Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 27
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Your cyclist vs. motorist stories!

    Evening all! I have to script and shoot a short film for one of my courses and was looking for a little help. Since Austin has a huge biking community and the question of motorist vs cyclist is a constant in the news here, I thought I would work with that.

    Basically the story starts late at night and a big black truck begins harassing a cyclist on an empty road once he misses the stop light. I've already got most my script down, but I wanted a sort of duel aspect between the biker and motorist.

    Unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of experience as a cyclist so I wanted to hear some of your best stories where you take on an angry road raging motorist. Better yet, what do you always dream of doing?

    Thanks for any help you can give. I just need a few ideas to roll around and play with.

  2. #2
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    39,183
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    99.9% of my cyclists vs. motorist encounters have been great. In general, motorists drive past me, leaving me enough room to continue cycling. We both mind our own business, and it's all good. On occasion, a motorist might even wave and smile at me, and I might wave and smile at the motorist.

    On those rare occasions where there is some miscommunication between me and the motorist, I find that smiling and waving is the best way to diffuse the situation.

    ------------------------------------

    Now, in your story ... what will the cyclist be wearing? Will the cyclist be wearing a bright reflective vest, reflective ankle bands, and a helmet? Will the cyclist have lights on his/her bicycle? Will the cyclist be following the your local laws as they pertain to cyclists?

    If you want your cyclist to be the "good guy" you'd better have him/her doing all the right things. And if you want your cyclist to continue to be the good guy when hassled, remember, smiling and waving is the way to go.

    My experience on empty roads late at night (and I've done quite a bit of night riding) has been that if I'm brightly lit, the vehicle pulls into the other lane and gives me lots of room. Also, because of the lack of traffic late at night, if I'm riding as far to the right as practicable, where I'm supposed to be, I don't block the truck at all, and I don't cause the truck to miss the light.


    ------------------------------------

    If you want other stories, post this in the "Death and Destruction" forum here:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/

    You'll likely get a very different perspective from mine.

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Haha, ya, I thought about the cyclist carrying eggs in his pack. Right now, I had him doing stuff like mooning the motorist, but I couldn't think of some good ways to really get to the truck. Never thought of using the U-Lock though. Just drag that sucker along the side of the car as it drives by. Haha!

    This critical mass is really helpful. I tried looking up things like "cyclist vs. motorist" or "cyclists take on car" but only got many unfortunate news stories about absent minded drivers.

    Thanks a bunch!

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    99.9% of my cyclists vs. motorist encounters have been great. In general, motorists drive past me, leaving me enough room to continue cycling. We both mind our own business, and it's all good. On occasion, a motorist might even wave and smile at me, and I might wave and smile at the motorist.

    On those rare occasions where there is some miscommunication between me and the motorist, I find that smiling and waving is the best way to diffuse the situation.

    ------------------------------------

    Now, in your story ... what will the cyclist be wearing? Will the cyclist be wearing a bright reflective vest, reflective ankle bands, and a helmet? Will the cyclist have lights on his/her bicycle? Will the cyclist be following the your local laws as they pertain to cyclists?

    If you want your cyclist to be the "good guy" you'd better have him/her doing all the right things. And if you want your cyclist to continue to be the good guy when hassled, remember, smiling and waving is the way to go.

    My experience on empty roads late at night (and I've done quite a bit of night riding) has been that if I'm brightly lit, the vehicle pulls into the other lane and gives me lots of room. Also, because of the lack of traffic late at night, if I'm riding as far to the right as practicable, where I'm supposed to be, I don't block the truck at all, and I don't cause the truck to miss the light.


    ------------------------------------

    If you want other stories, post this in the "Death and Destruction" forum here:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=8

    You'll likely get a very different perspective from mine.
    The cyclist will definitely be the protagonist of the story. He will start on a well lit road, but only one lane of traffic that must be shared between he and the motorist. He will have a light on his bicycle and will be following all the proper road laws (hand turning signals, obeying traffic signals)

    The truck will start as a menace. He enters the scene roaring from a hard turn behind the bike. His engine will disrupt the silence of the night. He is that .1% that for whatever reason, feels like messing with someone.

    Once he misses the light he'll start revving his engine loudly and squeeling his tires. Then he'll lightly tap the cyclists rear tire.

    From there, I think I'll have the cyclist moon him or give him a hand gesture to let him know his dissatisfaction. It will soon turn into a game of cat and mouse, through parking lots and alleys.

    Thanks for the help. This site has a myriad of information to look through.

