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Just wondering if there was anyone out there that carried around any form of "portable theft protection objects" with them while they rode around on their expensive bikes/gear/shades in the middle of the woods :p
 

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Krause said:
Just wondering if there was anyone out there that carried around any form of "portable theft protection objects" with them while they rode around on their expensive bikes/gear/shades in the middle of the woods :p
Oh, my god......people are so paranoid. Go out ride, and stop thinking of this sh*t.:madman:

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Never carried my pistol.But there have been some places that feel very creepy & somewhat haunted feeling,or someone is watching you...Also my riding partner felt the same exact thing & boogied on out of that area...
I am in the southeast Tennessee where anything is possible..We might run across some marijuana dealer cheacking his crops or some scary wacko we also saw off the beaten track doing a DH run in Newport,TN.Which the road up there has a steep azz cliff where people have been dumped "dead people" & burned in barrells,etc...The KKK is bigtime there & they might not like bikers or something ? You never know with all these people in the world who might be a psycho....
I have seen some characters while biking drinking major amounts of beer-total ********- & luckily i never wear lycra "always baggies"...
I would definately pack heat in some places no doubt about that buddy ..

Just depends where you are !Might be better to have,than to not have a weapon of some sort ?.. Oh yeah, there is NEVER a cop around when you need one !!!

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If I feel uneasy cycling through cannabis plantations, or through the ghetto, I simply get off my bike, chain it to my back and run like hell. If they want my bike they'll have to take me with it, or kill me and cut it off. Most bike thieves aren't murderers, I don't think. I also carry a camo net and three days of rations so I have the option of diving into a bush if running away isn't a realistic option.
 

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If I feel uneasy cycling through cannabis plantations, or through the ghetto, I simply get off my bike, chain it to my back and run like hell. If they want my bike they'll have to take me with it, or kill me and cut it off. Most bike thieves aren't murderers, I don't think. I also carry a camo net and three days of rations so I have the option of diving into a bush if running away isn't a realistic option.
Are you for reals? Hell, I just ride and never think of these things! :)
 

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"Are you for reals? Hell, I just ride and never think of these things!"

England is a pretty wild place, there are cannabis plantations and ghettos all over the place. You just don't understand.
 

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Hehe funny stories :p

I dont personally but i was just wondering if anyone else did, different areas may call for it.

I mean hell my friend was riding through the woods Early in the morning once and he saw a bunch of motercycle bikers dressed up as vikings drinking. not that they would of tried anything (they endded up being pretty cool) but strange **** you never know :p
 

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Oh, my god......people are so paranoid. Go out ride, and stop thinking of this sh*t.:madman:

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well, where some people live you can't help but think about it. then again, if i lived in a bad area i'd probably not spend $2000+ on a mountain bike...
 

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I second freerider33. I pedal the Ozarks of eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas. I you are riding in a major tourist area Like Devils Den, or Buffalo River then no prob. If you are taking the road/trail(whatever) less traveled take protection. After a FEW(multiple) encounters where wise choice of words and knowledge of the area and locals saved my butt I now pack a Glock in these areas. These run ins have been with druggies, poachers, drunks, and general scary up to no good people with guns. The local law enforcement agencies(plural) agree this is wise arround here. Most rides I don't see anyone, but it just takes once to end you.
 

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I am my own weapon. I'm skinny, so if some type of offender approaches me and threatens my ride I use my sharp, pointy elbows to puncture their lungs. :p :D

You can ask a few of the guys I work with about this - they found out. :devil:
 

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mtnbikej said:
Oh, my god......people are so paranoid. Go out ride, and stop thinking of this sh*t.:madman:

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A friend of mine was in an area where we ride often and came upon a group of about 15 gang-banger types all wearing colors. They were in a large circle and appeared to be starting some sort of initiation of course he hi-tailed it out of there real quick not wanting to become PART of the initiation:eekster: . I'm thinking that a sidearm might not be a bad idea at all sometimes...
 

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"I'm thinking that a sidearm might not be a bad idea at all sometimes..."

Ricko, I agree wholeheartedly. Fortunately, both of my arms are permanently attached to my sides. I knew I guy with a wild front ear, though it never did him any good.
 

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I have never had any need or any desire to carry any weapon with me save for the ones the good lord has provided and they have served me well in many instances.

My friend and I were out for a ride after work one night and had stopped to walk for a bit... we were approached by three guys who demanded that we give them back "their" bikes. Neither of us are very big or imposing so I guess they thought we loked like easy marks.

I told them this was a REALLY bad idea and that if they wanted our bikes they had better go get some friends to help them. They failed to heed this advice and tried to strongaram us into handing over our machines.

It was an ass whupping on monumental proportions as the work we were coming from was teaching our nightly advanced class at the dojo (we called ot streetfighting 101) and these guys never even saw what hit them.

My nephew was out riding some time ago and had made a quick stop at the mall to pick up some stuff for his new bike... when he came out there were a few guys trying to jack his new bike with a prybar.

They failed to heed his "back the f*** away from my bike" and with prybar in hand, they got in his face and started threatening him.

He then showed them how his newly purchased heavy duty shackle had multiple uses as both a theft deterrent and personal protection device.

For the most part... you can usually just change direction or ride away (which is the best option) but in other cases you gotta use the tools at hand or what's in your hand..
 

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I really don't worry about anything. I wield this thing called the force. It binds all living things and it flows through everything. I am what some people would call a sith. Actually, when I am riding around people, they tend to run away. Oh, but I do carry a light saber, its red.
 

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I think your best protection is to be very alert

If you ride in a iffy part of town make sure you know how to get thru it quickly. I know enough self defense, to take care of most low lifes. The best think we all got going is that almost know out side of our own group knows how much this thinks are worth:eekster: If they knew the money they could get, oh God.
 
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