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Forum: Foo 10-01-17, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By JonnyHK
I look at my first teenage love (Italian...

I look at my first teenage love (Italian background, sporty, vivacious, loves food and wine) and compare her to my wife (Italian background, sporty, vivacious, loves food and wine) then wonder about...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-29-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 877
Posted By JonnyHK
Faaaaarking hell! Remind me not to visit...

Faaaaarking hell!

Remind me not to visit your home town!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-29-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 877
Posted By JonnyHK
I almost feel bad about laughing... ...

I almost feel bad about laughing...



Actually, don't laugh about this one. My sister is a paramedic in Melb. AUS where a nasty strain of flu is killing people old and young all over the place....
Forum: Foo 09-29-17, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7,231
Views: 1,127,718
Posted By JonnyHK
582678 Been posted before, but I like it.

582678

Been posted before, but I like it.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
Folks - if we're getting into the randomly stupid...

Folks - if we're getting into the randomly stupid territory of jumping from simple 'newspapers editing' as per their usual practice, then it is clear that normal argument is no longer possible.
...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 02:25 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
I was using the very common - simplistic even -...

I was using the very common - simplistic even - interpretation of how newspapers edit things before print. It didn't cross my mind for a moment that anyone was effectively hacking his social media...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
I haven't been able to find the video of the...

I haven't been able to find the video of the actual incident, but it has AFAIR been mentioned many times in various sources that he slowed down and altered course (I think he had thought he could go...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
RETRACTION: In a comment above I said that...

RETRACTION:

In a comment above I said that pedestrians were not "total squirrels".

I would like to clarify and retract that statement.

Having lived and cycled extensively in Hong Kong, I can...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
But what if your judgment is initially that you...

But what if your judgment is initially that you don't need to brake (he did react - that is clear)?

That is a misjudgement, not necessarily criminally so.




Yes, they were edited. I am not...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
These two can be bundled together in some...

These two can be bundled together in some respects, or taken separately when looking at the legal/illegal nature of the bike.

If a brake-less fixie was legal we would be arguing in more fluid...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
The point should be "how prepared is ANY motorist...

The point should be "how prepared is ANY motorist or cyclist?"

I don't smash the brakes and do a complete stop (car or bike) at the slightest hint of a potential problem. No one does because it's...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
The law is a bit odd on smaller sized bikes...

The law is a bit odd on smaller sized bikes (wheel size and saddle height), presumably to deal with issues on kids bikes and so on. It has been referenced earlier, but I can't recall the details.
...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
In all your years of riding you have never had...

In all your years of riding you have never had the need or urge to shout a warning - polite or otherwise - at a pedestrian who had, or was about to, step into the road ahead of you?

I admit that...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
There would be no point. I don't think he was...

There would be no point. I don't think he was insured in any way nor has any meaningful assets.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
None with the conviction. Just the manner of the...

None with the conviction. Just the manner of the case and sentencing.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
She clearly did not, since she was hit by a...

She clearly did not, since she was hit by a bicycle. Did she look? Did she look properly? Did she stop, then start, then go backwards.

She DID contribute. How much influence this had or how much...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
I have more than enough understanding of how the...

I have more than enough understanding of how the common law (aka 'British') justice system works. My father was a Crown Prosecutor and later a defence barrister in Australia. I used to help him with...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 07:06 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
Or the police failed to collect proper details...

Or the police failed to collect proper details from all witnesses?
Or the defence felt they didn't contribute?
Or see your note about eye-witnesses below...



Speed was not an issue in and of...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-28-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By JonnyHK
10 days ago I had an instant explosive front...

10 days ago I had an instant explosive front wheel blowout while riding 30mph downhill.

Luckily on a straight. Still have my face intact.

Tyre was a write off as I rode about 50+ metres on it....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-17, 05:22 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
There was evidence. Statements from witnesses on...

There was evidence. Statements from witnesses on scene agreeing with his version. I've been paying closer attention.



No he didn't. He'd slowed, but foolishly presumed she'd jump back to the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-27-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
Wrong. If you cycled out at 90deg into a...

Wrong.

If you cycled out at 90deg into a flow of traffic that has a regular right of way (ie no stop signal or other reason to be anticipating anything appearing in front) then you are clearly at...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-27-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
I didn't say otherwise (and my late father was a...

I didn't say otherwise (and my late father was a Crown Prosecutor so I know how it works).

However, if the initial reaction was that there no fuss, then what caused the police to go back and look...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-26-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
Being a 'cycling dick' isn't a crime though... ...

Being a 'cycling dick' isn't a crime though...

Some of this kids early social media posts indicate that the witnesses at the scene AND the attending police didn't think he was at fault (or...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-26-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
Something interesting that popped up on a UK...

Something interesting that popped up on a UK based forum (a friend mentioned it)...exert:

"He's been even more unlucky because Mr Briggs who is wealthy, owns his own PR company in the City and is...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-19-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,271
Posted By JonnyHK
My view is coming from my experience and...

My view is coming from my experience and knowledge of Australian law (where I grew up and my late father was both a Crown Prosecutor and later defence barrister), which is very similar to English...
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