Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

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Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby Oldjohnw » 10 Sep 2019, 12:32pm

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect!

Postby whoof » 10 Sep 2019, 12:35pm

If riding a bike resulted in perfection as offenders left prison you could chain them to a bike and pretty soon there would be near zero crime.

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect!

Postby mjr » 10 Sep 2019, 12:37pm

I agree with my former colleague @jmons that the police and newspaper are being evil there:
https://mobile.twitter.com/jmons/status/1171385760458641408 wrote:It kind of infuriates me on how road user rampages are reported. If a driver gets out of their car and attacks someone it's reported as "Road Rage" and understood. This despicable action though leads with "cyclist". We don't all run red lights or headbut
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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect!

Postby pwa » 10 Sep 2019, 12:43pm

I don't see myself as part of a tribe called "cyclists" so I don't feel a need to defend ever action by every single person who happens to be cycling. The bloke is a violent nutter and needs taking off the streets, regardless of his chosen mode of transport at the time of the offence.

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect!

Postby DaveGos » 10 Sep 2019, 12:59pm

Should make him wear a helmet then he could not of head butted the man

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect!

Postby Spinners » 10 Sep 2019, 1:15pm

DaveGos wrote:Should make him wear a helmet then he could not of head butted the man


And make the man wear one as well (just to be safe).
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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect!

Postby Tangled Metal » 10 Sep 2019, 1:16pm

It isn't what you see yourself as but what others see you as. They see you ride a bike, you're a cyclist. Once you're a cyclist, you're one of a group. How you see it doesn't alter that viewpoint of others. There's more "others" than there are you or us (whether you believe in "us" or not).

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect!

Postby soapbox » 10 Sep 2019, 2:02pm

Tangled Metal wrote:It isn't what you see yourself as but what others see you as. They see you ride a bike, you're a cyclist. Once you're a cyclist, you're one of a group. How you see it doesn't alter that viewpoint of others. There's more "others" than there are you or us (whether you believe in "us" or not).


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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby mercalia » 10 Sep 2019, 2:29pm

silly title as the cyclist assaulted the pedestrian and needs to be sentenced for his criminal act. Pure and simple road rage

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby charliepolecat » 10 Sep 2019, 2:34pm

The bloke is a violent nutter and needs taking off the streets, regardless of his chosen mode of transport at the time of the offence.


Yes indeed.

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby Oldjohnw » 10 Sep 2019, 3:04pm

Oh I agree. But how often do we get all motorists written off as idiots? Or even cyclists as unable to do wrong?

Some people are idiots. You can't save them from their folly.
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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby Mike Sales » 10 Sep 2019, 4:57pm

Has there ever been a headline?

Motorist Kills Man in Drive-By Shooting.
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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby Oldjohnw » 10 Sep 2019, 5:00pm

The heading of this article is accurate.
Just saying.
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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby Mike Sales » 10 Sep 2019, 5:08pm

Me, I was just asking.

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby John Holiday » 10 Sep 2019, 5:20pm

Oh dear! Just the sort of hysterical publicity cycling doesn't need.