Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member NOS88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    6,395
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Justice is served

    A while back I posted about I guy in a pickup truck blocking the roadway, screaming at me, & throwing his drink on me... cops came to my house and treated me like an old fuddy duddy. Well, I just got off the phone. The officer who took my report called to tell me there was a second complaint filed against this guy and he's been arrested. This time he threw his cell phone at another driver and hit him. The other driver had the cell phone and welt on his face and went straight to the police station.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright

  2. #2
    Berry Pie..the Holy Grail GrannyGear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Weaving thru the cowpud outside Modesto CA
    Posts
    1,123
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    NOS88....that is feel-good news. Turning in your complaint helped the cops build some sort of case against this guy. Aren't we all glad you took action and didn't just ride away muttering. Kudos to you and the other victim...and finally the police as well. Let us know how it turns out. Guy should be put to work cleaning bike chains as community service, or maybe holding a sign at an intersection: "Help! I'm a Dangerous Jerk".
    ..... "I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time." Mark Twain, Speeches
    .

  3. #3
    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Reno, Nevada
    My Bikes
    2012 Masi Evoluzione, 2009 Specialized Globe Vienna 2
    Posts
    7,893
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Visit my blog! The Leadership Almanac
    2012 Masi Evoluzione
    2009 Specialized Globe Vienna 2

    Proud member of the original Club Tombay

  4. #4
    loves rail-trails bikingbets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Western PA
    My Bikes
    2009 Kona Sutra, 2010 Kona Dew Plus, 2008 Raleigh Companion Tandem
    Posts
    154
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll bet that has to make you feel good! Just curious...where in Montgomery County do you ride? I'm an Ursinus alum.
    Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.
    2009 Kona Sutra, 2010 Kona Dew Plus, 2008 Raleigh Companion Tandem

  5. #5
    Senior Member Red Baron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    On a Road in Central Bluegrass KY
    My Bikes
    Not enough
    Posts
    1,249
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Happy ending -except for the idiot !!!!!!!!!
    **Fate is a fickle thing, and in the end the true measure of a person is not fate itself, but how they master it**

  6. #6
    Senior Member NOS88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    6,395
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bikingbets
    I'll bet that has to make you feel good! Just curious...where in Montgomery County do you ride? I'm an Ursinus alum.
    During the summer I get up to the Collegeville, Trappe, Schwenkville area a couple times a week. There are some pretty roads in the western part of the county. Try to ride in Montco., Bucks, Delaware, Philadelphia, Chester... I get bored if I don't mix it up.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright

  7. #7
    Senior Member Deanster04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    My Bikes
    Cinelli Supercoursa 69, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Mondonico Diamond Extra 05, Coors Light Greg Lemond (built by Scapin) 88, Scapin MTB, Stumpjumper 83, Specialized Stumpjumper M4, Lemond Poprad 2001
    Posts
    1,366
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Paulie
    I have a fantasy. What if there were a digital video system you could carry on board that was about the size of an IPod. The camera could mount inside an air vent of your helmet, and you could just record everything that happens to you on every ride. On the rare occasion there was a conflict, you would have at the very least the audio, and probably the video, to back up your story.
    Some of the current breed of cell phones will do both. Heck of an Idea. I am going to learn to be quick on the draw and take video if this ever happens to me.

  8. #8
    Je pose, donc je suis. gcl8a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Odense, Denmark
    Posts
    1,463
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Paulie
    I have a fantasy. What if there were a digital video system you could carry on board that was about the size of an IPod. The camera could mount inside an air vent of your helmet, and you could just record everything that happens to you on every ride. On the rare occasion there was a conflict, you would have at the very least the audio, and probably the video, to back up your story.
    I have fantasies too, but let's talk about yours. I would think you could easily get one of those mini cameras (the kind that I used to get spam for all the time -- what was it, the X-10?) and also connect it to a PDA to record your ride, and without adding too much weight, if that's an issue. Almost every ride I do, there is one point where I wish I had such a device. (The other day a logging truck decided to pass me with about a foot to spare, but I was too flustered to get the license number, and even if I do, the County Sheriff is just going to shrug his shoulders at me.)

    As a bonus, you can also get a GPS antenna (just the antenna) and connect it to the PDA and have fun plotting/tracking your commute or whatever.

  9. #9
    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
    My Bikes
    Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
    Posts
    19,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Paulie
    I have a fantasy. What if there were a digital video system you could carry on board that was about the size of an IPod. The camera could mount inside an air vent of your helmet, and you could just record everything that happens to you on every ride. On the rare occasion there was a conflict, you would have at the very least the audio, and probably the video, to back up your story.
    Way back in the 50's---- a favourite clip on television was of a train travelling from London To Brighton, around 50 miles, and they speeded up the film so that it was London to Brighton in 4 minutes. We now have a bike ride- London to Brighton-- and I came across someone that was trying to do the same by recording his ride by way of some "Modern Technology". This was 3 years ago and I dare say it has progressed onwards now- but he had a mini cam recorder clipped to his bars and the only problem was remembering to change the Tapes every 30 minutes or so. Never knew if he succeeded, but 3 years on and the "Digital" age in upon us??? That word Digital- I seem to have heard that somewhere.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

  10. #10
    lunatic fringe Dogbait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Miles from Nowhere, Columbia County, OR
    My Bikes
    1980 Schwinn World Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour, 1984 (?) Univega Single Speed/Fixed conversion, Kogswell G58 fixed gear, 1987 Schwinn Super Sport
    Posts
    1,111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Paulie
    I have a fantasy. What if there were a digital video system you could carry on board that was about the size of an IPod. The camera could mount inside an air vent of your helmet, and you could just record everything that happens to you on every ride. On the rare occasion there was a conflict, you would have at the very least the audio, and probably the video, to back up your story.
    Here is a six page discussion of helmet cameras from the Advocacy & Safety (Argument & Soapbox) forum

    Helmet Cam

    Dogbait

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As a plaintiff, do you get access to this nitwit's address?......I could imagine a place or two to post it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •