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Old 01-20-06, 07:16 AM
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Cyclist stabbed in road rage attack

A HERO councillor helped save the life of cyclist stabbed in a road rage attack.

Tower Hamlets councillor Ray Gipson was yards from his home in Hewison Street, Bow, when he saw an elderly neighbour tending to a man lying on the pavement on Tuesday evening.

He dropped his Tesco shopping bags and ran to help.

The 42-year-old victim was drifting dangerously into unconsciousness while blood poured from a gaping knife wound under his armpit.

Cllr Gipson pushed down hard on the injury and stemmed the bloodflow.

“He tried telling me what happened, but it wasn’t making sense,” the 65-year-old Lib Dem councillor said. “I just wanted to keep him awake.”

Witnesses said the victim, a dad-of-two, had been cycling home to a nearby house when he got into a row with a motorist about being cut up.

The car’s passenger, large black man, got out and the argument became more heated. The passenger then pulled out a knife, stabbed him and ran off. The car driver, a white woman, screeched off, hit a parked car and turned left into Tredegar Road and is believed to have picked up the attacker.

Meanwhile, the victim staggered up the road and begged a neighbour to call for an ambulance saying “I’ve been stabbed”.

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I certainly hope they catch this SOB and his ho.
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Makes my skin crawl. When a driver does something stupid or makes a crude remark, the first tendancy is to flip him the bird, I have trained myself to avoid this reaction at all cost. It only invites a situation that can end up bad. When I was younger I would eagerly take on a motorist who gave me chit, too dangerous these days to risk.
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thats not right..i get shivers when i read it...what has our world come to? its sad. kinda makes you at a loss for words...

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Whatever happened to fighting with your fists, one on one? At least both people go home afterwards. This is sad.
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Old 01-20-06, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by jyossarian
Whatever happened to fighting with your fists, one on one? At least both people go home afterwards. This is sad.

no kidding....
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Originally Posted by Shifty
Makes my skin crawl. When a driver does something stupid or makes a crude remark, the first tendancy is to flip him the bird, I have trained myself to avoid this reaction at all cost. It only invites a situation that can end up bad. When I was younger I would eagerly take on a motorist who gave me chit, too dangerous these days to risk.
Too right.

Here's the rules
  1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
  2. It's all small stuff.
That's especially true for anything a motorist does or says short of assault or harrassment. And for those, we have the police. No sweat.
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Old 01-20-06, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by budster
Too right.

Here's the rules
  1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
  2. It's all small stuff.
That's especially true for anything a motorist does or says short of assault or harrassment. And for those, we have the police. No sweat.
you are, of course, correct. restraint can be the hardest thing in the world to do sometimes. but we should all try. basically when you react to someone, you're making an assumption that they aren't completely insane. that's a huge assumtion to make these days.
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but you have to ask yourself...whos more insane? the ones in the automobiles? or the ones on little frames of metal with skinny wheels travelling along with these peices of death on wheels?....
well said though budster, and ya restraint is hard. its so difficult to not break thier mirrors as you ride passed, but we have to try.

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Originally Posted by timmhaan
you are, of course, correct. restraint can be the hardest thing in the world to do sometimes. but we should all try. basically when you react to someone, you're making an assumption that they aren't completely insane. that's a huge assumtion to make these days.
This is EXTREMELY difficult for me also. I can be very confrontational. I can't stand it when others try to take advantage of me or worse others. I'll get in the face of those that cut you off at intersections or try to run down pedestrians at cross walks. And my worse pet peeve is litter bugs. I really let these pigs have it. This post along with a few others really make me think that I should calm down and try to live with the fact that there will always be self centered idiots in the world.
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Gah, i cant stand litterers...that just throws me over the edge when some thing flies out the window of a vehicle, or when your driving with someone and they throw something out...my freinds dont do it anymore while im with them, cause it makes me very mad.
would it be too much to ask though, that the self centered idiots dont use the road? probably

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arrrrg... flying lit cigarettes...
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I try, I really try, to react to road rage with a wave and a smile. It confuses the driver and defuses my anger.

