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Topic: bike crash at desaru tri

Posted on: 26th Aug 2007 9:14 AM    Quote and Reply


I'm just someone who's reading the posts and trying to understand if my understanding of the situation is correct.

 

Two persons were racing along a path when the one behind rammed into the one in front because he was busy looking at his speedo and/or resting his head (how?) when he is aware that the person in front is an unsteady rider because the rider in front was weaving in and out a bit, most likely because he is almost on the point of exhaustion/about to puke from the effort and I assume this is uphill (coz of the weaving and effort to go uphill) so when someone stops pedalling the bike because he can't keep up with the effort anymore, the bike would indeed come to a halt very fast.

Some facts not known:

1.  How fast was the rider in front going and the rider at the back going, at the point when the back rider decided to take his eyes off the road.  It would be of no use to ask the rider at the front because... well when someone just rams into you, you never really know what happened from the back point of view.

2.  How many km has already been covered into the bike route when the accident happened.



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Posted on: 6th Sep 2007 4:56 PM    Quote and Reply


or maybe it just accident

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Posted on: 14th Sep 2007 8:12 PM    Quote and Reply


Both are just at fault.

 

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Posted on: 16th Sep 2007 7:35 AM    Quote and Reply


- this is so silly.

- you admit to taking your attention off the road.

- you admit to having noticed the bike in front riding incoherently.

- you still take your attention off the road.

- you then proceed to bang him FROM BEHIND , whilst he is stopped.

- and its somehow HIS fault ?

- what planet do you come from lah ?

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Posted on: 18th Sep 2007 1:29 PM    Quote and Reply


In Singapore Traffic Rules.... is very simple...

 

You rammed my ass, you are at fault..... 

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Posted on: 18th Sep 2007 2:28 PM    Quote and Reply


Well, imo, the rules are changed when you go into a race, so you can't really take normal road traffic rules and apply them in a race.

Normal traffic rules focus on safety.  However during race, the competitors have one objective, that is to go fast.

If you know you are having problems, wanna puke or what, go slow and keep left.  Important thing is to be predictable, not zig zag across the whole lane, prevent others from overtaking you safely.  As a competitor in a competition, you should expect people to go fast and want to overtake you whenever there is a chance.

That is not to say the responsibility is all on the front rider.  If you see someone who is unsteady in front, instead of  resting your head, you should probably have got yourself off the aerobars and be prepared to slow down.  You should also shout things like "coming from the right" so that the front rider can be informed that you are coming.

 

With this said, both are at fault.  Why bring up this incident again when it happened  a few weeks ago? 

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