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


Go Back   > > >

Southern California Southern California

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-30-13, 10:38 PM   #1
Mayday.JP
Playing catch up
Thread Starter
 
Mayday.JP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The Best Coast, CA
Bikes: Felt F4
Posts: 121
Hit by car today. Driver took off.

So on my way up to turnbull canyon today, some idiot, instead of waiting for opposing traffic to pass, decided to drive next to me and clipped me with his mirror on my left elbow. His mirror folded in and cracked a little and he just took off. A slew of yelling and cursing to get him to stop was to no avail. He kept moving. couldn't get his license plate as i was too worried not trying to crash into the mountain. Talked to Whittier PD and received an incident number since i didn't have a license or description. Luckily, the officer was a cyclist so he understood and was more concerned with making sure i'm ok (which i am) and explaining to me what steps to take.

So, to anyone riding turnbull during the week around 4:30ish, be on the lookout for a newer model Chevy Colorado, Dark blue, black bumper, tinted windows.
Mayday.JP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-13, 10:45 PM   #2
HonestOne
Senior Member
 
HonestOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 57
Arg, stupid drivers! Did you by chance see if he drove by any cameras? Glad you are okay.
- Aaron
HonestOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-13, 12:28 AM   #3
jmX
Senior Member
 
jmX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Orange, CA
Bikes: Roubaix / Shiv
Posts: 2,193
If I commuted by bike I'd have one of these I think....made right here in Southern California by a bikeforum member: http://rideye.com/
jmX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-13, 08:23 AM   #4
mwandaw
Half Fast
 
mwandaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Southern California
Bikes: A road bike and a tandem road bike
Posts: 654
I'm really glad to read that you're OK!
mwandaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-13, 09:09 AM   #5
Rootman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NW Arkansas, USA
Bikes: 2012 Giant Sedona Hybrid
Posts: 871
Glad you're OK, perhaps a camera might be in your future, I know I want one, got tapped a little lighter by some part of a truck while signaling for a left turn and the driver decided to pass me on the left. No harm done but you'd thing a driver would stop to see if something was wrong after hearing a thump.
Rootman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-13, 08:21 PM   #6
TrojanHorse 
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 10,925
Was it you that had the issue with the white escalade last year too?

Remind me not to ride with you.

I'm sorely tempted to get a little camera. This kind of crap is ridiculous. That rideye looks intriguing, especially for only $149. There's another one out there called cerevellum that looks much sharper but it's *#^&$% expensive and it looks like they're trying to replace all your other electronics (no thanks)
__________________
"No self-respecting man rides 70 miles and has salad at a pizza joint!" - PhotoJoe
"I like SoCal a lot better than New Jersey" - RubeRad
TrojanHorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-13, 11:16 PM   #7
marquhar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: north Orange County,California
Bikes: 2008 Motobecane Immortal Force
Posts: 171
If you were on the Turnbull switchbacks (lasts about 2.5 miles) the lane is narrow with very little shoulder. A truck like that will have a V-8 and is easily heard as it approaches. When I ride this area or somthing similar like `Brea Canyon Road` I will not take chances, but give the lane, and sometimes I will unclip the outside foot, stop, and lean away.

I've been out on Turnbull when an F-350 came by towing a 25 ft trailer with speed way over the suggested limit (10-15 MPH). This doesn't happen often, but I could feel the danger long before they got there, and I yielded the road.

There are also regular attempts at `drifting` out on Turnbull. Again, you can hear them coming.

If you crossed the I-5 curtain to go out to Whittier, how did you do it?
marquhar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-13, 12:02 AM   #8
Mayday.JP
Playing catch up
Thread Starter
 
Mayday.JP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The Best Coast, CA
Bikes: Felt F4
Posts: 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
Was it you that had the issue with the white escalade last year too?

Remind me not to ride with you.

