Skip to comments.Old dude runs down bicyclist
Posted on 08/17/2012 3:49:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Police are looking for an elderly, white, gray-haired man who, in an apparent fit of road rage, chased a bicyclist onto a golf course in Santa Rosa and ran him down.
The bicyclist told Santa Rosa police he was cycling down Pythian Road at about 5 p.m. Wednesday when the driver began yelling at him and tried to hit him.
To get the angry motorist off his tail, the cyclist told police he raced onto the nearby Oakmont Golf Course. But the driver steered onto the course and continued chasing him, eventually hitting him before speeding away.
The cyclist had moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital. He described the driver as an elderly man with gray hair, and the car as a gold or beige sedan similar to a Toyota Corolla.
The sedan may have a broken passenger side mirror, police said.
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My truck is the one with a push bumper on it.
If his grey hair was in a ponytail, I’d suggest they start looking at USF faculty.
Probably a Tea Party member.
>>Police are looking for an elderly, white, gray-haired man who, in an apparent fit of road rage, chased a bicyclist onto a golf course in Santa Rosa and ran him down.<<
I am not going to say he deserved it, but many bicyclists are a-holes who think their minimized status deserves maximized protection.
Think back to the cyclist who got hurt when a car driver hit his brakes. Bicycles are vehicles and if a vehicle follows too closely it SHOULD be the vehicle in back at fault. But the court found otherwise. And, IMHO wrongly so.
Hmmm. The bicyclist must have been near Oakmont.
When I lived in SR, you were very careful on Hwy 12 at that point, because the geezers and geezerettes just used to sail out onto the highway from the Oakmont gate in their huge arks with nary a glance towards the oncoming traffic.
My agitation comes from the fact that our federal highway dollars are funneled into paying for paved bike trails as whole lanes on busy roads are being converted into bike lanes.
Bicyclists (lunatics) in the Bay Area get no sympathy from me. They’re a nuisance and they make themselves nuisances, especially in San Francisco!
I used to get bothered having to follow them on a narrow road all the way back to my shop until I noticed that the majority are women and very fit women I might add so I dont mind one bit now.Take your time girls,take your time.
Blame it on the GPS:
“Ahead - Turn right onto that golf course and run down that bicyclist”
As I recall, Doc S. has had a few run ins with bicycle nazis....
I see you’ve noticed the silver lining in the grey cloud as I have.
I’ve also found that they get upset if you refuse to pass them and just follow them for miles! LOL!
I’m sorry, was there a question there?
How to handle 'Critical Mass' bicyclers, My experience at Bio 2004:
After moving less than half a block in 20 minutes (one block away from from Moscone), a bunch of bicyclists started riding between the cars, leader with a bull horn, shouting something about taking over the streets.
He had the horn pointed back wards so I didn't hear him coming. Durn! he got away!
However, I popped my door open in front of the third or so cyclist in the string. (I did look first to make sure he had room to stop).
He screams "You effin' clymer!!!" (OK, I cleaned it up a little, so sue me...)
I looked up smiled sweetly and said "That makes two of us..."
Totally messed them up. They had to stop and regroup. His buds split leaving him with two young "ladies" to protect him from the mean man in the car. Boo fricking hoo
I closed the door and he started to pass by and continued to berate me. When he was adjacent to the door I popped it open at him, not to hit him, but to persuade him to move along.
He darn near fell off his bike trying to dodge me.
"We're going to call 911!!!"
"Don't bother, I'll call for you" which I did. (The line was busy)
He and the two chicks decided that it was past their collective bedtimes or something and split.
3,573 posted on 06/08/2004 5:57:17 PM PDT by null and void (In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is clearly delusional - He's SEEING things...)
Yeah... my wife pointed it out to me at one point, but it’s kinda hard for men to see. I’ll see if she can circle it in Photoshop for us and post it later. I can’t seem to find it myself at the moment...
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