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    One Lucky Lady

    Check out this bizarre accident in Taiwan where a lady riding through a red light gets hit and walks away apparently uninjured. Fastest dismount I've ever seen...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZsJWEuVgEI

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    That wasn't luck, that was pure, calm badassery. She was off the bike before the car made contact!
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    She surely has quick reflexes and sang froid!

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    Was the light red for the oncoming driver? Who was in the wrong here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    That wasn't luck, that was pure, calm badassery. She was off the bike before the car made contact!
    The badassery is multiplied ten fold when she calmly walks over and picks up her purse before attending to the bike.

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    Wow. She needs to give lessons, that could come in handy.
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    Well played miss, well played...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Wow. She needs to give lessons, that could come in handy.
    Yes she does! I could have avoided the couch for a week or two if I had those skills!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    Yes she does! I could have avoided the couch for a week or two if I had those skills!
    and a step through frame, lol.

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    This type of things must happen regularly there. Cat-like reflexes, and so calm and cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Tom View Post
    Was the light red for the oncoming driver? Who was in the wrong here?
    I think the light was green for the cars. The reason she was crossing against the light was because the cars going the direction the camera is pointed were stuck in traffic and not moving. Ultimately I think that caused her problem. She was watching them, looking toward the camera and never glanced in the other direction until too late. I've watched that 3 times and still don't see how she did that. Maybe she's a gymnast?

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    This looks to me like jerking a tablecloth out from under a set of dishes. The bike was yanked out from under her and she happened to come out standing up. She must have had her left pedal/foot up and right one down so when the bike was hit she just stayed put.

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    And even after taking that hit, the bike appears to be fine.

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    She was texting.

    omg I was riding along and now I'm walking wtf gtg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake0490 View Post
    and a step through frame, lol.
    Oh no, that frame I'm talking about became step through all right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgw4jc View Post
    This looks to me like jerking a tablecloth out from under a set of dishes. The bike was yanked out from under her and she happened to come out standing up. She must have had her left pedal/foot up and right one down so when the bike was hit she just stayed put.
    +1 Just a timing thing. the car hit the front of the bike, impacting below the handlebars and knocking it to the left and forward, The gal wasn't hit or injured. I suspect she was surprised but finding herself on her feet and uninjured, she did what came naturally, by picking up her important possessions.
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    It had a low step frame.......... easy on/off.

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    I had a lucky get-off years ago. Had a backpack full of groceries and cut down a side street that was cobblestone with old trolly tracks. Tried to cross the tracks to get to the smoother center,wasn't at enough of an angle,and the bike went out from under me. No idea how I did it,but I came off the bike(standard frame),grabbed the left bar-end with my right hand,and just stumbled forward a few feet and stopped. I was just suddenly standing next to the bike holding it by the handlebar. Would love to have seen video of how I managed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    I had a lucky get-off years ago. Had a backpack full of groceries and cut down a side street that was cobblestone with old trolly tracks. Tried to cross the tracks to get to the smoother center,wasn't at enough of an angle,and the bike went out from under me. No idea how I did it,but I came off the bike(standard frame),grabbed the left bar-end with my right hand,and just stumbled forward a few feet and stopped. I was just suddenly standing next to the bike holding it by the handlebar. Would love to have seen video of how I managed that.


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    Is this even legit? I could see it better if there were more frames per second, but I can't see the amazing move in the video.
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    She is lucky she wasn't clipped in...That's one good reason not to use clipless pedals when commuting, faster dismount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
    She is lucky she wasn't clipped in...That's one good reason not to use clipless pedals when commuting, faster dismount.
    to say the least!
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    Anyone know how to make YouTube show that frame by frame?
    Last edited by treadtread; 01-30-15 at 10:03 PM. Reason: typo
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    I don't know if that was a skilled dismount or the bicycle version of the pulling the tablecloth out from under trick. I suspect some of both, but mostly the latter. The bike hit the bike forward of her, and spun it out from under her, which was only possible because of the very open frame design.

    Anyway, the best part was how blase everybody was, including the cabbie who calmly got out to check if any debris might have dinged the cab. Yawn!, car hits bike, lady hops off, so what else is new, ho hum, time to move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake0490 View Post
    and a step through frame, lol.
    I'm thinking it was the step through frame that save her. Good point.

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