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Old July 28th 04, 07:55 AM
Graeme
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Now I like riding through heavy traffic, but this video scared me witless.
http://www.digave.com/videos/red-web.mpg (50MB, so only for broadband or,
ahem, people at work).

It's a bunch of guys racing through New York, interesting at the best of
times, but I defy you to watch it without pulling your shoulders in to make
yourself narrower or squeezing your hands on brakes that aren't there. I'll
not pass any judgement on what they're actually doing, but it looks bloody
scarey!


Graeme
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Old July 28th 04, 10:51 AM
Call me Bob
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On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 06:55:04 GMT, Graeme
wrote:


Now I like riding through heavy traffic, but this video scared me witless.
http://www.digave.com/videos/red-web.mpg (50MB, so only for broadband or,
ahem, people at work).


That's a great video, thanks for the link.

I think my favourite moment was the rider nonchalantly tapping the
front bucket on the digger as he passed, like he was patting a dragon
on the nose.
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Old July 28th 04, 11:42 AM
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"Graeme" wrote in message
4.51...

Now I like riding through heavy traffic, but this video scared me witless.
http://www.digave.com/videos/red-web.mpg (50MB, so only for broadband or,
ahem, people at work).

It's a bunch of guys racing through New York, interesting at the best of
times, but I defy you to watch it without pulling your shoulders in to
make
yourself narrower or squeezing your hands on brakes that aren't there.
I'll
not pass any judgement on what they're actually doing, but it looks bloody
scarey!


I was hoping they'd get knocked off and killed. Deserve it cycling like
that. ****s.



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Old July 28th 04, 11:43 AM
Graeme
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Jeremy Collins wrote in news:_KLNc.175$Lz.101
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Good soundtrack too! I was also impressed by the camera work -
anyone care to guess what kind of kit he had strapped to his
helmet?


Yes, this - http://www.digave.com/videos/how.htm

Scary moment towards the end when a couple of them ride up the
wrong side of a 3-lane road so they can make a faster left turn
across the traffic - yikes.


By then I'd reached the point where I wouldn't have been surprised if they
bunny hopped over the roof of a slow moving car!

Graeme

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Old July 28th 04, 12:04 PM
Jeremy Collins
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Call me Bob wrote:

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 06:55:04 GMT, Graeme
wrote:



Now I like riding through heavy traffic, but this video scared me witless.
http://www.digave.com/videos/red-web.mpg (50MB, so only for broadband or,
ahem, people at work).



That's a great video, thanks for the link.

I think my favourite moment was the rider nonchalantly tapping the
front bucket on the digger as he passed, like he was patting a dragon
on the nose.


Good soundtrack too! I was also impressed by the camera work -
anyone care to guess what kind of kit he had strapped to his
helmet?

Scary moment towards the end when a couple of them ride up the
wrong side of a 3-lane road so they can make a faster left turn
across the traffic - yikes. A couple of very near misses with
jaywalking pedestrians too!

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Old July 28th 04, 12:05 PM
Colin Blackburn
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On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 06:55:04 GMT, Graeme
wrote:


Now I like riding through heavy traffic, but this video scared me
witless.
http://www.digave.com/videos/red-web.mpg (50MB, so only for broadband or,
ahem, people at work).


Thanks. There are some other videos and photos up there. His trailer is
interesting:

http://www.digave.com/couch/wedding.htm

Colin
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Old July 28th 04, 01:12 PM
Jeremy Collins
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Colin Blackburn wrote:

Thanks. There are some other videos and photos up there. His trailer is
interesting:


Have you seen the vid where they use a tandem to tow a rock
band (complete with generator and amps)? That thing looks
*heavy*!

http://www.digave.com/videos/hs.mpg

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Old July 28th 04, 06:10 PM
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Graeme popped their head over the parapet saw what was going on and said
Now I like riding through heavy traffic, but this video scared me
witless. http://www.digave.com/videos/red-web.mpg (50MB, so only for
broadband or, ahem, people at work).

It's a bunch of guys racing through New York, interesting at the best
of times, but I defy you to watch it without pulling your shoulders
in to make yourself narrower or squeezing your hands on brakes that
aren't there. I'll not pass any judgement on what they're actually
doing, but it looks bloody scarey!


Graeme


Have heard of assertive riding but that takes the biscuit.

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Old July 28th 04, 09:49 PM
Zog The Undeniable
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Graeme wrote:

Now I like riding through heavy traffic, but this video scared me witless.
http://www.digave.com/videos/red-web.mpg (50MB, so only for broadband or,
ahem, people at work).

It's a bunch of guys racing through New York, interesting at the best of
times, but I defy you to watch it without pulling your shoulders in to make
yourself narrower or squeezing your hands on brakes that aren't there. I'll
not pass any judgement on what they're actually doing, but it looks bloody
scarey!


I rather like the bit at the end where the guy on the fixie "freewheels"
with his feet up.
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Old July 28th 04, 10:54 PM
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Oh! why don't you live a little!



I was hoping they'd get knocked off and killed. Deserve it cycling like
that. ****s.





 




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