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    "I'll run you over mate"

    You're no mate of mine!

    Cycling after work, on the last leg back for coffee a Maroon Sedan me off pulling out of a side road. I have the right of way, he sees me but he pulls out anyway. I raise my hand (palm up) to say WTF. He jams on the brakes so I speed up to catch him... he takes off. The jams on the brakes again.... trying to get me to run into the back of his car. I catch him up and he stops.

    I cycle up to the side of his car ready to give him an earful and he says (this is an exact quote), "I'll run you over, mate"

    I was blown away. If you run someone over there's a very good chance you'll kill them... he's threatening to kill someone... me.

    "Are you threatening me?" I asked

    An emphatic "Yes I am!"

    I was about to suggest he repeat that threat at the police station when, like a true coward, he sped off.

    I got his number and I've written a report for the police. This is a small place. I've seen him around in the cafés and pubs...

    I'll find him.
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    Clue us in- Which hemisphere of the world did this happen in?

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    wow man.. I wouldn't have taken that nearly as lightly as you.

    I subscribed to this thread.

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    This from a previous post by OP: "I live in a developing country (pop. <1M) where there are not a lot of cyclists... "
    Be careful, where-ever you are.

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    Well then, let's throw another shrimp on the barbie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    Clue us in- Which hemisphere of the world did this happen in?
    Oceania

    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavid View Post
    wow man.. I wouldn't have taken that nearly as lightly as you.
    I didn't have time to react, which is probably just as well for me... I have a short fuse, he raced off before I had a chance to issue a preemptive smack in the gob... in self defense.

    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    This from a previous post by OP: "I live in a developing country (pop. <1M) where there are not a lot of cyclists... "
    Be careful, where-ever you are.
    Yup!

    Quote Originally Posted by Booger View Post
    Well then, let's throw another shrimp on the barbie.
    3,000km off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velomancer View Post
    I didn't have time to react, which is probably just as well for me... I have a short fuse, he raced off before I had a chance to issue a preemptive smack on the gob... in self defense.
    Preemptive smack, in self-defense? LOVE IT!

    reminds me of the old Andy Capp cartoon -- the bobbie was writing a drunk Andy up for knocking out a drinking buddy, repeating what Andy had told him:

    "I-thought-he-was-going-to-hit-me-so-I-hit-him-back-first. Right, do I have that now?"

    If you lived around me, i'd kick his @$$ for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATAC49er View Post
    Preemptive smack, in self-defense? LOVE IT!

    reminds me of the old Andy Capp cartoon -- the bobbie was writing a drunk Andy up for knocking out a drinking buddy, repeating what Andy had told him:

    "I-thought-he-was-going-to-hit-me-so-I-hit-him-back-first. Right, do I have that now?"

    If you lived around me, i'd kick his @$$ for you!
    Andy's one of my heros... do unto others before they do it unto you
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    "You're not my mate, buddy!"
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    what a ******, you should have spit in through his window

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan View Post
    "You're not my mate, buddy!"
    Your're not my Buddy, friend!

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    If you local police won't take action, as I suspect they won't, then it is up to you. A clear message has been sent to you. If the polilce won't take action, and since you see him around town ( and he likely sees you), then you should take action and eliminate his car. Fire works well.
    Not too much to say here

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgrenon1@cox.ne View Post
    Your're not my Buddy, friend!
    You're not my friend, guy!
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgrenon1@cox.ne View Post
    Your're not my Buddy, friend!
    you not my friend pal

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