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I knew it would come to this ...lycra on tweed violence

Old 05-15-12, 08:40 AM
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I knew it would come to this ...lycra on tweed violence

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Old 05-15-12, 09:18 AM
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Old 05-15-12, 11:06 AM
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Ah, so it was actually more like road-raging-motorist on hostile/confrontational-A&Sforum-lane-taker violence instead.
I don't blame the motorists in some instances. We don't get to see what the cyclist did that put her lycra in a twist, but I've seen enough bad behavior to not assume the cyclist is the blameless victim portrayed in that short clip.
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Old 05-15-12, 12:04 PM
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Mr. Steed and Mrs. Peel meet for the first time!
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Old 05-15-12, 12:38 PM
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Getting tooo serious 'round these parts....I just thought the image was....well Monty Pythonish is all.
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The same video appeared in A&S and the Usual Suspects chimed in.

But even in A&S there are people who can get beyond a knee-jerk reaction, and it was soon found that the issue in this situation had nothing to do with cyclists, motorists, or road rage. It was something much more controversial in Britain: fox hunting.

Fox hunting is a 'sport' which was outlawed several years ago on grounds of animal cruelty. (The end goal being to let a pack of dogs tear the fox apart. There's also a considerable class element to it as hunting was and is an upper class activity.) But it is still practiced in parts of the countryside. Animal rights activists try to find and disrupt hunts, and hunt enthusiasts try to stop the activists. Apparently this video is from a confrontation between the two sides: some activists were hunting down some hunters, and a hunter ally put himself and his bike in their way to block them from getting to the hunt. One of the activists decided she'd had enough of his riding style...
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It's actually an interesting case of using a bicycle as a political weapon. The video was shot by people trying to monitor a foxhunt, and the guy on the bike was (apparently) hired by the organizers of the hunt to keep the monitors away (which he seems to have done very well). The woman who attacked the cyclist didn't know she was being videotaped. She should have done what he was doing; if she had got in front of the bike, she could have forced him to swerve to avoid her, letting the cars pass. I'm on her side on this issue, but she sure didn't handle it well.
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The end goal is to provide an occasion for some upper crust English people to dress up in their classy, scratchy tweeds, ride their horses and yes, let their packs of dogs chase down and kill a very interesting animal while the "sports" follow along. Traditional moniker aside, it's about as far from the spirit of hunting as one can get. I liken it more to that scene in Frankenstein of the angry hoard with torches.
The sports ought to be made to each eat the fox. Fur, whiskers, offal and all. At gun point if necessary.
I fully understand the history and tradition of it all, but it's yet another cruel and archaic throwback to the past some English people refuse to relinquish. Before I get flamed, I fish and sometimes hunt. Heck ...I'll get flamed for this anyway. What a rant! Heh.....

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Fox hunting or not, she did attack him. Period.
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Fox hunting was often referred to as "The Unspeakable in Pursuit of the Inedible."
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
The end goal is to provide an occasion for some upper crust English people to dress up in their classy, scratchy tweeds, ride their horses and yes, let their packs of dogs chase down and kill a very interesting animal while the "sports" follow along. Traditional moniker aside, it's about as far from the spirit of hunting as one can get. I liken it more to that scene in Frankenstein of the angry hoard with torches.
The sports ought to be made to each eat the fox. Fur, whiskers, offal and all. At gun point if necessary.
I fully understand the history and tradition of it all, but it's yet another cruel and archaic throwback to the past some English people refuse to relinquish. Before I get flamed, I fish and sometimes hunt. Heck ...I'll get flamed for this anyway. What a rant! Heh.....

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You're getting nearly as worked up about this as when I proposed putting an IGH and cottered crank on a Mondia! Take a deep breath, rootboy...
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Fox hunting or not, she did attack him. Period.
I think she merely tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention. - (IME, attacking entails crowbars at least.)
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Old 05-15-12, 03:09 PM
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Odd? 13 posts an nobody commentent on the bicycle.
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Odd? 13 posts an nobody commentent on the bicycle.
RB noted "Bicycle"
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You're getting nearly as worked up about this as when I proposed putting an IGH and cottered crank on a Mondia! Take a deep breath, rootboy...
Whew. Somebody take my mouse. Please.
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
Fox hunting or not, she did attack him. Period.
Yeah. She was out of line for sure.

I would have just run him over.

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If I were the cyclist, I would have doubled back and gone around the car in circles to make the woman chase me around it, Benny Hill style......

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Right! HA.
He did maintain his cool fairly well. It would have been tempting to smack her.
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Mr. Steed and Mrs. Peel meet for the first time!
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Brilliant, indeed!
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Mr. Steed and Mrs. Peel meet for the first time!

Brilliant, indeed!
Now we just need to find someone to combine that video with this audio track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEkhoVu78iY
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Ummmm. Mrs Peel.
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i've seen worse during an inconsequential NBA game. refs didn't even call a foul.

this constitutes headlines in the UK? merry old England indeed.
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Director's cut, with some amusing music in the second half: https://road.cc/content/news/58292-ni...-directors-cut
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