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Old 10-12-15, 03:37 PM
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Cars vs Bikes

I'm in a pretty dense suburban area, this particular one is pretty upscale, out of my payscale. Just went for a ride and some teenage leans out of and big SUV while passing me yells something I guess to startle me or something. I knew there were quite a few lights ahead so I used it as an excuse to pound it even harder. First light we both got through but second one they were trying to make left. I was getting close and closer. scenario one was I try for the door handle and yank the jerk out and beat him. scenario two I come up from behind fast and quiet and just sucker punch him in the face and take it from there. Just as I pull up side they make the turn. from about six feet I yelled '****face' as hard as I could and gave him the finger. expression on his face was priceless. total surprise. a couple seconds later I could hear him yelling out the window like elmer fudd. is bike rage a thing? the adrenaline rush was pretty nice.

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Old 10-12-15, 03:43 PM
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dont be thin skinned this is a land of self centered jerks.
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Old 10-12-15, 03:47 PM
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4,000 lb. car vs. 25 lb. bike: Guess who's gonna win? Ignore stuff that people yell. If some body actually touches you, that's an assault. Get his plate number and call the cops. Do anything else, and you could end up dead or on the wrong end of a lawsuit. Grab the door-handle of a moving car??? Gimme a break.
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Old 10-12-15, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
dont be thin skinned this is a land of self centered jerks.
I live in New Jersey. its dog eat dog. Its funny, there are quite a few low income Spanish neighborhoods around. I bike in them a lot. Never, ever had a problem. Even get smiles from the girls sometimes. But in the white suburban neighborhoods, teenagers act like nutjobs.
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Old 10-12-15, 03:53 PM
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>> Grab the door-handle of a moving car???

Nope, car was stopped.

I watched to see how easy it is to get plate numbers. very difficult. in fast moving traffic they are out of sight very fast.
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Old 10-12-15, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by kennj123 View Post
I was getting close and closer. scenario one was I try for the door handle and yank the jerk out and beat him. scenario two I come up from behind fast and quiet and just sucker punch him in the face and take it from there. Just as I pull up side they make the turn. from about six feet I yelled 'fxxxface' as hard as I could and gave him the finger.
Have you been watching too many tough guy Hollywood movies or maybe too much UFC ??Only a lowest of the low ******bag or a coward would sucker punch somebody all because they yelled some empty words...I recommend that you start taking anger management classes. Don't use physical force unless it's for self-defence.
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Old 10-12-15, 04:01 PM
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Too bad you couldn't get your hands on him.
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Old 10-12-15, 04:09 PM
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...I recommend that you start taking anger management classes. Don't use physical force unless it's for self-defence.
So, if I pulled up beside them at the intersection your recommendation is we talk about the weather or something involving rainbows and butterflies...

I do feel some of the shouting I get is an attempt to make me crash the bike. between the bow wave from the fast moving vehicle, narrow shoulder, then yelling in my ear, theres some possibility of danger for me. they are not empty words.
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Old 10-12-15, 04:19 PM
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I hear you've got guns over there in the USA... just sayin'...
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Old 10-12-15, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by kennj123 View Post
I'm in a pretty dense suburban area, this particular one is pretty upscale, out of my payscale. Just went for a ride and some teenage leans out of and big SUV while passing me yells something I guess to startle me or something.
Smile and wave ... and shrug it off.

Won't be the last time something like that happens. Don't let them control you. Smile and wave.
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Old 10-12-15, 04:34 PM
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Given the abundance of guns in this country, I'd advise against any escalation of the issue. If your state has a "stand your ground" law, all they need to do be sure to kill you and then only their side of the story can get told.
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Old 10-12-15, 04:44 PM
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Sucker punch a teenager (minor)? How old are you?
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Old 10-12-15, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by CdaleNike21 View Post
Sucker punch a teenager (minor)? How old are you?
had no idea how old they were until after I passed him.
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Old 10-12-15, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Given the abundance of guns in this country, I'd advise against any escalation of the issue. If your state has a "stand your ground" law, all they need to do be sure to kill you and then only their side of the story can get told.
I've been in redneck country and that is a distinct possibility, but NJ isn't. I have looked down the barrel of a gun pointed at me and it isn't pretty and you will remember it for the rest of your life, regardless of how long it is.
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Old 10-12-15, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by kennj123 View Post
I have looked down the barrel of a gun pointed at me
That is NOT something to be proud of.
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Old 10-12-15, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by kennj123 View Post
>> Grab the door-handle of a moving car???

