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Old 03-23-06, 05:39 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 03-23-06, 05:49 PM   #2
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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".
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I'll bet that has to make you feel good! Just curious...where in Montgomery County do you ride? I'm an Ursinus alum.
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Happy ending -except for the idiot !!!!!!!!!
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-24-06, 09:00 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 03-24-06, 12:50 PM   #9
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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.
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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

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Old 03-24-06, 03:00 PM   #11
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As a plaintiff, do you get access to this nitwit's address?......I could imagine a place or two to post it.
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