Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Advocacy & Safety
Reload this Page >

He Tried to Chase Me Down on Foot

Notices
Advocacy & Safety Cyclists should expect and demand safe accommodation on every public road, just as do all other users. Discuss your bicycle advocacy and safety concerns here.

He Tried to Chase Me Down on Foot

Old 08-18-21, 08:38 AM
  #26  
Milton Keynes
Senior Member
 
Milton Keynes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3,674

Bikes: Trek 1100 road bike, Roadmaster gravel/commuter/beater mountain bike

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2101 Post(s)
Liked 1,421 Times in 776 Posts
Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
Censorship is practiced in 99% of the forums on the internet.
And I guarantee that the people complaining about censorship on internet forums would probably be the most strict about censorship if they owned or moderated a forum.
Milton Keynes is offline  
Likes For Milton Keynes:
Old 08-18-21, 01:15 PM
  #27  
Juan Foote
LBKA (formerly punkncat)
 
Juan Foote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Jawja
Posts: 4,042

Bikes: Spec Roubaix SL4, GT Traffic 1.0

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1745 Post(s)
Liked 583 Times in 406 Posts
I fully understand moderation/censorship or whatever else you want to call it where it comes to maintaining decorum on a forum. Us bunch a heathens would be at each others throat in every sub forum here.....
Juan Foote is offline  
Old 08-18-21, 01:36 PM
  #28  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 34,816
Mentioned: 202 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15904 Post(s)
Liked 10,139 Times in 4,944 Posts
Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
Us We bunch a heathens would be at each others throat in every sub forum here.....
*smh* FIFY, heathen.
indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 08-18-21, 01:58 PM
  #29  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 34,816
Mentioned: 202 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15904 Post(s)
Liked 10,139 Times in 4,944 Posts
Censorship, schmensorship. The forum's owner is free to make and enforce whatever rules it desires. If that gets your Underoos is a twist, you are free to, you know, not post here. Sheesh. Is it that hard to grasp?
indyfabz is offline  
Old 08-18-21, 02:48 PM
  #30  
livedarklions
High Performance Noodler
 
livedarklions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: New England
Posts: 13,142

Bikes: Serotta Atlanta; 1994 Specialized Allez Pro; Giant OCR A1; SOMA Double Cross Disc; 2022 Allez Elite mit der SRAM

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6851 Post(s)
Liked 6,746 Times in 3,798 Posts
Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
I fully understand moderation/censorship or whatever else you want to call it where it comes to maintaining decorum on a forum. Us bunch a heathens would be at each others throat in every sub forum here.....
I also think the reasonable judgment has been made that allowing people to go on and on about certain topics is just going to drive out discussion about bikes and bicycling. Does anyone seriously think it's hard to find a place to talk about the shooty shooty if you can't talk about it here?
livedarklions is offline  
Likes For livedarklions:
Old 08-18-21, 04:41 PM
  #31  
Juan Foote
LBKA (formerly punkncat)
 
Juan Foote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Jawja
Posts: 4,042

Bikes: Spec Roubaix SL4, GT Traffic 1.0

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1745 Post(s)
Liked 583 Times in 406 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
*smh* FIFY, heathen.
I naren't know whar youz frum, I but I gots class.
Heathen like a badge of honor in these parts, one step above varmit.
Juan Foote is offline  
Old 08-18-21, 06:07 PM
  #32  
downhillmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 1,657
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 965 Post(s)
Liked 754 Times in 396 Posts
Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
I fully understand moderation/censorship or whatever else you want to call it where it comes to maintaining decorum on a forum. Us bunch a heathens would be at each others throat in every sub forum here.....
Yeah…
You kinda don’t though.
downhillmaster is offline  
Old 08-18-21, 06:43 PM
  #33  
JoeyBike
20+mph Commuter
 
JoeyBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA USA
Posts: 7,048

Bikes: Surly LHT, a folding bike, and a beater.

Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1157 Post(s)
Liked 99 Times in 65 Posts
Originally Posted by coopman View Post
I was out riding my bike a couple of weeks ago in my neighborhood and a teenager got out of a parked car as I passed it and started running towards me...
I live in a fairly dangerous city. Speed is the cure. And lots of awareness of what's going on far ahead of me in case someone(s) are setting up an ambush. Basically I "ride it like I stole it" much of the time, keep up with traffic if there is any (somebody jumping me puts them in front of the moving car behind me). I can tell you one thing for certain: There will not be any time for getting you hands on bear spray or anything else if you get attacked. You better be truckin', aware, and capable of maneuvers and sprint speed.

In your case you got lucky. Look at this as an opportunity to become more aware of non-traffic trouble as a habit. Cycling in sketchy hoods is not relaxing, Zen, or meditative. Pay attention to EVERYTHING. It can be exhausting in a different manner, and you stay in great shape by keeping your speed up.
JoeyBike is offline  
Likes For JoeyBike:
Old 08-18-21, 06:48 PM
  #34  
Troul 
:D
 
Troul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Mich
Posts: 5,511

Bikes: RSO E-tire dropper fixie brifter

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 1,824 Times in 1,225 Posts
thought that was the on the road voluntary bicycle donation program?
__________________
-Oh Hey!
Troul is offline  
Old 08-19-21, 09:12 AM
  #35  
Milton Keynes
Senior Member
 