Nope, car was stopped.

I watched to see how easy it is to get plate numbers. very difficult. in fast moving traffic they are out of sight very fast.
Even if stopped, he can start moving while you're holding on, can't he? If he sees what you're doing, he can swerve into you.

If the traffic on that road is that fast, and the people are that hostile, find a quieter route. Even if it's longer, it will be more enjoyable and it could save your life.

Everything you did and contemplated doing was illegal and uncalled for under the circumstances. There are younger members on this forum (you may be one of them) who don't need encouragement to do this kind of stuff. They need to be advised against it.

Sure, it feels good to yell and threaten, but these situations often escalate into totally unnecessary homicides.
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Old 10-12-15, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Smile and wave ... and shrug it off.

Won't be the last time something like that happens. Don't let them control you. Smile and wave.

Mostly they are jibberish anyway. for all I know they are saying "praise the lord' or 'its a beautiful day'. This one seemed to have intent on doing me harm. The distance from my face when they yelled and vehicle speed and distance to me was probably the closest ever. To be honest I kind of felt like something was tossed at me as well, it was so close the bow wave from the vehicle and yelling at the same time, I could feel it on my whole body, especially my back. it was timed perfectly to startle me. The problem is there is nothing I can really do once the vehicle is past but get the license plate and report. But that is difficult given the speed of the vehicle. I guess that's way they use the dashboard cams in Russia a lot.
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Old 10-12-15, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by habilis View Post
Even if stopped, he can start moving while you're holding on, can't he? If he sees what you're doing, he can swerve into you.

If the traffic on that road is that fast, and the people are that hostile, find a quieter route. Even if it's longer, it will be more enjoyable and it could save your life.

Everything you did and contemplated doing was illegal and uncalled for under the circumstances. There are younger members on this forum (you may be one of them) who don't need encouragement to do this kind of stuff. They need to be advised against it.

Sure, it feels good to yell and threaten, but these situations often escalate into totally unnecessary homicides.

Vehicle was dead stopped at the intersection. I could have pulled right up beside it if I was about 5 secs faster.

The route is excellent. its all up to how the vehicles want to cooperate. A couple miles down is a middle school up a hill. I can be doing 15-20 going up it, and if the crossing guard is there, he will hold up traffic for me. doesn't get any better than that.
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Follow the advice of the other posters and wrap yourself in a warm blanket and ignore the the problem and it will all just go away. Make no attempt to ever fight back against bullies and thugs. It's the high road to just turn the other cheek and go home thinking you are a better person for having been afraid to confront someone. LOL or....call people out on their BS, don't allow someone, anyone to threaten or harass you with out consequences. That's the problem with over privileged, little **** heads that know they can run their mouths without getting a boot in their ass.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
That is NOT something to be proud of.
not. been stabbed too. didn't like that either.
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Old 10-12-15, 05:18 PM
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New Jersey....pretty much explains all this.
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Posters need to follow some of their advice. Blow this off. It's an obvious troll.
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Old 10-12-15, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by kennj123 View Post
not. been stabbed too. didn't like that either.
Getting hurt sucks for sure, but if it happens while standing up for yourself and maybe stopping them from doing it to the next person who can't stand up for themselves, then it's kind of worth it.
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Posters need to follow some of their advice. Blow this off. It's an obvious troll.
Thank you. Was just about to post the same. We seem to get one or two of these 'tough guy cyclist' threads a month. Not as common as "I passed a roadie" or "waving" threads, but up there.
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Trying to figure out who's the bigger jerk in this story.
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