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Old 06-02-10, 02:25 PM   #1
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Michael Vandeman arrested for attacking 2 bicyclists with a saw near UC Berkeley

Yes, the Michael Vandeman of USENET infamy. Police report: http://police.berkeley.edu/crimealer...52810-37NC.htm
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Old 06-02-10, 02:42 PM   #2
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Probably suffering from PSD resulting from the death of his cat.
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Old 06-02-10, 09:18 PM   #3
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Who the hell is Michael Vandeman?
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Old 06-03-10, 12:05 AM   #4
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He seems to be some sort of anti-MTB lunatic:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=226058

http://evergreenmtb.org/php/show_page.php?page_id=32

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Old 06-03-10, 01:23 AM   #5
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What a wholly pleasant person he sounds like.
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He's ben posting really odd stuff on the East Bay Bike Coalition list serve lately.
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But given the bicycle's susceptibility to potholes etc., I can't see how it's safe to ride much more than 10 MPH, in spite of what some people recommend.
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Old 06-03-10, 09:44 AM   #7
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Wow, glad they caught him. I've come across his stuff before, namely this site. Very unpleasant and authoritarian-sounding guy.
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(Posting from Vermont, alas.) Holy ish. That guy is a class-A d*ckhe*d. Glad they nabbed him.
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Strangely, when I heard that an environmentalist had attacked cyclists with a saw, Vandeman came instantly to mind. For those who aren't aware of him, Mikey Vandeman was one of the great USENET trolls of the nineties and early two thousands, famous (or infamous) for his one person campaign against mountain bicyclists in alt.mountain-bike and other forums.

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Vandeman is clearly mentally ill. I hope he now gets the help he needs. And I don't mind if that is in a prison setting.
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Vandeman pleads not guilty to felony assault: http://sfappeal.com/alley/2010/06/ma...not-guilty.php
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