Play silly games racing... This is the outcome

Play silly games racing... This is the outcome

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STe_rsv4

Original Poster:

355 posts

44 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Knocked off his bike and wanting sympathy, not sure this is the way to go about it.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=102208...

Possibly stop riding like a bellend and stop racing bellends, you will live longer. (incident happens towards the end of the video)

Alex_225

3,561 posts

147 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Don't get me wrong the car driver shouldn't have done that, whether deliberate or completely ignorant. By the same token, the biker would wind drivers up. Lane 2 the entire time whether passing people or not, insisting on getting to the front of the queue to then pull away slowly. I don't condone the driver but I can see the biker getting on people's nerves!

Gary29

2,427 posts

45 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Roads are full of idiots, yet more proof here.

cossers

1,708 posts

86 months

Wednesday 9th October
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No sympathy whatsoever

STe_rsv4

Original Poster:

355 posts

44 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Alex_225 said:
Don't get me wrong the car driver shouldn't have done that, whether deliberate or completely ignorant. By the same token, the biker would wind drivers up. Lane 2 the entire time whether passing people or not, insisting on getting to the front of the queue to then pull away slowly. I don't condone the driver but I can see the biker getting on people's nerves!
Yep. Bikers a tt. Should have known he was up against a throbber in the civic when seeing tyre smoke at the lights. Still continued to do probably double the speed limit through built up areas. That being said, the civic driver knew exactly what he was doing when he changed lanes and caused the crash, deserves locked up.

Miserablegit

818 posts

55 months

Wednesday 9th October
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1st mistake racing at the lights
2nd mistake not “winning”
3rd mistake not accepting he lost the drag race and continued to chase the car
4th mistake - possibly not wearing the right kit. He talks about cargo pants and waterproofs. I’m always disappointed to see bikers out on a high speed run with jeans on...
5th mistake not anticipating the car driver was unhinged
It was all the car driver’s fault admittedly but points 1-5 would have kept the biker out of a&e

Miserablegit

818 posts

55 months

Wednesday 9th October
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I drive my cars the way I used to ride - in tight fitting leather...
No, no I mean I don’t care who is right, I just try to avoid crashing. No point saying I had right of way if you end up in a nasty accident you could have avoided

Demelitia

25 posts

2 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Amazing the biker thinks he’s done absolutely nothing contributory in that video. It’s obvious he’s not taken in to account the fact that you can be ‘technically right’ and still be dead as a doornail.

p4cks

3,551 posts

145 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Miserablegit said:
I don’t care who is right, I just try to avoid crashing.
Same for me too, I'm far more laid back than I used to be. Life is too short to 'win' an inconsequential road battle with an idiot

havoc

24,607 posts

181 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Demelitia said:
Amazing the biker thinks he’s done absolutely nothing contributory in that video. It’s obvious he’s not taken in to account the fact that you can be ‘technically right’ and still be dead as a doornail.
You're far too sensible for PH. Leave now, while you still can! biggrin

KP328

1,523 posts

141 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Sorry this is massively off topic, the part when the biker falls reminded me of The Lucid Dream- SX1000 rave video.

2Btoo

1,213 posts

149 months

Wednesday 9th October
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What was that incident at the lights just before the crash? Civic seemed to spin it's wheels twice and both cars jumped forwards. Were they racing too?

glen ponder

55 posts

6 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Motorbike = donor machine


Jasey_

1,607 posts

124 months

Wednesday 9th October
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The dangers when two pricks trying to kill each other meet up on the roads.

It usually ends up worse for the prick on fewer wheels.

Take appropriate action based on number of wheels you have versus your "opponent" and you might live longer.

spookly

2,253 posts

41 months

Wednesday 9th October
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I've come across bellends like this when out on my bike. As soon as you notice a car behaving like that you should give them a very wide berth, not try and chase them down at more than the speed limit. You don't win points for being a smudge on the road.

That being said, whoever is driving that car could be considered to be attempting murder. Deliberately changing lanes to block a biker, speeding or not, is absolutely insane. I don't think any excuse of not having seen him would fly.

Michaelbailey

275 posts

52 months

Wednesday 9th October
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I feel like *some* bikers get some really strange superiority complex when on a bike. I had an incident when I was waiting at lights and I set off just before they went to green (literally less than a second) because I saw the other traffic stopped. When I came up to the next lights the biker went in front of me and then shook his head at me and pointed at the lights. (I didn't go through a red the lights were green when I crossed over the line) I ignored him and as I was pulling onto the motorway the biker slowed right down on the slip road so I went past him as the slip road was 2 lanes and then the bike was right on my arse giving it large. Never known someone to get so uptight about something so petty and then drive so dangerously to prove a point. Its like you see the videos of the bikers who think you've caused a minor hazard so I'm going to smash off your wing mirror and run off and do 130mph in a 30

yonex

15,270 posts

114 months

Wednesday 9th October
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That car driver is a total . It’s unbelievable what he did tbh. The rider could have been more cautious, but no excusing what the driver did here.

crusty

573 posts

166 months

Wednesday 9th October
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spookly said:
That being said, whoever is driving that car could be considered to be attempting murder. Deliberately changing lanes to block a biker, speeding or not, is absolutely insane. I don't think any excuse of not having seen him would fly.
I have to agree, although the biker is hardly blameless, this to me looks deliberate and could easily have cost the biker his life

GreatGranny

7,164 posts

172 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Not sure why the biker is getting so much hate.

Yes he "put his foot down" when the Civic raced off the lights but was riding ok up to then.

There was absolutely no excuse for the Civic to run him down.

coldel

3,426 posts

92 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Unfortunately both the biker and driver have the same issues, wanting to win some sort of 'im better than you' contest by speeding at stupid speeds in a reasonably built up area. Car was wrong to do that they did and should be hauled before the police, but the biker did nothing to avoid that situation escalating.

Sometimes you have to be the bigger man and just let the child drive off into the distance, in this case it was that both were of child mentality and the inevitable happened.