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  • try and aim for this sort of vision, keeps you out of trouble

  • try and aim for this sort of vision, keeps you out of trouble

    It helps to be a 'seeming giant', like Mr Turtur, who appears much taller from a distance than from close up. ;)

    (From "Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer" by Michael Ende)

  • Good work with the bus driver training, skydancer.

    You might want to use this video in one of your future presentations:

    YouTube - Bus Lanes - Defensive Cycling 5!

    PS apologies for the corrupted file...

  • why not post them in order, a variety of common situations encountered on London roads, wtf the guy off bike was doing at E& C Ive no idea.
    YouTube - Give Way - Defensive Cycling 1!

  • Bloody hell, is he on a time trial bike or something? it look like lighting speed!

  • thats good speed, assertive speed, be interesting to know what bike these were made on looks like low pro bars- fixed bike?

  • The problem with the wide angle preceptive is that they make everything further away than it is, so on the Give Way clips, the last vehicles that didn't give away is much closer to the bike than the clips show.

  • why not post them in order, a variety of common situations encountered on London roads, wtf the guy off bike was doing at E& C Ive no idea.

    The guy had to jump off onto the pavement otherwise the rear end of the bus would have swiped him. If you look carefully at the state of the pavement next to the railings you can see that the rear axles of HGVs and PSVs often mount the pavement there making an escape more difficult than people imagine.

    I only linked to the bus vid as it seemed apposite, given the reference to bus driver training upthread.

    If you want to link to other vids, feel free *m.f.

    Bloody hell, is he on a time trial bike or something? it look like lighting speed!

    It's the low camera angle - it gives a greater impression of speed, Ed.

    It's fixed, with bull horns.

  • "The guy had to jump off onto the pavement otherwise the rear end of the bus would have swiped him. If you look carefully at the state of the pavement next to the railings you can see that the rear axles of HGVs and PSVs often mount the pavement there making an escape more difficult than people imagine."

    If he had been taking the lane through the junction would he have needed to do that?I know that E&C can get your bottle going on occasion, but just taking the space of one vehicle should get you through safely. Its when there are speedy drivers pressuring that it feels hairy.

  • The camera is pretty good, what was it? enjoyed watching your videos (especially on my regular route).

  • YouTube - Stockwell Northbound 2 - Cycle Superighway 7

    exactly the right lane to take, I couldn't even fit my trailer through the last cycle lane (got stuck there embarrassingly and a cyclists crash onto my trailer).

  • The camera is pretty good, what was it? enjoyed watching your videos (especially on my regular route).

    GoPro HD - stem mounted.

  • A lots of people says that mounting a camera on the bike would produce too much vibration, but your clip proved otherwise, frankly a lots better than helmet-mounted one.

    £300's quite high but that's quality you're paying for.

  • Nice one guys.
    Perhaps a separate thread dedicated to these visual aids is in order.
    The bus one is especially useful seeing the bloke on the left get squeezed by the bus really makes the point!

  • Dan and Brian of Dual Chase Productions have been putting some serious effort into that on-board camera thing in the States.

    http://www.cyclistview.com

    They are nice guys and Bikeabilty fans too!

  • I couldn't even fit my trailer through the last cycle lane (got stuck there embarrassingly and a cyclists crash onto my trailer).

    I would pay BIG money to see this!

  • More than the time when a bloke decided to RLJ in Clapham, narrowly missed me on purpose*, hit my trailer instead and went tits over arse? and I offer him a lift to take his bike to the nearest LBS to get it repaired?

    *probably recreating a scene in MASH SF.

  • Nice one guys.
    Perhaps a separate thread dedicated to these visual aids is in order.
    The bus one is especially useful seeing the bloke on the left get squeezed by the bus really makes the point!

    Your wish is granted.

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