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Lucas Brunelle - Line of Sight Trailer

Old 06-18-10, 07:16 AM
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Lucas Brunelle - Line of Sight Trailer

(NSFW - language)

This looks entertaining!

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Old 06-18-10, 07:29 AM
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Oh great, more geniuses.
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Old 06-18-10, 07:36 AM
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I fully understand seizing the moment when dealing with heavy trafffic but it looks to me like the dudes ride like complete *******s in a lot of those clpis.

I know, I know...


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Old 06-18-10, 07:46 AM
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Old 06-18-10, 08:32 AM
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u exist in blind spots.... that's when u get hit
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Awesome to hear Battles on the soundtrack at the beginning
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Old 06-18-10, 09:05 AM
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i love battles and living vicariously through you tube videos
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as long as i'm going to be entertained by something i would never actually do, might as well have good music all over the world. i think it's going to be great.
just gotta keep kids from darting in front of my subaru so they can be like lucas.
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Old 06-18-10, 10:43 AM
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I love how these riders are always convinced that it's all about their awesome skill when half of it is the drivers hitting the brakes in time.Entertaining none the less...
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Old 06-18-10, 10:52 AM
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Given my ability on a bike, I would never pull any of this ****. But watching it is fun. Well. I may slide down the tower thing given the opportunity. But I'd likely hurt myself there too.
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Old 06-18-10, 11:01 AM
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I pulled loads of crazy s h ! t when I messed, I'm much calmer now. Still, if I do something on the street that seems odd to the observer, there's generally a safety-based reason behind it that may not be apparent to said observer. Other times it's simply fun to rip traffic a new one.
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Old 06-18-10, 11:18 AM
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this is why we pay for life insurance....these guys....they set the premiums.

SIGH.
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Old 06-18-10, 12:09 PM
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this is why we pay for life insurance....these guys....they set the premiums.

SIGH.
You could say the same thing about any fat f*** at a McDonald's drive-thru. At least these guys are doing something interesting with their lives.
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Old 06-18-10, 12:35 PM
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despite the majority's negative reaction to this trailer, I was super happy when I saw it. there is something about underground races that promotes a sense of camaraderie (as displayed in the last segment when they slide down some large landmark). as cardboardhut pointed out, there are far more dangerous things that a person could do with their lives. people who race in underground races are enjoying their lives. and yes, there is a lot of stupidly dangerous things done in the trailer, but I think its safe to say we have all done it at some point.

plus this quote is grand:
"its a place in-between cars...we use those spaces...those blind-spots,
and that's the area we exist in, the space we exist in, its where we
RACE." -lucas brunelle.
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Old 06-18-10, 01:11 PM
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Alot of the Alley Cat races recently, you HAD to be a working, or retired messenger in order to race. As fixed/SS culture takes off more and more, and they likelihood of an inexperienced rider getting into traffic race increases, the danger ramps up exponentially. There was that guy a couple years ago in Chicago who just blasted into an intersection and got slammed and died unfortunately. That year's Monster Track race in NYC was "offically" cancelled" but run with a nod and wink to them's in the know.

