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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by big al, Jun 26, 2015.

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  1. big al

    big al Newcomer
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    Hi everyone
    Been on here a while but never posted.
    Done 10 years on trad and now 12 months wfp.
    Today a guy came off his brand new carbon fibre road bike when riding over my hose accross the road!
    Anyone had issues like this and what is the best hose management when you have to cross a road?
    Fortunately the guy was not badly hurt but he was not happy.
     
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  2. Simply Business

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    Hi big al welcome to the forum! Sounds like you may have had a lucky escape if he isn't looking to claim or anything! Out of interest (excuse my lack of trade knowledge) why would a hose ever be across the road? Purely wondering as a non-windie :)
     
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    big al Newcomer
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    many houses in same street with water fed pole. vehicle on one side and some customers over the road
    had cones out and guy said he saw the hose but his bike wheel slipped on it instead of running over it!
     
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    Ah interesting big al thanks for clearing that up!
     
  5. How big is your hose? Can't see a bit of rubber making you come off a bike? Is he genuine?
     
  6. Smurf

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    It's very tempting to run a wfp hose across a road but still is classed as a trip/slip hazard for road users too.
    I'm also wondering if that guy wanted to make a claim against you or something worse happened would you be covered on your insurance.

    It was not so long a go someone on here had his wfp hose & then his wfp pole dragged down the road by a car.
     
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    Makes us all think don't it :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jake

    Jake Grand Master
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    Thing is surely he wouldn't have a case if you had cones out? If they have 'trip hazard' written on them, is that enough to win a case like this?

    Surly they can sue you if you didn't have signs up?
     
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    You can't legally obstruct a public road
     
  10. Alien Human

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    Hi big al

    Surely, surely, surely........surely for the love of God........only Frank could come flying off a feckin motorbike when going over a tiny ikle hose.

    I don't know much about bikes...... daveyboy1 & Tuffers you chaps are into bikes aren't you.

    Please tell us that only Frank could do such a thing?
     
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