Going for a Darwin Award
On Monday I was driving down the Embankment and I caught up with one of our cranes a Liebherr 1100 (100tonne capacity all terrain mobile).
Hanging onto the cranes ladder was an Idiot on a carbon framed Trek.
If you are the idiot in question here comes the maths. If anything had happened, you and your bike would have fallen under the 3rd axle. This axle has a loading of 15t. Each tyre has a loading of 7.5t. Each tyre has a contact patch of 0.06square meters. Loading therefore is 125 tonne per square meter followed rapidly by the loadings of axles 4,5 and 6 (all around the 100 to 125 tonne per square meter).
It will not be an open casket, most of you will be buried by power-washer.
All the crane driver could do was to gently come to a halt at the side of the road. All the thanks he got for saving this idiots life was to be given the finger and called a C**t.
Come on out there - I'm getting sick of having to try and defend you in the yard!
This post was edited by Levermonkey at 07:25pm 05 Jul 2013.