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Old 06-21-05, 11:18 PM   #1
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Kids of BMX bikes...

Interesting story.

My hill I do intervals on goes right next to a school where alot of little kids on BMX bikes like to play. Since the school is in the middle of the interval and the hill is something like 10 percent there I go by slow, about 6 MPH at best. On Monday these little menaces starting throwing rocks at me as I chugged by. The first time I ignored it, and took a rock off my helmet. Next time I got hit in the leg, but just ignored the group. The third time the rock nailed my wheel and I turned about and rode right at the kids at about 25 MPH. I did a powerslide right in front of them, stopping inches from their bikes. After some stern words the kids got scared and took off... stupid kids

What do you do in situations like this? Since I am 6'6", and I was not happy when I approached the kids I think I scared the crap out of them. Any other ideas?

I like the idea of throwing rocks back but that will probably get me a trip in the back of a black and white car...
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Old 06-21-05, 11:39 PM   #2
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When I was a kid being "raised by a community" implied that anyone in the community could backhand you if you acted up. It was a given that those doing the backhanding did so responsibly and weren't pedophiles or methheads or other harmful freaks.
These days, you make contact in any way with the kid you are asking for legal action from the parents.

Still, I'd mace the little bastards, you can always claim self defense if they are throwing rocks
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As an adult attacking children with rocks, you'd spend time in prison.

Talk to the principal. If you have a camera with you, take a picture of those little demons and show it to the principal. If it's a private school, then will most definately be disciplined. If it's a public school, bring it up at a city council meeting or the school district.
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As an adult attacking children with rocks, you'd spend time in prison.
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I like the idea of throwing rocks back but that will probably get me a trip in the back of a black and white car...
And that is somewhere I have no desire to be...

If this continues I may just do that... seems like the drivers are more curtious than the kids!
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I think the school authorities and parents would or should be interested. Rocks are bad when somebody's chucking them at you.
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Scaring the crap out of them like you did was probably all you can do, but try to get the cops involved, those kids need to get started on their long prison careers.
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I recommend thorough verbal abuse.
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grab the first kid you can
bend him over your knee
take a belt
and leave welts on his ass the size of Arkansas
they will all learn their lesson then

It's the god damn ******** ****ing laws against punishing little sons of *****es like this that is ****ing turning our country into a ****ing rotting heap of ****!
I'd gladly spend 24 hours in jail and 30 hours of comunity service (which is all you'd get in a case like this) if it meant saving these kids lives, which is what a little punishment will do, and is meant to do.

I whole heartedly believe that parents of children should be punished for the things their kids do. Maybe then we'd stop hearing about and reading about and watching on the news all the **** like this that happens every day.

But what do I know, I'm just a foul mouthed fat bastard who is still pissed that my cars tires were slashed last night by neighborhood kids, but I think I know who.
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Any other ideas?
You could try making a joke out of it.

Get the biggest, most loud colored super soaker you can find. Rig a strap to it and sling it on your back. Make sure it is full of plain water and pumped up before you get to the school. When you get to the school, slow down like you're tired and unclip and if the kids start to look like they are going to harass you in any way, stop, pull the soaker out and fire away... Make sure you act silly when you do this.

You can't really hurt anyone with a giant squirt gun and the kids may go running before you really squirt any of them, but the next time you go by they'll probably have squirt guns also and you will have a cooling respite in the middle of your interval. Plus you will be able to talk to them more easily and explain why it is not a good idea to throw rocks at people (you especially, because they will know you).

Once you know the kids, you might occaisionally challenge them to a race up the hill. You'll be amazed at how fast kids can go on single-speed bmxs up a hill, but you should be able to out last them. With luck you'll make a lasting good impression
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