If the story ends with these juveniles getting off without consequence, I fear it will encourage more random acts of violence against cyclists from the youth of the area. Will it become a rite of passage in area high schools to run a cyclist off the road or hit them with mace or a paintball? The counties of Tennessee have long held that cycling on the road is legal but if there is no consequence to this event, I see it as open season against cyclists. I, for one, will be keeping my road bike on the hook and sticking to the trails. I hope the public exposure from this article will help the cause.