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Old 08-10-08, 05:41 PM
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Car versus Bicycle Video (Commercial)

What do you think of this video? Who is in the wrong? If this occurred irL, can the driver be arrested if the cyclist fractured his wrist?

https://www.metacafe.com/watch/160283..._touch_my_car/
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Old 08-10-08, 05:48 PM
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Wow, that is offensive. I was considering a Fiat for my next vehicle but I think I'll look at the Kia instead.
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Old 08-10-08, 06:08 PM
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I dunno, it seems pretty lame of the cyclist to lean on the guys car like that. Not sure if causing the cyclist to fall is warranted, but if a cyclist was leaning on my car at a stoplight I'd get pissed for sure.
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Old 08-10-08, 06:42 PM
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I don't know. The story seems weird, cause I would never expect it to happen. I see far more track-standing than resting, but it seems wrong of the driver to do that, downright evil.
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Old 08-10-08, 06:48 PM
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Lol, that is hilarious!
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Old 08-10-08, 06:57 PM
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I think it is funny.
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Old 08-10-08, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Snowsurfer View Post
What do you think of this video?
Love the ending!
Who is in the wrong?
DUH. The cyclist.
If this occurred irL, can the driver be arrested if the cyclist fractured his wrist?
For ???
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LMAO!!!

I've seen this one before -- enjoyed it more this time!

It's really no different than what OUR reactions would be if someone just decided to "fondle" our two-wheeled babies!

It does, though, give a bit of a suggestion to the car vs. bike thing....
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Old 08-10-08, 09:28 PM
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I think the cyclist got what he deserved.
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Old 08-10-08, 09:39 PM
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Heh, I wouldn't take it too seriously.
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Old 08-10-08, 09:56 PM
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I thought it was funny too
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Old 08-10-08, 10:04 PM
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https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...iat+commercial

Pretty old commercial. Posted in BF 2003
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Old 08-10-08, 10:58 PM
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First time I've seen it. Good for a laugh.
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Old 08-11-08, 01:17 AM
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I lolled. That ad never gets old.

No comments on the headphones causing the crash?
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Old 08-11-08, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Allister View Post
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No comments on the headphones causing the crash?
Definitely the most surprising thing is that there have not been about 30 threads blaming the headphones for the cyclist crash.

Should we start one in road cycling, general cycling or maybe FG/SS.
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Old 08-11-08, 05:16 AM
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Funny sh*t! Stupid arrogant cyclist get what he deserves hahaha!
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Old 08-11-08, 07:29 AM
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I sometimes rest on buses, but never on private cars.
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Old 08-11-08, 08:05 AM
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I had some clown lean up on my SLR McLaren. I gunned the engine and hopped it forward a couple feet, he went down for the count. I laughed so hard I missed the light.
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Old 08-11-08, 08:41 AM
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LOL its a commercial and a funny one if that.
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Funny commercial. I hope no cyclist is really that stupid and thoughtless, although I saw one like that thirty-something years ago. Probably either wised up or killed by an irate motorist by now.
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Originally Posted by Snowsurfer View Post
Who is in the wrong?
Hey, the cyclist stopped for three red lights in a row. He got what he deserved.
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Hey, the cyclist stopped for three red lights in a row. He got what he deserved.
Hey Bro! I love your helmet cam vids!
Cheers!
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Old 08-12-08, 07:49 AM
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Sweat and paint make a bad combo.

I would have a different, slightly more passive reaction, but wouldn't be happy.
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Fiat.com has a Comments page, where I sent them this:
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This ad is poorly timed:
https://www.metacafe.com/watch/160283..._touch_my_car/

As the number of cyclists on the road is reaches all-time highs, the most useful message to convey is one of safety and consideration, so the roads can become safer for motorists and cyclists alike.

That ad plays on the current tensions between cyclists and motorists, and with no benefit: its underlying message is that cyclists and Fiat drivers are both jerks.

Is that really the message you want to convey?

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Originally Posted by richardg View Post
its underlying message is that cyclists and Fiat drivers are both jerks.
Which were you trying to prevent by showing a lack of a sense of humor?
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