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    the danger of forum-like behavior in public

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/35376494.html

    Bicyclist beaten after telling other riders to get lights

    By Linda Spice of the Journal Sentinel
    Posted: Dec. 2, 2008
    A 51-year-old man bicycling in Madison suggested that two cyclists passing him put lights on their bikes before they followed him to his home and beat him, according to Madison police.
    The victim told police he suffered pain to his head and ribs after being attacked outside of his home on Lakeside St. about 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26, according to a report released today.
    The man told police he was riding on South Shore Drive when he heard someone from behind tell him that he would be passing on the left. He moved over and a man and a woman rode past.
    As they did, however, he said, "Get a light." The other man turned and asked what he said.
    The victim repeated, "Get a light."
    The couple yelled loudly at the man, telling him to mind his own business, according to police. The victim said the other man attempted to run him off the road before the couple followed him to his home driveway.
    That's where a conversation about lights continued and the woman told the victim that he seemed to have plenty of lights and asked for one. He gave her a light and told police he did not feel threatened.
    The other man, however, appeared to still be upset about the original comment and allegedly clamped his hands around the victim's head. The other man then twisted the victim to the ground and kneed him in the ribs.
    The victim told police he last saw the two people pedaling down South Shore Drive.
    The first suspect was described as a white male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a dark-colored jacket and riding a Trek time trial bike .
    The second suspect was a white female, about 5-feet-4-inches who rode an Orbea road bike with orange on the front.








    Watch out next time you yell, "flip it".

    ..and watch out for try athletes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeIndustryGuy View Post


    What out next time you yell, "flip it".
    ummm what?
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    oopsy...fixed.

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    red x's please

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    oops again...fixed.

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    so he had two strangers harassing him, and he took them to his house?


    In a car or in a bike, if someone is tailing me the last place I'm going is home. The first place I'm going is to the police station.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Riding a Trek....



    Maybe it was Lance
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

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    knock on wood, but sometimes i wish someone would grab me like that so i could pummel them to the ground. I never got to use my martial arts. I would love to nail that guy in the face and armbar him and him be like what the heck just happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peiffer83 View Post
    knock on wood, but sometimes i wish someone would grab me like that so i could pummel them to the ground. I never got to use my martial arts. I would love to nail that guy in the face and armbar him and him be like what the heck just happened.
    relax Jackie Chan

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
    relax Jackie Chan
    sorry its just you practice so much, and never get to use it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peiffer83 View Post
    sorry its just you practice so much, and never get to use it!
    That's what she said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peiffer83 View Post
    sorry its just you practice so much, and never get to use it!

    Just remember that when you try to put the ninja moves on someone...they tend to fight back. Street fighting has very little to do with ninjas.

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    I'll bet this dopey thread makes sense to Doc Ray, wherever he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peiffer83 View Post
    sorry its just you practice so much, and never get to use it!
    ...and when you finally get to use it, someone just shoots you.

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    I wish more people would chase me on my rides.

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    I was riding down from campus right after sunset, forgot my blinky light, was headed for home... then some 2 older ladies power walking nearby screeched at me to get a light, as if I almost ran them over, even tho I was braking and going slowly since I didn't want to startle them... well, you can guess what happened next, I went to do the head clamp on them just like the guy on the trek time trial bike, but the one kicked me in the balls and the other pepper sprayed me for like 15 seconds, ouch! after they were done kicking the crap out of me, we both apologized to eachother, they helped me up and put me on my bike but i couldn't see so i just crashed into a tree and lay in the dirt weeping for an hour...

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    The guy was riding a TT bike?

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    I guess the feel good aspect of this story is that the perpetrators did this as a couple. It's nice to see people coming together with a common love of cycling and assault.

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    I thought the feel-good aspect was the victim giving them a light before getting his ass kicked.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tekhna View Post
    The guy was riding a TT bike?
    A TREK...Lance and Mary-Kate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peiffer83 View Post
    sorry its just you practice so much, and never get to use it!
    that's the point.

    you are confident that you could beat the snot out of someone. when they "test the waters" and see you're ready to fight back........they back down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    I thought the feel-good aspect was the victim giving them a light before getting his ass kicked.
    good times all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    I wish more people would chase me on my rides.
    That would be literal exercise in futility.

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    Ah ha...a TT bike...probably had aerobars too. Was the suspect wearing socks or a shirt? Did you see any numeric markings on his arm that might suggest gang affiliation? Was he wearing a bikini briefs instead of shorts?

    This could be another rogue tri-geek. We have big problems with them in this area.
    I will make you suffer on the downhills with my superior body weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peiffer83 View Post
    sorry its just you practice so much, and never get to use it!
    Same with fire drills, but I am not hoping for a real fire.
    "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want... Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." (Richard Dreyfus as Glenn Holland)

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