Trail Rage

@teamfreak16 (41179)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
March 28, 2017 6:37pm CST
I guess I was lucky I had the trail to myself the last time I mountain biked Table Mountain. I just read an article, dated today, by Greg Heil, on Singletracks.com, about a trail runner assaulting a mountain biker on Table Mountain in Golden, Colorado, which is outside of Denver. The runner did not hear the rider's announced intention of passing because he was wearing earbuds. When the runner finally did move over, the mountain biker shook his head, which infuriated the trail runner, who began yelling profane threats at the cyclist. Table mountain is a fun looped trail. The two encountered each other again during the loop, which is when the runner attacked the cyclist, including throwing the guy's bike down the hill. As a cyclist, I hope, if they catch this guy, that he gets full punishment, but I'm not holding my breath. In a country where you only get a light slap on the wrist for mowing down a cyclist with your car, a physical assault is nothing. I wouldn't be surprised if this guy walks. If they ever catch him. He ran and hid in a subdivision, like a coward. I did not link directly to the article, as it contains profanity and violence. Instead, I linked to the Singletracks website, where you can search it out if you so desire.
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@FayeHazel (18007)
• United States
30 Mar 17
Wow, that runner must have anger issues. Such behavior should be punished. He should have realized the bikers frustration - and realized he couldn't have heard him over his own earbuds
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Mar 17
It's never the jerk's fault. Not to the jerk, anyway.
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@FayeHazel (18007)
• United States
31 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 Ah so true... always someone elses fault to some people
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@TheHorse (65810)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jun 17
Yep. Having a very bad day. Or a very bad life.
• Banks, Oregon
28 Mar 17
I just saw on the news a teenage girl whom threw her baby out the window because she said she thought it was stillborn, and she is not being charged with murder or any serious charges it is absolutly ludicrous someone can get away with any kind of violence!
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Mar 17
Wow. That's insane. I can't believe that they pressed no charges.
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• Banks, Oregon
29 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 I did not get to watch the news talk about but plan to watch it when it repeats later tonight.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Mar 17
@chrissbergstrom - Keep us updated. It's just awful.
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• United States
28 Mar 17
I don't understand why the runner was unaware of his surroundings. I realize he was wearing earbuds, but surely he would have felt the presence of the cyclist? Either way, it's disgusting that the runner got so outraged over a simple headshake that he assaulted the cyclist and his bike.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Mar 17
He obviously needs some sort of help.
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• United States
29 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 Anger management classes at the very least.
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• United States
31 Mar 17
There's always two sides of the story but I think people should be aware of their surroundings! I am always aware of surroundings!
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Mar 17
I know exactly what you mean. You have to be cognizant of what's going on around you.
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• United States
31 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 Yes ! IT is important, I dont understand how some people just do not pay attention. Or just cross the street in general without looking
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Mar 17
@infatuatedbby - I always look very carefully when I'm walking while blasting my iPod. Last thing I need is to get hit by a car.
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@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
30 Mar 17
Sadly this is almost a standard tale. I overtook a young woman on the canal towpath, but as she was wearing earbuds, she didn't hear the bell and nearly toook off when I passed her. At frist I thought I'd caught her with the back wheel, somehow. All ended well, but it is a bit worrying.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Mar 17
I leave them home when I ride.
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@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
30 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 yes, I like to hear what is going on around me
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Mar 17
@Ronrybs - Me too.
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@TheHorse (65810)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jun 17
I like your title. Can't believe the jogger attacked the guy. Earbuds is tantamount to "distracted jogging." We live in a Country where the legal system is screwy. If a criminal attacks a cop, the COP can get in trouble if he protests himself. I try to avoid trouble.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Jun 17
So do I. It's just not worth it.
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@TheHorse (65810)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jun 17
@teamfreak16 I agree. On the road, I sometimes phone in dangerous drivers, but for the most part, I just steer clear of "jerks."
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@crossbones27 (19579)
• Redlands, California
30 Mar 17
Temper Temper, people need to learn to control it better. I have a bad temper, but could never see myself losing it where I actually assaulted someone for shaking their head. Sad! I should be assaulted all the time if that is the case. I shake my head all the time at California drives and how rude people are overall in this state.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Mar 17
Careful, they'll shoot you out there.
@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 17
It seems that violence is increasing everywhere, and this is a terrible example.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Mar 17
It does seem to be on the rise these days.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
29 Mar 17
I guess the feral behavior I've observed among the children of the 'hood is not reserved for the poorest among us.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Mar 17
No, obviously not. Ridiculous.
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@TRBRocks420 (77600)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Mar 17
Hope they catch the guy and, he is punished. I agree people get away with stuff they shouldn't, if you assault someone for any other reason then to protect someone you should be in prison.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Mar 17
True. At the very least, some jail time and probation.
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