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Be careful out there.(11 posts)

Be careful out there.Len J
Sep 18, 2003 7:32 AM
This only goes to show you that you have to be careful with who you get angry at. Sounds like both of them were out of control

yup. nm.Steve_0
Sep 18, 2003 7:35 AM
And try not to engage people in cars in an argument.Fatnslow
Sep 18, 2003 7:46 AM
He never should have stopped to argue with the guy and throwing a puch wasn't too smart either. Lots of people are armed nowadays.

You never know ehen you're gonna meet up with someone who is unbalanced.
Sep 18, 2003 7:55 AM
the driver threatened his life by saying 'i'll run you over', and the cyclist had no alternative but to defend his life by becoming the aggressor.

If thats the case, he obviously made the right choice.

food for thought.
Responding physically to a verbal threat........not a good idea.Tower
Sep 18, 2003 9:05 AM
Anyway, the shooter will be sorry for responding the way he did.
Sep 18, 2003 9:21 AM
(I was employing facetiousness to reinforce my position in an earlier debate regarding mace and 'life endangerment').

Shooter may be sorry, but not as sorry as the cyclist.
Thanks for demonstrating Stevo..........CARBON110
Sep 18, 2003 12:17 PM
That youth ages,ignorance can be educated and drunkeness sobered but stupid lasts for ever
lets hope not, Mr Eastwood.Steve_0
Sep 19, 2003 3:55 AM
stupid - Given to unintelligent decisions or acts.
Ahhhh. I missed that debate......nmTower
Sep 18, 2003 12:42 PM
More details?gf99
Sep 18, 2003 8:01 AM
I noticed the news article is dated July 31. Does anyone know if any additional details about the incident, charges, etc. have been reported since?
Have thought about.....Nigeyy
Sep 18, 2003 8:09 AM
....trying to reason with someone when they do something stupid. Everyone makes mistakes in their driving (vehicles and bicycles included), and I wonder how many drivers don't even realize when they've done something dangerous.

Maybe pointing this out in a polite and respectful way might work? I just think if I was driving, did something stupid, I'd be more open to someone saying "hey did you realize you cut me off back there -could you be a bit more careful for cyclists?" rather than being confronted by an irate person.

Mind you -one, I'm not fast enough to catch people who do this, and two, since I live in the Boston area, I'd spend equal amounts of time cycling and trying to talk to drivers.... oh well.