadly and rather cranky recumbent rider approaching from behind.

I bent down to pick up my bag and it landed fair smack on the centre line of the path. I guess as i leaned over my upper body ventured into the airspace above the other half of the path.

“GEDDOUTTHEFARKINGWAYYOUSTUPIDIOTRANTRANTRANTCURSECURSECURSE’

oh sorry – i thought this was a shared recreational path. i’m so sorry i spoiled your day to such an extent you might pop your own headgasket.

*FIRETRUCKINGRANTRANTRANT*

Postalgeek 12:50 pm 29 Jun 12

nsn said :

I wonder if this is the same guy I have seen several times crossing Northbourne Ave at Girrahween St in morning peak hour against the lights and in front of moving traffic. The guy has a death wish, and a sense of entitlement. He just rides out in front of moving traffic, expecting it to stop for him. It is bizarre. I presume he’s not the full shilling.

There is one recumbent rider out there (the recumbent was equipped with a perspex weather shield) who seems quite oblivious to which side of the path he was riding on, forcing me to swerve around him. Not a huge dent in my day but maybe the same one?

Crazy recumbents certainly add another layer of interest to a cyclist’s commute.

schmeah 12:31 pm 29 Jun 12

Wow, that is mental .. what an idiot, it looks like he not only pulls out in front of the bike but a couple of vehicles too.

What’s worse than being thrown off you bike at sitting height? Being squished by a car when you’re lying flat … pancake.

Holden Caulfield 12:31 pm 29 Jun 12

chewy14 said :

Did you report this guy’s number plate to the Police?

lolz

aidan 12:25 pm 29 Jun 12

The real enemy is crappy quality video with poor editing.

Recumbent rider is a total spanner though. So close to getting cleaned up by a car and another bike.

Holden Caulfield 12:06 pm 29 Jun 12

I think recumbent riders do it because it’s the only way they can get laid.

nsn 12:06 pm 29 Jun 12

I wonder if this is the same guy I have seen several times crossing Northbourne Ave at Girrahween St in morning peak hour against the lights and in front of moving traffic. The guy has a death wish, and a sense of entitlement. He just rides out in front of moving traffic, expecting it to stop for him. It is bizarre. I presume he’s not the full shilling.

chewy14 12:00 pm 29 Jun 12

Did you report this guy’s number plate to the Police?

neanderthalsis 11:48 am 29 Jun 12

At least he has a flag showing. Those things sit below window height and are impossible to see if they come up beside you at the lights.

davo101 11:38 am 29 Jun 12

There was at least 100 milliseconds of clearance there. Well done to both cyclists for maximizing the intersection efficiency.

G-Fresh 11:38 am 29 Jun 12

That is f***ing insane.

thy_dungeonman 11:36 am 29 Jun 12

The problem with bad cyclists is that they seem like suicidal psychopaths, the problem with bad motorists is that they seem like homicidal psychopaths. Now which one is worse?

Snarky 11:30 am 29 Jun 12

Oh dear
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Speaking as a ‘bent rider myself, that guy is a fool and a danger to himself and everyone around him!

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