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Hermanus (R43 outside Hawston)


Daxiet

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Just a word of caution when cycling past Hawston on the R43 (exiting Hermanus). We had gone out for a late afternoon ride, just after exiting the single track stretch next to the R43 we passed the entrance to Hawston, 2 youths approached the side of the road and as I went past the one charged shouting something, motioning as though he wanted to grab the bike. It was evident that his intent was for me to swerve into traffic and get taken out by cars coming up from behind. I lent into his direction and pedaled on past, my wife was a short way behind me, so I turned and sprinted back towards them just as they were lining up to charge at her. They made a charge at her and then noticed me coming and raced into a ditch next to the road and back onto a side road in Hawston. Luckily she managed to stay on the bike and not swerve out into traffic. She had an old BMW right on her tail, there would have been no room to fall or swerve.

 

It was clear these air breathers had not intent to steal the bikes, it was purely a vindictive attempt to seriously injure or kill a cyclist.

 

We reported the incident to a traffic cop parked outside Fisherhaven, he assured us he would go and look, needless to say he continued to recline in his evidently comfy car chair. Once we got back home we reported the incident to the Hermanus Police Station. They say this is the first incident they have had reported in the area in sometime.

 

There were 3 of us riding at the time, my wife and I were about 500m behind the rider in front. He had gone past the area with no incident and was unaware of what transpired behind him.

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Buggers, we had the same kind of attitude while cycling in Robertson area this week. Wish these pedestrians would just leave us alone to do what we love best.

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Sorry to hear, but this is unheard off in Hermanus.

 

This does happen from time to time. Especially up the Rotary Drive climb.

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  • 3 years later...

Stop, Drop bike and open up a can of whipass.

 

I have a place in Hawston a couple of meters away from the start of the single track so I kinda ride there often, the last time I rode there the kids were adding rocks to the trail obviously to see if they can get somebody to fall. I don't think they realise consequences of what they doing, they just wanna see somebody fall lekker.

 

 

 

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Stop, Drop bike and open up a can of whipass.

 

I have a place in Hawston a couple of meters away from the start of the single track so I kinda ride there often, the last time I rode there the kids were adding rocks to the trail obviously to see if they can get somebody to fall. I don't think they realise consequences of what they doing, they just wanna see somebody fall lekker.

 

 

 

Ja, sad thing is that one day plain kid mischief is going to be rewarded with retribution of the fatal sort. Simply because people are gatvol. 

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can of pepper spray in back jersey pocket - you look at me squiff you get some(ill turn around and come back if necessary) - these kind of people only understand an AAK approach - sad but true :blink:

 

ps that cop lives there in that car im sure and he is always reclining :whistling:

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If you had to design a society with the express purpose of breeding anti social personality disordered people you'd be hard pressed to improve on ours.

It’s so so sad.

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Not sure if it is related but if you're missing a bike in the Hermanus area may be worth going to take a look.

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