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    After watching that I can't wait to get my 125cc bike in the summer! (Going to do CBT in a few weeks' time hopefully )

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    What and that never happens in a car?
    Of course it does, pretty much every day, and I'd have done exactly the same as @mattx - I feel it would be safer to undertake the vehicle causiously than to have to slam the anchors on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    After watching that I can't wait to get my 125cc bike in the summer! (Going to do CBT in a few weeks' time hopefully )
    Good for you - don't stick a camera on it though otherwise you will upset all the non-bikers on Edugeek.....

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    Your sixth sense & Jedi powers didn't fore see how this would go

    Camera: Looks nice. I got bought a cheap one for a birthday and it is nice but seems to have problems with vibrations or moisture. Plus not the easiest to get going with gloves on. I do prefer the head mounted POV but looked good res.

    The Riding: Not watched it all but there are some things in the bit I have seen I would do, there are some things I wouldn't. There are also some things I would have done that mattx didn't so it all comes out in the wash. No one died, no one got injured and I bet mattx had more fun then sitting in a car

    Jealousy: You bet a lot of car drivers feel jealousy to bikes filtering. I have had them slide over to try and block my path, push me into oncoming traffic, scream blue murder at me, flash, honk, pretend to open their doors or even try and push me through their window! Some actions i can put down to stupidity or even lack of awareness (not excusable in a car though) but others you can only put down to pure malice. But while they are fuming I am normally on my way smiles all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Of course it does, pretty much every day, and I'd have done exactly the same as @mattx - I feel it would be safer to undertake the vehicle causiously than to have to slam the anchors on.
    Especially when you have a nano second to make what you think is the correct decision. In that nano second the equation of your bike, [ acceleration / braking ] your style, road surface, whats around you, if you know the road, what type of person is maybe driving the car etc etc all has to be calculated. At that point it was safer for me [ and the idiot who pulled out ] for me to undertake.

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    At that price, a rear cam is doable too. Hmmm....

    *goes off to see where he can attach a camera to the bike*

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    At that price, a rear cam is doable too. Hmmm....

    *goes off to see where he can attach a camera to the bike*
    All I used was two cable ties [ re-usable ones ] - the camera was on my wing mirror. Would be interesting to get 3 or 4 of them, stick them to various parts of the bike and make up a nice montage.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    ...but this sixth sense that you seem to think is unique to you didn't mean that you eased off the throttle early to avoid the possibility of hitting the car that you already knew was going to pull out?
    I'm sorry but you've made your point already now, he's a biker, they all do it, if you don't like it stop writing on this post

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    if you don't like it stop writing on this post
    ...but I'm having so much fun...

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    CBT on Saturday. Maybe I'll be slightly more cautious during the session. (This is mid-life crisis, I rode for 5 years on 'plates as a kid for whom death held no terror)

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew_91090 View Post
    I'm sorry but you've made your point already now, he's a biker, they all do it, if you don't like it stop writing on this post
    Errr, no they don't.

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    I can't see the video

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    I've always like the idea of riding a motorbike. I may look into it. What's the rough startup cost these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Got me a 12 mini camera and tested it on my bike journey home today - quickly edited [ bad cuts ] - impressed with the camera for just 12 !!

    Your dates set incorrectly.

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    I don't ride a motorbike, but do cycle to and from work each day now. And whilst some of Mattx's manoeuvres are a little bit dodgy, sometimes that sort of riding is necessary. I only started cycling to work 3 weeks ago, and in that time, I've nearly went into the side of 3 cars, been cut up by about half a dozen, had car drivers shout abuse at me and had someone open a car door in front of me.

    Oh, and I live about 1km from work. So, to avoid a lot of that happening, my cycling may not be the cleanest, but it prevents me ending up splattered on the pavement.

    Let's face it, there are bad drivers everywhere and they use all sorts of vehicles from cycles up to lorries. People do what they have to do to survive on the roads! Try going to somewhere like Italy and look at how bikers behave there!

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