Denver Water Board. Caretaker residences and you get some auto traffic now and then when the Mrs. comes home from shopping.
Awesome, thank you. I have some unfinished business with the drunk driver of a blue or black late model GMC extended cab 4x4 . Unfortunately for Billy Bob, he was just stupid enough to pull in and punch his code into the gate at the mouth of the canyon, after harassing and threatening a cyclist who was well off the road and passing in the opposite direction.eddyturn said:Denver Water Board. Caretaker residences and you get some auto traffic now and then when the Mrs. comes home from shopping.
It was on the road through Waterton, between the canyon entrance gate and the parking lot. Everyone was fine, it just troubles me to think that douchebag is sloshing his way down the road in my neighborhood, swerving, honking and screaming at people. Given that he represents Denver Water Board (by virtue of the fact that he is a full time resident in their house, in an area which sees heavy bike use) it only makes sense to me that they should be aware of the situation.PBR me! said:Was this on the highway or in the canyon itself? Glad i didn't encounter him as i was riding with my daughter up there last night. You sometimes forget with all the pretty scenery that there are actually vehicles that drive up that road. Good luck finding him! Hope everyone was ok.
Good call. It occurred to me while laying in bed this morning that I should have reported it immediately under the circumstances. As bad as it sounds - I'm hoping he was such a belligerent pr1ck because he was drunk, I'd hate to think he's that way normally. It was pretty ridiculous.Flyer said:What a douche! If you ever see that again, report it to the cops as as potentially drunk road rager. They will pay him a visit.
I think that I met this same guy on Saturday.Godzilla said:Does anyone know who (as in Denver Water, etc...) owns them?
Thanks in advance for any info.
Fortunately I was at the end of a very long ride and couldn't even entertain the thought, although it did cross my mind.bikeandski said:Me thinks Godzilla should skip reporting and just pummel the looser.
I wonder if that's the same guy that gave shite to Elroy? I saw that same truck and surly driver. Apparently lives in the house by the dam now. The guy that used to live there was a good egg.Godzilla said:Sent 5 minutes ago to:
To Whom it May Concern,
I'm writing to give you a "heads up" on one of Denver Water's employees. I was recently confronted by one of the caretakers living in Waterton Canyon while riding my bicycle home at 9:30 in the evening. I was riding southbound along N. Waterton Rd. outside of the canyon when the driver of a late model blue 4x4 GMC extended cab laid on his horn and swerved toward me, before pulling up to the gate at the entrance to the canyon and getting out of his vehicle. He proceeded to yell at me, telling me that I needed to "stay the **** off the road" and that I was backing up traffic (I was not on the road, but on the shoulder, nor was there any traffic behind me). I brought this to his attention, but he continued to yell, telling me that he'd run over me the next time and that he'd had enough of us cyclists. The employee in question was slurring his speech - and disappeared through the gate and into the canyon when I mentioned his drunken state. I live less than two miles from the mouth of Waterton Canyon and consider it no small matter that a representative of your organization chooses to endanger the lives of myself, my children and my neighbors with his behavior.
I am not a road cyclist, I am a mountainbiker. The reason I bring this up is that I understand some of the anti cyclist sentiment flying around in CO. I also have to swerve around road cyclists in tight canyons and wait for them to fall into single file so I can pass. With that said, it concerns me greatly that one of Denver Water's employees, who lives in a canyon frequented by thousands of cyclists a week, has taken it upon himself to confront others in such an openly aggressive manner. My run-in with this employee is not the first of it's kind, in the week and a half since this incident I have spoken with 3 others who have had the same experience, only those 3 were actually riding IN Waterton Canyon. All three cyclists gave similar accounts of their conversations with him. A couple of those accounts can be found here, in a highly visible bike forum:
I am writing in hopes that something will be done about the employee in question before somebody gets hurt. Had I been thinking more clearly the night I ran into him, I would have reported his drunken and aggressive behavior to Douglas County PD. Unfortunately, it didn't cross my mind until the next morning, at which point it was too late.
I would appreciate it if you would pass this email on to the appropriate party within Denver Water. I fully intend to pursue this matter and will go as high as I need to go on the foodchain within your organization in order to make sure that something is done.
My situation was similar in that I was a good 2 feet off the road, traveling in the opposite direction, with no traffic behind me. I had no idea why he was screaming at me .Bizzarre said:I think that I met this same guy on Saturday.
I was pulling the kids in the trailer and almost back to the gate when a truck (blue, 4 door chevy, lots of decals on the back glass) starts yelling at me through the window. I wasn't really even sure what happened, I passed a couple of hikers, look up and there he is yelling at me. Since I had the kids with me I kept going...if not I would have stopped.
See my letter below - hopefully others with similar experiences will chime in. Based on what I've heard / seen in the last week, this is not anywhere near an isolated incident.Bizzarre said:Any updates on your end?
I believe it was, based on Elroy's account.DWF said:I wonder if that's the same guy that gave shite to Elroy? I saw that same truck and surly driver. Apparently lives in the house by the dam now. The guy that used to live there was a good egg.
Great, I'm hoping others will chime in so that they can see it's not an isolated incident or somebody with an axe to grind making false accusations.Bizzarre said:I called and spoke with Denver Water's HR dept (303.628.6300) with a lady by the name of 'Jen.' She is in the process of trying to track down her supervisor and hopefully find out who this guy is.
I'm waiting on a call back, so I'll post up when I hear something.