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I'm pretty sure I just got shot in the ass with a blowgun!

Old 07-20-09, 07:52 PM
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I'm pretty sure I just got shot in the ass with a blowgun!

I was riding home on the Ballard Bridge in Seattle just a little while ago and I felt a sting in my left cheek. I thought that I must have been hit by a rock that had been run over by a car. I went down to feel it and there was a four inch dart sticking out of me!! I did hear a little "pop" sound right before I felt it too.

By the time that I figured out what it was, I looked up to see if I could tell who did it, but there were 4 or 5 cars that it could have been and all were speeding away from me. I got to the end of the bridge, stopped to make sure that I wasn't bleeding then rode home and called the cops. I figured it didn't matter if I called them from the scene or from home since I have no idea who did it. They won't be able to do anything, but I figured I'd at least let them know that some ******* is out there doing this.

Here is a picture of the dart next to my remote for some perspective on size.

Is this going to be the new asshat trend after those punks shot up the Tour?
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Old 07-20-09, 07:54 PM
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Holy ****....
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Old 07-20-09, 07:55 PM
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thats insane. I can't say I've personally been shot at but like you said looks like someone was following in the footsteps of the punks shooting the TdF riders. Glad you're alright.
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Were they short? Lots of makeup?
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Old 07-20-09, 07:55 PM
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I think this thread has R600DuraAce type potential
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Old 07-20-09, 07:56 PM
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Wait, what was happening with TdF riders getting shot? And don't people have anything else better to do then shoot needles at riders?
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Old 07-20-09, 07:58 PM
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I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
But where will we ride?
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Have you filed a police report? Are your tetanus shots up to date? Seriously, you need to get this checked by a health professional. The sooner you get it done, the less bureaucratic grief you're likely to encounter.
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Have you filed a police report? Are your tetanus shots up to date? Seriously, you need to get this checked by a health professional. The sooner you get it done, the less bureaucratic grief you're likely to encounter.
I'm waiting for the cops to show up to file a report. I'll probably go get checked out when I'm done with them. Have no idea how long it's been since I've had a tetanus shot.
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Wait, what was happening with TdF riders getting shot? And don't people have anything else better to do then shoot needles at riders?
Julian Dean and I think Oscar Freire were hit with BBs a couple stages ago.
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Holy cow, that is messed up!
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WT F-ing F?
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That sux, but hitting a moving cyclist from a moving car with a blowgun is pretty impressive. I'd hang onto the dart as well. Maybe the press will pick up on it and someone will talk after you file a report. My guess would be punk kids and you know they are telling their buddies.....
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Old 07-20-09, 08:35 PM
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What in the hell?... What a bunch of *******s...
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There are traffic cams and other cameras all over nowadays that could help you/police if you have some more info to go on. A-holes like this willl eventually get caught, so having a report on file can link them to other crimes. I'm a firm believer in what comes around goes around. Good luck.

PS - punks probably filmed it and you're probably on YouTube by now.
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.... an effing BLOWGUN!? seriously...
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punks probably filmed it and you're probably on YouTube by now.
+1

That would be just perfect if they did post it. I can just see the Judge at the trial now *facepalm* !

So many people have been busted after they posted pics or video online. You would have to be seriously stupid.

OK human search engine - GO! SEEK!
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Bring back a Peloton full of cyclists armed with baseball bats.
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Let's just hope these hooligans don't figure out how to acquire curare.
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I'm pretty sure that is what it is based on what I found online. Here's a link

http://www.blow-gun.com/storefront/m...egory_Code=spd
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Originally Posted by DScott View Post
I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Just watched the Directors Cut last night....classic, classic.
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Old 07-20-09, 09:10 PM
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If I were you, I'd be getting tested... for everything. Not to scare you, but you have no idea where that thing was or who it came from.
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Yes ... That is a dart from a blow gun. I have one of these and that is what it shoots.
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