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Old 08-12-2017, 01:56 PM   #1
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Close calls and video proof

I've drug my heels to carry a camera and after way to many close calls, I've finally given in. TruTran's post about his friend who had video to disprove a cagers claim in court kinda pushed me into this.

I generally feel safe but lately we've had several WAY to close calls. Been playing around with the GoPro to see what I can actually pull out of it should I ever REALLY need it. Also, still considering a FLY6 for the seatpost.

5 second clip of the closet pass I had yesterday. He squeezed me pretty good but compared to other recent close calls, I had plenty of room. This, and it's hard to tell, was a pass in a double yellow up a small hill with a curve in the middle. I know all that, other than the double yellow is hard to tell.



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Old 08-12-2017, 01:59 PM   #2
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So the above video is pretty worthless by itself unless you can pull something useful out of it, so here's what I came up with
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:13 PM   #3
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Glad you have it on video.....might not want to show your wife....Oh Too Late?!
She might worry more now.
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Glad you have it on video.....might not want to show your wife....Oh Too Late?!
She might worry more now.

She rides, she knows. Won't ride on the road with me
Sadly it happens almost every ride anymore
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Do you see a theme with trucks here?
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Really is sad but it is the same here. Almost afraid to ride on the road at all.
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We really like Bike Paths when we ride in town. We are lucky enough to have them in several towns.....I know, you guys ride far more miles than I do.
Be Safe! Turn on your cameras!
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:29 AM   #7
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........... was a pass in a double yellow up a small hill.........



https://vimeo.com/229390431

You stud horse you!!!
THAT was UP a hill????


Really though. Sorry to hear you're having this trouble Rola.


Also, how are you posting video?
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You stud horse you!!!
THAT was UP a hill????


Really though. Sorry to hear you're having this trouble Rola.


Also, how are you posting video?
Certainly not a West By God hill

What do you mean by how am I posting video? The process? Slice a piece from the ride, post to Viemo then post link here.


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