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MrCheerful February 13th 14 09:56 AM

Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger
 
The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman .

Luckily passers by took her to hospital for facial surgery.

They do come down at a heck of a speed. They think they are coming down
a hill in the Tour De France. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/...ist_collision/

Mentalguy2k8[_2_] February 13th 14 12:49 PM

Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger
 

"Mrcheerful" wrote in message
...

The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman


... and disappeared. Typical.


Tarcap February 13th 14 02:35 PM

Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger
 


"Mentalguy2k8" wrote in message ...


"Mrcheerful" wrote in message
...

The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman


... and disappeared. Typical.

He probably did it all on purpose. You know how cyclists react to women and
children.


Bertie Wooster[_2_] February 13th 14 03:18 PM

Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger
 
On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:56:20 +0000, Mrcheerful
wrote:

The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman .

Luckily passers by took her to hospital for facial surgery.

They do come down at a heck of a speed. They think they are coming down
a hill in the Tour De France. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/...ist_collision/


I wonder what the result would have been if it has been a car driver
coming down the hill, and not a cyclist.

Tarcap February 13th 14 04:23 PM

Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger
 


"Bertie Wooster" wrote in message
...

On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:56:20 +0000, Mrcheerful
wrote:

The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman .

Luckily passers by took her to hospital for facial surgery.

“They do come down at a heck of a speed. They think they are coming down
a hill in the Tour De France. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/...ist_collision/


I wonder what the result would have been if it has been a car driver
coming down the hill, and not a cyclist.

But it wasn't. It was a cyclist. If it had been a car it would have been
easily identifiable by its number plates, and the car would have carried
insurance, which would have enable her to claim compensation.
So, unfortunately, it was a cyclist, who apparently did their normal trick
and scarpered.

But this is a cycling NG. Please at least make some attempt to stay on
topic, and not try to deflect the conversation to some non-existent
motorist.
Let the wriggling commence.............


MrCheerful February 13th 14 05:24 PM

Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger
 
On 13/02/2014 16:23, Tarcap wrote:


"Bertie Wooster" wrote in message
...

On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:56:20 +0000, Mrcheerful
wrote:

The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman .

Luckily passers by took her to hospital for facial surgery.

“They do come down at a heck of a speed. They think they are coming down
a hill in the Tour De France. I was in the wrong place at the wrong
time.”

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/...ist_collision/


I wonder what the result would have been if it has been a car driver
coming down the hill, and not a cyclist.

But it wasn't. It was a cyclist. If it had been a car it would have been
easily identifiable by its number plates, and the car would have carried
insurance, which would have enable her to claim compensation.
So, unfortunately, it was a cyclist, who apparently did their normal
trick and scarpered.

But this is a cycling NG. Please at least make some attempt to stay on
topic, and not try to deflect the conversation to some non-existent
motorist.
Let the wriggling commence.............


a car driver would be less likely to be looking at the yard in front of
his front wheel while trying to beat a Strava time, he would also have
efficient brakes, also engine noise and tyre sounds helps to give
audible warning of approach.

Mentalguy2k8[_2_] February 13th 14 05:57 PM

Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger
 

"Tarcap" wrote in message
...


"Mentalguy2k8" wrote in message ...


"Mrcheerful" wrote in message
...

The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman


.. and disappeared. Typical.

He probably did it all on purpose. You know how cyclists react to women
and children.


Very true, they're either exposing themselves to them or being violent to
them.


jnugent February 13th 14 06:39 PM

Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger
 
On 13/02/2014 15:18, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:56:20 +0000, Mrcheerful
wrote:

The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman .

Luckily passers by took her to hospital for facial surgery.

They do come down at a heck of a speed. They think they are coming down
a hill in the Tour De France. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/...ist_collision/


I wonder what the result would have been if it has been a car driver
coming down the hill, and not a cyclist.


He would have put his foot on the brake pedal and stopped?

It's what I would do.

You?

Dave - Cyclists VOR February 13th 14 06:46 PM

Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger
 
On 13/02/2014 15:18, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:56:20 +0000, Mrcheerful
wrote:

The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman .

Luckily passers by took her to hospital for facial surgery.

They do come down at a heck of a speed. They think they are coming down
a hill in the Tour De France. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/...ist_collision/


I wonder what the result would have been if it has been a car driver
coming down the hill, and not a cyclist.

He would;
(a) Have been heard.
(b) Have seen her hi viz vest.
(c) Been able to brake in time.
(d) Been traceable.
(e) Have been trained & passed a test which included observation &
anticipation skills.


--
Dave - Cyclists VOR. "Many people barely recognise the bicycle as a
legitimate mode of transport; it is either a toy for children or a
vehicle fit only for the poor and/or strange," Dave Horton, of Lancaster
University, wrote in an interim assessment of the Understanding Walking
and Cycling study. "For them, cycling is a bit embarrassing, they fail
to see its purpose, and have no interest in integrating it into their
lives, certainly on a regular basis."

Dave - Cyclists VOR February 13th 14 06:47 PM

Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger
 
On 13/02/2014 16:23, Tarcap wrote:


"Bertie Wooster" wrote in message
...

On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:56:20 +0000, Mrcheerful
wrote:

The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman .

Luckily passers by took her to hospital for facial surgery.

“They do come down at a heck of a speed. They think they are coming down
a hill in the Tour De France. I was in the wrong place at the wrong
time.”

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/...ist_collision/


I wonder what the result would have been if it has been a car driver
coming down the hill, and not a cyclist.

But it wasn't. It was a cyclist. If it had been a car it would have been
easily identifiable by its number plates, and the car would have carried
insurance, which would have enable her to claim compensation.
So, unfortunately, it was a cyclist, who apparently did their normal
trick and scarpered.

But this is a cycling NG. Please at least make some attempt to stay on
topic, and not try to deflect the conversation to some non-existent
motorist.
Let the wriggling commence.............



If wriggling were an Olympic sport, Crispin would win a Gold.

--
Dave - Cyclists VOR. "Many people barely recognise the bicycle as a
legitimate mode of transport; it is either a toy for children or a
vehicle fit only for the poor and/or strange," Dave Horton, of Lancaster
University, wrote in an interim assessment of the Understanding Walking
and Cycling study. "For them, cycling is a bit embarrassing, they fail
to see its purpose, and have no interest in integrating it into their
lives, certainly on a regular basis."


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