How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Joe West, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. Chuckabutty

    Chuckabutty Active Member

    Jun 21, 2018
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    Never take a stick or knife to a gunfight.
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2005
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    Egg-Zactly. Too many morons carry a pistol these days and aren't afraid to kill a cyclist over a road rage incident or just because we, as cyclists, made them slow down...which triggered some mental illness in their tiny drug infused brains.

    I'll keep carrying my LCP. .380 is better than an empty hand or a rock or a stick or a knife.

    This French racer lad was shot a couple months ago while out training. Bullet wound visible in his left shoulder.


    An 18-year-old cyclist with the AVC Aix-en-Provence team was shot in the shoulder during a training ride on Tuesday. Clément Delcros was riding near his home in Toulouse when the incident occurred but says he has no idea why anyone would want to shoot him.

    "I was at the end of a training session and was a kilometre from home,” he told Direct Velo(link is external). “I was riding at 50km/h on a gentle downhill. We were on a 'normal' road. I saw a car driving the other way and when it was alongside me, I heard a bang.

    Delcros saw that he had a wound in his left shoulder, but at first assumed someone in the car had thrown a stone or something. “I really didn't realise straight away. I was bleeding heavily and I stopped immediately. People asked me if I needed help, but I was near a hospital so I went straight there, on my bike."

    At the hospital, he discovered that he had a small calibre bullet deep in his shoulder. Fortunately it hadn’t struck anything serious.