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Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat
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http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/barbed-wire-stretched-across-bike-12170972


Madness.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [olmec] [ In reply to ]
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Glad he is (relatively) okay.


What's worse is that this isn't the first time this has happened. I've heard of at least one other instance within the past year or two.

This is the best I could find with some quick google-fu: https://gearjunkie.com/...ath-nail-snare-spike
and
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/...20150921-gjrlq7.html
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [racehd] [ In reply to ]
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Reason #127 to ride indoors on the trainer. It's world war 3 on cyclists out there folks, wake up and smell the coffee!

"I would definitely smell her seat after a century ride"
Rappstar wrote:
That might be the post of the year right there.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [olmec] [ In reply to ]
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Oh. My. And I thought tacks on an Ironman bike course was pretty bad.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [olmec] [ In reply to ]
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Wow...This makes me sick to my stomach. I can't (A) why anyone would do this and (B) getting know off your bike like that. Not to mention that the children and families...Unbelievable.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [olmec] [ In reply to ]
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Grisdale UK :



Quite recent, around the start of the month ... :-(

WD :-)
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [olmec] [ In reply to ]
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We have had several instances of braided fishing line strung up across our local MTB park.

The stuff is as strong as wire and nearly invisible - especially at 30+km/h

This is a single use, MTB only area mind you. Walkers use it but at their own risk, no dogs allowed. There have been several run ins with two separate elderly gentlemen from the nearby neighborhood who are out walking their dogs and we have footage of one of them threatening to put up booby traps.

People scream at us to get off the road. We do that and retreat to our safe places that are meant just for us, and we can possibly be killed by some disgruntled fool. Cant win.

I'd ride on the trainer more but then I'd be at risk of maiming myself out of boredom.

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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [Helliquin] [ In reply to ]
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I recall a similar incident reported on the local news .. Vancouver BC area..older woman placing debris on MTB trails. IIRC she was caught on camera, charged, and convicted?? Sheesh...
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [shivermetimbers] [ In reply to ]
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shivermetimbers wrote:
Reason #127 to ride indoors on the trainer. It's world war 3 on cyclists out there folks, wake up and smell the coffee!

No, thanks. While on trainers I fantasize about strangling myself with barbed wire.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [trail] [ In reply to ]
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trail wrote:
shivermetimbers wrote:
Reason #127 to ride indoors on the trainer. It's world war 3 on cyclists out there folks, wake up and smell the coffee!

No, thanks. While on trainers I fantasize about strangling myself with barbed wire.

You're so hip and edgy....

"I would definitely smell her seat after a century ride"
Rappstar wrote:
That might be the post of the year right there.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [shivermetimbers] [ In reply to ]
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shivermetimbers wrote:
You're so hip and edgy....

Unless I'm confusing you with someone else, I think "everyone hide indoors" is your shtick in response to cycling injury/death threads? My shtick is "Hell no, I'm riding in the real world, with real people." The idea of all cyclists retreating indoors is genuinely abhorrent to me on multiple levels.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [trail] [ In reply to ]
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Congratulations, you're so courageous! I ride outdoors, but I limit it to the weekends in the morning when the roads are quiet (use trainer at night). Have you read the pain cave threads? Look at how popular the Peloton fitness model has become. I'm hardly alone in my logic. I agree with you that we shouldn't pander to pernicious drivers and back woods hillbillies...but for you to dismiss the efficacy of using a trainer as both a vehicle for safety and convenience, is a little douchey!

"I would definitely smell her seat after a century ride"
Rappstar wrote:
That might be the post of the year right there.
Last edited by: shivermetimbers: Nov 14, 16 14:39
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [shivermetimbers] [ In reply to ]
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shivermetimbers wrote:
Congratulations, you're so courageous! I ride outdoors, but I limit it to the weekends in the morning when the roads are quiet (use trainer at night). Have you read the pain cave threads? I'm hardly alone in my logic. I agree with you that we shouldn't pander to pernicious drivers and back woods hillbillies...but for you to dismiss the efficacy of using a trainer as both a vehicle for safety and convenience, is a little douchey!

I didn't dismiss the efficacy of the trainer as a training tool. It's perfectly great for people who make "pain caves" for convenient or because they enjoy riding indoors. I'm merely countering your initial assertions that it's "word war 3" or that people who ride outdoors need to "wake up."

Can we continue this conversation without you calling me things like "douche" and "hipster?" Or should we leave it at that?
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [trail] [ In reply to ]
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I can look past your sophomoric grammar and d-canoe hipster ways, if you're willing to overlook my hyperbole?

"I would definitely smell her seat after a century ride"
Rappstar wrote:
That might be the post of the year right there.
Last edited by: shivermetimbers: Nov 14, 16 14:45
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [shivermetimbers] [ In reply to ]
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Because mountain biking is really good fun when you do it inside on the trainer??????
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [shivermetimbers] [ In reply to ]
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shivermetimbers wrote:
Reason #127 to ride indoors on the trainer. It's world war 3 on cyclists out there folks, wake up and smell the coffee!

There's always an idiot.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [AlanShearer] [ In reply to ]
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Always....the roads are littered with them!

"I would definitely smell her seat after a century ride"
Rappstar wrote:
That might be the post of the year right there.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [shivermetimbers] [ In reply to ]
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shivermetimbers wrote:
I can look past your sophomoric grammar and d-canoe hipster ways, if you're willing to overlook my hyperbole?

Why is your statement punctuated with a question mark?
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [sixt3] [ In reply to ]
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sixt3 wrote:
shivermetimbers wrote:
I can look past your sophomoric grammar and d-canoe hipster ways, if you're willing to overlook my hyperbole?

Why is your statement punctuated with a question mark?