  5. #5
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    39,183
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by WhatsupCyclists View Post
    The cyclist will definitely be the protagonist of the story. He will start on a well lit road, but only one lane of traffic that must be shared between he and the motorist. He will have a light on his bicycle and will be following all the proper road laws (hand turning signals, obeying traffic signals)

    The truck will start as a menace. He enters the scene roaring from a hard turn behind the bike. His engine will disrupt the silence of the night. He is that .1% that for whatever reason, feels like messing with someone.

    Once he misses the light he'll start revving his engine loudly and squeeling his tires. Then he'll lightly tap the cyclists rear tire.

    From there, I think I'll have the cyclist moon him or give him a hand gesture to let him know his dissatisfaction. It will soon turn into a game of cat and mouse, through parking lots and alleys.

    Thanks for the help. This site has a myriad of information to look through.

    Oooo-Kay.


    And what exactly is your point in all that? It certainly shows the cyclist in a very bad light ... if that's your point.

  6. #6
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Oooo-Kay.


    And what exactly is your point in all that? It certainly shows the cyclist in a very bad light ... if that's your point.
    The point? As in the pay off?

    I see why you're concerned that this will show the cyclist in a bad light, but in truth, if he doesn't react there will be no film.

    It is only to be 10-15 minutes. There is no real hard hitting the moral to the story. Just a short where the bad guy gets his come-uppins and learns that just because someone is smaller than you, it doesn't make them any weaker.

  7. #7
    Senior Member EatMyA**'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So you want the cyclist to be an ******* right?

    Why dont you have him driving on the sidewalk against traffic, at night, with no lights, and not warning pedestrians that he is behind them? (forget that thats not fantastic enough)

    Why not have the truck swerve into him trying to knock him off the bike? Then the cyclists can hammer punch (swing arm downward) the sideview mirror off of the truck, breaking it off?

    Then he can get into an awsome chase scene where the driver momentarily looses track of the cyclist. It can have wrong way driving and all that, while the Motorist is trying to commit manslaughter.

    The Cyclist would then reappear from behind on the drivers side. He dumps the contents of his water bottle on to the Motorist and then punches him on the face.

    Once his arm is inside from having punched the guy, the cyclists takes the keys off the ingnition. He gets back on the bike real fast and on his way he grabs the motorists car antenna and rips it off.


    The motorists gets out of his car and starts to chase on foot, but he is so out of shape that he trips or gets winded, as the cyclists flips him off and then throws the keys into a storm drain somewhere.

    Said cyclists would then take flight into the air and you can recreate the scene from E.T. where they are flying across the moon and you just see the silouhete. If you can add golden pixie dust coming off of the cyclists wheels as he is flying it would make it all the better.

  8. #8
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    39,183
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by WhatsupCyclists View Post
    The point? As in the pay off?

    I see why you're concerned that this will show the cyclist in a bad light, but in truth, if he doesn't react there will be no film.

    It is only to be 10-15 minutes. There is no real hard hitting the moral to the story. Just a short where the bad guy gets his come-uppins and learns that just because someone is smaller than you, it doesn't make them any weaker.

    I haven't seen anything in your story that indicates that the "bad guy gets his come-uppins and learns that just because someone is smaller than you, it doesn't make them any weaker."

    All I see is that the cyclist reacted badly to a situation, and is now paying the consequences of that bad decision.

    If you want a much more effective story, why not have the cyclist follow all the rules of the road, and then a vehicle tries to cut the cyclist off and push him/her off the road. The cyclist reacts properly, and just then a police car rolls up and pulls the vehicle over to ticket him for reckless driving. Your point, then, could be that it is against the law to harrass cyclists.

  9. #9
    Senior Member EatMyA**'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh or you can have the Motorist throw his beer bottle out the window at the cyclist narrowingly missing (because he's drunk).

    Then at the next stop light the cyclists catches him and slashes his tires real quick with a tiny pocket knife or boxcutter, or tool made from a sharpened spoke and handle.

    Chase would then ensue where the cyclists comes to a dead end and the truck is about to run him over. The cyclist throws his u-lock at the winshield in a pathetic attempt to defend himself or lighten his load (but its nothing for a car right).

    Just as he is about to run into a wall and be made a sandwich between the building and the truck, Said cyclist would take flight into the air recreating the scene in E.T. where they are flying across the moon and you can only make ou the silouhetes.

    The truck would then crash into the building totaling the vehicle and killing the driver. AGAIN if you can put pixie dust on the wheels you're sittting on a goldmine. The dust is VERY IMPORTANT!

