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Anyone had odd encounters whilst riding?

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I saw a couple doing the baby-making thing in the woods on my mtb rides years ago. Saw them about 3x, actually. They were not pretty people and I did not stop.
 
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tubularglue said:
2004/2005

Rural Virginia

had two guys in a white can circle
Me three times. On the last pass the guy in the passenger seat pulled out a pipe and had it ready for me out the window. ..I had replied in their window to "fck off -

...It let's the steam off

You refused the peace pipe in VA? 3 times?!

You know there are Indians there that will scalp you, best not to anger them.

Hit the pipe!;)
 
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My run ins always seem to be with animals. I've had to bunny-hop rattlesnakes on mountain bike rides in Arizona, have run across Javalina, Gila Monsters, Desert Tortoises, Coyote's. The most unusual was when I was spinning along a bike path (W & OD trail in Northern Virginia) on the way to work one early morning when a deer jumped across my path. He was going full speed, busted out of the brush on one side of the path, hit the pavement maybe six feet in front of me, and shot off through the brush on the opposite side of the path. There was no time for me to react or slow down and I missed him by less than the length of a bike. It was scary and amazing.
 
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I almost got hit by an owl while night riding a couple of years ago (it flew down from behind just over my helmet and into the headlight beam).

A semi truck driving 30 MPH drove me off the road and into the dirt; I had slice of pizza thrown at me; on a fast descent a car load of gangster types almost put me into a rock wall on the side of the road while yelling at me and driving across the fog line (they were about 3 inches from my handlebar and the rocks were about 8 inches on the other side).

But it was the raccoon who appeared to give me the finger and refused to get out of my line three times during night rides last summer that had me laughing.
 

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Almost got hit in the face by a pigeon yesterday. It was lying on the road, I slowed down to make sure I didn't hit it, it flew up and went straight for my face, I could only barely avoid it.
 
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Once in the 90's we had a BMX bike turn left in front of my buddy and me onto our lane as we waited at a light. It was about 6:45 AM starting out on PCH. Thinking nothing of it at first I looked at the speed-o and we were at a conversationally comfortable 20mph...and the bmx was not coming back (so-to-speak). I thought WTF dude is pinning it it seems...So I turned it up and we caught up and passed at about 24 and I figured he was toast and it was over. from my buddy I hear the BMX guy was sitting in...24 in wheels mind you.....damn

So the ego that was back then kicked in and we hit a solid climb and I took it beyond tempo for some time... but I did not lose the BMX I lost my buddy who says to this day he fell off because he was laughing..(yea right). So it was me and the bmx dude sucking my wheel. ****ed me off I tell you

then he kicked up the RPM on what must have been a 190 mm crank and huge chain ring in his board shorts, vans and T.....and beat out sprinted me to the top of the climb.

I remember him distinctly looking over and thanking me for the pull and laughing. He turned left again and was gone.

I remember at the time guessing it might be a young Brian Lopes but he has since become quite recognizable and even ridden many group rides for training over the years and it was not him.

My buddy to this day thinks it was Hans Rey...maybe so, it was a GT
Hans if you are reading this please confirm. I need to let this go...as something more than a surfer dude motoring home from booty call...and dropping my weak a$$

strange but true and in some ways it is one of those memories you look back on like was that a dream? but I have a witness dammit
 
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Black-Balled said:
You refused the peace pipe in VA? 3 times?!

You know there are Indians there that will scalp you, best not to anger them.

Hit the pipe!;)

i lived by the pipe/bottle. those days are long gone :D

little by slowly'
 
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tubularglue said:
i lived by the pipe/bottle. those days are long gone :D

little by slowly'

stunning

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this is not the babes on bike thread :p but still, nice :D
 
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Boeing said:
Once in the 90's we had a BMX bike turn left in front of my buddy and me onto our lane as we waited at a light. It was about 6:45 AM starting out on PCH. Thinking nothing of it at first I looked at the speed-o and we were at a conversationally comfortable 20mph...and the bmx was not coming back (so-to-speak). I thought WTF dude is pinning it it seems...So I turned it up and we caught up and passed at about 24 and I figured he was toast and it was over. from my buddy I hear the BMX guy was sitting in...24 in wheels mind you.....damn

So the ego that was back then kicked in and we hit a solid climb and I took it beyond tempo for some time... but I did not lose the BMX I lost my buddy who says to this day he fell off because he was laughing..(yea right). So it was me and the bmx dude sucking my wheel. ****ed me off I tell you

then he kicked up the RPM on what must have been a 190 mm crank and huge chain ring in his board shorts, vans and T.....and beat out sprinted me to the top of the climb.

