Re: Ever been bikejacked?

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Jem Berkes, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Jem Berkes

    Jem Berkes Guest

    > Anyone else have similar incidents and/or better ideas for responses?

    Last summer I was doing some late night work downtown, and riding home
    through the inner city around 2 am. I generally move very fast (traffic
    speed) on the roads at night to avoid people-trouble, but this night I made
    the mistake of going at a more leisurely pace on the sidewalk.

    I spotted a group of 3 or 4 guys up ahead, and they seemed awfully slow so
    I didn't think they could cause me any trouble. But as I swerved to pass
    them they moved to intercept me, and I literally ended up hitting one of
    the fat guys right in the belly (absorbed the shock).

    Turns out they were drunk and luckily somewhat friendly; although I didn't
    have any smokes, I threw them a couple matchbooks and hauled ass out of
    there. Close call.

    So I would say, my advice is to move fast and avoid people.

    Jem Berkes

  2. frkrygow

    frkrygow Guest

    Jem Berkes wrote:

    > So I would say, my advice is to move fast and avoid people.

    My advice would be to stay off the sidewalk.

    Frank Krygowski [To reply, omit what's between "at" and "cc"]