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Old 11-13-2015, 08:46 AM   #1
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So in an effort to make a long story short, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time last week when a vehicle was being stolen from my apartment complex as I was pulling in. The owner of the stolen vehicle was running out of the apartment gate yelling "thats my car, they just stole my car." I turned around and watched the car drive out of the complex. With only a few seconds to think and react, I whipped the bike around and caught up with the stolen car to try to keep an eye on the vehicle and call the cops as soon as possible. Although I kept my distance, the car caught on that I was following, probably because he passed me coming out of the complex, and now there is a bike behind him, and also it was about 10:30PM, not many people on the road. So about a mile away from my complex he pulls into a neighborhood and heads down a long road I'm not familiar with. It looked like a dead end, so I stopped the bike at the beginning of the road and tried to make a quick call to police, where I learned my phone was dead. So I stayed where I was, while keeping an eye on the car and watched as it drove to the end of the street, and then realized the road wraps back around on the other side of this median and eventually comes back to me. The stolen car follows the road all the way around back to where I was, where I thought it was going exit this loop road to continue back onto the main road, but instead once it had a line of sight on me, it aimed right at me and accelerated for about 25 yards and took me out, the continued on never to be seen again. I went rolling up his hood thankfully (he had a smaller car) and walked away with no injuries (attgat). Bike got totaled out. A witness in a mini cooper quickly pulled up to check if I was alright, and really before I had a chance to respond they took off after the vehicle, which got away from them. The good news at this point though is that a week later and insurance has already cut me a check, so it's time to hunt down the next bike! Oh and trust me, I'm putting some of the insurance money aside to buy a gopro or something like it (not that I plan on trying to be a hero again anytime soon).

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Old 11-13-2015, 08:50 AM   #2
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glad your not a grease spot. Not the best apparatus for fighting crime though. lol
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glad your not a grease spot. Not the best apparatus for fighting crime though. lol
Yeah, learned that lesson the hard way. Next time I see some going down, I'll find a safe placed to pull over and call the cops lmao. The police asked me if I wanted to fill out an application.
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In a situation like that, it is hard to think about a good solution if you never been in a predicament like that before. Thankfully you walked away and wasn't splattered all over the street. I've been robbed at gun point twice, had a knife wielded at me once, and have been in countless fights where a gun was eventually pulled out and aimed at others and myself... out of those encounters, I've only been able to put my fears of death aside ONCE. All those times I could have died, so my new method to avoid those situations is to stop placing myself in bad environments and to walk away when tempers escalate.
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In a situation like that, it is hard to think about a good solution if you never been in a predicament like that before. Thankfully you walked away and wasn't splattered all over the street. I've been robbed at gun point twice, had a knife wielded at me once, and have been in countless fights where a gun was eventually pulled out and aimed at others and myself... out of those encounters, I've only been able to put my fears of death aside ONCE. All those times I could have died, so my new method to avoid those situations is to stop placing myself in bad environments and to walk away when tempers escalate.
This is basically it. There was apparently a gun in the car, whether it was the owner of the cars gun, or the guy who stole the car did it at gun point was never made clear to me. So it could have ended way worse, but in the heat of the moment, there wasn't time to even question things like that, it was either do nothing or do. Next time though it will just be a phone call to the cops, not a pursuit of the bad guys lol. Unfortunately, the owner of the car didn't even live in the complex, and none of the cops bought his side of the story. So what he was doing in the complex in the first place is up for debate. So it was pretty much all for nothing. Except for the new bike part. Think I'm gonna get a 600 class bike.
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This is basically it. There was apparently a gun in the car, whether it was the owner of the cars gun, or the guy who stole the car did it at gun point was never made clear to me. So it could have ended way worse, but in the heat of the moment, there wasn't time to even question things like that, it was either do nothing or do. Next time though it will just be a phone call to the cops, not a pursuit of the bad guys lol. Unfortunately, the owner of the car didn't even live in the complex, and none of the cops bought his side of the story. So what he was doing in the complex in the first place is up for debate. So it was pretty much all for nothing. Except for the new bike part. Think I'm gonna get a 600 class bike.
What kind of bike did you have?
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A CHL, so next time he chases a crook he can just open fire... How about not chasing the crooks on a bike again? Or better yet, a new phone with a better battery.
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A working phone and a sena so you can call the cops and give them the play by play while you tail them from a safe distance?
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A working phone and a sena so you can call the cops and give them the play by play while you tail them from a safe distance?
lol Now I do need all those things listed, but I have no intentions of attempting to give that sort of support to the local police department again. I will be getting a phone mount for the handlebars, a sena and gopro for sure on day one of buying the next bike, but not so I can be Houston's next vigilante.
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You'll also need that Honda Batman bike to complete the package. Start a gofundme account. All kidding aside, glad you're okay man.
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lol Now I do need all those things listed, but I have no intentions of attempting to give that sort of support to the local police department again. I will be getting a phone mount for the handlebars, a sena and gopro for sure on day one of buying the next bike, but not so I can be Houston's next vigilante.
You can change your name to Darknight when you get that vigilante thing down
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A CHL, so next time he chases a crook he can just open fire... How about not chasing the crooks on a bike again? Or better yet, a new phone with a better battery.
No, open fire when they attempt vehicular homicide. Don't play dumb
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How about not putting yourself in that position? I'm not playing dumb, I'm playing common sense. There was a gun in the car. So what happens when he decides to fire back? Wild west on a public road? THAT is dumb.
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How about not putting yourself in that position? I'm not playing dumb, I'm playing common sense. There was a gun in the car. So what happens when he decides to fire back? Wild west on a public road? THAT is dumb.
Yeah you are

If a car is headed towards and I'm stationary like the OP was, I'm pretty sure I have a better shot than the idiot that's driving it.
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If a car is headed towards and I'm stationary like the OP was, I'm pretty sure I have a better shot than the idiot that's driving it.
Sure, you just let us know how that works out when you're in that situation.
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Sure, you just let us know how that works out when you're in that situation.
I've chased someone down and I'll do it again. I have a pretty good idea how to ride aggressively defensive. You keep your distance and protect yourself. If it's not in you, then don't do it.

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So aside from you harrowing tale of chivalry and bravery, what bike are you looking at? Your title suggest you want input on what class and brand to get. What is your budget and riding experience?
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That's why my helmet cam is pretty much always ON (endless recording loop) when I ride. Bought about 12 spare batts on clearance, and I always carry a couple of spares commuting... more when on road trips.

Dash cam in my cars for the same reason.

BTW, while it was good of you to try to help, next time... don't do it unless you are prepared for the contingencies.
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