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Amen, bitches!
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [olmec] [ In reply to ]
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Just as mad as this attempted murder, was how quickly this thread devolved into petty arguments and nihilistic squabbling. Man I love you guys.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [shivermetimbers] [ In reply to ]
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Just don't be surprised when those of us who actually train the way we race scream at you for your lack of bike handling skills.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [shivermetimbers] [ In reply to ]
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shivermetimbers wrote:
I can look past your sophomoric grammar and d-canoe hipster ways, if you're willing to overlook my hyperbole?

Wrong. You didn't use hyperbole, you called him/her douchey. And apparently again in this post, if that's what "d-canoe" means. And not for any actual insult he made, but for expressing personal preference. Now, I'm a big First Amendment advocate. So if that's how you want to get along with others, then go for it. But to insult others because you don't like how they spend their time and pass that off as "hyperbole" is disingenuous.


Steve Geller
Bloomington, IL
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [olmec] [ In reply to ]
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Similar to the habit of having nails in planks laid across cycling trails, pointy side up. Valencia/Alicante and surrounding areas.

More annoying than life-threatening than this case though...
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [WD Pro] [ In reply to ]
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WD Pro wrote:
Grisdale UK :



Quite recent, around the start of the month ... :-(

WD :-)

Dude, I did not know they had ewoks in the UK.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [chaparral] [ In reply to ]
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chaparral wrote:
WD Pro wrote:
Grisdale UK :



Quite recent, around the start of the month ... :-(

WD :-)


Dude, I did not know they had ewoks in the UK.

Q: How does Luke Skywalker get up the technical section?


A: Ewoks!
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [bufordt] [ In reply to ]
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bufordt wrote:
chaparral wrote:
WD Pro wrote:
Grisdale UK :



Quite recent, around the start of the month ... :-(

WD :-)


Dude, I did not know they had ewoks in the UK.


Q: How does Luke Skywalker get up the technical section?


A: Ewoks!

I saw this trap shortly after it was news. I just can't imagine what is going through the heads of these nuts. I'd love to see these deliberate acts get "attempted murder" charges.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [d00d] [ In reply to ]
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d00d wrote:
I saw this trap shortly after it was news. I just can't imagine what is going through the heads of these nuts. I'd love to see these deliberate acts get "attempted murder" charges.

Years ago I was riding on a multi-use trails at night and I hit a railroad tie that someone had laid across the trail, broke my wrist and gave myself a concussion. I am down with charges against someone who sets a trap for cyclists.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [JustinPB] [ In reply to ]
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JustinPB wrote:
Just don't be surprised when those of us who actually train the way we race scream at you for your lack of bike handling skills.

You train on roads with booby traps and wooden spikes? Impressive......

"I would definitely smell her seat after a century ride"
Rappstar wrote:
That might be the post of the year right there.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [shivermetimbers] [ In reply to ]
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shivermetimbers wrote:
JustinPB wrote:
Just don't be surprised when those of us who actually train the way we race scream at you for your lack of bike handling skills.

You train on roads with booby traps and wooden spikes? Impressive......

You race courses with booby traps and wooden spikes? Impressive......
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [trail] [ In reply to ]
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trail wrote:
shivermetimbers wrote:
Congratulations, you're so courageous! I ride outdoors, but I limit it to the weekends in the morning when the roads are quiet (use trainer at night). Have you read the pain cave threads? I'm hardly alone in my logic. I agree with you that we shouldn't pander to pernicious drivers and back woods hillbillies...but for you to dismiss the efficacy of using a trainer as both a vehicle for safety and convenience, is a little douchey!


I didn't dismiss the efficacy of the trainer as a training tool. It's perfectly great for people who make "pain caves" for convenient or because they enjoy riding indoors. I'm merely countering your initial assertions that it's "word war 3" or that people who ride outdoors need to "wake up."

Can we continue this conversation without you calling me things like "douche" and "hipster?" Or should we leave it at that?

We all need to calm down a little.


Being called a douche is on the mark for virtually all of us at some point in our lives. Might be intentional or unintentional, but we're all a douche from time to time. We're human afterall. If we get called a douche, we just have to man up and accept it, and move on.


I do however take offence when people throw around "hipster". No-one deserves that low level of insult! Well, except flannel wearing bearded dicks in tight jeans on fixies. Those retreads give us all a bad name and make motorists hate us.

TriDork

"Happiness is a myth. All you can hope for is to get laid once in a while, drunk once in a while and to eat chocolate every day"
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [chaparral] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks - that made my day! Bonus points for the mental image of them up in the trees jabbering and pointing at the bikers.

Aaron Bales
Lansing Triathlon Team
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [MI_Mumps] [ In reply to ]
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It seems like every thread on here eventually devolves into someone getting called a douche at some point.

...are we all just really douchey people?
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [radaddio] [ In reply to ]
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radaddio wrote:
...are we all just really douchey people?

We may not like the label.... but the data is really not in our favour.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [olmec] [ In reply to ]
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olmec wrote:
radaddio wrote:
...are we all just really douchey people?


We may not like the label.... but the data is really not in our favour.

Well put : )
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [olmec] [ In reply to ]
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olmec wrote:
radaddio wrote:
...are we all just really douchey people?


We may not like the label.... but the data is really not in our favour.

Why is that in pink?
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [chaparral] [ In reply to ]
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Exactly! ST is replete with d-canoes!

"I would definitely smell her seat after a century ride"
Rappstar wrote:
That might be the post of the year right there.
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Re: Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat [radaddio] [ In reply to ]
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radaddio wrote:
It seems like every thread on here eventually devolves into someone getting called a douche at some point.

...are we all just really douchey people?
yes.
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