Manassas VA- maybe someone knows this guy?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Flynch, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Flynch

    Flynch Been here awhile

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    Hey- I'm posting under my husband's account, I asked him if it would be OK for me to share this story I saw today on a horse forum- I thought that in the motorcycle community- surely someone knows this guy.

    Summary- A bridle path crosses a busy road at the Battlefield park. Traffic in both directions had stopped to allow horse riders to cross the road and a motorcyclist crossed double yellow and went around the stopped cars and gunned it at the horses causing a spook/wreck with injuries.

    Sadly the description in the news stories isn't all that good- they don't even give a type of motorcycle but it's possible that the police know a little more than they are saying. Saddlebags, AK, and black and green jacket.

    It sounds like this same guy did this at least twice recently- this woman was seriously injured- the extent of her injuries was really just a toss of the dice- she could have been killed.

    Most motorcyclists are VERY considerate around horses, and sometimes you might accidentally startle a horse if you don't know there are there or how strong their reaction might be- but this dude is intentionally menacing women on horses and I hope karma comes a-knockin'.



    http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/273515/188/Horseback-rider-injured-by-motorcyclist-in-park

    http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23341112/woman-thrown-from-horse-spooked-by-motorcycle#ixzz2e0sTx0dg
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  2. SgtDuster

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    I hope karma will catch this asshole.
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  3. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Holy crap. What a fuckstick. Hope he is found and has his teeth non-surgically removed.
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  4. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    US-29 (Lee Highway) and VA-234 (Sudley Road) intersect within the battlefield.
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  5. dirtrulz

    dirtrulz Been here awhile

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    Seems he uses the road regularly, I would park my butt in the area and watch for him.
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  6. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Yep.
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  7. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    Lee Highway is a major road. Lots of people use it. He did this on purpose and so he knows what he did. Likely he has a new jacket now or takes the car for the next few days.

    This is also the same type of person that would blast past a stopped school bus letting off kids. The only way to stop a person like that is to catch them and take away their license for some time. Suspension of the license and fines are the only way to change that behavior. I hope he is caught.
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  8. SxyRdr

    SxyRdr Been here awhile

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    Yeah, this was posted over on our local sport bike board the other day. Drawing mixed reactions there.

    I also posted it to our local area rider Facebook page. IDK if anything will come of it.
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  9. bwalsh

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    What kind of "mixed" reactions?
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  10. GoUglyEarly

    GoUglyEarly Boots Still Clean

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    If this guy is indeed a repeat offender I hope you do catch him.

    I will go as far as to pull over and shut down completely if I see horses coming my way....and I have to kick to get started again!

    If the critters are stopped or going my way I am on eggshells passing them. It should be common decency for all riders, regardless of horse or bike, to wince at the thought of causing another rider to fall off.

    If it makes you feel any better some idiot on a bicycle screamed out "behind you!" at the last second while I was longboarding a hill this week and I got run right off the road. Guy forgot he had brakes.....I guess its a common problem.

    Maybe its the same guy. Short, foreign accent, silly spandex clothes, can't drive well, doesn't know where the brakes are. I will let you know if I run into him again.
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  11. SgtDuster

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    It was a figure of speech, I know nothing about the Manassas National Battlefield Park.
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  12. Dorito

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    I am not defending the motorcycle actions in the least. You know what they say about 2 people and 3 opinions....

    However as fellow horse rider that hacks down the road for trail access, I am often amazed at how much fellow equestrians expect of traffic. It's a public road. Quite frankly, it is entirely your responsibility to keep your horse "on the aids" in adverse conditions. People do shitty things, and you unfortunately should be planning to keep your horse under control for it all. I've had them honk, swerve, yell, thrown stuff, jake brake, rev, drag race, dust me, and the list goes on.

    Certainly the news doesn't list all the details leading to accident, but they always say there is more than one reason for any accident. I know that it's tough to hear this as most riders don't have the proper training or a steady horse, but a "revving engine" should not send you into a tailspin, especially if you chose to cross a pubic road while mounted!

    The bad news is stories like this do more to close trails to equestrian use, than to right-the-wrong. I wish her a speedy recovery and maybe she can spend sometime getting some books read on how to desensitize her horse as she convalesces or maybe mapping trails that don't cross roads.
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  13. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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  14. Dorito

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    Be careful Gastone, or I'll get that misbehaving horse to kick the "good" side of your X-challenge frame for a matched set :rofl
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    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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  16. JimVonBaden

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    Not surprising, it is Manassas afterall! What a shithole!

    Jim :brow
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  17. NJ-Brett

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    I always shut my bike off and let the horses pass.
    I hope the guy gets kicked in the face...
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  18. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    :zilla
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  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Sounds like the guy was coming thru Manasshole, not living there. If you live there, you don't have a need to ride up 29 thru the battlefield.

    Just sayin

    I'm with Dorito on this one too. If you KNOW that your horse gets spooked by cars/bikes/motos either A. don't take it where there's a chance of encountering cars/bikes/motos or B. expect problems and be ready for them. :nod Even if you don't KNOW your horse gets spooked, some familiarization training would be a good thing, no?

    I don't agree with the moto rider in the OP's actions either. :nono

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  20. ozmoses

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    Raised in horse country & I concur.

    The world does not, and should not, stop because an equestrian decides to ride on the road- even if it's dirt.

    That said, intentionally spooking a horse= dick move.
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