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Pirates of the Burley Griffin
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9th-May-2008 04:14 pm
As a bunch of cyclists have just discovered, being noticed can be a bad thing sometimes.

There also appears to be an alternative interpretation of events that I thought was, ah,interesting.

Also on the subject here's some less than helpful advice. Look, I'm not a roadie, nor will I ever be any kind of racer, but at the elite (eg olympic) levels pack riding is an essential skill that requires training and practice.
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9th-May-2008 06:44 am (UTC)
Something worse may be in store: civil actions to recover the damages to the bikes. That could quickly run to $100K or more...

Also I think it needs to be clear that most motorists are pretty good... and the truck driver was by all accounts superb.
9th-May-2008 06:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, as a driver there's millions others out there... and only a few of us that need beating to death with a stick.
But there's always one....

I don't blame drivers, I just blame the person who did something stupid, using his car as a weapon. He could have just muttered under his breath and kept driving. I don't quite believe this "my car stalled, the engine 'popped' between gas and petrol" line.
9th-May-2008 06:59 am (UTC)
I do wonder if the police will believe it. Or if a jury would for that matter.
9th-May-2008 07:41 am (UTC)
Your first two links point to the same article. Did you mean the second one to go to this page?
9th-May-2008 08:04 am (UTC)
Yes,that's right.

I wonder what happened...
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