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Old 29th October 2018, 11:00 AM
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An interesting viewpoint from the other side of the pond. I know many of us, myself included tend to give a handful of revs, instead of the beep, when in traffic filtering.
Officer Rob suggests this may not be the best idea.
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Old 29th October 2018, 05:12 PM
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I got 7 minutes in and he hadn't really got to the point yet.

Is he just saying that you shouldn't rev bomb instead of braking & maneuvering out of danger?
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Old 29th October 2018, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: About that whole loud pipes save lives thing...

Agree with that as there was a coach crash in Spain which there was some casualties because bus driver spent too much time beeping and flashing rather than trying to avoid. All caught on cam multiple angles to prove this case
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Old 29th October 2018, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by de_Selby
I got 7 minutes in and he hadn't really got to the point yet.

Is he just saying that you shouldn't rev bomb instead of braking & maneuvering out of danger?
agreed. pointless . nothing to do with riding here
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Old 29th October 2018, 08:43 PM
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For fucks sake those youtube knobs talk shite for fucking ages, a simple task like changing a bulb could take them 30 mins
This will save ye 18 mins of listening to shite lads > sound yer horn, don't rev at other road users
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Old 29th October 2018, 09:00 PM
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18 fuckin minutes!!!
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Old 29th October 2018, 09:30 PM
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I rather just rev and toot my horn than take positive, evasive actions, but that's just me...
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Old 30th October 2018, 08:27 AM
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Default Re: About that whole loud pipes save lives thing...

Rev bomb is used after the fact... the length of time of the rev limiter bouncing is directly proportional to how big of a c.unt the other person was.

But always, always avoid first.

Also, while I love when drivers move over to allow some room I'll never rev bomb someone for not moving. It's nice when they do, but they don't have to. It's fair enough however it the driver is just fucking around with the phone and not paying attention to the road, that's where I draw the line.
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Old 30th October 2018, 06:05 PM
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I never rev or beep. Any time I find I hover my thumb over the horn button I stop myself and say what will beeping do that moving the fuck away from the situation wouldn't solve.

Beep if someone is reversing into you in a carpark. Beep if someone is drifting in their lane or something

Any other situation, brake, or accelerate, move the fuck away from whatever you think you will have to beep at.
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Old 30th October 2018, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by frozen
I never rev or beep. Any time I find I hover my thumb over the horn button I stop myself and say what will beeping do that moving the fuck away from the situation wouldn't solve.

Beep if someone is reversing into you in a carpark. Beep if someone is drifting in their lane or something

Any other situation, brake, or accelerate, move the fuck away from whatever you think you will have to beep at.
I agree. I think reving at someone is a bit childish. It seems to have gotten popular because of youtube videos. If a [email protected] driver did it they'd look like a complete muppet
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Old 30th October 2018, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Blanka
I agree. I think reving at someone is a bit childish. It seems to have gotten popular because of youtube videos. If a [email protected] driver did it they'd look like a complete muppet
it is a bit mad, considering that the driver more than likely has their radio full blast, phone stuck to one ear, and kids in the back in the car. Most drivers wouldn't even know that you had dropped a rev bomb, and are you really going to put yourself in harms way hoping that they were actually paying attention and heard you?

Personally, I only do it when it looks like pedestrians are going to walk out in front of me, or a cyclist decides they are going to turn across me without looking over their shoulder. Even then theres a good chance they wont be paying attention even.
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Old 31st October 2018, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by frozen
I never rev or beep. Any time I find I hover my thumb over the horn button I stop myself and say what will beeping do that moving the fuck away from the situation wouldn't solve.

Beep if someone is reversing into you in a carpark. Beep if someone is drifting in their lane or something

Any other situation, brake, or accelerate, move the fuck away from whatever you think you will have to beep at.
Same here, the avoidance is our best weapon to stay alive.
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Old 31st October 2018, 01:45 PM
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You'd think that people with headphones would be more aware of the need to be extra viligant. And then:

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Old 31st October 2018, 02:07 PM
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You'd think that people with headphones would be more aware of the need to be extra viligant. And then:

Lovely, another of those lycra clad bastards hits the dirt!! Hee hee!
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Old 31st October 2018, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Caffeine
You'd think that people with headphones would be more aware of the need to be extra viligant. And then:



did you see the one of the fella going in through the window... can't find it for the life of me.
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Old 31st October 2018, 05:14 PM
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You'd think that people with headphones would be more aware of the need to be extra viligant.
No amount of hearing is gonna get that dumbass cyclist to lift his head up and LOOK IN FRONT OF HIM.

Are all deaf or hearing impaired people banned from driving? No, they are not.

People really need to LOOK and be visually aware of what's going on, in order to be able to operate a vehicle on the roads. They really don't need to HEAR anything.
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Old 31st October 2018, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: About that whole loud pipes save lives thing...

I cycle a lot, and the amount of stupid I see on the roads is astonishing. ALL of it can be classed as "bad driver behavior", and none of it has to do with hearing.

Phones are a big problem.

"Not paying attention" (like this cyclist in the video) is a big problem. I've even seen cyclists texting while cycling. I'm not sure what this guy is doing - messing with his Strava or some other dumb thing?

I wouldn't ever wear headphones while cycling, but I've come to understand that it wouldn't be any more of a distraction than a radio. There's so much wind noise when you cycle at any speed, you wouldn't be listening for cars or bells or sirens.

You have to LOOK and SEE stuff, it's really that simple - yet so many don't. Behind steering wheels, and handlebars of all types, motorized or not. On the whole I'd say motorbikers are better than most, because we have to be.

But it ain't down to not hearing stuff.
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Old 31st October 2018, 05:23 PM
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I think the penny will drop when electric vehicles become the norm and not the exception. I nearly stepped out in front of one in a carpark, it was totally silent and I'm just not used to scanning the carpark when I'm walking through it, as if I was driving or cycling.
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Old 31st October 2018, 07:57 PM
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Not arsed watching that video. I rev-bomb because my horn is shit and I'd be louder than it if I shouted in my helmet. Need to get a decent one one of the days.
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Old 1st November 2018, 02:23 PM
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Can't be arsed watching him. So define rev-bomb for me - is it opening the throttle for a sustained period and letting the revs bounce off the limiter (the preserve of the gimp surely?) Or is it just blipping the throttle? If it's the latter then don't we all do it? I do - most muppets would be glad I hadnít hit them with the twin Fiamm air horns...

What's the dullard from the video's argument?
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