Bonnet surfing

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Bonnet surfing

Postby [XAP]Bob » 14 Oct 2013, 8:04pm

Not recommended.

Moron* in a porsche thought that having me bonnet surf for 25-30 yards was preferable to exchanging insurance details after rear ending me...

Police have spoken to three independent witnesses, who somewhat disagree with the motorists description of events.

* Moron was the word used by one of the witnesses...
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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby Si » 14 Oct 2013, 8:10pm

eek, hope that you are undamaged?

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby hexhome » 14 Oct 2013, 8:16pm

and that his pride and joy is :twisted:

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby Vorpal » 14 Oct 2013, 8:19pm

Si wrote:eek, hope that you are undamaged?

+1
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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby [XAP]Bob » 14 Oct 2013, 8:27pm

Cut on my finger, otherwise OK, just a little shaken.

Silly sharp windscreen wipers.
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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby kwackers » 14 Oct 2013, 8:50pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:Police have spoken to three independent witnesses, who somewhat disagree with the motorists description of events.

Which was what? "He looked tired so I thought I'd give him a lift..."

Glad you're ok.

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby Audax67 » 14 Oct 2013, 9:46pm

Glad you're OK.

What in the name of Puff's Holy Garters is anyone doing driving a Porsche in a country with a 70 mph blanket speed limit?
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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby trickletreat » 14 Oct 2013, 10:00pm

Thank goodness you are okay, don't underestimate shock from something like this.
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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby jonbott » 14 Oct 2013, 10:01pm

damn glad you`re ok :o
I`m def too old for this!

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby snibgo » 14 Oct 2013, 10:17pm

Seconded, thirded, whatever: glad you're okay.

Hope your finger gets well soon, and his windscreen wipers don't.

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby [XAP]Bob » 14 Oct 2013, 10:22pm

kwackers wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:Police have spoken to three independent witnesses, who somewhat disagree with the motorists description of events.

Which was what? "He looked tired so I thought I'd give him a lift..."

Glad you're ok.


I reversed into him and jumped onto his bonnet as he drove off...
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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby TonyR » 14 Oct 2013, 11:23pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:I reversed into him and jumped onto his bonnet as he drove off...


Glad you're OK. Almost as good an excuse as the "he jumped off his bike and threw himself into the hedge" claim by the motorist that knocked me off. And the worst part is I think they actually believe it!

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby mrjemm » 15 Oct 2013, 9:58am

Indeed I also hope you are OK and recovered from the scare. I will assume you weren't towing the child trailer you've referred to in another post; I really hope not.

You don't say whether he was caught, or stopped in the end. Was he questioned?

snibgo wrote:...and his windscreen wipers don't.


Unfortunately, I am not so sure about this- he'd perhaps just use being unable to clean his screen as an excuse to hit another cyclist, and likely get away with it. :evil:

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby Mark1978 » 15 Oct 2013, 10:10am

wow! I hope he loses his driving licence for a long time - hopefully forever.

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 15 Oct 2013, 10:45am

Hi,
I am a good bonnet surfer..........also boot surfer too :)
But only when the cars stationary :? ................look up :(
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