- Jun 22, 2004
If you choose to ride through an area full of crackheads and psychos "...who would just as soon kill you as look at you' or "... think nothing of pulling you off your bike at a red light, if there were enough of them and you looked weak/tired enough." then you are deliberately looking for trouble.There are plenty of choices if you are afraid...you can drive a car, ride elsewhere, ride in a group etc. Another option is to visit the local police and inform them that you can read minds and that people are out to get you. They will know exactly what to do about it.tkehler said:I ride through a bad bad neighbourhood in Canada.
In my eastside neighbourhood, there are basically two dangerous types. A tiny minority of psychos who would just as soon kill you as look at you, no matter what you are riding (or carrying). And a disturbingly large group of crack and other drug addicts who would think nothing of pulling you off your bike at a red light, if there were enough of them and you looked weak/tired enough. The first bunch are a small percentage, and there's not much one can do about them; if one is unlucky, even though one is armed, it's over. The second group -- the junkies -- can be deterred by a gun, or a telescoping baton (or a fit cyclist, or a cyclist wielding a pump). Or they can be pepper sprayed. (Incidentally most of this latter group are frequently quite ****ed up, which can either make them reckless and more dangerous, or confused and inept, or all of the above simultaneously.)