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bridgestone_200 10-13-04 09:06 AM

Riders with cellphones and no helmet
 
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Anyone else find this picture aggravating to cyclists everywhere?

Guest 10-13-04 09:14 AM

No.

It looks like he did the right thing- he got a phone call, was parked on the side of the road with his helmet off, one foot on the ground, not moving and talking.

Most cyclists would be ignorant enough to NOT stop and try to ride while talking on their cell phone. I've seen it. I even almost got into a crash with another cyclist because they wouldn't get off the phone.

I'm actually thinking that he's setting an example for all the stupid cyclists out there who won't be responsible enough to pull over to the side of the road and talk if they have to take a phone call.

Koffee

H23 10-13-04 09:15 AM

Yes, it does piss me off...

What a piece of crap bike. He should be ashamed to ride it.

Paul L. 10-13-04 09:18 AM

Well, if he wore his helmet he would get helmet hair! Besides if he crashed he would really want to protect that side of his handlebars. As far as the cellphone he must have got it from wonder woman's jet (insvisible?). I think he is just adjusting his glasses.

Guest 10-13-04 09:30 AM

Am I the only one that sees the helmet in this picture?

Koffee

bridgestone_200 10-13-04 09:31 AM

Good catch on that sorry about getting that one wrong egg in my face admittedly

Guest 10-13-04 09:33 AM

That's ok. But seriously, he is doing everything right. He is not riding, he's pulled over to the side, he's taken off his helmet... he's the poster boy of what cyclists should be doing if they insist on using their helmets. Unfortunately, a lot of folks insist on continuing the ride, despite all the dangers that are amplified from riding while talking.

Koffee

IronHorse 10-13-04 09:42 AM

I have no wish to be a pedant and I may be mistaken but it looks to me like he has both feet clipped in there.

Stubacca 10-13-04 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by IronHorse
I have no wish to be a pedant and I may be mistaken but it looks to me like he has both feet clipped in there.

I see 2 feet on pedals too.

Still doesn't really irritate me - it's his life, not mine.

Cycliste 10-13-04 10:03 AM

I also see both of his feet clipped on the pedals, he is effectively riding and he is just answering a phone call from his campaign adviser Joe Lockhart, traveling in the one of the following official black SUVs, asking him to put his helmet on before someone get him on camera and make him lose a significant number of votes among the safety conscious cycling community :rolleyes:

slvoid 10-13-04 10:08 AM

Not exactly, Koffee. He's not parked off to the side of the road with one foot on the ground.

Notice the lack of motion blur though. Yep, that's right, track stand baby! :p

dobber 10-13-04 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by slvoid
Yep, that's right, track stand baby! :p

That's not a trackstand, that's flip-flopping.

larue 10-13-04 10:23 AM

no the pic does not piss me off. he obviously has a friggin helmet as it's on the handlebars and there are plenty of pics with him wearing a helmet while riding. you are making assumptions and when you assume you make an ass out of u and, well in this case you didn't make an ass out of anyone but yourself.

slvoid 10-13-04 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by dobber
That's not a trackstand, that's flip-flopping.

Hahaha...

shokhead 10-13-04 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by bridgestone_200
Anyone else find this picture aggravating to cyclists everywhere?

Forgot to add no brains.

Stregone 10-13-04 10:28 AM

I'm not sure I see a cell phone either, it sort of looks like he is about to adjust his glasses, or in the middle of raising his hand to wave at the guy taking the picture. It also looks like he's in a parking lot tooling around before actualy starting his ride or something like that.

Roughstuff 10-13-04 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by slvoid
Not exactly, Koffee. He's not parked off to the side of the road with one foot on the ground.

Notice the lack of motion blur though. Yep, that's right, track stand baby! :p

He is riding. Following are some SUV's that I am sure he doesn't own. He is using a cell phone while riding and his helmet is off; that is, he actually bought it before he decided not to use it. As for the lack of motion blur, I would have to know the speed at which the photo was taken.... 1/125th of a second can stop just about any casual rider, especially a lightweight like Kerry.

roughstuff

ngateguy 10-13-04 11:09 AM

They had the video clip on the news this morning yes he is riding, and yes he is adjusting his glasses. No cell phone, can't even see it in the picture posted.

Raiyn 10-13-04 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by Roughstuff
especially a lightweight like Kerry.

roughstuff

He's still better than Captain Endo.
http://img66.exs.cx/img66/1378/Kerrybikephoneblowup.jpg
Looks like a phone to me.

520commuter 10-13-04 11:36 AM

I think he is talking into a stick. "Hey Terresa, can you buy me another bike? I think this one has a tire that is losing air.."

slvoid 10-13-04 11:37 AM

I see a shadow of his and on his face, no phone.

shokhead 10-13-04 11:42 AM

He's riding with his helmet either in his hand which is the only one on the bars or its hanging on the hood. Cellphone in his other hand and he's riding,cant park with both feet on the pedals or he's doing a hell of a trackstand,LOL.

Roughstuff 10-13-04 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by Raiyn
He's still better than Captain Endo.
http://img66.exs.cx/img66/1378/Kerrybikephoneblowup.jpg
Looks like a phone to me.

Wow man the CIA must LOVE examining blown up documents. Looking closely, it does appear to be a shadow of his hand/glove with a streak of light on his right cheek. If his hand was holding the "phone" I think he fingers would cut across the plane of the phone in our point of view, and they do not appear to be doing so. Sure shows ya how deceiving blown up still can be. Still...why is his helmet off then?

I know what he's holding on to..its a weapon of mass destruction!

It looks like he has two black eyes from telling Theresa to stop campaigning!

roughstuff

Seeker 10-14-04 07:37 PM

Hmmm, wonder what a picture of Ralph Nader on a bike would look like. :eek:

operator 10-14-04 09:24 PM

Um, his foot is not on the ground. From the looks of it he's exiting a parking lot, not in the middle of traffic anyways.


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