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BREAKING | Fernando Alonso Hospitalised in Bike Accident

Durge Driven

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Get Well soon

In Australia you can only use 1 earphone on a bike but car drivers can wind up their windows and play music basically as loud as they like :coffee:
 

Badwheels

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For people talking about ear buds and cycling, ear buds don't cause cycling accidents. If you ride in a straight line, it doesn't matter what you can hear. If something behind is about to make you a pancake, why the hell would you want to hear that sound ?

It's normally inattentiveness on either the driver or the cyclist.
 
For people talking about ear buds and cycling, ear buds don't cause cycling accidents. If you ride in a straight line, it doesn't matter what you can hear. If something behind is about to make you a pancake, why the hell would you want to hear that sound ?
It's normally inattentiveness on either the driver or the cyclist.
I agree with you ...to some extent :geek:
As someone who ride a bike all year long (acceptable conditions for me are ~5°C and just not fully wet road) I really, truly, can not imagine myself go out there and put my life in hands of others, and while doing it... going full deaf.:confused: That's just way too extreme sport for me.

I also love climbing mountains but there you're pretty much always prepared for worst so you're pretty safe from some nasty surprise but there, on a bicycle, going full deaf, and to trust everyone else to respect your position on the road and literally your life... no, just no.
 

aphidgod

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Glad to hear it's nothing modern medicine can't handle... looking forward to seeing him back on track, literally and otherwise.
 
Don't forget the Kentucky Kid, Nicky Hayden. Rode motorcycles from the age of 3 but dies on a damn pedal bike...
I had no idea Nicky Hayden died. I don't know how I've been so busy in my life that I didn't read that. Stupid American press never covers motorcycle news. This is the first time I'm reading that. I just read the report on Wikipedia. OMG. That's so horrible. He was 35? OMG. He was amazing. :cry:

Hope Fernando is OK and recovers soon and completely.
 

ACFAN

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Absolutely right. Here in Montreal, the behaviour of some cyclists, especially in a few neighborhoods, is infuriating and gives the impressions that all cyclists don't care about their safety and the safety of others. That's why I avoid as much as possible riding on busy streets.
Same story here in the UK. Most don't even have lights or wear something visible and on top of that they don't follow road rules. Those that do stop often roll way past the line all the way to the end of the island or footpath where it starts to turn, often slap bang in the middle of a crossing or even worse, in the turning circle of an on coming long vehicle depending on the junction. Like come on, the whole reason the line is this far back is because of larger vehicles needing to turn! I feel like I'm the only one sometimes.
 

Fat-Alfie

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Same here. HGV wing mirror to the back of my head. I was thrown forward over the bars and my bike was crushed under the truck wheels. I would have been killed if I hadn't been wearing a helmet, the back of which was smashed in.

That was 25 years ago and still wear a helmet for every ride (although I don't commute anymore).

All the best for a speedy recovery, FA.
 
When you actually do exercise, it pump up your adrenaline. That's when you do aggressive dumb maneuver. So you start little by little... a little more, bah it's fine... & BAM!! :roflmao:
 
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