I was in NZ last week and this was a prominent news story. A full on bust up on a mountain bike course. Aparently the guy in yellow is a former NZ Olympian. A bit of debate going over at BNA about who is at fault - was the guy with the camera tailing him too much - or should the slower guy have let him go past. He certainly has anger management issues and so there is no need for the fisty cuffs.

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Comment by CraigB on April 20, 2012 at 2:28pm
Jaypers! What an A-grade dick....What happened after?? Near Canberra?
Comment by Llewster on April 20, 2012 at 2:32pm

Its in New Zealand somewhere. Not sure what happened after - only that it was all over the news in New Zealand - and they finally know who he is etc (nationwide search etc).

Comment by Will Wassell on April 20, 2012 at 2:41pm

They did find the bloke, refer below


Comment by CraigB on April 20, 2012 at 2:41pm

Thanks for the extra info...

There were a few off-tracks he could've taken and braked a bit then dropped back on behind....wouldn't etiquette dictate more able riders to pass??

Comment by DoisforDonuts on April 20, 2012 at 3:14pm

No question he should have let the other guy pass, basic etiquette on the trails. And from the video it looks like he had plenty of opportunity to. And that ain't not normal trail kerfuffle

Comment by Will Wassell on April 20, 2012 at 3:22pm

Sadly many people these days can’t spell etiquette, let alone apply it in the appropriate situations.

Every time a Ped or another rider makes room for me I let out a ‘Thanks Mate!/Thank You!’ as I pass. 70% of people seem shocked by this which leads me to believe the normal response they are conditioned to is either silence or rude arrogance.


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