With genec's flying lit cigarette problem, if traffic were stop and go, I'd be tempted to pick up the lit cigarette and return it to its owner. But I'd try, really try, to just wave and smile.
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I try, I really try, to react to road rage with a wave and a smile. It confuses the driver and defuses my anger.

With genec's flying lit cigarette problem, if traffic were stop and go, I'd be tempted to pick up the lit cigarette and return it to its owner. But I'd try, really try, to just wave and smile.
I have done something similar. I was driving through a parking lot and noticed two young girls parked in a handicap space with no obvious tags (another pet peeve) suddenly the door opens and out drops a cup. I parked the car and walked over to their car. Knocked on the window. When they opened the door, I said "I think you dropped something" and dropped the cup in one of the girl's laps. I turned around and walked into the store. Later one of the girls came up to me and said "b*tch"! I just stared at her and said "Get out of here now". She turned and ran without saying another word.

After thinking about it, he could have easily knifed me rather than calling me a childish name.


Hopefully they will remember that day and think the next time they toss something out of the car, but I doubt it.

I guess what bothers me more than the acutal liter is that these people think they have the right to do what ever they want.
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Reality: No matter what you do sooner or later there WILL be some sort of confrontation.It would be nice if the police could ALWAYS be there to protect us but that is not real.Simply put, to quote confucious "when around fire have fire extinuisher to lessen chance of being bar-b-qued ."
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One thing I remember from an advanced motorcycling course a long time ago. The instructor said ' on any ride you'll find 10 % skillful, observant and courteous. 80% lacking one of these attributes. 10% hostile. Don't try to educate all the hostiles, because its tiring and distracting'
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i thought about this thread today on my ride. i have a tendency to rush when i'm on the bike, so when people cut me off - it messes up my system and i get angry. i go on some pretty heavily used roads, so i just slowed down about 1-2mph more than usual. that actually made a huge difference. automatically i was a little more relaxed and less edgy toward the traffic flying around me. i'll save the speed for when i have some breathing room.
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Avoid confrontation at all costs ...
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Originally Posted by timmhaan
i thought about this thread today on my ride. i have a tendency to rush when i'm on the bike, so when people cut me off - it messes up my system and i get angry. i go on some pretty heavily used roads, so i just slowed down about 1-2mph more than usual. that actually made a huge difference. automatically i was a little more relaxed and less edgy toward the traffic flying around me. i'll save the speed for when i have some breathing room.

Good point. I often slow down on the busy roads of my ride. It makes me more aware and less jumpy. I just push harder on the empty roads to make up for it. It is all good.
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Unreal..What did ever happen to throwing punches?? Walk away,ride away,go away.As I get older confrontaitions like this become trivial.It's tough swallowing your pride sometimes but I wouldn't wanna' be the bloke who gets a knife in the armpit.Stay cool.
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Originally Posted by SteveFox
thats not right..i get shivers when i read it...what has our world come to? its sad. kinda makes you at a loss for words...

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it is sad that some jerk would stab a fellow human over something as stupid as that
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another distrubing incident and another reason to avoid confrontation:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=167969
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spinnaker and genec, one thing we have to be careful of is the potentially high consequences of escalating. And I'm not just talking about getting stuck in a fight. (When's the last time a guy in spandax won a fight?) "Returning" the soft drink or cigarette to its owner could get the cyclist arrested for assault. Hitting a car could be some kind of disorderly conduct charge.

It's just not worth it.

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Yes I know, that is why I need to calm down.

If you can find the car, go out and buy a fish, wait till no one is around, tuck it up under the wheel well somewhere.
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Originally Posted by timmhaan
i thought about this thread today on my ride. i have a tendency to rush when i'm on the bike, so when people cut me off - it messes up my system and i get angry. i go on some pretty heavily used roads, so i just slowed down about 1-2mph more than usual. that actually made a huge difference. automatically i was a little more relaxed and less edgy toward the traffic flying around me. i'll save the speed for when i have some breathing room.
This is a great post!!
But what do you do when you're already slow....like me ?
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