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    62 yo Bicyclist Clothes Lined on Bicycle Path, Very Seriously Injured

    DENVER - It is a very popular bike path that winds along the Platte River near Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

    Last Friday night around 6:30, a 62-year-old bicyclist had his ride end abruptly when he was clothes lined by fishing line stretched across the path. more . . .
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    Something like that happened here in Toronto last year but it was a guy on a motorcycle who hit something strung across the street.

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    jeeze ,I ride there a lot,,the only things I have seen are the "Bums"/vagrants along there, called the police station in district3 and the said they had had no problems along the path, guess I will have to reacess that ride...
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    Creepy and disturbing.
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    And the police are not conducting an investigation. Total BS
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    The same thing happened to me one night around 1978, while riding a motorcycle.

    I was doing about 50mph. and caught a glimpse of it in my headlight at the last minute and threw my head down just in time. It went over my back, tore my leather jacket, and and almost knocked me off. But it wasn'l fishing line - it was a thin nylon rope!

    It seemed obvious that whoever did it would be watching from somewhere, so I jammed on brakes, put my fist into my helmet, broke the string, and went looking for them - ready to kill.

    Never found them, though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by david58 View Post
    And the police are not conducting an investigation. Total BS
    Absolutely. Some sicko does this; a person is seriously hurt and the police do nothing. Complete B.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david58 View Post
    And the police are not conducting an investigation. Total BS
    +1000 to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david58 View Post
    And the police are not conducting an investigation. Total BS
    Maybe if he were decapitated the cops would have taken it seriously.

    Really, would it have been hard to take some DNA samples off the line? Isn't this attempted murder?
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    Beyond sick!

    I feel much safer riding surface streets and highways than MUP's.

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    I'm as angry about the lack of a police investigation as I am angry at the perpetrator(s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    I'm as angry about the lack of a police investigation as I am angry at the perpetrator(s).
    Get used to it. If you are going to ride a bike, you are going to be a second (or lower) class citizen in the eyes of law enforcement and the courts. People can and will maim and kill cyclists with little or no penalty. In spite of that, the rewards of cycling still vastly outweigh the risks and the annoying incidents. Thankfully, the violence-inclined sick amongst us are a very small percentage of the population.

    Want to change it? Get more young cops and assistant district attorneys riding bikes.

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    Similar thing happened in New Mexico in the early 90s. Mountain bike trails were coming close to indian burial grounds. The trails were moved to the satisfaction of the Navajo tribes. But not for activists. Bikes were damaged and people hurt and no one wants to mess with activists. They were never sought out. I have a scar and bad attitude to prove it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Carfree View Post
    Get used to it. If you are going to ride a bike, you are going to be a second (or lower) class citizen in the eyes of law enforcement and the courts. People can and will maim and kill cyclists with little or no penalty. In spite of that, the rewards of cycling still vastly outweigh the risks and the annoying incidents. Thankfully, the violence-inclined sick amongst us are a very small percentage of the population.

    Want to change it? Get more young cops and assistant district attorneys riding bikes.
    Oh I'm quite used to it; but that doesn't make it any easier to swallow.

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    My prayers to the poor fellow and his family. To those who did this, may God have mercy on your souls ... because I won't. And the Denver Police Department, they should be ashamed of themselves. "To Protect and Serve" Hah! Not in Denver. You better bet that if this had happened to a police bike patrolman, there definitely would be an investigation, and they wouldn't stop until they caught whatever despicable low-life did this. In the future, remind me to never visit Denver again in this lifetime.
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    I am going to hold off on jumping on the cops for a day or two.

    It sounds like the family only called the TV station with the story and did not file a police report. Then the TV station called the cops for comment, and not knowing of the incident, the cops simply stated that there was no current investigation.

    But an investigation had better be opened in the next day or two.
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    Been happening to us dirt bikers for decades. Eco-terrorists! Be careful who you give money to, as it can literally bite you in the ass!! Some of these cutsie environmental organizations have a very, very dark side.

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    Perhaps an old-fashioned posse is in order?
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    I remember a world in which it wasn't necessary to put tamper proof seals on products for fear that someone would poison them just for fun.

    Probably there have been people like that around forever but they were dealt with harshly making them (if they survived) much more circumspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    Been happening to us dirt bikers for decades. Eco-terrorists! Be careful who you give money to, as it can literally bite you in the ass!! Some of these cutsie environmental organizations have a very, very dark side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    Never miss a chance for a right-wing jab, do you.
    Or a chance to be negative, but maybe that's redundant.
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    Maybe that guy on the grassy knoll did it.

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    Anyway, back on topic - the perp most definitely is one sicko.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Maybe if he were decapitated the cops would have taken it seriously.

    Really, would it have been hard to take some DNA samples off the line? Isn't this attempted murder?
    Exactly my concern.


    Monofilament fishing line can decapitate. If any of you have tugged too hard on fishing line trying to break it, you know that it will cut you.

    Let's hope this doesnt become a copy cat maneuver.
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