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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:07:59 PM »
You can have a dashcam also.

Just to point out, by and large if a motorist makes a mistake the cyclist risks death or serious injury; the motorist is likely to be ok. If a cyclist makes a mistake, the cyclist risks death or serious injury; the motorist is likely to be ok.
Hence the food chain comment.

As a car driver on a narrow road, I exercise extreme caution when larger vehicles appear on the horizon. The driver of the other vehicle will exercise the same caution, but itís of greater importance to me to manage my space carefully, as in the event of a collision, itíll be my last action on this earth, regardless of culpability.

Whereas all too often, I witness cyclists who seem oblivious to this concept. The contrast with the behaviour of motorcyclists is stark.

This is the point that cyclists, uniquely among road users, seem as a group unable or unwilling to comprehend. On an anecdotal level it seems to me to spring from a militancy as a group that drives them to insist on their equal status as road users and on a consequent right to impede the progress of traffic whose normal speed is much greater than theirs. This will extend to cycling two abreast on a bendy road where a car travelling under the speed limit may be forced to take extreme evasive action on rounding a bend to avoid killing one of these morons. Do they really expect that all drivers should proceed at the average speed of a bike in case they should encounter one on rounding a bend?

You don't see pedestrians behaving like this. As a group, they seem to grasp the concept that it doesn't matter if you're right (as you see it) if you're dead and so they will take steps to protect themselves from traffic that may not necessarily know they're there.

And when we question this level of stupidity among the militant cycling tendency, WE are accused of being indifferent to their welfare - ignoring the fact that WE are the ones taking the trouble to point out this danger to their welfare.

I think you will find that if you round a bend and kill someone, cyclist pedestrian whatever, that you are indeed expected to be able to stop to avoid a collision when rounding a bend without a clear view ahead, regardless of what speed they or indeed you are travelling at.

That is correct.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:21:06 AM »
I know a couple of cyclists who now have recording devices on the rear of their bikes, not sure it's doing them any good (mentally anyway) as it's bringing home how vulnerable we really are and how much some motorists don't give a f**k. Some young fellas with the R plates reported to the cops within the first week of use.

As mentioned earlier by someone else phone use whilst driving is really scary. The amount of people doing it is ridiculous.

At least cyclists have that luxury of identifying a motorist who has been driving dangerously, breaking rules, cyclists do so with impunity.  Cyclists are selfish c***ts in my opinion!

What are you trying to say?

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:21:02 PM »
Is Rory a Prod?

No, vegan. He's never been the same since he cut his big mop of curly hair.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:19:17 PM »
I thought Phil's bigger foul was running on the green to catch the moving ball.

He's a big heavy fella so running would leave aberrations.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:31:03 PM »
I'm not on here to defend cyclists but lads use a we bit of your wit, if a motorist starts doing donuts on a road or causes a serious crash from driving like a dick you don't start shouting ban all motorists. In cycling there obviously are some dicks about and deserve a boot up the hole but you can't just say ban all cyclists because there are a few morons out there.

Yes, but other motorists will generally not defend the donut lunatic even in motor forums, cyclists will always justify breaking red lights or cycling on the footpath.

I don't cycle, and Ill admit that on occasion I have cracked up with them, but this post here is ridiculous.  I would hazard a guess and say the proportion of drivers that behave irresponsibly on the roads is a lot higher than cyclists.

I'd say your guess is wrong. There are many cyclists who routinely break every light, who routinely drive on the footpath on every journey, who routinely cycle without lights. Few motorists break the law quite so blatantly and at least some of these do end up in court.

The cyclists I admire the most are those that cycle at night with no lights and all dressed in black . Yet if I, for a bit of craic, just nudge them off their bicycle then I'm the baddie.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:11:15 AM »
And his caddy is an Irishman.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Tyrone U20
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:42:40 AM »
Yes, as long as "standing up for yourself" does not mean lowering yourself to thuggish behaviour. One retaliatory punch is enough to kill someone.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:27:08 AM »
Ha ha! Good old Henrik, not realising that they were live, lol.

And then he hangs his head in shame. Brilliant!

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:19:21 PM »
Sarah Stirk's chest  :)

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: June 16, 2018, 10:56:53 PM »
Anyone see Henrik telling a fan to zip it? lol

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Tyrone U20
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:59:59 PM »
How many of Armagh's probable first 15 will miss the final?

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: June 14, 2018, 02:22:21 PM »
Rory 2 over after 3.

Seems like a proper testing course where sub par will be z very good score.  Refreshing after so many turkey shoot majors......

Now 4 over.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: June 14, 2018, 02:03:15 PM »
Went with our Rory at 16/1 with the £5 free bet Bet365 gave!

Will miss the cut for sure!

Phil Spieth and Rory are having a mare! cash out !!

McIlroy spraying the ball all over the place.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Tyrone U20
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:41:03 PM »
Naka, I don't think there is much room for gloating about a mentor hitting a 19 year old player?

Tyrone players certainly didn't cover themselves in glory before the game ended and played their part in inciting the fight with time wasting and general sh*tty behaviour to slow the game down...it came back to bite them.

Armagh deservedly won the game, however the actions of Martin McQuillan and indeed the emptying of the Armagh bench in waves cannot be laughed off as sour grapes.

I agree. Irrespective of what Tyrone did or didnt do, the actions of the Armagh bench and mentors was shameful. As much as I want Armagh to win, I would not argue against whatever ruling the Ulster Council see fit.

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