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Close call for cyclist.

Old 02-24-12, 08:11 AM
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Close call for cyclist.

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Old 02-24-12, 08:14 AM
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Clearly, that could never have happened with disc brakes.
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Old 02-24-12, 08:22 AM
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I'm trying really hard to figure out what he has in his back pocket. The best I can come up with is a bow and arrow. Maybe a boomerang. Definitely some kind of weapon. Or maybe a parrot.

I don't know the whole story, but that guy got a pretty good scare!
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Old 02-24-12, 08:26 AM
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dude, i've had some close calls where I looked like that. one that i feel particularly bad about because it was my fault. DONT TAKE BLIND CORNERS ON PUBLIC BIKE PATHS TOO FAST.
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Old 02-24-12, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by GiantDefyGuy View Post
I'm trying really hard to figure out what he has in his back pocket. The best I can come up with is a bow and arrow. Maybe a boomerang. Definitely some kind of weapon. Or maybe a parrot.
Whatever it is, it is flung sharply downward and them back upward again in the last few frames, so it isn't ridgid
Looks like a light colored article of clothing protruding from his center pocket.
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Old 02-24-12, 09:02 AM
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I'm guessing it is his paper number, poorly pinned (or dislodged in a previous crash) to his jersey.
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Old 02-24-12, 09:08 AM
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Its not a paper number...it is clearly creating a large bulge in his rear pocket and protruding out from it.
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Old 02-24-12, 09:11 AM
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Here is a shot of the boomerang.

I can maybe see it being a number or a flapping piece of clothing, but there are a few frames that make it look rigid to me.
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Old 02-24-12, 09:54 AM
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man, that gives me the heebie jeebies. I bet he knows his max heart rate now.
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Old 02-24-12, 09:59 AM
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I wonder if he could have stayed upright with both feet clipped in?
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Old 02-24-12, 10:10 AM
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Unless I'm mistaken, this is from a youtube video of Mulholland Highway, on the Rock Store climb, roughly a mile from the store.
The cyclist hit the right hander too hot; it's not uncommon at that spot. There are several off-camber turns there and this one is particularly tight. I've seen motorcycles go off the road there too. I think about this video every time I ride that corner, as a reminder to stay in control.

The rider was very, very lucky. No question he boned it.
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Old 02-24-12, 10:29 AM
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Nah, he's just a furry, that's his tail sticking out.

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Originally Posted by nesdog View Post
Unless I'm mistaken, this is from a youtube video of Mulholland Highway, on the Rock Store climb, roughly a mile from the store.
The cyclist hit the right hander too hot; it's not uncommon at that spot. There are several off-camber turns there and this one is particularly tight. I've seen motorcycles go off the road there too. I think about this video every time I ride that corner, as a reminder to stay in control.

The rider was very, very lucky. No question he boned it.
Yep: https://youtu.be/36R8nL2x0D4

No question he totally overcooked the corner but honestly I'm slightly impressed that he stayed upright!
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Lucky he's not pay dirt with that maneuver.
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Old 02-24-12, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by GiantDefyGuy View Post
I'm trying really hard to figure out what he has in his back pocket. The best I can come up with is a bow and arrow. Maybe a boomerang. Definitely some kind of weapon. Or maybe a parrot.

I don't know the whole story, but that guy got a pretty good scare!
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Whatever it is, it is flung sharply downward and them back upward again in the last few frames, so it isn't ridgid
Looks like a light colored article of clothing protruding from his center pocket.
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I'm guessing it is his paper number, poorly pinned (or dislodged in a previous crash) to his jersey.
It is his lower colon, spontaneously ejecting itself from his body in fear.
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Old 02-24-12, 01:35 PM
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Frightening. He is one lucky dude.
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Old 02-24-12, 01:38 PM
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Looks like a water bottle in the original video.
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Old 02-24-12, 02:14 PM
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The title of that video should be: "The Day I Rode Home With Poop in My Shorts"


Also, I don't understand how that happened since he wasn't wearing earbuds and everyone knows that only cyclists listening with both earbuds get in accidents.
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Old 02-24-12, 02:36 PM
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clearly something carbon fiber espolded and sent him into oncoming traffic
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If you pause it at :20 he almost looks like he's smiling.
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Is this staged, or did the car just happen to be filming the road ahead while it puttered up the hill? Must have been going at a snail's pace for the cyclist to have time to maneuver around it after almost crashing into the motorcycles.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Is this staged, or did the car just happen to be filming the road ahead while it puttered up the hill? Must have been going at a snail's pace for the cyclist to have time to maneuver around it after almost crashing into the motorcycles.
Car guys film rides all of the time for no reason. He was probably filming his motorcycle buddies, so I don't suspect it's staged.
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