Hi, sorry for this semi-offtopic post, but I wanted to post it here because the touring forum is the only one I read regularly. This is scary sh*t.
"A 38-year-old man is in stable condition after he was attacked while cycling through Marlborough Park in Ville St. Laurent late last night. The incident occurred between 11 p.m. and midnight near the corner of Beauzèle and Carroll Sts., said Montreal Police Constable Laurent Gingras. It is believed a group of about 10, possibly youth or people who frequent the park regularly, confronted the man in the park, beat him with a blunt object like a baseball bat and stole his bicycle, he added The man was able to flee to his nearby home where his wife encouraged him to go to the hospital. Once there the man, who suffered severe head trauma during the assault, fell into a coma. Police have no suspects in the case and are asking the public's help to identify any persons involved in the attack. Anyone with information is asked to call Info-Crime at 514-939-1133"
Source: The Gazette
I also wanted to post this because the event took place in my neighborhood, 1km from my home. The thing is, I typically leave my almost-daily training-ride around 10pm and come back home around 1am. Needless to say, I'll always carry my cell phone with me from now on.