Do you pack heat on your rides?

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For all you guys in the US, how many of you guys carry a weapon with you while you ride? Do you feel the need to? Why or Why not?
 
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Alpe d'Huez said:
What part of the country do you live in? Damn!
I live in Florida. Not that I ride anymore. Mostly just sit in front of a PC reading MB all night.
I do know concealed carry has become more popular in recent years in the states that allow it, so I was curious to see how many might be carrying on their rides.
 
If I did then I would probably end up getting mad enough at a dog that I would shoot it. Then it would be off to jail.

Unrelated, but I have an old PDM jersey. While wearing it more than one person has asked me if I am a police officer. That is some easy protection right there.
 
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RightWingNutJob said:
For all you guys in the US, how many of you guys carry a weapon with you while you ride? Do you feel the need to? Why or Why not?

is this an attempt to continue one of the longest running threads on cyclingforums? I think that it went for at least 5 years and became very polarised.
 
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I had a friend who swore one day he was going to. There was a 50 mile loop outside of town and at one point there was a big downhill followed by a steep uphill (imagine that). Well, at the top of the other side there was a house with a big dog. From the top of the downhill (about half a mile or so from the house) you were in full view of the dog. There was no way to beat him. Mostly he just made things a bit hairy for everyone, but on occasion he would take someone out. D had a Cold .380 that he wanted to use, but never did. I for one wouldn't have minded busing a cap in that old *******, but we never did. I did hit him square between the eyes with a lugi, and that did stun him. I also took a swing with my frame pump one time but missed.
 
ProfTournesol said:
is this an attempt to continue one of the longest running threads on cyclingforums? I think that it went for at least 5 years and became very polarised.

That one is still going. I think there are some members on CF who only post to that thread and its newer sibling thread.
 
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ProfTournesol said:
is this an attempt to continue one of the longest running threads on cyclingforums? I think that it went for at least 5 years and became very polarised.
Not sure what you mean? Was there another thread where people think like me? If so I feel vindicated. Woot. J/K
Not trying to debate the legal or ethical aspects behind it all. Just asking the question.
 
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I would not want to crash with it. Just having the metal object in my pocket alone and landing on it injuring myself would out weigh greatly the risk of needing a gun at some point...And if I ended up Pis$ed at somebody and took it out they might shoot at me too.
 
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Thoughtforfood said:
I had a friend who swore one day he was going to. There was a 50 mile loop outside of town and at one point there was a big downhill followed by a steep uphill (imagine that). Well, at the top of the other side there was a house with a big dog. From the top of the downhill (about half a mile or so from the house) you were in full view of the dog. There was no way to beat him. Mostly he just made things a bit hairy for everyone, but on occasion he would take someone out. D had a Cold .380 that he wanted to use, but never did. I for one wouldn't have minded busing a cap in that old *******, but we never did. I did hit him square between the eyes with a lugi, and that did stun him. I also took a swing with my frame pump one time but missed.
LOL. That would be a great pic
I also took a swing with my frame pump one time but missed
 
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When I read this thread...I thought why the hell would you want to carry a gun riding? But then I realised if you are riding in mountains and other areas, that have bears and other animals who may decide you look tasty, I could see a reason....:D
 
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I used to carry brass knuckles, but they were weighing me down on my hill sprints. Now, if someone made a carbon fiber set I'd reconsider...kidding of course.:)

Couple friends of mine are licensed to carry/conceal. They don't ride and carry though. Go figure. I think the Magnum Research Micro Eagle is the perfect jersey pocket gun I you feel like you need one. I had a .45 pointed at my head when I was about 17, and had a knife pulled on me whilst commuting home from work, but I still don't feel the need to carry on the bike.
 
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Where I ride in Jamaica it's very beautiful, scenic but it's also a very notorious gang area so I carry a gun because somebody was trying to make an easy 3 thousand and stole my bike, got it back though but ever since then I carry with me when I ride. I love cycling but love dogs equally so they're not a problem to me.
 
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Usually I ride with a revolutionary war vintage shot and ball musket. Don't keep it loaded, just sling it over my shoulder to use as a visual deterrent. You've got to watch for low hanging branches. Stupid thread.
 
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grimpeur said:
Usually I ride with a revolutionary war vintage shot and ball musket. Don't keep it loaded, just sling it over my shoulder to use as a visual deterrent. You've got to watch for low hanging branches. Stupid thread.
You know if you don't like the thread you always have the option not to respond. Imagine that.
 
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RightWingNutJob said:
For all you guys in the US, how many of you guys carry a weapon with you while you ride? Do you feel the need to? Why or Why not?

I pack heat always . . . .
 
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RDV4ROUBAIX said:
I used to carry brass knuckles, but they were weighing me down on my hill sprints. Now, if someone made a carbon fiber set I'd reconsider...kidding of course.:)

Couple friends of mine are licensed to carry/conceal. They don't ride and carry though. Go figure. I think the Magnum Research Micro Eagle is the perfect jersey pocket gun I you feel like you need one. I had a .45 pointed at my head when I was about 17, and had a knife pulled on me whilst commuting home from work, but I still don't feel the need to carry on the bike.
Glock and Walther also make some very tiny handguns that you could fit in your pocket.
 
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What if you fell and the gun discharged and hit either you or a riding companion? If you feel the need to pack heat while cycling I suggest you change sports and take up jackalope hunting. Anyway, shouldn't this be in the Bikes & Gear forum and not the racing forum?
 
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RightWingNutJob said:
Glock and Walther also make some very tiny handguns that you could fit in your pocket.

Yeah, but if I actually did feel the need to I'd have to support a local company. Magnum Research is made in Minneapolis. I actually used to live just a couple miles from the factory.
 
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RDV4ROUBAIX said:
Yeah, but if I actually did feel the need to I'd have to support a local company. Magnum Research is made in Minneapolis. I actually used to live just a couple miles from the factory.
Fair enough.
 
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grimpeur said:
What if you fell and the gun discharged and hit either you or a riding companion? If you feel the need to pack heat while cycling I suggest you change sports and take up jackalope hunting.

They have built in safety features that pretty much require that your finger be on the trigger for the gun to discharge. I would bet that you have a greater chance of being hit by a car and killed than your gun discharging during a fall, let alone hitting you in the process.