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Old 07-23-17, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
This is the core of the issue.

There's no point in trying to make more of it than a jerk with zero impulse control.

Yes, there was some sort of incident ad/or words that lead up to it, but for normal people it would have ended with words, and maybe some gestures. At the worst, the guy could have made his point by stomping on and destroying the front wheel.

But impulse control seems to be fading in western populations, maybe because of pent up frustrations, or some other factor for sociologists to debate, but I expect that we'll see more of this kind of stuff long before anyone can offer a rational explanation.
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Old 07-23-17, 05:21 PM
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Old 07-24-17, 08:05 AM
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I didn't think Canadians did this. I hope the guy with the club said he was sorry.
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Old 07-24-17, 08:34 AM
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I dunno, in general I have had much less luck with drunk college kids in suburbia than good ol boys out in the country...
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Old 07-24-17, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Equinox View Post
I didn't think Canadians did this. I hope the guy with the club said he was sorry.
I'm thinking he must have immigrated to Canada...probably from Texas.
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Old 07-24-17, 08:48 AM
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Many or even most people would say that while they disagree with the truck guy beating the cyclist, they understand the truck guy's frustration and anger with cyclists.
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Old 07-24-17, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by 55murray View Post
I dunno, in general I have had much less luck with drunk college kids in suburbia than good ol boys out in the country...
Same general class of entitled bored males.
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Old 07-24-17, 10:44 AM
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To me this is only tangentially a cycling issue. It seems more about two guys with nothing better to do than argue over some silliness. Just a shame stupid people have such an easy time finding each other.
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Old 07-24-17, 02:05 PM
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Insane.

The words aggravated assault come to mind.
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Old 07-24-17, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by CrankyOne View Post
Many or even most people would say that while they disagree with the truck guy beating the cyclist, they understand the truck guy's frustration and anger with cyclists.

Good point. Let's face it, many or even most people would say that while they disagree with husbands beating their wives, we all understand that guys can get frustrated and angry with their women-folk.
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Old 07-24-17, 04:47 PM
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As gruesome as this is, it's a good thing he assaulted the cyclist with a club rather than his truck. The latter probably would have resulted in a dead cyclist, and the driver probably wouldn't face any serious charges. As it is, I think he's going to see some serious charges, not to mention a whole lot of community outrage for brutally assaulting a senior with a weapon.
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Old 07-24-17, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
That was an interesting club. I think it must have been rubber. I mean, the way he was wailing on that dude's head, were it wood or something similiarly solid, I don't thing the beaten guy would have gotten up and said, "yeah, I'm alright."

Oh, and don't Google "rubber club" if you've got an aversion to gay fetish sex!
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Old 07-24-17, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by hay View Post
Just who, drives around with a club? I'm from Texas and I don't know anyone with a club at ready.

https://www.amazon.com/Club-1000-Ori.../dp/B0000CBILL

I got one of these so...yeaahhh...
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Old 07-24-17, 07:34 PM
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I drive around with 14 clubs.
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Old 07-24-17, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by manapua_man View Post

Or one of these.
https://www.amazon.com/African-Tradi...rds=rungu+club
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Old 07-25-17, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by asmac View Post
Shocking. Peterborough is a nice, generally peaceful little town in rural Ontario and I'm glad the lunatic driver didn't have a gnu or a knife or a bigger club.
Who the heck carries a gnu? A water buffalo, sure. Everybody's got a water buffalo. But a gnu? I don't think so.
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Old 07-25-17, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
Who the heck carries a gnu? A water buffalo, sure. Everybody's got a water buffalo. But a gnu? I don't think so.
Probably a Linux enthusiast.
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Old 07-25-17, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
Probably a Linux enthusiast.
I doubt that driver even has an idea what Linux is...
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Old 07-25-17, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
Who the heck carries a gnu? A water buffalo, sure. Everybody's got a water buffalo. But a gnu? I don't think so.

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Old 07-25-17, 08:13 AM
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Old 07-25-17, 10:29 AM
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Story made it onto Jalopnik where the comments should be interesting.
Tried to link it but didn't like the looks of the link and don't have time to fix it.
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Originally Posted by Noddy View Post
Story made it onto Jalopnik where the comments should be interesting.
Tried to link it but didn't like the looks of the link and don't have time to fix it.
http://jalopnik.com/disturbing-video...bea-1797193548
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Old 07-25-17, 10:23 PM
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I once defended myself against a half dozen street thugs with nothing but a club . . . well, OK . . . there were 32 members in the club
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Old 07-30-17, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by asmac View Post
I'm glad the lunatic driver didn't have a gnu
Why? While they can be aggressive, it's possible a having a pet would have made him less irritable.
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Old 07-30-17, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Samuraidog View Post
I think it was a fish billy club. Apparently that area of Canada has a lot of fishing, so the guy probably gets away with carrying it because he "uses it to go fishing." .
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