|Aces calling for backup||AcesFull|
Aug 18, 2003 8:26 AM
|Stupid I know, but do you guys ever find yourself in similar situations?
I had been riding about 2 hours when I got to a road that is closed for bridge construction. In fact, the county has erected a gravel barrier on both sides of the bridge.
So, I'm sitting on the bridge enjoying a bottle of Gatorade when a car comes to the gravel barrier. It backed up and turned around, but before it left, a teenager got out of the back seat and threw a filled grocery bag over the bridge and into the creek. This immediately appealed to my vigilantly side. I screamed, "hey a**hole."
Again, I screamed, "HEY A**HOLE, YOU FORGET SOMETHING."
Again, no response.
As he opened his door to leave, I screamed it one more time. This time a middle-aged guy got out of the driver's side and asked if I had a problem?
Of course I said, I have a problem with a**holes such as yourself throwing trash in the creek.
He said I was about to have another problem as he started walking towards me. I jumped off the bike and started looking for the biggest rock I could find.
As I looked up there was a pack (maybe 8) teenagers coming down the trail next to the bridge on mt bikes. All of them had heard what was going on, and they were ready to mix it up. What can I say, it restored my confidence in America's young.
The guy then jumped back into his car and sped off.
|Pretty cool. Where was this?||PseuZQ|
Aug 18, 2003 11:06 AM
|It hacks me of to no end to see trash just dumped. I *really* go ballistic when I see people toss lit butts out the window.
I'm always tempted to yell at people doing stupid sh**. I usually don't though, because I don't like where it might lead.
|Pretty cool. Where was this?||AcesFull|
Aug 18, 2003 12:05 PM
|It happened in Douglasville, Georgia. D'ville is about 20 miles west of Atlanta.
I heard an interview with Chuck Palahniuk where he described a similar incident that served as the inspiration for Fight Club. He got his backside kicked, but stood his ground.
I'm a 6'1", 165 lbs, 32 y-o and I thought, this is it, I'm about to get my skinny a** whooped.