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Taco John
07-12-2011, 01:33 AM
This looks awful:

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/A-2KIUYk5l0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" width="560"></iframe>


Check out the guy who went flying into the barbed wire fence... Ugh!

http://imgur.com/vXigX.jpg

...and he finished the race!

broncocalijohn
07-12-2011, 01:49 AM
What? Nude? His uniform looks completely gone!

The Joker
07-12-2011, 02:12 AM
Whoever was driving that car should get in some very serious trouble.

Completely irresponsible.

DBroncos4life
07-12-2011, 02:20 AM
PED vs CAR.

ol#7
07-12-2011, 02:37 AM
OMF that looks terrible! Blart really tore that guy up!

I like how the car takes off out of there in that scene!

CHANGSTER
07-12-2011, 03:05 AM
http://imgur.com/vXigX.jpg

HOLY SH*T!!


gnarly tan line!

Dr. Broncenstein
07-12-2011, 07:36 AM
http://media.nscdn.com/uploads/cache/images/1282092438-894609-505x343-1282092392dat_ass.jpg

Garcia Bronco
07-12-2011, 07:47 AM
haha.

Los Broncos
07-12-2011, 08:08 AM
Ouch

Chris
07-12-2011, 08:48 AM
For those who haven't been watching, it's been a tremendous race... and yes... with a few nasty spills. Saw a guy break his collarbone the other day.

Taco John
07-12-2011, 09:56 AM
I'm getting set to do a 100 mile ride at the end of August. I'm currently at my 30 mile ride point. I've got a long ways to go still, but I'm confident I'll make it.

55CrushEm
07-12-2011, 10:06 AM
OMF that looks terrible! Blart really tore that guy up!
I like how the car takes off out of there in that scene!

OMFG!! :spit:

Chris
07-12-2011, 10:26 AM
I'm getting set to do a 100 mile ride at the end of August. I'm currently at my 30 mile ride point. I've got a long ways to go still, but I'm confident I'll make it.

That's a lot of biking in one day. My bro was averaging 80 (did up to 110 some days) when he bikes across country and he came back looking like a puppet with a giant head.

Quoydogs
07-12-2011, 10:30 AM
<iframe width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dhRUe-gz690" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>:

worm
07-12-2011, 10:37 AM
I'm getting set to do a 100 mile ride at the end of August. I'm currently at my 30 mile ride point. I've got a long ways to go still, but I'm confident I'll make it.

Halfway to completing the Seattle to Portland event.

broncocalijohn
07-12-2011, 11:45 AM
Luckily the steroids hides the pain of such a fall. The driver of the car probably experienced some roid rage by the bicyclist.

broncosteven
07-12-2011, 12:33 PM
For those who haven't been watching, it's been a tremendous race... and yes... with a few nasty spills. Saw a guy break his collarbone the other day.

I have been watching every day, haven't missed a stage. I don't understand all the crashes this year.

I think it could be Karma catching up with all the dopers because Contador keeps going down, Vinacurov(sp?) went out in another spectacular crash, then you have the car taking out the breakaway after the Vinacourov(sp?) wreck and earlier in the tour a camera man on a motorcycle caused a crash. They must be getting their camera chase cars from NY taxi cab drivers.

I thought it was sad that the car took out the break away because that effected the Yellow Jersey.

BTW to those who think I am wasting my time watching cycling because they are all doped up I don't care mainly because the background of the French country sides are some of the most beautiful scenes you could get, it is almost like a travel log.

broncosteven
07-12-2011, 12:36 PM
Luckily the steroids hides the pain of such a fall. The driver of the car probably experienced some roid rage by the bicyclist.

I don't know how those guys ride as far as they do for 3 weeks through mountains and sprints with only a couple rest days without roids.

Taco John
07-12-2011, 12:46 PM
Halfway to completing the Seattle to Portland event.

That's actually my goal for next year. :)

DHallblows
07-12-2011, 01:09 PM
To be fair, the car did that to avoid smashing into a tree.
Still an incredibly rough fall, though...

broncosteven
07-12-2011, 01:29 PM
To be fair, the car did that to avoid smashing into a tree.
Still an incredibly rough fall, though...

The driver didn't need to be that close to the breakaway riders, it looked like he wasn't paying attention and panicked when he saw the tree.

He should have slammed the horn to alert the riders as he braked. The breakaway were in the middle of the road but they have the right of way.

The dude he hit could have been run over by the mechanic car had it been tailing closer, I couldn't believe the dude who got sent into the fence actually got back on the bike, I would have called it a day after the barbed wire ride.

DHallblows
07-12-2011, 01:33 PM
The driver didn't need to be that close to the breakaway riders, it looked like he wasn't paying attention and panicked when he saw the tree.

He should have slammed the horn to alert the riders as he braked. The breakaway were in the middle of the road but they have the right of way.