I'm sorely tempted to get a little camera. This kind of crap is ridiculous. That rideye looks intriguing, especially for only $149. There's another one out there called cerevellum that looks much sharper but it's *#^&$% expensive and it looks like they're trying to replace all your other electronics (no thanks)
Yes unfortunately that was me with the escalade maybe i just ride when all the jerks are out!!
Mayday.JP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-13, 12:21 AM   #9
TrojanHorse 
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 10,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by marquhar View Post
If you crossed the I-5 curtain to go out to Whittier, how did you do it?
Huh?
__________________
"No self-respecting man rides 70 miles and has salad at a pizza joint!" - PhotoJoe
"I like SoCal a lot better than New Jersey" - RubeRad
TrojanHorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-13, 06:49 AM   #10
CommuteCommando
Senior Member
 
CommuteCommando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern CaliFORNIA.
Bikes: KHS Alite 500, Trek 7.2 FX , Masi Partenza, Masi Fixed Special, Masi Cran Criterium
Posts: 3,009
Looking at that Rideye cam, I wold suggest one thing. If it's main function is incident recorder, I would prefer a shorter "loop" in exchange for much greater resolution. I run a Contour Roam an licence plates are rarely legible. In the incident described by OP, I doubt my Roam would have gotten the plate #.
CommuteCommando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-13, 11:25 AM   #11
Biker395 
Seat Sniffer
 
Biker395's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SoCal
Bikes: 2008 Scott CR1 Pro; 2006 Schwinn Fastback Pro and 1996 Colnago Decor Super C96; 2003 Univega Alpina 700; 2000 Schwinn Super Sport
Posts: 3,565
Quote:
Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
Looking at that Rideye cam, I wold suggest one thing. If it's main function is incident recorder, I would prefer a shorter "loop" in exchange for much greater resolution. I run a Contour Roam an licence plates are rarely legible. In the incident described by OP, I doubt my Roam would have gotten the plate #.
+1 Add a GPS sensor that FIFOs 10 minutes or so of data, and I'd be sold too.
__________________
Proud parent of a happy inner child ...
www.photo395.com
Biker395 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-13, 12:20 PM   #12
phoebeisis
New Orleans
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,569
Odd that he hit you hard enough to crack his mirror-despite it being spring loaded and folding
but you aren't hurt.
You could actually see a crack?
Beside the point but it takes pretty hard sharp impact to break a spring loaded mirror-whole point(plus safety) of spring loading it.

You were FRAP?- he did the usual close shave-
If you were left of middle-he would have passed on your right-really can't win
Colorado is a small truck-maybe 80" wide with mirrors-should have been plenty of room-
poor driving skills
He was going to blow past you-didn't matter where you were
Any reason to thing he was texting while passing??
phoebeisis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-13, 12:48 PM   #13
Rick@OCRR
www.ocrebels.com
 
Rick@OCRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Bikes: Several bikes, Road, Mountain, Commute, etc.
Posts: 5,932
Quote:
Originally Posted by marquhar View Post
If you crossed the I-5 curtain to go out to Whittier, how did you do it?
Good to hear you're okay and survived the attack with so little damage to your bike and body. I ride that area quite a lot!

Re: I-5 curtain, I cross under the 5 at Rosecrans, ride FRAP and so far no incidents. I've had everything from Semi trucks to motor-scooters block for me (intentionally or not) plus, I've been fortunate at that intersection overall.

Rick / OCRR
Rick@OCRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-13, 01:55 PM   #14
Mayday.JP
Playing catch up
Thread Starter
 
Mayday.JP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The Best Coast, CA
Bikes: Felt F4
Posts: 121
Not an expert on all the details and won't try to get into it. Only reason i posted was to inform fellow cyclists who ride that road often to be careful and be on the look out.
Mayday.JP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-13, 02:07 PM   #15
TrojanHorse 
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 10,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by phoebeisis View Post
Any reason to thing he was texting while passing??
It would be quite challenging to text and drive on that road, it's pretty twisty.
__________________
"No self-respecting man rides 70 miles and has salad at a pizza joint!" - PhotoJoe
"I like SoCal a lot better than New Jersey" - RubeRad
TrojanHorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-13, 02:47 PM   #16
phoebeisis
New Orleans
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,569
Heck-that rarely stops drivers from multitasking-
You can regularly see videos of bus drivers texting-HUGE vehicles heavy traffic kids on board-texting
phoebeisis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-13, 03:14 PM   #17
TrojanHorse 
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 10,925
I haven't quite figured out the new google maps but here's the road:
https://www.google.com/maps/preview#...!2m1!1e3&fid=7

It's far more likely he was tapping into his inner Mario Andretti, crappy truck division.
__________________
"No self-respecting man rides 70 miles and has salad at a pizza joint!" - PhotoJoe
"I like SoCal a lot better than New Jersey" - RubeRad
TrojanHorse 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 07:32 AM.