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Just thought I would let everyone know about a strange encounter I had tonight. Riding just north of Murdoch station at about 8.30 I noticed a black blob on the side of the path up ahead. As I got closer I saw that it was a middle aged male dressed in all black laying on the ground, I slowed down to see if he was alright. He then jumped up and lurched at me so I sprinted off and called the police, I was pretty worried he may have been waiting for someone to walk past and then who knows..
Apparently I was slightly rattled after the fact as at bull creek station I was unfortunate enough to have a clip stack :/ keep a look out guys and stay safe!
You did well to get around him I would say. Good Idea to call the police. It makes one realize that carrying a phone is a good idea as well,I keep forgetting to take mine on the bike.
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Scary stuff!! Hopefully he took off after that! Well done calling the cops.
I always carry a phone with me on the bike. Normally in case i need to call the better half to come get me after falling off.
That's why I filled the kids' and the wife's bike tubes with Slime sealant. Even if it just slows the puncture, at least they can still move faster than a creep on foot.
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Sounds like a Mad Max apocalypse approaching.
I've had an incident like this while on motorcycle on the road at ~2am back in the day, past the old ECU Churchlands when that was still around on Pearson Drive with Floreat Lakes on the left/east.
Woman laying on the road, not jumping up at me but I slowed in confusion and she sat up and looked a couple pills short of a prescription, got up and off the road so I didn't feel the Samaritan need to stop to see if anyone might jump out from out of sight.
Your incident is one odd positive for obscenely bright lights and Zound air horns that dazzle and make difficult the speed/distance timing for any would be freaks pulling these stunts. James Bond cycling.
there is a homeless bloke who is often under the Windan Bridge in that area - can't say i've ever had an issue with him, be it running or riding, at any time of the day / night.
Yep, I see him under Windan on my commute, sometimes each way. I imagine it'd be a bit startling at night!
He's never done more than glance up and make eye contact and nod like any regular fellow.
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