Day 265: Oldham County driver targeting cyclists

25 09 2010

Apparently, I lost the ability to count. I misnumbered yesterday’s post (which should have been #264, not 265), so that’s why tonight’s post is number 265 so I’ll be back on track. Sorry for the confusion.

Local cyclists in neighboring Oldham County are being targeted by a jackass in a pickup truck. Several cyclists in recent weeks have encountered a driver in a red Dodge Ram who revs his engine, crosses into the oncoming traffic lane and runs cyclists off the road. The police mentioned another report of the driver passing the bicyclist (in the same direction) then he slams on the brakes trying to force the cyclist to rear end his bumper. I guess the truck driver didn’t hear about the former ER doctor in California who is now facing 10 years in jail after being found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon (among other charges) when he pulled a similar stunt:

“Ron Peterson, a coach for USC’s and UCLA’s cycling team, was flung face-first into the rear windshield of the doctor’s red Infiniti, breaking his front teeth and nose and lacerating his face. Christian Stoehr, the other cyclist, hurtled to the sidewalk and suffered a separated shoulder. A police officer testified that Thompson told him soon after the accident that the cyclists had cursed at him and flipped him off, so he slammed on his brakes “to teach them a lesson.”

No one has been able to get the license plate of the Oldham County driver, but a search by Oldham County police is underway. According to an article in the Courier-Journal, they’re looking for:

“…4 X 4 pickup with an extended cab, a dent in the driver’s side front fender, a scratch on the tailgate and a Kentucky farm plate. The driver is described as a white man in his mid to late 30s who weighs around 210 pounds.”

The Oldham Era (newspaper) ran the story earlier this week and WHAS11’s story is here. If you have additional information, call Oldham County Police at (502) 222-1300. This guy needs to be arrested before he kills someone.

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— 1 banana = 1.5 points
— 1/2 strawberry banana smoothie with yogurt = 5 points

Snack (after bike ride):
— Power Bar = 3 points

Lunch:
— Whole wheat tortilla with hummus, spinach = 8.5 points
— 1 glass LF chocolate milk = 3 points

Dinner:
— Pork tenderloin = 3 points
— Salad = 2 points
— Baked potato = 2.5 points
— Iced tea = 0 points

Snack:
— Small piece chocolate birthday cake with whipped cream = 9 points (est.)

Exercise:
— 19 mile bike ride (2 hours) = +15 points
— Gardening (90 minutes) = +4 points

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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