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Ever had anything thrown at you from a moving car while riding?

Old 11-25-19, 12:09 PM
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Once a long time ago in Toronto Canada I had a couple of idiots in a car throw eggs at me. A couple hit my body and one struck me in the side of the head. I was able to follow them to their house or perhaps place they were visiting. I waited for a bit after they went inside and then removed the four valve cores from their tires.

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Old 11-25-19, 01:30 PM
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Sounds like many of you live around some pretty crappy people. I don't think I've ever had anything thrown at me while riding. FL has such a bad rep for drivers it is kind of surprising. Here I guess they just run you over.
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Old 11-25-19, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
Sounds like many of you live around some pretty crappy people. I don't think I've ever had anything thrown at me while riding. FL has such a bad rep for drivers it is kind of surprising. Here I guess they just run you over.
Florida is a state full of people from somewhere else. The natives (which is probably the minority) are more warm and hospitable. You can always tell the natives because they're the ones that will speak to you.
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Old 11-25-19, 07:53 PM
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Only time I can remember having stuff thrown at me was more than a decade ago riding home from work when a couple of young ladies (!!) tossed a cup of soda pop at me as they drove past. It came close enough to me that I could smell that it was fruit-flavored. (Fanta?)
Yep, zombie thread.
I'll just recycle what I posted five years ago.
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Old 11-25-19, 08:24 PM
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Physical stuff, only once, fifty years ago, give or take: a couple jerks in a pickup yelled something at me and the passenger threw a small bag of trash at my head and missed.

Verbal abuse, several times in more recent decades.
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Old 11-25-19, 11:22 PM
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Many years ago, Naked college gals threw themselves at me, but I pedaled away faster than they could run with their boobs freely bouncing.

I showed them!
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Old 11-26-19, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Toadmeister View Post
Many years ago, Naked college gals threw themselves at me, but I pedaled away faster than they could run with their boobs freely bouncing.

I showed them!
Video or it didn't happen. jk
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Old 11-26-19, 03:30 AM
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Only once while riding my Schwinn Varsity to school in about 1970 or so riding upstream (last time I did that) a rock from a car traveling at about 30mph hit me square in the chest . It hurt like hell and left quite a mark . I was probably lucky as we didn’t wear helmets in those days. Joe. joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress
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Old 11-26-19, 04:11 AM
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Old 11-26-19, 04:34 AM
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Sadly I’ve had my share thrown at me. Coffee, beer cans, all kinds of trash.
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Old 11-26-19, 04:51 AM
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After nearly a half century of riding, I did have an odd experience a couple of years ago when I hard some yelling, then a bag of trash went flying over my head and down the bank.

Because of the yell, I know it was intentional.

I need to get my cameras working. At least with photos/video, I could write to the PD about littering violations.

Originally Posted by Buckeye Jim View Post
So far just cigarette butts.
Not thrown at me, but I've had a few tossed near me at stop lights.

It has been a few years, but at the time I had thought about tossing them back into the car. On an unoccupied seat for a nice burn spot? Tell the driver "You've Dropped Something".
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Old 11-26-19, 05:09 AM
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Fast food drink cups...fast food bags. The worst for me, though, are the straight piped diesel pickups sneaking up to "roll coal"---the turbo spin up whistle is deafening and startling. I rode a 100K this summer where a clown was actually stalking riders and making repeated passes. Crazy people.
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Old 11-26-19, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Stormsedge View Post
Fast food drink cups...fast food bags. The worst for me, though, are the straight piped diesel pickups sneaking up to "roll coal"---the turbo spin up whistle is deafening and startling. I rode a 100K this summer where a clown was actually stalking riders and making repeated passes. Crazy people.
It does not compute. Illegal in CA.