I remember him distinctly looking over and thanking me for the pull and laughing. He turned left again and was gone.

I remember at the time guessing it might be a young Brian Lopes but he has since become quite recognizable and even ridden many group rides for training over the years and it was not him.

My buddy to this day thinks it was Hans Rey...maybe so, it was a GT
Hans if you are reading this please confirm. I need to let this go...as something more than a surfer dude motoring home from booty call...and dropping my weak a$$

strange but true and in some ways it is one of those memories you look back on like was that a dream? but I have a witness dammit

That is a classic :D
 
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Way out in countryside, stopped at small general store for some calories. Grabbed a banana, put it in jersey pocket, went to get a drink and chocolate. At the register, cashier was older (65+) woman.

Put items on counter, forgot banana, then remembered. Said, "whoops, forgot to show you my banana!". Her eyes got WIDE as I pulled it from my jersey. She started giggling while totally ogling my cycling shorts. Made a comment about if I'm hiding anything else from her, I'd better show it to her now? Ha ha, but no thanks. When I reached to get money from my jersey, she made comment, "oh, that's were you guys keep your wallet. There's certainly no room to fit anything else in THE FRONT, is there?"

Whoa, this woman was game. :eek: I turned red but also got a bit...aroused. She took notice and had big smile on her face. Proceeded to chat me up more, asking about my ride, why do you wear those (cycling-specific) clothes, etc. But never made eye contact. :eek:

This was out in the countryside, nobody around. Probably could have gotten away with it if I had wanted! This was no MiLF, more like GiLF. (Except not even the "LF" part.) So I said goodbye and took off. Thought about it quite a bit on the ride home :D
 
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NashbarShorts said:
Way out in countryside, stopped at small general store for some calories. Grabbed a banana, put it in jersey pocket, went to get a drink and chocolate. At the register, cashier was kind-looking older (65+) woman. Put items on counter, forgot banana, then remembered. Said, "whoops, forgot to show you my banana!". Her eyes got WIDE as I reached for it. Then she started giggling and flirting w/ me while totally ogling my cycling shorts. Made a comment about if I'm hiding anything else from her, I'd better show it to her now? Ha ha, but no thanks. But when I reached to get money from my jersey, she made comment, "oh, that's were you guys keep your wallet. There's certainly no room to fit anything else in THE FRONT, is there?"

Whoa, this woman was game. :eek: I turned red but also got a bit...aroused and no way to cover up. She took notice and had big smile on her face. Proceeded to chat me up more, but never made eye contact. :eek:

This was out in the countryside, nobody around. Probably could have gotten away with it if I had wanted! This was no MiLF, more like GiLF. (Except not even the "LF" part.) So I said goodbye and took off. Thought about it quite a bit on the ride home :D

grannys rub and tug. That is great. bwahahahahaha what happens in the countryside stays in the countryside is what I always say....

I have often thought about parking at a Thai Parlor and going for the hr with table shower after a ride. Recovery you know.....
 
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Boeing said:
grannys rub and tug. That is great. bwahahahahaha what happens in the countryside stays in the countryside is what I always say....

Hey, I'm not above admitting I've actually stopped back in there a few times while on that ride. Have never seen her again though. Maybe she's working at the Thai massage place??
 
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NashbarShorts said:
Hey, I'm not above admitting I've actually stopped back in there a few times while on that ride. Have never seen her again though. Maybe she's working at the Thai massage place??

she's the mamasan

happy times