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    glad i wasn't this dude...



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    Yeah I just read about it...they are talking about prosecuting the photographer for not warning the cyclist about the pothole.

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    that guy is a total prick-lips and oughta be caned for catching that shot
    Last edited by ch0mb0; 12-27-05 at 01:38 PM.
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    the funniest part to me is that he is riding a bike with an umbrella in one hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin_
    the funniest part to me is that he is riding a bike with an umbrella in one hand
    when i was visiting amsterdam, that's how all the people rode in the rain! it's awesome.

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    All moral quandries aside, those are awesome photos.

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    I ride with an umbrella.

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    Goes to show, even the biggest chainguard in the world can't prevent a faceplant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skelly
    Goes to show, even the biggest chainguard in the world can't prevent a faceplant.
    haYES!

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    Bent fork!

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    isn't this about a year old??

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin_
    the funniest part to me is that he is riding a bike with an umbrella in one hand
    Even weirder is that, even after a faceplant, he's still holding the umbrella.
    Last edited by Orikal; 12-27-05 at 05:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r-dub
    isn't this about a year old??
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryhood
    when i was visiting amsterdam, that's how all the people rode in the rain! it's awesome.
    I was in Beijing a month ago, and I think I saw about a thousand bikes a day, on the short (2 block) walk from my hotel to the conference venue. It made me wish I had time to borrow a bike and explore the city, some. (A friend convinced a pedicab driver to swap places with him for a few trips.) Despite the large number of motor vehicles, the smog, and the general chaos, it seemed like a great place to ride.

    They carried anything and everything on their bikes.

    I saw quite a lot of people carrying their kids on the back:


    Most of the bikes were bomb-proof "Flying Pigeon" single speeds. They looked heavy. I didn't see anyone going very fast, ever. I think I saw one helmet the whole time, out of ten thousand bikes.
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    Screw that, can you sue in America over "Morals"?

    I don't think it's the photographers JOB to warn people about hazards. Sure, the photographer took advantage of a situation. I see dangerous stuff all the time, I don't point it out to everyone I think it could affect.

    What about all the other cyclists that hit that same pothole? Did they go and warn people about it? Sue the bastards!

    I can understand people being pissed, but I think it's about morals.

    Edit: Oh, sorry. "criticised". Yeah, I see no problem with criticizing it. But I also don't think the photographer did anything wrong.

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    I would have a hard time not beating him to death with his camera once I woke up if that was me on the bike.

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