One thing I found out this morning.

Kiwiavenger

im a little tea pot
It's amazing how quickly you can stop from 40 mph when rounding a corner to be confronted with the back of a double decker!

On the plus note I managed to avoid hiting it however my new bib tights may need a wash (or an incinerator) and the new 105 calipers and Aztec blocks worked wonders! Am very impressed

Was a lovely commute though

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gaz

Cycle Camera TV
Location
South Croydon
A wise man once told me. "You may know the road but do you know what is around the corner?"
 
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Kiwiavenger

Kiwiavenger

im a little tea pot
It was a longish corner but really shallow and downhill with a hedge on the side blocking my view. I was pedaling like a man posessed too! Lol.

Was a lovely ride in though, and very uneventful except the brown trouser moment!

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phil_hg_uk

I am not a member, I am a free man !!!!!!
Did this also at the weekend, going down a steep hill at full tilt ............ corner looks ok ........... OH S**T ................... managed to grab the brakes and pull into a parking space before I reached the transit van coming the otherway up the only part of the skinny road to have cars blocking one side of it :sweat:
 
Always cycle so as to be able to stop in the distance you can see to be clear.
 

avsd

Veteran
Location
Belfast
A wise man once told me. "You may know the road but do you know what is around the corner?"
Being an unwise man going round a blind corner costed me 2-3 months off the bike and Mycyclelog target for 2012:angry: Dislocated collarbone as I hit another cyclist coming the other direction on a cycle path. I had 105 brakes and was doing 15-20mph when I had the accident but obviously poorer reaction times. Be wise and be sate :thumbsup:
 

Miquel In De Rain

No Longer Posting
Always cycle so as to be able to stop in the distance you can see to be clear.
I had an ambulance pull out on me this morning suddenly,he jumped the red but he had his lights on but no siren,so I don't think your comment is always possible...I managed to dodge not brake.

Checking camera footage,second time that has happened with an ambulance there.
 

subaqua

What’s the point
Location
Leytonstone
I had an ambulance pull out on me this morning suddenly,he jumped the red but he had his lights on but no siren,so I don't think your comment is always possible...I managed to dodge not brake.

Checking camera footage,second time that has happened with an ambulance there.
if it had happened once to me "there" i would have been treating "there" with caution
 
I had an ambulance pull out on me this morning suddenly,he jumped the red but he had his lights on but no siren,so I don't think your comment is always possible...I managed to dodge not brake.

Checking camera footage,second time that has happened with an ambulance there.
There is a difference between going round a blind bend too fast when you don't know what is round the bend and having someone pull out in front of you. Mind you I agree with subaqua's comment if it has happened twice.
 

Miquel In De Rain

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if it had happened once to me "there" i would have been treating "there" with caution
One before since 1990 when I first started using the route to commute,although the second time in about two years,the last was on a bank holiday oddly enough...and it's on utube.

Dont think I can be expect silent red light jumping ambulances all the time.

Christ,it's so easy to be perfect on here.

View: http://youtu.be/JRRpKUjblm8


The original incident footage.doesn't work for me at the moment.

Although it doesn't seem to work I found out it happened on 30 Aug 2010 which makes me a bad cyclist as I didn't look out for a red light jumping ambulance with no sirens almost two years later.
 
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