VIDEO: Dodge Ram Driver Harasses Cyclist on PCH, Throwing Water Bottles and Calling Him "Faggot"

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NOT the Dodge Ram douchebag
In the annals of truck driving, the Dodge Ram is almost exclusively the domain of douchebags. So it's no surprise that in the latest case of cyclist harassment--this one happening on Dana Point's stretch of Pacific Coast Highway--it's a guy on a Dodge Ram with THREE antennas in the cab who's the culprit.

Here's the video:

"They threw water bottles at me (you can hear them when they hit me and bounce to the ground)," writes cyclist Bryan Larsen on his YouTube page. "Screaming profanities at me. And this was the third time they blew exhaust on me. I was definitely quite scared."

At :35, you can clearly here a female voice call Larsen a "faggot"--and then, of course, the throwing of the red plastic cup plastic bottles and what Weekling resident cyclist Dave Lieberman says is called ""rolled coal"--accelerated really fast with a diesel engine to cause black exhaust smoke."

CLASSY. Larsen tells us the plate is from Ol' Virginny, TX65-500. If you have any info on this douchebag, por favor contact the Orange County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating...in the meanwhile, drive Ford!

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fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

Doesn't that amount of diesel blow indicate a need for an oil change? 

Hope they are azz clowns to the wrong person one day soon.

King LÅndfill Lear
King LÅndfill Lear

Well, bike chains/locks come in handy in a clinch, but I'd prefer to let the dudes who get paid for that type of thing handle it.

Steve SanFilipo
Steve SanFilipo

Got it. Sorry. The tone of your post was such that I thought you would actually do something that cyclist didn't do.

Jeremy Lee
Jeremy Lee

"In the annals of truck driving, the Dodge Ram is almost exclusively the domain of douchebags." for you Scott.....

VictorRobins
VictorRobins

Anybody wonder if the infallible cyclist may have done something to tick these people off before the video clip shown? Thrown some rocks of his own? What is on the rest of the video? The second punch is the one that gets seen more often. Nope, keep going with the crowd, thou shalt not stray from groupthink.

bandiniarturo04
bandiniarturo04

Lessee here...out of state plates,

Big meathead truck...my money is on Camp Pendleton. I'm sure this wee-dick is slinking around there and his CO wouldn't mind PTing his ass into pulp. I ride down the old 101 several times a week so 'i'll be watching you, scumbag!'

Andy King
Andy King

I think those are fishing poles, not antenna. Either way, foul mouthed tramp and the driver should grow up or go back to virginia.

Angilee Lyn
Angilee Lyn

Yes, some cyclists can be rude but let it go because unlike the driver of a vehicle they are more exposed to being severely injured.

Josh Foote
Josh Foote

I'll share the road, by staying in my lane... maybe they should stay in theirs

Mike Blackwell
Mike Blackwell

Bicyclist want their cake and eat it to. They always are over that white line. Do not stop at stop signs.. most times its their fault and they blame everyone else. There needs to be more rules for them.

mhip
mhip

Small penis truck...

Man, I hope those cousin-lovers get caught.

Rosie L Carrasco-Rivera
Rosie L Carrasco-Rivera

Thank You Robert Ayala I agree with what you are saying also. I'm not saying that the guy in the truck was right King LÅndfill Lear I'm just saying in general cyclists need to respect the cars that are driving next to them just like the cars need to respect the cyclists. I've come across a lot of rude cyclists and like I said before Give Respect and You'll Get Respect on the Road.

King LÅndfill Lear
King LÅndfill Lear

No, but I do have a cellphone and the ability to call, let's say, the sherrifs. Now who's the tough guy, asshole.

Steve SanFilipo
Steve SanFilipo

Devils advocate here. What tf would you have done in this situation, tough guy? Pedaled faster and caught up to him at the next light? Threw your bike pump at him and watch as the wind blows it harmlessly to the ground? Ran him off the road? What?

