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Mike_from_Oz said...

I live in Australia and unfortunately we get the same type of harassment from redneck idiots who think its fun to harass cyclists. I had an incident where a guy tried to run me over and I had 4 witnesses, it eventually went to court with 4 fairly decent charges against him but the guy had a good lawyer who muddied the waters, eventually he got done for driving without due care and attention, it was a joke. Now I ride with a small helmet cam that records everything (the camera doesn't lie) and carry pepper spray which is probably illegal but I figure I will take my chances with our inept justice system rather than risk losing a few teeth and spending time in hospital should I get attacked again. Until the police everywhere take this sort of harassment seriously we are going to have to run the gauntlet of these idiots who think its fun to side swipe, throw things or harass us.

January 30, 2014 at 7:24 p.m.
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