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

Old 11-26-19, 08:26 PM
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Old 11-26-19, 10:09 PM
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A long time ago, letís say 1973, riding in San Diego county near Miramar air base out east from the coast. Great riding back then on the wide open mesa before it became solid suburbia. A car with kids threw out a drink with ice and it bounced near my pedals. Seems a cop was behind and saw that. He passed us all and as I caught up to see he had pulled over the mom in a station wagon. He was chewing out the kids as I passed. Good times.
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Old 11-26-19, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Bikerider View Post
A long time ago, letís say 1973, riding in San Diego county near Miramar air base out east from the coast. Great riding back then on the wide open mesa before it became solid suburbia. A car with kids threw out a drink with ice and it bounced near my pedals. Seems a cop was behind and saw that. He passed us all and as I caught up to see he had pulled over the mom in a station wagon. He was chewing out the kids as I passed. Good times.
I had that happen when a guy in a white van tried to run me off the road. he yuelled at me and told me to get off the road during rush hour. this was on a downgrade and I was able to hit 60 kph as I passed him on his left at the bottom of the hill and going through a green light. He accelerated to catch up to me and a cruiser turned on its cherries nd pulled him over.It was 40 kph zone so I guess he got a pretty hefty ticket and lost some points.

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Old 11-26-19, 11:11 PM
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Riding to work in west Berkeley a kid in a car that was headed toward me as oncoming traffic hurled a grapefruit and hit me on the left shoulder. Didn't crash, but it hurt like hell and left a large purple bruise for about a week.
There have been times riding in Oakland where I was pretty convinced people were trying to run me off the road.
Bay area cycling is not for the faint of heart....
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Old 11-27-19, 04:15 AM
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I haven't had anything thrown at me while riding, but there was this one time someone attempted to steal from my backpack, while I was mowing at pedestrian speed through a crowd in the old town. Unsuccessfully though.
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Old 11-27-19, 01:12 PM
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I had some dude with a huge beard in a Hippie van throw a chocolate shake at me. I ducked, hit the rider behind me square on the chest. I laughed for a half an hour over that.
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Old 11-27-19, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
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
Being middle-aged and dumpy helps; I look like their mom. Also, don't bark back, pee on their cars. That'll show 'em.
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Old 11-27-19, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Being middle-aged and dumpy helps; I look like their mom. Also, don't bark back, pee on their cars. That'll show 'em.
Iím glad you have a sense of humor about it. My favorite woman cyclist-retaliates-brilliantly-against-motorist, comes from one of my wifeís grad school classmates, who managed, semi-intentionally, to hurl her ill-settled lunch through the driverís open window at a stoplight.
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Old 11-27-19, 03:18 PM
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MoAlpha I could never hope to reach that level of epic. I'm the one who comes up with the perfect comeback 20 minutes later.

ETA: Usually all over myself.
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Old 11-28-19, 10:16 AM
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When we were young drivers, we used to turn our windscreen washer nozzles around so we could squirt cyclists..
tbf they shouldn't have been on the roads in the first place. The reluctance to use the cycleways instead was even stronger then, almost as if they wanted to get killed.
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Old 11-28-19, 10:23 AM
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I have had many things thrown at me. The only thing to actually hit me was a boiled egg from a car passing me. I went off the road into a ditch that had just been bushhogged and was lucky not to have been impaled or killed.
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Old 11-29-19, 09:52 AM
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i have had some young ladies yell something undecipherable at me before. i have had people yell stuff that I don't understand at me as well. so far no one has thrown anything at me that i recall. I did get hit in the bird by a bird while commuting before. that hurt!
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Old 12-01-19, 04:37 PM
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A friend of mine had a redneck lean out the passenger window of a truck and take a swing at him while he was riding in the bike lane. Fortunately the guy missed hitting him. That got me thinking about getting an on board camera, one pointing front, the other to the rear.
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Old 12-01-19, 05:09 PM
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I had a bag of coins fall out of an armored truck and explode in front me. I would have stopped to pick them up but my bike can't stop on a dime...
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Old 12-02-19, 05:19 PM
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I have two stories to tell that you all might appreciate:

Riding along the road on our mountain bikes and someone comes past with their arm out the car window trying to slap my a#r/s@e. They missed me but got in a lot closer for my mate up ahead and he got a good loud slap. The 'slapper' however, completely miss-judged the speed difference and hadn't really considered how he was going to get his arm back into the car! from the crack and scream we suspect he might have broken his arm against the door pillar.

Another time I was on my own slogging up a long straight drag. A white van came past and out flew a beer can full of urine, it bounced off my wheel and I got an unpleasant spattering. The van sped off into the distance but before disappearing from view I saw it pull over. When I caught up, the van was parked in the pub car park, up against a wall with the passenger window half open. All I will say is that I needed a leek and the wall was just the right height. I will always regret not having the balls to hang around and watch that guy sit down.
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Old 12-02-19, 09:50 PM
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Bottle of water.
Some moron rolled coal on me a few weeks ago.
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Originally Posted by Dave Horne View Post
I've never had anything thrown at me though I have had a car door open in my path and nearly hit me.

I'm reminded of the following scene from L.A. Story ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pmRw_CNCgU
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such a classic laugher movie!!
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Old 12-03-19, 11:27 AM
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I’ve had quite a few things thrown at me from cars, but the scariest was lit firecrackers when I was riding home from a late night job around 3am going really fast down a long hill. They hit me on the side of my helmet. If I hadn’t been able to maintain control of my bike it probably would’ve been a really bad wreck.
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Old 12-03-19, 02:52 PM
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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.
I've never had anything thrown at me either. One guy yelled at me to get on the sidewalk. And right after I installed the bike rack on my car, a driver slowed down and yelled "nice rack". Uh, ok.
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Originally Posted by NomarsGirl View Post
I've never had anything thrown at me either. One guy yelled at me to get on the sidewalk. And right after I installed the bike rack on my car, a driver slowed down and yelled "nice rack". Uh, ok.
You canít see my eyeroll, but itís there.
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Old 12-04-19, 09:13 AM
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What about the already existing ones, who have chosen to move near you?
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What about the already existing ones, who have chosen to move near you?
Wut?
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Old 12-04-19, 03:49 PM
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Iím a woman too but unfortunately it hasnít spared me from many things being thrown at me over the years!
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Old 12-05-19, 09:50 AM
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A diesel truck once passed me on the state park road i frequently ride (along with hundreds of other cyclists); intentionally slowed down for me to catch up, then layed into the throttle and left me in a cloud of choking black smoke. Nice.
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