Steve SanFilipo
Steve SanFilipo

I don't care much for cyclists either but what exactly did this guy do wrong? Or is this just one of those times where you think people needed to hear your opinion?

Jeff Byrne
Jeff Byrne

Thats why I always ride with a couple rocks in my pocket :)

Robert Ayala
Robert Ayala

Sad that you need to run video to ride anymore. Getting to be like Russia!! This harrasment is just plain bullsh!t and technically a crime. I have to agree with Rosie.....sharing the road ia 2 way street. Depending on locale, Roadies need to at least ride the speed limit and maintain on the bike lane or stay as far to the right as possible. That was always the practice. Some Roadies (especially groups) think the whole road is for them, riding 3 wide and encroaching the lane, impeding traffic on roads. Some don't get SHARE the road. I ride Cannondale and also ride Hondas. There's common sense safety/courtesy rules for both. There's enough idiocracy on two wheels from inconsiderate idiots... Its multiplied on four.

rockyneidhardt
rockyneidhardt

Notice how the cyclist wasn't even u. His bike lane the whole time

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

What law did this person in the truck break exactly? Littering? Is harassing a cyclist and calling him a "faggot" illegal? 

Luis Pedroza
Luis Pedroza

Larry Rivas I just saw it. Hopefully they get the truck driver. He deserves some jail time or at least a ticket.

Kristina M. Dresher
Kristina M. Dresher

Those are Virginia truck plates. Shouldn't be to hard for the sherifs department to look up the registration...

King LÅndfill Lear
King LÅndfill Lear

Rosie, this dude was in the bike lane AND there was a dividing lane between the road and the bike lane. What would to propose the bicyclist do in this situation?

Rosie L Carrasco-Rivera
Rosie L Carrasco-Rivera

I understand we need to share the road BUT cyclists also need to learn to respect people driving in cars. They need to realize that the are NOT a car and they need to stick to the bike lane where they belong. I live in Irvine and there are a lot of Rude cyclist here. I give respect when respect is given. I do NOT owe them anything.

John Hald
John Hald

And this is why cyclists are quote unquote "assholes" to ppl

Andrew Gutierrez
Andrew Gutierrez

And these coward ass pussies just run away too. No one wants to pull over and fight.

Andrew Gutierrez
Andrew Gutierrez

This shit happened to us on our charity ride this weekend. And the crap part is, this dude has his own lane, it's not like he's blocking anyone. It's total bullshit.

Ashley Bare
Ashley Bare

I ride a bike and just dropped $190 on registration fees. Just because someone is on a bike doesn't mean they don't have a car. And most money for road repairs come from the federal government. That is why states keep the drinking age at 21, so they can receive this aid.

Neighbors 4 Trail
Neighbors 4 Trail

There's no reason cyclists should have to endure being bullied while just trying to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise. NO REASON!!

JohnnyDiablo
JohnnyDiablo

What makes this news?  A motorist harassed a bicyclist?  That happens all day, every day.  Ask anyone who rides.  Why is this incident more special than all the others, deserving of news coverage, while all the other incidents are totally ignored?


Must be a really slow "news" day.

Nino Pham
Nino Pham

If you watch the video full-screen, the license plate is very clear and the 3 antennas are actually fishing rods.

SeriouslyVictorRobin
SeriouslyVictorRobin

@VictorRobins Really? A skinny four-eyed guy on a bicycle wearing spandex is going to throw the first punch at two people in a lifted truck that is powerful enough to run him down??

Charlie
Charlie

He was in the fucking bicycle lane and the truck crossed the white lines.  What video did you watch.  or are you just trying to take a random shot at cyclists who somehow offend you?  were you touched by a cyclist?  it's ok.  this is a safe place

fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

The dash cams are so common in Russia because their auto insurance is very expensive; their traffic courts are inconsistent; and there was for years near epidemics of 1) pedestrians stumbling onto/falling off of the hoods of cars as they rolled to a stop at intersections, and b) drivers zipping in front then slamming on brakes to be rear ended, both for financial gain due to the poor economy. The dash cams have helped to greatly reduce those scams.

