Comment 41772

By mikeonthemountain (registered) | Posted June 09, 2010 at 14:10:13

No I was neither hurt nor knocked off the bike ... that's why I didn't bother with a police report because I couldn't ID them ... they hit my elbow which sunk into soft sheet metal and bounced off but they didn't contact the bike so I kept control and kept going. I think they got a dent though. This behaviour is pretty rare and it is the first time somebody actually made contact with their vehicle. I have been lucky too ... not shy to use the road (properly, lawfully) and never had a scratch.

It looks like another driver followed behind me for a moment to see if I was ok, then passed and was on his way, since I kept going and the other guy had sped off.

The reason I posted my story so emotionally is because crackheads like this are trying to bully cyclists off the road meanwhile this young man gets killed cycling on the sidewalk. It is ironic and I think highlights some of the very problems that led him to use the sidewalk in the first place. Plus the empathy and heartache that I made it home alive, and this brother didn't.

Comment edited by mikeonthemountain on 2010-06-09 13:17:06

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