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Old 11-19-05, 01:05 AM   #1
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Holy ****?!? I know there was a recent thread about eggs, but this was above and beyond eggs...

So the cops just left my house after listening to my tale of aggravated assault while riding home from work this evening.

I turned onto my street in quiet El Cerrito (SF East Bay Area) and could literally feel the heat from the headlights of this enormous friggin' four-door pick-up shining on my backside. Next thing I know, this jerk-off is leaning halfway out of the car and cracks me right on my shoulder blade with either a bat or a 40 oz. (i couldn't tell in the dark) and screams "Give me your money ******!" Really. That's what he said. Can you think of anything wierder to say to a jewish kid from suburban NJ?

Somehow, I manage to stay on my bike, jam a quick skid and turn around before they were able to cut me off...I spun back the other way towards the front stoop of a cafe nearby where I knew I'd find people.

About 30 sec. later, I saw them cruise out from my street and head back down the way they came. All four of them tucked up high away in therr monster truck...I have no idea what nationality they are, nor do I care.

Here's my long winded question/poll...

With a fresh 4in bruise/laceration on your left shoulder blade sending throbbing sparks of pain down your left arm, would you have chased them for two miles hoping to get a license plate number, or what?

I'll be the first to answer.

Yes.

Did I get it?

No.

Was that the dumbest move I made all day? Definitely.

When did attacking guys on bikes become cool?

****ING **** THIS SUCKS!
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Old 11-19-05, 01:27 AM   #2
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That is ****** up, man. I would have given chase too, though. They probably just went after another target.
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Old 11-19-05, 01:31 AM   #3
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I probably would have fallen and been run over.









+1 to you for not falling.
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Old 11-19-05, 01:31 AM   #4
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Holy Crap!!

Hope your shoulder heals soon.
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Old 11-19-05, 01:40 AM   #5
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Something very similar happened to me this last Halloween night, except he hit me with his fist.
They zoomed off before I could recover enough to look at the license plate.
It made my night rides a little uncomfortable for the next week or so.
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Old 11-19-05, 01:44 AM   #6
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That is why I carry a gun.


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Old 11-19-05, 02:14 AM   #7
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hey, el cerrito! dang, you're hardcore riding the hills out there on your fixie.

F**ckers probably needed gas money.

heal well.
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Old 11-19-05, 03:19 AM   #8
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I turned onto my street in quiet El Cerrito (SF East Bay Area) and could literally feel the heat from the headlights of this enormous friggin' four-door pick-up shining on my backside. Next thing I know, this jerk-off is leaning halfway out of the car and cracks me right on my shoulder blade with either a bat or a 40 oz. (i couldn't tell in the dark) and screams "Give me your money ******!" Really. That's what he said. Can you think of anything wierder to say to a jewish kid from suburban NJ?
sorry to hear of your run in, there's safety in numbers...

i just got back from the friday night ride, 12-15 bikes and we were right near you over behind the race track then up the bay trail.
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Old 11-19-05, 08:06 AM   #9
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That sucks ... did you get the licence plate?

Aggravated vehicular assaut (or something like that) will work pretty well.
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be thankful it's not the sort of gang initiation where they walk up behind strangers and shoot 'em in the head. It's happened twice here, randomly, but to friends of friends. they weren't on bikes but I'm just saying it could've ended worse.

I'm glad you made it out ok. most of the time being careful isn't enough.
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Thanks for proppin' me up - I figure one more good reason to wear a helmet. They probably would have knocked me in the head if I wasn't wearing one...

I've seen that 50 Cent poster in the train station. That's some 'effed up "Live by the gun, die by the gun" bullcrap messaging.

Stay away from the television!

Live by the BIKE. Die by the BIKE. That's my new motto.

The cop that came to take the report was totally cool about it though - Took digital photos of the bruising. He wouldn't agree to sending me copies though!
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I've seen that 50 Cent poster in the train station. That's some 'effed up "Live by the gun, die by the gun" bullcrap messaging.

