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Pro Skateboarder Kicked off bike in Paris

Old 06-22-24, 09:33 AM
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Pro Skateboarder Kicked off bike in Paris

https://nypost.com/2024/06/22/us-news/skateboarder-tyshawn-jones-kicked-off-bike-by-stranger-while-in-paris/ &
Wonder what set the guy off?
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You'd have to ask the idiot that kicked him wouldn't you? Are you thinking he is a BF member and will answer you here?

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He was wobbling pretty badly, Parisians are tough critics.
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I usually don't say anything about what forums certain threads belong in, but in this case, I think a more appropriate forum would be in Regional Discussions.

I'm trying to think of something else to say....but I got nothing

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Not a justification, but a possible explanation.

The path is too narrow to allow safe passing, so a slow cyclist can easily frustrate riders behind him. So, my question is why did the designers of these bike lanes assume cyclists all ride at the same speed?
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Originally Posted by unterhausen
He was wobbling pretty badly, Parisians are tough critics.
Yeah he was swerving all over the place, effectively making his bike 10' wide. The kicker could probably claim self defense
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What's even more impressive is that it seemed to end as if it's a comedy, no violent fight as would be in the U.S.
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No speculation on the man's motivation, but that was a deliberate act of violence.

I'm glad those two (and the camera) were okay.
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That combination of coat, shoes, rear rack, fender and reflector, pannier, haircut, and ears, while singly not unique, all in combination, should be easy to spot along the same route and time of day. Being in a foreign country, perhaps best to not commit felony battery. Call the gendarme.
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No matter how narrow the path is, kicking the person you're overtaking is a very strange decision, to say the least. It's not a video game
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Originally Posted by unterhausen
He was wobbling pretty badly, Parisians are tough critics.
I had the misfortune to drive through Paris traffic at rush hour this morning. I got honked at repeatedly by a truck, who didn’t think I was being aggressive enough to keep people from merging into our lane.

Then a lane splitting motorcycle pounded on my car as he passed me. Not sure why, but I guess he didn’t like my position in the lane.

Parisans are pretty nasty on the road. Ironically I just had driven in Manhattan, and NYC is mellow compared to Paris.

You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
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Originally Posted by Mashantyf
No matter how narrow the path is, kicking the person you're overtaking is a very strange decision, to say the least. It's not a video game
Agreed, and add to that, the other biker had seen him coming and moved out of his way. Yes it's more proper to have moved to the right, but his move to the left was probably due to him looking over his left shoulder and thus inadvertently steering left. But he was well clear of the aggressor, who steered out of his path to get closer to kick the other cyclist.

Hoping for a positive update.
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