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Old 12-27-05, 01:13 PM   #1
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glad i wasn't this dude...



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Old 12-27-05, 01:21 PM   #2
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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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Old 12-27-05, 01:30 PM   #3
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that guy is a total prick-lips and oughta be caned for catching that shot

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Old 12-27-05, 01:33 PM   #4
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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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Old 12-27-05, 01:36 PM   #5
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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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Old 12-27-05, 01:37 PM   #6
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All moral quandries aside, those are awesome photos.
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Old 12-27-05, 01:40 PM   #7
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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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Old 12-27-05, 01:49 PM   #9
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Goes to show, even the biggest chainguard in the world can't prevent a faceplant.
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Old 12-27-05, 05:16 PM   #10
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isn't this about a year old??
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Old 12-27-05, 05:28 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 12-27-05, 05:31 PM   #13
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isn't this about a year old??
Yes.
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Old 12-28-05, 10:06 AM   #14
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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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Old 12-28-05, 10:53 AM   #16
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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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