Live by the BIKE. Die by the BIKE. That's my new motto.
glad you're in good spirits.

don't believe the hype from that .50 movie, i think its all mtv over hyping marketing thing because this movie will rack in the bucks once its released on dvd, since it is a mtv movie... maybe i'll burn copies of the dvd i have and give them away before the offical release and see if i can flood the market-

menace II society was wayyyyyy harder, or i'm bout it by master p, neither of those movies made me laugh as get rich or die trying did, but in the end .50 laughs all the way to the bank so it really doesn't matter...

yeah, live by the bike die by the bike, the ultimate user error...
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Driving in their POS lifted truck makes them feel "high n' mighty" . . . recently I was riding when two guys (also in a lifted truck) came up from behind and slowed down equal with me, since this was abnormal I glanced over to my left just as the passenger was reaching his arm towards me. I didn't know if he wanted to punch me, push me, or grab my bag . . .but I just hit the breaks and pulled over. I didn't really know what to do after that, so I continued riding.

But your cases was obviuosly much more serious than mine, I'm glad you made it out semi-okay.
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Old 11-19-05, 03:54 PM   #14
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perhaps you should say hagomel!
quick & complete recovery!
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Lifted trucks = forest gump chase style

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Geez, I got spit on and yelled at last week. I can't believe this happens to so many of us.

The solution? We need to start carrying flare guns.
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Old 11-19-05, 07:49 PM   #17
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Geez, I got spit on and yelled at last week. I can't believe this happens to so many of us.

The solution? We need to start carrying flare guns.
Molotovs in bar mounted water bottle cages.
Somebody devise an ignitor device please.
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Old 11-19-05, 09:25 PM   #18
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something...i've never been assaulted, and i'm in boise here...though i did have people in two cars simultaneously yelling at me about how they were going to come out and kick my ass if i didn't "get off the road"...

they were stuck in gridlock, i passed them and just took the next turn and never saw them again. bastards.

you said you didn't get a license plate? well, i hope what you were able to tell the cops gets someone in hot water. when people are bastards like that, they ought to get ****ed to whatever extent is possible.
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Just last saturday night I was riding home from a party with a friend when a truck drove by and threw a bottle of something at me and missed. I chased the bastards down and came damn close to giving the truck a wrench in the window when they saw me and sped off, after my friend caught up I found out he actually was hit with a bottle. He knows one of the people in the car and next time we see them.....
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just remeber WW50D
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I almost got in a fight with some jerk in a pickup in Albany, California maybe 4 months ago. Things get wierd North of Berkeley (no offense, there's just more people cruising around in pickup trucks up there.)

I once had someone throw a grapefruit at me from a moving car, but that was the only time I've been hit from a car (It bounced off my helmet).
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I almost got in a fight with some jerk in a pickup in Albany, California maybe 4 months ago. Things get wierd North of Berkeley (no offense, there's just more people cruising around in pickup trucks up there.)

I once had someone throw a grapefruit at me from a moving car, but that was the only time I've been hit from a car (It bounced off my helmet).
Interesting, the assault that prompted my OP happened two blocks from the Albany/El Cerrito line.

I think the pick-up density definitely increase as you move up San Pablo Ave.
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my run ins haven't been that bad... i hope you heal up well.

i had a guy spit his dip wad at me this summer... i caught up to him and started yelling at him and he rolled up his window and sped off.

one night another guy was coming down a 1 way the wrong way, yelled "get out of my way bike ***" and swerved to try and hit me... his windshield is a spider web now.
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Sounds like you need to move or take an alternative route.
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I had a gang of thugs ask me to stop so they could "holla at" me, as they put it. I wasn't sure what that meant, so I kept riding. When they realized I wasn't going to stop, they rushed me from the sidewalk and tried to knock me off my bike, kicking at my rear wheel. I managed to stay upright and rode away as fast as I could. I doubt I ever rode that fast in my life. Same neighborhood, two weeks earlier, I was chased by a pitbull for about half a mile.

riding home from work at 10pm through the worst crime area in town. A+ for adventure.
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