Milton Keynes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3,674

Bikes: Trek 1100 road bike, Roadmaster gravel/commuter/beater mountain bike

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2101 Post(s)
Liked 1,421 Times in 776 Posts
Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I also think the reasonable judgment has been made that allowing people to go on and on about certain topics is just going to drive out discussion about bikes and bicycling. Does anyone seriously think it's hard to find a place to talk about the shooty shooty if you can't talk about it here?
Not only that, but shooty shooties can be an emotional topic which generates a lot of hostility toward each other. And we already have a subforum for that so it doesn't really belong here at all.
Milton Keynes is offline  
Likes For Milton Keynes:
Old 08-19-21, 09:14 AM
  #36  
Milton Keynes
Senior Member
 
Milton Keynes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3,674

Bikes: Trek 1100 road bike, Roadmaster gravel/commuter/beater mountain bike

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2101 Post(s)
Liked 1,421 Times in 776 Posts
Originally Posted by Troul View Post
thought that was the on the road voluntary bicycle donation program?
I wouldn't say "voluntary."
Milton Keynes is offline  
Old 08-19-21, 11:01 AM
  #37  
Paul Barnard
For The Fun of It
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Louisissippi Coast
Posts: 5,338

Bikes: Lynskey GR300, Lynskey Backroad, Litespeed T6, Lynskey MT29, Burley Duet

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1823 Post(s)
Liked 1,144 Times in 591 Posts
Originally Posted by coopman View Post
I was out riding my bike a couple of weeks ago in my neighborhood and a teenager got out of a parked car as I passed it and started running towards me as fast as he could. I turned my head to see what that noise was - it was his shoes slapping on the pavement as he ran. I had pepper spray on me, but I was able to outrun him fairly easily. He chased me for about five houses before seeing that he couldn't catch me. I can only assume that he was going to try to steal my bike. This really shook me up, as you can imagine. I've been a bit careful about passing through that area again but have done so several times now w/o any further incident.
What area were you in? I bike in Slidell sometimes?
Paul Barnard is offline  
Old 08-19-21, 11:04 AM
  #38  
coopman
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Slidell, Louisiana
Posts: 203

Bikes: Specialized Roll Sport Low Entry and Bianchi Super Pista

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 44 Posts
I was on Driftwood Circle in Brookwood Estates.
coopman is offline  
Old 08-19-21, 11:05 AM
  #39  
Paul Barnard
For The Fun of It
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Louisissippi Coast
Posts: 5,338

Bikes: Lynskey GR300, Lynskey Backroad, Litespeed T6, Lynskey MT29, Burley Duet

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1823 Post(s)
Liked 1,144 Times in 591 Posts
Originally Posted by base2 View Post
Their house, their rules.

Maybe you don't understand the First Amendnent only applies to government restriction on free expression?

See you.
You either value freedom of expression or you don't. My values don't migrate based on who might be doing the restricting.
Paul Barnard is offline  
Old 08-19-21, 11:11 AM
  #40  
Paul Barnard
For The Fun of It
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Louisissippi Coast
Posts: 5,338

Bikes: Lynskey GR300, Lynskey Backroad, Litespeed T6, Lynskey MT29, Burley Duet

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1823 Post(s)
Liked 1,144 Times in 591 Posts
Originally Posted by coopman View Post
I was on Driftwood Circle in Brookwood Estates.
I used to live in the next subdivision south of there on Kempsey Ct. I rode through there regularly. It seemed like a quiet, low threat area at the time. Did you report it to the PD?
Paul Barnard is offline  
Old 08-19-21, 11:21 AM
  #41  
coopman
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Slidell, Louisiana
Posts: 203

Bikes: Specialized Roll Sport Low Entry and Bianchi Super Pista

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 44 Posts
No, I didn't. I probably should have. I will if it happens again. I'm hoping that it was a one-off thing. I will keep my speed up when riding through there again. If I hadn't ran a stop sign the guy would have probably caught up to me.
coopman is offline  
Old 08-19-21, 11:31 AM
  #42  
livedarklions
High Performance Noodler
 
livedarklions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: New England
Posts: 13,142

Bikes: Serotta Atlanta; 1994 Specialized Allez Pro; Giant OCR A1; SOMA Double Cross Disc; 2022 Allez Elite mit der SRAM

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6851 Post(s)
Liked 6,746 Times in 3,798 Posts
Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
You either value freedom of expression or you don't. My values don't migrate based on who might be doing the restricting.

That "you either value.. or you don't" statement is ridiculous. The forum owners also have rights of expression to define the scope of the forum. Your freedom of expression doesn't extend to forcing someone else to promote your views. For freedom of expression to be meaningful, there has to be some balance of who gets to speak about what where. Otherwise all forums would be a similar-looking morass of people babbling on and no one listening.
livedarklions is offline  
Likes For livedarklions:
Old 08-19-21, 12:00 PM
  #43  
coopman
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Slidell, Louisiana
Posts: 203

Bikes: Specialized Roll Sport Low Entry and Bianchi Super Pista

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 44 Posts
Most discussion forums these days have restrictions on hate speech, anything related to violence, weapons, etc. You have to abide by their rules or you move on in protest.
coopman is offline  
Old 08-19-21, 12:02 PM
  #44  
cb400bill
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,433

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR gravel Viscount Aerospace Pro Schwinn Paramount PDG 5 Colnago Classic Rabobank

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2762 Post(s)
Liked 4,496 Times in 2,673 Posts
And with that, this thread has veered too far off topic.

Thread closed.
__________________
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Fenders protect you from tire splatter. Mudguards protect you from tyre splatter.







cb400bill is offline  
Likes For cb400bill:

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.