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A Lunatic Narrowly Misses a Large Group of Cyclists on Old La Honda (Unprompted Road Rage)

Today, I saw the scariest road rage incident of my life: some lunatic in a silver late model Ford F150 Raptor pickup (“white male” according to one witness) giving a group of cyclists the finger in foaming at the mouth rage while racing by at 40+ mph at the bottom area of Old La Honda (single lane road), his pickup lurching violently this way and that, just past the bridge off Portola Road. Accelerator floored from what my ears told me.

I didn’t see him so much as be startled by screeching tires and a silver blur. It’s not like anyone held him up; he was ready to kill (“accident”) whatever was unlucky enough to be in his path—and anyone coming down would have surely been killed instantly. Had a car been coming down, it would have been a head-on collision or wipe out at least 10 cyclists.

The good news is that the advance tire screeching gave enough warning for a large group of cyclists (30-50 perhaps) to be alerted just in time. And apparently no one was unlucky enough to be coming down (By sheer good luck, I had just pulled over prior, at the bottom and safely off the road).

This mentally ill driver had just done the same to other cyclists just off Portola Road, in some kind of (drug induced?) furor and rage. I called the county sheriff, but I don’t know if they caught up with him (and he was moving so fast that id'ing the guy or getting his plate was impossible). He needs about 10 years in prison; a small swerve and many cyclists would have been seriously hurt or killed. It was all quite unbelievable. Where is a phaser when you need one.

Meanwhile, the San Mateo County Sherrif’s office has the manpower to regularly harrass cyclists over on Canada Rd at a “T” intersection.

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