  10. #10
    Senior Member EatMyA**'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Or you can have The motorist and the cyclist both stopped at a stop light.

    Then the motorist calls the cyclists a "***" and the cyclists rides his bike in front of the truck in the crosswalk and starts dancing.

    magicaly music starts playing and all the drivers cant hold themselves back and start dancing as well.

    The cops arrive because of the commotion but they too start dancing and it turns into that scene in the movie "the mask" where Jim Carrey is singing "cuban pete".

    So after the cyclists makes the whole town dance like in "footloose" he starts to levitate into the air as he is dancing like Winnona Rider in the end scene of the movie "bettleguise".

    The cyclist would then come back down to earth and get on his bike. Said cyclist would then take flight like in the movie E.T. where they are flying across the moon and you can only see the silouhetes.

    If you can put pixie dust of gold on his wheels, that's your ticket to becoming a proffessional director. You can also put RAINBOW pixie dust comming off of the cyclist while he is dancing, kinda like Michael Jackson on his video "smoot criminal". Or was it Moonwalker?

  11. #11
    Senior Member EatMyA**'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Or you can have the cyclists and motorist get into an altercation.

    Motorist gets out of his car while the cyclist calls the cops on his cell phone.

    The cops tell him that "if there has been no accident or crime committed yet they can't do anything"

    Cyclist gets his ass beat with a bat or crowbar. But....a bystander calls the police

    Who then show up in like 15 minutes. The driver is long gone and the cop issues the cyclist a ticket for "obstructing traffic" and another one for "not riding on a bike lane".

    The cyclist is comatose though, so he is not responding. After threatening him to kick his "****** ass" and "put him away" a few times, the cop then calls an ambulance to pick up the cyclist.

    The cyclist is taken to the hospital but he dies "en route". When they get there the EMT and the LEO share a quick chitchat, in wich the cop tells the EMT: "Dumb ******* shoud HAVE BEEN WEARING A HELMET! He got what he deserved! Cycling is DANGEROUS!"

    edit: You can then have a "GHOST VERSION" of the cyclists taking flight and riding his bike across the moon like in the movie E.T. were you can only make out the silouhetes, but this time its a "GHOSTLY SILOUHETE".

    You still need the pixie dust though. But this time make it SILVER because the guy is a ghost.
    Last edited by EatMyA**; 03-23-09 at 06:24 PM.

  12. #12
    Senior Member EatMyA**'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ok guy I think I have given you enough to make and epic trilogy like Lord of the Rings. Give us a link when the movie is finished.

    Its all good but U-lock/chain&lock justice is too real, and it wont make much of an impact. Get some pixie dust in there!

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by WhatsupCyclists View Post
    Basically the story starts late at night and a big black truck begins harassing a cyclist on an empty road once he misses the stop light.


    I was once coming back from a store on a dark night. I was driving on sidewalk, a motorist blocked my way, so I went around him. Unfortunately, I bumped into his Mercedez. Two blocks later, motorist pulled over and stopped me. Told me, you hit my car, put his hands on me and told me we are waiting for police.

    I could smell alcohol on his breath. I though I could take him. I put my bike down, grab his hand that as already holding my shirt, and drove my fist into his neck, then my elbow into his nose. I then grabbed his shoulders and drove my knee into his chest, and then his belly. He grabbed my knee and threw me back.

    Then he picked my bicycle and throw it into the road. Real fight began. We were on the sidewalk at first, he tried to push me into the traffic so I would get hit. I was way over my head because my clits were sliding on the ground, I had no grip in my feet, and thus no leg work, I was an easy target. Motorist on the other hand, had a few, and was pretty much in the fighting mood.

    Motorist insisted that we wait for police, but I had different agenda, I kept kicking him, choking him, and wrestling with him. There was a strong breath of alcohol on his breath. Then a good Samaritan pulled over, he convinced his enraged drunk to let me go.

    Police arrived, everything was quite at first, as we fought. But then they swarmed the place from all directions. Dozens of cars. Also paramedics and fire fighters.

    One officer told "I heard you guys had UFC over here."

    Eventually they took his story and my story. I told them about him being drunk and trying to push me into the road, and also throwing my bicycle into the road. At the end, officer yelled at me, saying "what if he had a ***? got out of the car, and put one into your head, and two in your chest?".. Officer told me if I want to press charges, he can write up a report, but I will have to push it myself with DA.

