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There's nothing like administering first aid to cyclist who has just spanged into the back of a milk float when you have tears of laughter running down your face. The world is just one long episode of You've Been Framed - when have you laughed at the misfortune of others?

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(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 12:05)
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Motorcyclist laughs...
Driving along a road in Lincolnshire a motorcyclist roared past me on double white lines on a blind bend and flipped me the finger !! probably because it was a Sunday I had two kids in the CRV and I was doing the speedlimit of 60.

I thought I hope he fucking crashes. Well he didn't on that bend but two miles late there he was sitting at the side of the road, his bike in a hedge whilst a pretty badly scrached car's driver was next to him on his mobile phone.

I still to this day don't know why he flipped me the bird but I had a massive fucking grin on my face when I flipped him one back... as I slowly drove past the cunt.
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 13:53, 17 replies)
instant karma got him
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 13:57, closed)
I've had a motorcyclist do that to me
I had done nothing...NOTHING
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 14:12, closed)
as a motorcyclist...
I have to stay calm as at least once a day a driver will try to kill me without ever realising it (that Think! advert is scarily accurate).

It would take something utterly utterly stupid and ignorant to make me want to flip the bird at a driver while overtaking them dangerously (I haven't), so I can believe you've possibly nearly taken the guy out earlier without even knowing?

Either that or the motorcyclist really was a cunt and deserved the karma!
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 15:10, closed)
The Think! adverts
are all well and good, and indeed do remind me to watch out for cyclists (motor and otherwise) but the one where they say "Now you see him..." repeatedly, is a bit wrong.

There's a car waiting to turn right. He's indicating. He sees the motorcyclist in the mirror, on his right corner. The oncoming traffic clears, he turns right and BANG - the bloke's knocked off his motorbike.

But WTF was the biker doing trying to overtake a car which was so obviously sitting waiting to turn right?
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 15:21, closed)
That's at a t-junction isn't it?
Don't tell me you have right of way pulling into traffic.

I really hope we're talking about the same advert!
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 15:29, closed)
wait. what?
the driver is indicating to turn right onto a main road. The motorcyclist is driving along the main road (right to left from the driver's perspective). Driver pulls out right in front of motorcyclist who has no time to get out of the way and BANG - the bloke's knocked off his motorbike.

On my commute to and from work I've lost count the number of times this has so very nearly happened - it's unnervingly common for drivers to just not look for motorcyclists.
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 15:33, closed)
Wrong advert
there is one where he pulls on to a main road in front of the biker...
The one referenced however the driver is turning right from a main road no junction at all and it shows the car moving along with a bike in his rear view mirror.
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 16:36, closed)
ah don't think I've seen that one
if that was the situation then clearly the biker was in the wrong - however it wouldn't hurt for the driver to check their right shoulder for idiots (car or motorcycle) overtaking before turning off. It's called a "lifesaver check" and is a habit beat into you when learning to ride a motorcycle - perhaps it should also be taught to learner drivers?
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 17:49, closed)
as a car driver....
Without wanting to start a flame war, I have to say that in my experience, a significant proportion of motorcyclists appear to be massive tools who believe that the neither speed limits or the laws of physics apply to them.

We should round them all up. Put them in a field. And bomb the bastards.

ok, maybe I lied about the flame-war thing
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 15:31, closed)
I have to agree
that unfortunately a large proportion of motorcyclists on the road seem to be 17-20 year olds who think they're invincible, and I've also had bikers pull stupid manoevres on me while riding.

Also, you Honda Accord drivers are way more dangerous than bikers!
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 15:38, closed)
Couldn't agree more.
But I see a higher percentage of drivers doing similar things.
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 15:42, closed)
As a motorcycle rider....
You're quite right. A pretty high percentage of riders ride like absolute morons. Even more when they're out in a group, and even if the first one overtakes at only sensible places the rest apparently start thinking "Ooh, gotta overtake whatever happens, or I'll lose the group" and start doing blind bends and other idiocy.

All you fuckwits up the A65 on a weekend, I'm looking at you lot.
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 20:13, closed)
I know when summer has arrived
by the regularity of the sirens on the A65...
(, Fri 18 Dec 2009, 22:16, closed)
As a biker myself
I agree entirely with bobming. The number of times I've been nearly taken out by oblivious drivers is scary, and I've only been on the roads 3 years.

However I have only once flipped the V at someone and that twunt deserved it. It was a taxi driver that undertook me on a single lane road, fucking bastard should know better!
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 15:32, closed)
I'm a motorcyclist myself...
and always think bike. It's so ingrained from my bike lessons. I had an instructor that basically said.

"If a car hits you it's your fault"

You adopt the position they are all cunts and ride accordingly.
(, Mon 21 Dec 2009, 9:32, closed)
On a similar note,
As another biker I have to agree with this ^^. But there are times...
I'd like to think I'm fairly considerate as a biker, so following a driver in London, I've noticed he's got no brake lights and a semi-inflated tyre. Nothing new there you might think. So at the next set of lights I pulled up next to his window to advise him of the imminent biker/rear bumper interface. I waved at him and pointed to the back of his car ready to offer my assistance. The window opens rather quickly and;
"Fuck off, I haven't done anything wrong- all you bikers etc etc."
My reply? "You know what mate, never mind" and follow till pulled by the police a little further up.
Funny thing is, saw a woman at the next lights- no brake lights, three kids in the back, no seatbelts- rinse and repeat.
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 15:26, closed)
London drivers
like their cages, and don't like to be spoken to.
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 20:15, closed)

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