A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » Regional Cycling » UK
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Darwin Awards



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 12th 15, 03:52 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tarcap
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,950
Default Darwin Awards

Here we have the favourite for the 2015 award:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...level-crossing

Still, I suppose if that's all you've got to look forward to in life, then
you haven't got much to lose, I suppose.

Ads
  #2  
Old April 12th 15, 04:14 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
The Medway Handyman[_4_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,359
Default Darwin Awards

On 12/04/2015 15:52, Tarcap wrote:
Here we have the favourite for the 2015 award:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...level-crossing


Still, I suppose if that's all you've got to look forward to in life,
then you haven't got much to lose, I suppose.


It starts off by allowing kid's to ride on the pavements. then the
slippery slope leads to this.....

--
Dave - The Medway Handyman www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
  #3  
Old April 12th 15, 04:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
MrCheerful
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4,757
Default Darwin Awards

On 12/04/2015 16:14, The Medway Handyman wrote:
On 12/04/2015 15:52, Tarcap wrote:
Here we have the favourite for the 2015 award:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...level-crossing



Still, I suppose if that's all you've got to look forward to in life,
then you haven't got much to lose, I suppose.


It starts off by allowing kid's to ride on the pavements. then the
slippery slope leads to this.....


Also shows why racing on the road should be illegal.
  #4  
Old April 12th 15, 06:59 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
colwyn[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 345
Default Darwin Awards

On 12/04/2015 15:52, Tarcap wrote:
Here we have the favourite for the 2015 award:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...level-crossing


Still, I suppose if that's all you've got to look forward to in life,
then you haven't got much to lose, I suppose.


Yes, it was absolutely appalling - I guess there must have been millions
of people who were shocked by their antics!
Children, women, OAP's standing in muddy fields with banners waiting to
cross over treacherous cobbles whilst police on motorbikes and on foot
were doing NOTHING! I also noticed that the train had to slow down. I do
wish that more 'Salt of the earth' people were standing for
representative positions (such as contributors to newsgroups) and
legislate to prevent an international rabble upsetting a tranquil society!
I do despair!
  #5  
Old April 12th 15, 07:13 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
MrCheerful
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4,757
Default Darwin Awards

On 12/04/2015 18:59, colwyn wrote:
On 12/04/2015 15:52, Tarcap wrote:
Here we have the favourite for the 2015 award:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...level-crossing



Still, I suppose if that's all you've got to look forward to in life,
then you haven't got much to lose, I suppose.


Yes, it was absolutely appalling - I guess there must have been millions
of people who were shocked by their antics!
Children, women, OAP's standing in muddy fields with banners waiting to
cross over treacherous cobbles whilst police on motorbikes and on foot
were doing NOTHING! I also noticed that the train had to slow down. I do
wish that more 'Salt of the earth' people were standing for
representative positions (such as contributors to newsgroups) and
legislate to prevent an international rabble upsetting a tranquil society!
I do despair!



What about having the cyclists race on a live train track? It could
certainly improve the sprinting abilities of the cyclists, you could
have the track fenced in closely, with run offs like pitstops every five
miles or so. It could certainly sell on the satellite channels, bit
like the film 'Death Race'. Easily filmed with drones and you could get
the competitors to pay to enter, part of the revenue from the telivising
could make compo payouts for the families of any cyclists that were not
quick enough or had taken insufficient drugs.
  #6  
Old April 12th 15, 09:04 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr Pounder
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,547
Default Darwin Awards


"Mrcheerful" wrote in message
...
On 12/04/2015 18:59, colwyn wrote:
On 12/04/2015 15:52, Tarcap wrote:
Here we have the favourite for the 2015 award:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...level-crossing



Still, I suppose if that's all you've got to look forward to in life,
then you haven't got much to lose, I suppose.


Yes, it was absolutely appalling - I guess there must have been millions
of people who were shocked by their antics!
Children, women, OAP's standing in muddy fields with banners waiting to
cross over treacherous cobbles whilst police on motorbikes and on foot
were doing NOTHING! I also noticed that the train had to slow down. I do
wish that more 'Salt of the earth' people were standing for
representative positions (such as contributors to newsgroups) and
legislate to prevent an international rabble upsetting a tranquil
society!
I do despair!



What about having the cyclists race on a live train track? It could
certainly improve the sprinting abilities of the cyclists, you could have
the track fenced in closely, with run offs like pitstops every five miles
or so. It could certainly sell on the satellite channels, bit like the
film 'Death Race'. Easily filmed with drones and you could get the
competitors to pay to enter, part of the revenue from the telivising could
make compo payouts for the families of any cyclists that were not quick
enough or had taken insufficient drugs.


Death Race 2000?


  #7  
Old April 12th 15, 11:35 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2,727
Default Darwin Awards

On Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3:52:14 PM UTC+1, Tarcap wrote:
Here we have the favourite for the 2015 award:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...level-crossing

Still, I suppose if that's all you've got to look forward to in life, then
you haven't got much to lose, I suppose.


"The peloton regrouped after the incident allowing riders caught behind the barriers to catch up"
What a civilised sport cycle racing is.
  #8  
Old April 13th 15, 12:03 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 11,574
Default Darwin Awards

On 12/04/2015 23:35, Simon Jester wrote:

On Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3:52:14 PM UTC+1, Tarcap wrote:


Here we have the favourite for the 2015 award:
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...level-crossing
Still, I suppose if that's all you've got to look forward to in life, then
you haven't got much to lose, I suppose.


"The peloton regrouped after the incident allowing riders caught behind the barriers to catch up"
What a civilised sport cycle racing is.


What a bunch of killjoys the French government is.

As soon as they heard of the mere possibility of a cycle race, they
should have suspended the entire operations of SNCF for that whole day,
just in case the route included a level crossing.
  #9  
Old April 13th 15, 12:10 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2,727
Default Darwin Awards

On Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:03:19 AM UTC+1, JNugent wrote:

What a bunch of killjoys the French government is.


They close roads for Le Mans.
  #10  
Old April 13th 15, 12:26 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 11,574
Default Darwin Awards

On 13/04/2015 00:10, Simon Jester wrote:
On Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:03:19 AM UTC+1, JNugent wrote:

What a bunch of killjoys the French government is.


They close roads for Le Mans.


As does Sefton Council for the Grand National.
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Darwin Awards for Idiot Mountain Bikers Mike Vandeman[_4_] Social Issues 10 December 4th 11 03:36 AM
Darwin candidate Kristian M Zoerhoff General 6 June 21st 06 10:28 PM
Cycling's Darwin Awards Event Scheduled for 11/5 [email protected] Racing 0 August 29th 05 04:01 PM
OT Humour - Darwin Awards MartinM UK 18 July 26th 04 11:42 PM
Darwin Big Carl Australia 2 July 13th 04 06:27 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.