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Anyone know this idiot?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by TheJDog, 5 Jul 2017.

  1. TheJDog

    TheJDog dingo's kidneys

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  2. Oooh thats cringeworthy. Why are cyclists using a left turn only lane as a means of overtaking on the inside? That truck so very nearly killed him, all because he used the lane inappropriately.

    Also, that first cyclist is a plum. Flings himself up the inside of a car just as the road narrows, doesn't look left or right the entire time he's in view.

    Wannabe organ doners the lot of them.
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  3. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    I take it all of the cyclists were in the wrong lane then
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  4. From what I could see, yes. Instead of turning left they tried to use it as an opportunity to overtake the waiting traffic, deliberately keep themselves in the teucks blind spot, and it bit one of them on the arriss. Dreadful roadcraft from all of them.

    The video should be renamed "idiot cyclist with no observation skills, poor lane disciple, and a rampant death wish attempts to top himself under a lorry"

    I'll be as popular as a fart in a space suit for saying it, bit the lorry driver find nothing wrong.
    Last edited: 5 Jul 2017
  5. No way I'd try and race a lorry from the wrong lane.
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  6. What a bunch of idiots. The very definition of 'All the gear, no idea'. '
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  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    He knows he's in the wrong. That's why he cycles off without swapping details.
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  8. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    South Wales
    Unfortunate incident all round, but in all honesty those cyclists should definitely have been more aware and given the lorry a lot more room.
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  9. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Maybe the question should be 'would you admit to knowing that idiot?'

    He is lucky to be alive and unless he learned a lesson that day it is only a matter of time. At least the lady that was riding beside him had the good sense to drop back......
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  10. Disabledcyclist40

    Disabledcyclist40 Well-Known Member

    If your going to filter, you should always stop where the driver has a visual on you, not in the blidnspot

    The lorry knew they were there and wanted to prove he was right

    The cyclists were all in the wrong lane

    But who's at fault doesn't matter, if you know a lorry will kill you you don't stop in the blidnspot, either hold back or filter in front of him. So he can see you, chose life, not to have to fight for life.
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  11. Timtrain

    Timtrain Active Member

    Fail to understand how the lorry driver can be in the wrong. All the cyclists are to all intense and purpose are turning left. The lorry hasn't deviated from its route, and as the driver states , he was leaning forward to see them, and quite rightly assumed they were turning left, they shouldn't of chanced there arm by undercutting him
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  12. Looks like it to me, but I suppose if one of them is getting some hits on his YouTube channel he probably thinks it's worth risking his life.
  13. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Accra, Ghana
    Even if they were all in the wrong lane the trucker made a deliberate attempt to maim them. He knew what he was doing.
  14. Disabledcyclist40

    Disabledcyclist40 Well-Known Member

    But if they'd have not put themselves there consciously, he'd have had nothing to aim at maiming
  15. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Every cyclist in London does it he says....doesn't make it the right thing to do though :rolleyes:...idiot cyclists all round indeed. Well done to the truck driver for keeping his cool pretty much!