The dude he hit could have been run over by the mechanic car had it been tailing closer, I couldn't believe the dude who got sent into the fence actually got back on the bike, I would have called it a day after the barbed wire ride.

I'm not saying it isn't his fault, but he didn't sideswipe a bike because he was texting while driving or something. He was avoiding potentially dying.

Dedhed
07-12-2011, 01:39 PM
I'm not saying it isn't his fault, but he didn't sideswipe a bike because he was texting while driving or something. He was avoiding potentially dying.
He also could have been looking where he was headed and seen the tree prior to having to swerve at the last second and endangering other lives.

Doggcow
07-12-2011, 01:43 PM
Made the tour de france relevant for a few days. Good for the sport imo.

Could have been this guy...

<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WwdzfL32vig" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

bronco militia
07-12-2011, 01:45 PM
death by barbwire should get that driver the days high score

DHallblows
07-12-2011, 01:52 PM
He also could have been looking where he was headed and seen the tree prior to having to swerve at the last second and endangering other lives.

Agreed. But he may have been pined in there by bikes and scooters prior to that point. I don't know

broncosteven
07-12-2011, 01:58 PM
I'm not saying it isn't his fault, but he didn't sideswipe a bike because he was texting while driving or something. He was avoiding potentially dying.

If you watch the clip he over steered, he ended up clearing that tree with plenty of space. Had I been driving I would have sideswiped the car against the tree rather than potentially kill a rider.

Fact is he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and made a mistake.

Mogulseeker
07-12-2011, 02:23 PM
<iframe width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dhRUe-gz690" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>:

I watched this whole movie and I remember this was the only scene I laughed at.

I never got Monty Python.

Beantown Bronco
07-12-2011, 02:30 PM
Made the tour de france relevant for a few days. Good for the sport imo.

Could have been this guy...

<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WwdzfL32vig" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Not a day goes by that I don't want to do that to the local bike commuters. Foot pedestrians are bad but at least they're somewhat predictable in their selfishness. Bike riders are just soooooo much worse. They all deserve everything bad that ever happens to them.

DHallblows
07-12-2011, 03:25 PM
If you watch the clip he over steered, he ended up clearing that tree with plenty of space. Had I been driving I would have sideswiped the car against the tree rather than potentially kill a rider.

Fact is he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and made a mistake.

Yep I noticed that, too. He probably panicked and hit the wheel harder than he wanted to

Chris
07-12-2011, 03:26 PM
Not a day goes by that I don't want to do that to the local bike commuters. Foot pedestrians are bad but at least they're somewhat predictable in their selfishness. Bike riders are just soooooo much worse. They all deserve everything bad that ever happens to them.

As a normal person + law abiding bike rider I object strongly.

broncosteven
07-12-2011, 03:30 PM
As a freak with and unknown bug bite/potentially leathal STD + law abiding bike rider I object strongly.

Fixed it for you

worm
07-12-2011, 03:33 PM
Not a day goes by that I don't want to do that to the local bike commuters. Foot pedestrians are bad but at least they're somewhat predictable in their selfishness. Bike riders are just soooooo much worse. They all deserve everything bad that ever happens to them.

I agree. Those foot pedestrians are not nearly as bad as those bike bicyclists.

Doggcow
07-12-2011, 03:36 PM
Seriously though, how much cooler would this sport be if they were dodging lancers and WRXs at every turn?

bronco militia
07-12-2011, 03:39 PM
Seriously though, how much cooler would this sport be if they were dodging lancers and WRXs at every turn?

http://oneguyrambling.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/humongous.png

What a puny plan.

broncocalijohn
07-12-2011, 03:46 PM
As a normal person + law abiding bike rider I object strongly.

You will be dead in 48 hours, what do you care what we think?

Chris
07-12-2011, 03:58 PM
http://www.csub.edu/triclub/photogallery/bloody%20rider.jpg

Must... make it... to the....

Dr. Broncenstein
07-12-2011, 08:16 PM
I would probably quit after shearing off my nutsack and my left asscheek on a barbwire fence. I'm lazy like that.

Gort
07-12-2011, 08:38 PM
I never got Monty Python.

yes the accident was horrible, but were the sandwiches badly crushed?

http://cdn.static.ovimg.com/episode/178698.jpg

Gort
07-12-2011, 08:40 PM
http://oneguyrambling.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/humongous.png

What a puny plan.

Lord Humongous with that avatar would be a pretty cool alternate identity here on the OM... i'm just saying. not that anybody living in Mexico would sign up with false alternate identities or anything... i'm just being hypothetical.

Taco John
07-12-2011, 11:44 PM
http://www.csub.edu/triclub/photogallery/bloody%20rider.jpg

Must... make it... to the....

This guy has to be related to Tebow.

serious hops
07-13-2011, 03:52 AM
http://www.csub.edu/triclub/photogallery/bloody%20rider.jpg

Must... make it... to the....

Braaaaiiiiins!