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I slowly rolled up to a light at 5:30 am. As the opposite lite turned yellow and there was no traffic, I pedaled thru on my hoods. 5 seconds later, a guy pulls up, swerves into the shoulder and makes contact with my elbow! He's screaming that I am a fucking ass hole for not making a complete stop and rolling 5 seconds before my light was green. All the while not watching the road and in the shoulder 1 foot off my bars. Charges or no charges, the police need to know in 1 hour? Personally, the idiot needs an officer at his door putting some pressure on him as that is psychotic and dangerous.

  • Victoria A.
    Victoria A.

    It's assault - arguably with a deadly weapon (his car). I hope you got his plates.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Clint H.
    Clint H.

    Wow!! crazy!!!! Can you send me your email?? I want to get an email out to plan Saturdays ride.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Jenny B.
    Jenny B.

    That is insane. you have had so many close calls lately. Yes, you got his plates?

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Marcus
    Marcus

    5:30 am brings out a different class of people apparently. My wife won't want to go to court. The police said they will charge him if I want. Otherwise, they will show up at his door and talk with him a bit.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Jeff M.
    Jeff M.

    might I suggest some city riding, drivers here expect you to blow through the lights, but you need to wear tight jeans and an ironic Tshirt, and they may be thrown ff if you wear a helmet

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Michelle H.
    Michelle H.

    That's dreadful Mark. Can't believe how badly people treat cyclists. I agree with Victoria, it's assault pure and simple. Hope you're ok xx

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Marcus
    Marcus

    The cops called. They'll give him a citation but I'll have to eat one as well. The guy admitted pulling up and "losing his temper and screaming swears" at me. He claimed He is an avid cyclist and was enraged to see me roll the light early. Avid cyclist.......

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Brian R.
    Brian R.

    That's a crazy story! Road rage at 5:30 a.m.?! Glad to hear you weren't hurt...sounds like you could have been. Be safe out there!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Jeff M.
    Jeff M.

    did you say your name is Clint?

    about 2 years ago Like

  • John P.
    John P.

    Not the way to start the day, dang, sorry to hear about it

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Marcus
    Marcus

    Thanks all. John P, no sweat, water under the bridge. We have a ton of weight controlled lights by me. I guess I need to sit there on my carbon bike and wait for someone one in a car to pull up. The cop said I could get off my bike and walk across the intersection and I would not get a ticket (like a car) but I guess I'd be jaywalking then? Oh well, Happy Thursday.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Diane V.
    Diane V.

    Most importantly, I'm glad you're ok. Do you get a citation no matter what, or only if they give him one? Sorry you have to deal with this :(.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Matt T.

    Dang Mark - you're sure having no luck with the drivers lately. Glad you're okay. You might consider recording all of your rides with a GoPro! ;-)

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Brian L.
    Brian L.

    You are allowed by law to go thru a weight controlled light if safe in WI.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Marcus
    Marcus

    Thanks Matt and Brian. Brian, I heard this from other cyclists as well.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Corey M.
    Corey M.

    Well you had more control than I might have if that dude was putting his hands on me, He might have had to explain how he just got his ass planted by a dude in spandex, just sayin lol. You know all this might be on video they have cameras at the majority of intersections now! Must be the year of getting yelled at for rolling stop signs except I got yelled at by a cop!lol Glad you are ok !

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Marcus
    Marcus

    LOL Corey. Lots of concerned citizens out there. Like Charles Bronson style! Water under the bridge baby!

    about 2 years ago Like