MeToo
MeToo

@vegandawg23 I saw driving in the bike lane, attempted assault with a deadly weapon (the truck). Assault. (throwing the bottles) and multiple harassment and general mayhem violations to a lesser degree. this guy on the bike was just riding in his lane and rolling along minding his own business. Fuckin' rednecks! Get a clue!  

JohnnyDiablo
JohnnyDiablo

I'd slam on the brakes, let the truck shoot past.  A bike can stop in a much shorter distance than can a truck.  If you have to, turn around and zip the opposite direction.  Anything to put some distance between you and the asshole.

SeriouslyVictorRobin
SeriouslyVictorRobin

People riding bikes have legal rights to the road as people driving cars whether there is a bike lane or not. They may be in the lane for good reason such as the lane is too narrow for vehicles to pass or there is an obstacle in the road or they will be making a left turn very soon. When people who drive pass people on bicycles too closely, that's statistically how more cyclists get hit and sometimes killed so them taking the lane when necessary can be safer than riding on the edge of the road when the road is too narrow. Case in point, you see them in the 'middle of the road' right? And once it is safe for them to do so, believe me they want to get out of your way.

I am pretty sure there is a three feet law in California that says if there are two lanes traveling in the same direction, the person driving in the car must move to the left lane. If there is one lane of travel for each direction, the person driving the car must give at least three feet when passing the bicyclist when it is safe for the driver to do so. If it is not safe to pass, then you must wait (and sometimes it is just a few seconds but even if it was a minute, is it going to kill you like impatience could kill the cyclist?). You pass a cyclist just as you would when passing a slower moving vehicle that you encounter on any road.

Yes, they should ride to the far right as possible but the law says they have the right to take the whole road so you should not expect them to get out of your way because they're not in your way.

Dave_Lieberman
Dave_Lieberman

If there is a bicycle lane then the cyclist has to use it. If it's a regular road with regular lanes, the bicyclist has the right to the entire lane closest to the curb. Bicyclists aren't required to fling themselves into the gutter to allow cars to pass, and cars are not legally allowed to pass unless they have 3 feet of clearance between their wing mirror and the bicyclist's nearest handlebar.


The California Vehicle Code specifically classifies bicycles as a vehicle, meaning that a cyclist who's violating the law gets a moving violation just the same as a car.


I'm not a jackass to cars, Rosie. I pull to the left side of the lane when I'm at a stoplight with a major right turn component (northbound Sunkist to eastbound Ball Road, for example) so cars aren't blocked from making the right on red. But you'd be shocked how rude people are even when I'm just minding my own business and nowhere near them.

Jenna
Jenna

I live in Irvine too and it can be frustrating until you recall that line in the driver handbook about sharing the road, and how bikes have to follow the rules of the road but have every right to be there. So don't be a jerk as a driver by expecting them to get out of your way. They aren't in your way. They're riding their bike as is their right.


Most of the bicyclists I see in Irvine are very respectful, stay as much in their lane as possible (even though that isn't required by law).

JohnnyDiablo
JohnnyDiablo

If a cyclist is obeying the law, you're getting all the respect you have coming.

spencerj05
spencerj05

@JohnnyDiablo You're commenting MULTIPLE times on the story so clearly it is news to YOU. People like you are so completely worthless, spend your time commenting then complain about the thing you're commenting on even being a story? Seriously, are you 11?

VictorRobins
VictorRobins

Well slugger, how do we know this is a skinny four-eyed guy wearing spandex? Maybe he is hopped up on steroids and rides hard and far to avoid beating his family but got pissed at the truck earlier and conveniently caught their reaction. Let's play the imagination game, or is there more of this video you've been blessed with seeing, perhaps a prior engagement between the two parties? BTW what size vehicle would not be powerful enough to run him down?

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