don't you think?
A bit too fast..
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The very large "BRAKE" on the video.
Doubtless to be used by them to penalise bikes even more
The voices in my head may not be real
But they do have some good ideas
A bit too fast?
Too fast + poor observation + zero forwarded planning = fcuked bike and body, no sympathy here.
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A bit fast... ?
Yes... That was never going to end well..
No one is innocent but some are more guilty than others,,
Bit of an idiot
If he'd given the rear brake a slight dab and lent the bike over a bit more he'd quite easily have made that. If he had gone slower he almost certainly would have made it around aswell.
It's simply rider error due to poor road positioning, poor brake technique, target fixation and simply not riding within his limits.
erm...a 'bit' fast !!??
...that's not filtering, that's asking for it............and getting it.
Is that really
filtering? Looks like kamikaze overtaking to me.
Defo not filtering....
.......that was a full attempt of overtaking when there is a junction to the left, the cars have stopped and probably flashed out the car from the junction and then the dickhead comes flying by...sorry but either your going to be aware of the junction and look or you get what happens in the video.
The main problem is that arseholes like this give us all a bad name, and yes i do overtake and sometimes at speed (lots of it) but not before assessing the situation first. Sometimes you cannot see but then that is exactly the time to be aware. Defo not filtering wrong heading that was a full on overtake.
Wouldn't even call it overtaking. More like utterly Reckless bordering on Dangerous riding
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It's We've learnt None of Histories Lessons!
is exactly what I said when I saw it. There's a specific speed (I presume determined by case law) where it ceases to be filtering and becomes overtaking. I forget what it is but it's something odd like 24 or 27mph.
That is, as said above, asking for it and getting it. The message from the inspector there is one of the basic tenets of advanced riding (and should be included in basic riding as well) which is that your speed is determined by your ability to stop in the distance you can see to be clear.
I wonder just for how long that idiot was riding his luck before it ran out...
Proper observation would be impossible in that situation at that speed as whilst you're moving your eyes around and refocusing it'll be too late to do anything about any hazards you spot and you're liable to miss them as well. We've all been there where you've had to slow down simply because there's too much going on to keep an eye on it all at the same time.