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    Default Brave motorcyclist foils smash-and-grab attempt in Johannesburg (NEWS24)

    Don't know if this guys is one of our members but he deserves a Bells.
    Nicely done.


    https://www.news24.com/Video/SouthAfrica/News/watch-brave-motorcyclist-foils-smash-and-grab-attempt-in-johannesburg-20180911


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    That is awesome. I work in the same building as the rider. We need more people like him he is always helping out.

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    Yep I am a think bike member of Think Bike.
    All advice should be taken with a pinch of salt, unless advised not to do so by a physician.

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    Well done. Not many would do what you did.
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    Thanks.

    I have learnt a few things as well:
    1) GS is a little softer then I thought .
    2) I should have stayed with the victim until he was fine. (Me paying it forward would have been a lot better (for myself that is)
    I have gone through some of my older videos on youtube. I always stop. Not sure why I did not this time.

    At the time I felt I could take him on. Hopefully the little sh!t thinks twice next time.

    Would I do it again? Fur sure.
    But next time rather then ramming the perp with the bike, I'll give a moerse kick with my bike boot.

    This leads me to the question.
    With us bikers split laning in traffic ... does it help lower smash and grabs?
    I am convinced we collectively must have stopped a few in the past just by going in between traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonD69 View Post
    Yep I am a think bike member of Think Bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonD69 View Post
    Yep I am a think bike member of Think Bike.
    Hats off to you buddy!! Seen the vid and got all giddy inside.... I was worried that you might have smashed the guys car up a bit, not to mention the bike. Need more people like you to help victims, just beware and don't become a victim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonD69 View Post
    Thanks.

    I have learnt a few things as well:
    1) GS is a little softer then I thought .
    2) I should have stayed with the victim until he was fine. (Me paying it forward would have been a lot better (for myself that is)
    I have gone through some of my older videos on youtube. I always stop. Not sure why I did not this time.

    At the time I felt I could take him on. Hopefully the little sh!t thinks twice next time.

    Would I do it again? Fur sure.
    But next time rather then ramming the perp with the bike, I'll give a moerse kick with my bike boot.

    This leads me to the question.
    With us bikers split laning in traffic ... does it help lower smash and grabs?
    I am convinced we collectively must have stopped a few in the past just by going in between traffic.
    Well done first of all for not just sitting back and watching it happen.
    On reducing the smash and grab rate while lane splitting, I believe we foil them more often then we realize.
    I myself have also stopped a robbery in the Pretoria CBD wile lane splitting, saw them approaching the vehicle and also pushed them away with from the window with the bike.
    We need to all start standing up like this to the criminals and we might be able to reduce the crime number a little.

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    Lekker Anton! Ek dink daai blixem het geskyt toe die GS met hom kennis maak. Ek wens net die omstanders het daarna iets gedoen om die donner gevang te kry.

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    Yea ... with hind sight not sure what I was thinking.
    The GS is a bit softer then I had expected / thought.

    I just did not like what he was doing and I decided to stop him from doing it.
    Next time rather then using the bike perhaps try and kick the perp? Not sure.
    If he had a gun. Would have ignored it.
    Also if he was bigger built, I think I might not have done what I did (Bike would get hurt).
    I just felt I could take him on at that time and stop the crime. Also thought nothing would happen to the bike.

    Hats off to Echo3 for stopping a robbery.
    The only reason I got the attention I did was because it was videoed.
    All advice should be taken with a pinch of salt, unless advised not to do so by a physician.

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    @AntonD69 - you have a PM.
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    Hi Coachman.
    I have replied
    All advice should be taken with a pinch of salt, unless advised not to do so by a physician.

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