    Officer and motorist were buddies. In fact, there is no a way a very rich man on a very rich car and with very beautiful lady, coming from a dinner, could go to jail over something silly as this. Not even if he had a few. Cyclist on the other hand, is most likely a bom.

    I opted for no charges and moved on. Later in the evening, as I had a beer, I kept blaming myself for not being able to kick the living day light out of that bully.


    Moral of the story, carry a pepper spray with you, and know your moves better. Something like this happens, especially on a deserted dark road, you kick motorists butt and leave the scene with his money!! Better yet, you don't stop for idiots like that at all, and just go around them leaving them behind.



    That's exactly how it happened!

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by EatMyA** View Post
    So you want the cyclist to be an ******* right?

    Why dont you have him driving on the sidewalk against traffic, at night, with no lights, and not warning pedestrians that he is behind them? (forget that thats not fantastic enough)

    Why not have the truck swerve into him trying to knock him off the bike? Then the cyclists can hammer punch (swing arm downward) the sideview mirror off of the truck, breaking it off?

    Then he can get into an awsome chase scene where the driver momentarily looses track of the cyclist. It can have wrong way driving and all that, while the Motorist is trying to commit manslaughter.

    The Cyclist would then reappear from behind on the drivers side. He dumps the contents of his water bottle on to the Motorist and then punches him on the face.

    Once his arm is inside from having punched the guy, the cyclists takes the keys off the ingnition. He gets back on the bike real fast and on his way he grabs the motorists car antenna and rips it off.


    The motorists gets out of his car and starts to chase on foot, but he is so out of shape that he trips or gets winded, as the cyclists flips him off and then throws the keys into a storm drain somewhere.

    Said cyclists would then take flight into the air and you can recreate the scene from E.T. where they are flying across the moon and you just see the silouhete. If you can add golden pixie dust coming off of the cyclists wheels as he is flying it would make it all the better.
    I signed on just to say that that was some brilliant writing right there . My insides hurt from laughter .

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    2,054
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd like to see the bicyclist escape from the truck at the end by driving over a bike bridge where autos can't follow.
    Maybe the bridge is a really nice shortcut across town and the truck ends up trying to catch up by speeding around the long way, but gets pulled over by a cop in the process?

  16. #16
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    U-sten, Texas
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher KaiTai
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In Houston Its the LAW that the cyclist has the right to the furthest right hand lane of traffic. If you hit a cyclist intentionally in Houston its vehicular assault. You might want to look into the laws in Austin. That may give you some ideas...

  17. #17
    Frame Catastrophizer mikewille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Suburban Chicago
    My Bikes
    Surly Instigator
    Posts
    451
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cyclist throws a handful of nails to flatten tires, cyclist throws handful of coins/ballbearings/ceramic
    fragments to break window glass, cyclist zaps truck body with taser to stall engine.
    Cyclist throws the body of a bloated roadkilled possum at the pursuing driver. It bursts on impact.

    Perhaps something involving urine or feces? Or maybe a can of spraypaint?
    A spraycan full of urine and feces?
    I know, a spraycan full of urine, feces and gasoline that also shoots taser darts that spark and
    ignite the gasoline.

    Maybe the cyclist has a wrist-mounted crossbow like the outlaw biker in "Road Warrior."
    An experimental weapon that launches live squirrels?
    Flaming live squirrels?
    Something involving fire, anyways...
    Would a cyclist be carrying a shovel or ax? Maybe a big hammer?

    I've always thought it would be incredibly satisfying to throw your half-full bottle of beer at the carful
    of teenagers that just tried to brain you with a beer bottle and not just hit their car but break out their rear window. I'd sacrifice half a beer for that.
    This is a work of fiction, right?

  18. #18
    Pint-Sized Gnar Shredder Zephyr11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Somewhere between heaven and hell
    My Bikes
    '09 Jamis Komodo, '09 Mirraco Blend One, '08 Cervelo P2C, '08 Specialized Ruby Elite, '07 Yeti AS-R SL, '07 DMR Drone
    Posts
    3,496
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cycloco View Post
    In Houston Its the LAW that the cyclist has the right to the furthest right hand lane of traffic. If you hit a cyclist intentionally in Houston its vehicular assault. You might want to look into the laws in Austin. That may give you some ideas...
    In other states, you can hit a cyclist intentionally and it's not assault?! I'm not familiar with this law, but if that's really the way it is, that's screwed up.