The messenger style riding seems chaotic to the uninitiated but it is a complicated skillset. A pro rider I rode with on a training ride the day before his race years ago was terriified of cars near his bike and was blown away by what messengers did day in and day out. When you watch a Lucas video keep in mind most of the riders in it ride all day in core traffic.
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Old 06-18-10, 01:37 PM
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I dont care what anyone says, no matter how 'experienced' you may be at this riding style, you are ultimately purely gambling on drivers hitting the brakes. They are being idiots and make roads unnecessarily dangerous for EVERYONE involved. And im not some old geezer preaching, im a college student in nyc. At least the guys in MASH ride wit the flow of traffic. And lucas sounds like the biggest dou_che haha.
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Old 06-18-10, 02:18 PM
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Completely untrue, alley cat racing has nothing to do with depending on the driver, just as working messengers don't depend on drivers' for their safety. It just looks that way.... that said, NYC races are a beast all onto themselves... as each city is different to rip around. For the most part though the rider just wants to driver to do nothing beyond holding their line and basically ignore the fact that there is a bike passing them within a few inches. In gridlock riding the worst thing other than getting slammed for screwing u pan intersection(rare) would be zigging instead or zagging and clipping/bouncing off a car that's barely moving or a mirror.
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z0mg. DID THEY RUN RED LIGHTS!? you're not allowed to do that.
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Old 06-18-10, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post
Completely untrue, alley cat racing has nothing to do with depending on the driver, just as working messengers don't depend on drivers' for their safety. It just looks that way....
LOL. Get off the drugs.
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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post
Completely untrue, alley cat racing has nothing to do with depending on the driver, just as working messengers don't depend on drivers' for their safety. It just looks that way.... that said, NYC races are a beast all onto themselves... as each city is different to rip around. For the most part though the rider just wants to driver to do nothing beyond holding their line and basically ignore the fact that there is a bike passing them within a few inches. In gridlock riding the worst thing other than getting slammed for screwing u pan intersection(rare) would be zigging instead or zagging and clipping/bouncing off a car that's barely moving or a mirror.
sometimes when pedestrians jaywalk in front of me though they see me, they believe it's a "safe" distance. Therefore they try to walk hurriedly or the occasional light sprint to jaywalk. Believing they calculated correctly they safely made it to the other side of the road, little do they know that i was also slowing down so they could run across in front of me. I thought about this as I was riding one day (we all day dream when we ride don't we?) and that is "if u think you just made it, u didn't."

Same applies to bikes cutting, zigzaging thru cars. You may say the riders "want" the drivers to do nothing. What what driver would not do a thing seeing a bike rushing in front of of them and continue full speed ahead?
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Believe what you want but it doesn't, I rip through town all the time and I don't depend on them stopping for me. That WOULD be completely foolish. More chances are taken when racing no doubt, but hardly tossing ourselves in front of cars all the time. What you see in an NYC race is not typical.

^^ I'm referring to same direction car/bike, not crossing in front in the intersection, tossing yourself in front of cross traffic depending on them to stop for you is indeed foolish, no arguments there.


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Old 06-18-10, 10:11 PM
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Same applies to bikes cutting, zigzaging thru cars. You may say the riders "want" the drivers to do nothing. What what driver would not do a thing seeing a bike rushing in front of of them and continue full speed ahead?
How would you know what the racers do or don't want cars to do when you haven't experienced it yourself? I race, everything TJ said is true 100%. I don't ride dissimilarly to what you see in the video (althought I never cut oncoming traffic like that, that's beyond my skill level by a big margin) and at no point in any race haver I EVER felt that how a situation was going to play out depended on a driver's reaction.

The simple truth is that if dudes were riding around counting on cars to avoid them, they wouldn't last long at all.
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Well you could count on me, if I was riding my truck and I saw a guy coming my way riding like this through traffic, I would move to get right in his way just to teach him a lesson. I'm sorry but they way they ride is completely foolish no matter what you guys say, I don't know for you guys, but here in Quebec (and as far as I know it's the same for every province) bike riders have to follow the same laws as car/motorcycle drivers and if they disobey they get the same fines. I wouldn't be allowed to change lines all the time like they do if I was riding a motorcycle and I would get arrested for it because it's unsafe both for myself and the people I'm sharing the road with. What if someone does an emergency maneuver and hit another car because they thought they were going to run over me? It's impressive, yes, it's also completely stupid, I put that in the same category as street racing in a car...
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Well you could count on me, if I was riding my truck and I saw a guy coming my way riding like this through traffic, I would move to get right in his way just to teach him a lesson.
Perhaps if you think intentionally hitting people with your car out of spite is a good idea, it's entirely likely you don't have the maturity to handle the responsibility of being behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.
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Oh yea MatLax, hit a guy with your car to teach him a lesson. You should be doing speeches at driving schools to inspire students to drive safe.
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