Such a stronger complaint for those in the auto exhaust air quality regulated states. Haven't seen that kind of thing in decades.
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Old 11-26-19, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12 View Post
Only once while riding my Schwinn Varsity to school in about 1970 or so riding upstream (last time I did that) a rock from a car traveling at about 30mph hit me square in the chest . It hurt like hell and left quite a mark . I was probably lucky as we didnt wear helmets in those days. Joe. joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress
Back in the 70s when I was in college I took a rock, a big one. It hit me right on the wing of the pelvis and hurt. I didn't list it above because I yelled at the guy first and he went ahead, stopped, picked up the missile, and waited for me. No one trained in a helmet in those days.

I have also been run into a curb and beaten up by teenagers, but that's a different story, also from long ago.
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Old 11-26-19, 08:44 AM
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Half-full water bottle chucked at me; they missed. I've also been coal-rolled.

Funny thing is, both incidents happened while I was JRA in street clothes, not out in road kit. In both cases, I managed to sprint behind the offenders long enough to get a license plate, and I called them into the police. Being a small town, the police said they'd go have a little chat with these folks.
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Old 11-26-19, 10:19 AM
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They opened a bike lane on a local bridge. It's been pretty controversial in that drivers wanted a third lane because of long backups. I'm already seeing Starbucks specials that have been hurled into the lane. Or is the coffee that bad?
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Old 11-26-19, 10:27 AM
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They opened a bike lane on a local bridge. It's been pretty controversial in that drivers wanted a third lane because of long backups. I'm already seeing Starbucks specials that have been hurled into the lane.
Foolish creatures. Maybe you should wear a "Would you prefer I drive?" jersey?

Or is the coffee that bad?
Its OK, its just grossly overpriced.
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Old 11-26-19, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by tim24k View Post
Sadly Ive had my share thrown at me. Coffee, beer cans, all kinds of trash.
The biggest trash stayed in the car.
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Old 11-26-19, 11:47 AM
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So it seems there may be an advantage to being a woman on a bike. I've never had anything thrown at me, but once some young guy in a car shrieked at the top of his lungs while passing me. I managed to not actually jump out of my skin, but it was close. Another time a dude -- I mean dud -- made a shooting finger and a quiet pow sound while passing.

At least it was the passengers and not the drivers doing it.
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2 times IIRC, but nothing serious - water once, and was sprayed with "carnival foam" another time. But not as an aggression I think.
Not from a vehicle, but some kids threw pebbles with slingshots at our group once. They were in a field and ran away afterwards.
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Old 11-26-19, 01:01 PM
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One time some jerk HS kids threw a roll of duct tape at me. They were more than a little surprised when I stuck my hand out, caught it, and chucked it back at them. (Old third baseman's muscle memory, I guess.)
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I lived and rode in Florida in the '80's. Had several empty beer cans tossed my direction, but the worst was a dog who decided to jump out of the back of an oncoming pickup truck at me. The poor dog didn't allow for the speed of the vehicle it was jumping out of, and kind of crumpled and slid along the pavement. I didn't stick around to see the results of that incident and continued my ride.
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One time some jerk HS kids threw a roll of duct tape at me. They were more than a little surprised when I stuck my hand out, caught it, and chucked it back at them. (Old third baseman's muscle memory, I guess.)
But the play was at home...
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Nope. Not once, and I've been doing this awhile. Now, if being yelled at and flipped off and honked at and struck by cars counts, well, I got that. Plenty.
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So it seems there may be an advantage to being a woman on a bike. I've never had anything thrown at me, but once some young guy in a car shrieked at the top of his lungs while passing me. I managed to not actually jump out of my skin, but it was close. Another time a dude -- I mean dud -- made a shooting finger and a quiet pow sound while passing.
Maybe the super cute bike helps?

Ugh, if I had a dollar for every time young guys made those shrieking noises...well, I'd have a lot of dollars. I've also been called the usual term that can also designate a female dog, as well as slurs that are derogatory toward racial groups and sexual orientations with which I do not identify. The barking - that's what gets me. Why do people bark? I've started barking back.

Drivers just don't like me - they must know I'm not a nice gal. /rant
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