- Jun 10, 2009
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 live in Florida. Not that I ride anymore. Mostly just sit in front of a PC reading MB all night.Alpe d'Huez said:What part of the country do you live in? Damn!
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?
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/KProfTournesol 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.
LOL. That would be a great picThoughtforfood 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.
I also took a swing with my frame pump one time but missed
You know if you don't like the thread you always have the option not to respond. Imagine that.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.
Glock and Walther also make some very tiny handguns that you could fit in your pocket.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.
RightWingNutJob said:Glock and Walther also make some very tiny handguns that you could fit in your pocket.
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.