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All Out Fight Between Audi Driver and Cyclist!

Forgive me for feeding the machine of media violence, but seeing as how this incident was between a cyclist and motorist, I felt it pertinent to share. Sensitive individuals might want to look elsewhere.

Happy Friday anyways.

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  1. John the MonkeyNovember 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

    The bit where the cyclist goes “Why didn’t you wait? [until it was safe to overtake]” and the driver looks baffled & says “How do you mean?”

    That’s how far we’ve got to go in the UK.

  2. ἈντισθένηςNovember 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Why bother to reason? Nobody listens. Pound the car to stay alive, beware of the road-rage of the witless driver, make your escape at the next intersection or light: carry on.

  3. scottNovember 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

    The “How do you mean” had me cracking up. I think that was the best part.

  4. dickdavidNovember 9, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Wow, even the road rage people are so polite over there (aside from the excessive honking). In Dallas, we had a Corvette driver stab a cyclist because of road rage.

  5. Jason McCayNovember 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    By “All Out Fight” I expected this to turn to physical violence. All I saw was a rather level-headed argument that ended rather peacefully. There wasn’t even any name-calling.

  6. scottNovember 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Right Jason. It was a joke.

  7. bobNovember 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    aww soo polite

  8. ZackNovember 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Though the initial interaction was pretty intense, they were actually remarkably calm in their discussion, I kept waiting for someone to punch the other. I wish I could have more discussions like that with drivers around here.

  9. Eric JenkinsNovember 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Wow, I wish that I would have been that calm in that situation. I don’t know British traffic rules, who was at fault here?

  10. BobVMNovember 10, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Oh, this is civil. I was riding in downtown Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. No dialogue, but the driver drove at my speed and drove into my path twice. The second time I was falling down, but went down on his rear view mirror and it ripped off in a split second. When that happened, it was just enough to regain my balance and I rode off.

  11. TerryNovember 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I’ve always said that you got to watch those cars in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia–they got weak mirrors.

  12. Nathan TangNovember 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    This was not an ‘all out fight.’ This was a very civilized conversation between two people. If only drivers in America were this civilized to talk to cyclists.

  13. Scott SpitzNovember 13, 2012 at 6:58 pmAuthor

    The joking exaggeration was obviously lost here. You were supposed to think it was going to be a fight, because if some young kid jumped out of a car in the States that’s EXACTLY what would happen, not this humorous and stereotypical English interaction that ends in, “Have a good day.” Come on, that was hilarious.

  14. NathanNovember 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Haha that’s bloody brilliant! See how they were able to semi-resolve the situation without coming to fisticuffs? Us Americans need to take note!

  15. DimoNovember 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I wish I could keep my cool like that. Let us all learn a lesson here to be better than those pricks who value their latest wax job, more than our lives.

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