Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Southern California Southern California

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-13-07, 05:38 PM   #1
mtblurkr
Membie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 192
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cyclist Bike-jacked On San Gabriel River(in Between Spring And Willow)

http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7446...ce=most_viewed

Cyclist robbed near S.G. River
A cyclist riding on a bike path along the San Gabriel River was robbed by two suspects on Monday morning, authorities said.

The victim was riding southbound on the east side of the San Gabriel River near Spring Street at 10:09 a.m. when he was punched in the face by a suspect, said Sgt. Dina Zapalski of the Long Beach Police Department.

The blow knocked the man off his bike, Zapalski said. While he was struggling on the ground, the suspect took his cell phone and rode off on his bike. The robber was followed on foot by a second accomplice, she said.

The victim suffered injuries to his face and was taken by a family member to a nearby hospital. The suspects are described as two Hispanic males in their late teens to early 20s, Zapalski said.

One suspect was described as very tall, wearing a baseball cap and a blue jacket. The other was described as short, with a buzzed haircut and dark jacket.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact LBPD's Robbery Detail at 562-570-7464.
mtblurkr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 05:43 PM   #2
OC Roadie
Out of Commission
 
OC Roadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SoCal
Bikes: Felt FC, S-Works Roubaix, Epic Comp, Cyfac Proxidium
Posts: 2,272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is bullzhit. The victim is one of my teammates, very mellow mannered nice guy. The bike jacking occurred n the SGRT, near El Dorado park. The stolen bike is a red and black Cervelo R3, full Dura Ace. If you spot anything like this for sale, please PM me, I have the serial #. Be aware of your surroundings and watch your back when you're on the MUPs.
__________________
If you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, then come sit next to me.
OC Roadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 05:46 PM   #3
voltman
It is fantastic.
 
voltman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The OC
Bikes: 05 Specialized Allez Elite; 06 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 7,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Damn!
voltman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 05:48 PM   #4
roadfix
hello
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Sorry to hear this.
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 07:45 PM   #5
shakeNbake
Mooninite
 
shakeNbake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: South of Heaven
Bikes: $53 Walmart Special
Posts: 3,187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by OC Roadie View Post
This is bullzhit. The victim is one of my teammates, very mellow mannered nice guy. The bike jacking occurred n the SGRT, near El Dorado park. The stolen bike is a red and black Cervelo R3, full Dura Ace. If you spot anything like this for sale, please PM me, I have the serial #. Be aware of your surroundings and watch your back when you're on the MUPs.
Post a stolen bike announcement on Craigslist.
shakeNbake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 08:07 PM   #6
Prolene
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SoCal, Turnbull/Skyline
Bikes: S Works Tarmac, Giant Anthem 1, Motiv "Smoothie" on Kurt Kinetic.
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow. It almost seems as though those guys knew what bike would really be the prize.

Hope the victim gets his bike back and justice done. I have been down that trail many a time, but this makes me a bit wary.
Prolene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 08:17 PM   #7
Mr. Beanz
Banned.
 
Mr. Beanz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Posts: 20,030
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Let's organize a Posse Ride. Where's Herb? We can ride the trail to look for possible suspects. Heck we'll kick *** on 'em even if they're innocent, just to teach them a lesson!
Mr. Beanz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 08:57 PM   #8
Sci-Fi
Senior Member
 
Sci-Fi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's near the big holidays...the most dangerous time of year. You're going to read more than just bike jackings in the next few weeks. The cell phone is going to be used to make as many long distance calls as possible...they sell the phone time. The bike will either be given as a present or stripped for parts...the latter more likely and the frame and fork sold on the open market, usually shipped out of state. If you registered your bike through your local police/city dept, you have some hope.

Unless I'm riding in a group, I usually avoid the bike paths this time of year, except the beach path, because there isn't any traffic and it's too easy to get jumped and left for dead before anybody comes by to help. Fighting traffic seems safer.
Sci-Fi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 09:18 PM   #9
Cleave
Old Road Racer
 
Cleave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SoCal
Bikes: Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
Posts: 5,250
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Hi,

I heard about this earlier today through my club's Yahoo! Group. This is particularly upsetting because I personally ride on that section of bike trail with some frequency. Regardless, there are many people who use this path and many are children. We shouldn't have to worry about being mugged while cycling.
__________________
Thanks.
Cleave
"Real men wear pink."
See my cycling photos at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/bicycling
See my bikes at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/mybicycles
Visit my blog at http://cleavesblant.wordpress.com/
Lightning Velo Cycling Club: http://www.lightningvelo.org/
Cleave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 09:22 PM   #10
Mo'Phat
Scum, Freezebag!
 
Mo'Phat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Poway, CA
Bikes: 2007 Leader 796R w/ 10sp DA and 2005 Jamis Dakar XLT FS MTB
Posts: 4,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Start carrying your pepper spray and police batons.

