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    Hazards of being a photographer!

    Hi All
    I was out taking a few photographs on a "foot bridge"

    Bridge_0814.jpg

    when unexpectedly, without warning something came into shot.....
    Bridge_0815.jpg

    I am sure I can work out how fast he was going but as he went past it was enough to move me and the camera.
    Bridge_0816.jpg

    As a cyclist, who has on occasions used this very same bridge I would expect the odd cyclist. However, most of the polite ones will either ring the bell or yell out a warning.

    So the moral of the story is..... look behind you.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by HughD View Post
    As a cyclist, who has on occasions used this very same bridge I would expect the odd cyclist. However, most of the polite ones will either ring the bell or yell out a warning.

    So the moral of the story is..... look behind you.
    ... and ring my bell! I was going to suggest that ALL cyclists are "odd" but then I noticed you fall into that category so I restrained myself!
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    Hazards of being near blinkered idiots!

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    I ride over that bridge a bit, I wouldn't bother warning people because it rattles crazily when you ride on those planks.
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    The noise on the bridge is significant and even noisier underneath, but the approach is on tarmac which is very quiet.

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    As a kid, I had someone on a bike ride into me. Being on that bridge with that bike would have freaked me out a bit, especially if it is a quiet approach then sudden noise. =\

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lozzaness View Post
    As a kid, I had someone on a bike ride into me. Being on that bridge with that bike would have freaked me out a bit, especially if it is a quiet approach then sudden noise. =\
    The first I knew he was passing was the rush of air. Usually they yell out "passing" or ring a bell, but this guy didn't do anything. It was particularly scary as I was completely focused on framing the shot and unaware of anything outside of the viewfinder.

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    Did you indulge in any impromptu naming ceremonies spoken in a loud voice?
    Mug! Jack-ass! would seem appropriate starters.
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    Being on cycle paths needs to be treated like you are on the road these days, there are a lot more bikes than there used to be.

    Speeds can be up to 45km/hr, so be careful.

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