Location: 1/8 mile east of Santa Barbara Blvd on Green Blvd//5:30am. Two guys around 30ish/one white-one hispanic tried to rob me. They ran out from behind a tree and did there best to rip me off the bike//fully loaded touring bike for training. I hit the white guy in the head as I was going by and they ran off...More details later..Glenn C Coryea
More details: The reason I posted this : A. To let locals know B. To let others know my mindset right before the incident to help prepare you just in case your ever confronted with a similar situation.
Morning of 11/24/10: I was riding west on Green Blvd at at around 12mph kind of in a trance. I'm thinking my only mission is to watch out for cars. I first noticed the two guys standing on the left side of Green about 75' in front of me. I then saw them run another 20 or so feet and hide behind a tree//I have
8000 lumen worth of head lighting//It was like happening in slow motion in my mind never really putting 2&2 together that this was going to be a robbery.
Anyways, as I came even with them they ran out, one guy went right for me and the other tried to latch onto my backpack. I hit one guy in the head and knocked him down and i guess that scared them off//I'm sure the did not bargain on trying to tackle a fully loaded bike.
They ran and hid behind one of the apartment bldgs/Waverly Place. I called the police and 3 cars showed up with in 5 minutes. That's about it...
I have 2 pepper sprays, 1 bear spray, medium sized aluminum bat that were all positioned too low on the bike to get to in a hurry. I since moved them to a more handy spot.