Search SD Craigslist as well...a bike like that should be pretty hard to fence/sell without sending up some major red flags.
Mo'Phat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 09:24 PM   #11
Indolent58
Queen of France
 
Indolent58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: Look 565, Trek 2120
Posts: 3,799
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mo', give the man his bike back. This minute!
Indolent58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 09:45 PM   #12
mkadam68
Senior Member
 
mkadam68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 30 minutes North-West of Los Angeles.
Bikes: 2012 MotorHouse road bike. No. You can't get one.
Posts: 3,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How does this happen? Did these guys jump out from behind a bridge or bush or something? Or were they just walking along and when the rider was going by they reached out and socked him? Do I need to be careful about passing pedestrians because they may rob me? Yuck!
mkadam68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 10:12 PM   #13
OC Roadie
Out of Commission
 
OC Roadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SoCal
Bikes: Felt FC, S-Works Roubaix, Epic Comp, Cyfac Proxidium
Posts: 2,272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
How does this happen? Did these guys jump out from behind a bridge or bush or something? Or were they just walking along and when the rider was going by they reached out and socked him? Do I need to be careful about passing pedestrians because they may rob me? Yuck!
There were two guys, one of them stuck their arm out, straight across the nose, and knocked him right off the bike .
__________________
If you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, then come sit next to me.
OC Roadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 10:14 PM   #14
merider1
no more nellie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 17,369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm sorry, Pat. I hope your friend is okay. You know, that bike is replaceable, but he's not. I hope they find those thugs.
merider1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-07, 10:22 PM   #15
herbm
Embracing the fredness
 
herbm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Beautiful Downtown Burbank
Bikes: Habanero Ti ,Trek Pilot 2.1 , Niner Jet9 29'r, Giant Cadex 380
Posts: 4,669
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Man...sorry to hear this...guess you have be extra vigilante riding alone these days....
__________________
Wheel Sucker Extraordinaire
herbm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-07, 01:07 AM   #16
bitingduck
Senior Member
 
bitingduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 3,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah, that sucks to hear, especially that the assaulted him for it-- I hope he's ok. When I first moved here I heard that stuff like that happened on the SGRT and stayed away from it for a long time.

It's possible that they'll get caught-- some kids put a brick through my windshield in Carson on saturday and I got a call from the Sheriffs office today that they have two kids in custody. One was turned in by a parent.
__________________
Track - the other off-road
http://www.lavelodrome.org
bitingduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-07, 03:02 AM   #17
Enzo Gucci
Euro-Trash
 
Enzo Gucci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I avoid that sh*tty path as much as possible. It's too sketchy.

I hope 10 gangbangers die as retribution.
Enzo Gucci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-07, 08:33 PM   #18
alicestrong
Pedal pusher...
 
alicestrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: I've got a bunch...
Posts: 7,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enzo Gucci View Post
I avoid that sh*tty path as much as possible. It's too sketchy.

I hope 10 gangbangers die as retribution.

Do you think that it's really any worse than SART or Ballona Creek?

I have only heard of riders being hassled when they are alone on any of the paths. It pays to find someone to ride with.
__________________
May you live long, live strong, and live happy!
alicestrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-07, 08:39 PM   #19
Enzo Gucci
Euro-Trash
 
Enzo Gucci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
Do you think that it's really any worse than SART or Ballona Creek?

I have only heard of riders being hassled when they are alone on any of the paths. It pays to find someone to ride with.
I have no idea, never ridden either of them. I just know I don't make it a point to ride the trail. I've flatted on it so many times from broken bottles, almost died in the tunnels from people walking or people riding on the wrong side of the path, and just don't enjoy the smell of the stagnant water.

I actualy think it's really cool and it's great that it's there, it's just not my cup of tea.
Enzo Gucci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-07, 08:51 PM   #20
alicestrong
Pedal pusher...
 
alicestrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: I've got a bunch...
Posts: 7,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's hard for me to resist since it's just a few short blocks away from where I live.

I do make a point of yelling in the tunnels and avoiding the glass.

I hate the trash and graffiti.
__________________
May you live long, live strong, and live happy!
alicestrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-07, 01:07 AM   #21
Enzo Gucci
Euro-Trash
 
Enzo Gucci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
It's hard for me to resist since it's just a few short blocks away from where I live.

I do make a point of yelling in the tunnels and avoiding the glass.

I hate the trash and graffiti.
Thats why I love Angeles Crest, GMR, Azusa canyon, Angeles Forest and all the other climbs around here. If you go during the right time of the day, theres almost no traffic, no trash and no graffiti. It almost makes you forget you're in LA
Enzo Gucci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-07, 10:00 AM   #22
alicestrong
Pedal pusher...
 
alicestrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: I've got a bunch...
Posts: 7,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Um...you said "climb"...
__________________
May you live long, live strong, and live happy!
alicestrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:45 PM.