Boulder triathlete injured in possible road rage incident in north Boulder County

From Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder triathlete Richie Cunningham was injured Thursday after he crashed his bike trying to avoid a car that Cunningham said appeared to purposely stop in front of him in a fit of road rage.

Cunningham and three other professional triathletes -- Ben Hoffman, Patrick Evoe and Joe Gambles -- set out for a ride along North 83rd Street Thursday at around 9 a.m. As the triathletes entered the 15000 block of 83rd Street near a downhill left-hand turn, Cunningham said a car passed them over a double-yellow line, honked its horn and "buzzed" them.


"It just went flying by as we were starting to go down the hill," said Cunningham, who was at the head of the group. "Then halfway down the hill, all of a sudden he just slammed on the brakes."


Cunningham said he tried to slow down and initially thought he could make it past the car to the inside. When it became clear that wasn't an option, he was forced to brake hard.


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This kind of BS happened in California a few years ago.

This kind of BS happened in California a few years ago.

" A former emergency room doctor has been found guilty of deliberately
slamming on his brakes, sending two cyclists into the back of his car."

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Doctor-Guilty-Cyclists-Christoph...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/01/a-brentwood-phy.html

Good that the cyclists got a plate #. Hope the cops give the "registered
owner" a good lecture on Assault and reckless driving.

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