    I've had cars fly dangerously close to me while they lay on the horn and someone hangs out the window and yells, but I just let it go. They're in a 2-ton vehicle surrounded by metal. I'm on an 18 lb bike with a helmet. Even if the law's on my side, if they're wasted out of their mind or just plain stupid, it's too late by then. Odds aren't in my favor.

    I'm not sure what you're going to do with this movie, but if it's getting widespread publicity, please don't make the bike vs. car situation worse.

  19. #19
    Senior Mumbler steve2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    England
    My Bikes
    Giant Boldershock (2000), Ridgeback Voyage (2010)
    Posts
    419
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    EatMyA** - pure genius. You need a comic strip like superman, but for an E.T. obsessed cycling vigilante. I can lend you some crayons.

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    284
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    consider this thread bookmarked.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Port Townsend, WA
    My Bikes
    xtracycle, electric recumbent, downtube folder and more
    Posts
    982
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How about a different story line where you see the motorist in their car mumbling about the bikes being in the way on the road. Then you see the motorist later riding bikes with their kids learning from the other side. In other words , something not so 'us against them'. I have stories that would make your hair curl about riding in the Twin Cities in the late '70's where it seemed everyone tried to run me off the road every day no matter where I rode. The cops told me to stop riding in certain places, I had a pimp push me into an intersection while waiting for a red light and a cop stood there and did nothing. People threw trash at me, buses forced me to the curb, tailgated me by inches, people yelled at me. It was horrible and is no longer like that because most people see bikes more and ride bikes themselves sometimes. Please don't keep going back to the bad old days. Yes, it still happens occasionally but back then it was multiple times a day even on secondary roads. The only good thing about it was I learned to be very clear about intentions and take the lane sometimes to make it clear. Assume no drivers can see me and oddly enough, I have never had a serious accident even in those trying times. Education, not confrontation. Make it a fun story not a western.

  22. #22
    Senior Member dougmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Austin, TX
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR2, Bridgestone RB-T, Bike-E, Vision R-40, Novara Safari
    Posts
    3,010
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There's a bike/car chase scene in the movie Quicksilver, if you're looking for inspiration along those lines.

    Though if you wanted to make it less confrontational, you could have the two talking smack to each other and eventually agreeing to a race -- and the cyclist wins because he can get through heavy traffic better than the car.

  23. #23
    Good Afternoon! SamHouston's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    cannondale cad5, urbanist fixed
    Posts
    2,322
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by WhatsupCyclists View Post
    Evening all! I have to script and shoot a short film for one of my courses and was looking for a little help. Since Austin has a huge biking community and the question of motorist vs cyclist is a constant in the news here, I thought I would work with that.

    Basically the story starts late at night and a big black truck begins harassing a cyclist on an empty road once he misses the stop light. I've already got most my script down, but I wanted a sort of duel aspect between the biker and motorist.

    Unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of experience as a cyclist so I wanted to hear some of your best stories where you take on an angry road raging motorist. Better yet, what do you always dream of doing?

    Thanks for any help you can give. I just need a few ideas to roll around and play with.
    Not to quash your artistic endeavor but this is a dime a dozen, as witnessed by you in the local news where media emphasize the negative to get attention. Now doing the other side of things, that'd actally take some doing.

  24. #24
    rwp
    rwp is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    400
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by WhatsupCyclists View Post
    Basically the story starts late at night and a big black truck begins harassing a cyclist on an empty road once he misses the stop light. I've already got most my script down, but I wanted a sort of duel aspect between the biker and motorist.
    In any kind of pickup vs. bike duel, the cyclist will end up dead. Maybe that is what should happen in your movie. A sobering true-to-life ending rather than the expected fantasy of u-lock revenge.

  25. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    34
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Stories

    I have had a cigaratte lighter thrown out the passenger side window at me, two full 16 ounce water bottles thrown at my head as the Ford Pickup came to a screech by the side of me. What is it, with the lawn maintenance companies and air conditioning trucks? Can't they respect cyclists? I live in Florida and I can say it is one of the worst states or countries I have ridden in. Having been in the military, I can say living in Italy and riding a bike their was great. Also, Germany was pretty good. They leave at least 1 meter to the side of you while passing.

    I now carry a cell phone with me on every ride and plan on taking action photos of what happens and of course calling for help if needed.

    I think if your scenario included something where the car did something like hit the side of the cyclist then when driving away like 100 yards away he runs into a red light at an intersection, then the cyclist catches up to him and smashes his window in. I see a lot of cars do something bad to a cyclist then drive off thinking since they are in a car they can get away with it. It is funny when they run into a red light then have to confront the cyclist.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

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