Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Stupid Fucker Rear Ended Me Going Home!


39x14 out of commission for a little while:(




Peace and have a great day...its raining out:( Good for the morels though:)

21 comments:

dicky said...

Hope you find some peace soon. Don't carry the anger too long, as it will eat at your soul. Stupid people are just that.

Anonymous said...

Hell, the guy was over 60, could have finished running you over. Time to invest in a $15.00 rear view mirror.
Then you look up and flip the person off and don't have to turn around.

I want a cut, witness here{:-)

Craig

Chris said...

Damn that sucks Squirrel! Glad you are alright though. Remember your not dead and some stupid biotch didn't get out and say "Who's going to pay for my car?" like when I got hit :p

Hope you can get the bike fixed up soon with his money.

MTBidwell said...

You handled it right- I feel your frustration. Whether agressive or just plain stupid and ignorant- ..they're out there . .. with their cell phones...Glad your okay, still able to ride, and be a Poppa!

3p0 said...

I don't know how you controled yourself there.

You know I freak out at the drop of a hat. I get fucking retarted mad...

I'm glad it didn't turn out any worse.

and I hope he's paying for your new wheel.

ExtrmTao said...

Made for a good story . . . 8-)

Ok your right, that was a bad joke.

Maybe you should look for another type of Fungi to ease the pain 8-)

Keep it real.

Chris said...

I would have went nuts on the dude. I think my bike would have ended up being thrown through the windshield. Obviously the dude hit you on purpose. In my book, that deserves a beat down.

Travis Swicegood said...

I'm with, Chris here. Some asshole hits me after honking at me and I'd go ballistic.

Two tips, pick up a pair of gloves with knuckle guards (Troy Lee's or if you want to blow the cash the Oakley's are good) to wear. Somebody gets to close, you rap their car or a window as they go by with those baby's and they'll wet themselves. Another one is to throw some brake fluid in a water bottle - they get to close squirt their car. They'll think you just hit 'em with water or a sports drink until a few days later when the paint starts to peel :-)

I'm glad it wasn't more serious than a broke bike though. Cyclist v. Car and Stupid Driver rarely works out that well.

sydney_b said...

dang, squirrel. take care and i hope u get some $ out of the deal. That's practically attempted murder in my opinion.

mattonne said...

Much to my amazement, of the twenty or so assholes I've invited out of their cars to throw down in the middle of the street no ones taken up the offer, usually its cause I'm screaming like a red faced MADMAN every four letter word in the naughty vocabulary book. I'm pickin up what your puttin down Bro...sorry about the bike, Glad your OK!!

Neve_r_est said...

Hmm..just cant understand what it is about people...like they've got something more important going on than the folks they're running down. Sad part is it's not much safer in a car, same idiots killing to go nowhere in general.

If only the world would look three steps ahead instead of one...

DG

Joe Partridge said...

That sucks! Glad you are ok; you handled it better than I would have.

There is a story over on Wired that you might want to read/comment on along these lines. I posted my thoughts under 'cyclist_100'...

http://blog.wired.com/cars/2007/04/cities_have_tro.html#comments

Pete Basso said...

Squirrel, glad you're ok my friend. That could've gotten a lot uglier. Remember, you've got a sweet little girl, (two in fact), that are counting on you for many years to come. However, you know how pissed I get at these idiots. Lou got into it with a dude a couple of weeks ago and when the guy went to get out, Lou made his front door the "business end" of his karate kick. Put a nice size 13 dent in it. Dude put it in drive and moved along. We high 5'd and went along content again. That was cool.

I do like Swicegood's idea though.

Mojoe said...

Stay angry... it keeps you warm at night. That guy seriously needs beat. Sounds like he totally hit you on purpose. Like Chris said, I would have went apeshit. I have a short temper and something like that would definitely flipped my anger switch. Glad you're OK though. You still not going to TI3??

Mojoe

Justin said...

Glad you're okay bro. These people make me ashamed to be a motorist. Way to keep your cool. You handle it much better than I would have.

Craig said...

Shite! What everyone else said . . . .good that you're alive - stoopid f*cking drivers! Everyday biking I'm waiting for one of them to take me out . . .waiting, waiting, waiting . . .it's bound to happen. F*ckers.

Paul Varnum said...

I'm glad to hear you survived the incident.

I remember Cory laying his bike down in front of a motorist during a ride this winter. I don't know if we changed any attitudes that day, but Alex and I were alot warmer during the rest of the ride (as we stuggled to keep up with an infuriated Cory).

"Changing the attitudes of car pilots, one at a time"

fatmarc said...

un fucking real.

I can;t beleive the didn't hit him with assault. I never believe in lawyering up, but damn, in this situation, I might even consider lawyering up.

respect.
m

Angie D... said...

I am interested in why they didn't throw the book at him. I am interested in asking the PD for copies of reports and would like to file a complaint with the Chief. I recommend everyone attempt to get license plates and report any incident to the police. Throwing the bike down and looking like a mad(wo)man worked for me... I was able to get the license plate.
Glad to hear you didn't get hurt...or hurt someone else. I know that raging mad feeling (unfortunately too many times) and often wonder what I will do. There is an organized critical mass May 12-18th. Hope to see you on the street!

Cornbread said...

Damn dude, that's some crazy shite. Glad you're alright. You did the right thing.

airing out said...

so wait, he honked at you then hit you??? Holy fuck... I am glad you are ok. I just don't get why cars are sometimes such fucks. take care of yourself.