More entitled Hoboken bike riders

Berserk cyclist smashes Hoboken entrepreneur’s windshield

Yesterday afternoon – more proof that bike-riding and Hoboken just do not mix very well.

A local entrepreneur, hot dog guy Tony was driving down Garden Street, making his way up to Dunkin’ Donuts to stock up on ice cubes for the day. Apparently, a mentally ill bicyclist didn’t like his SUV towing the hot dog trailer as he was turning – and chased Tony to 7th & Washington, at which point he proceeded to punch Tony’s windshield in an act of rage.

The crazed cyclist then attempted to ride away, but Tony wasn’t having that. He chased him for two blocks and caught up to him, knocking him off his bike. Police were called.

Tony was willing to “drop everything” if the cuckoo paid for the broken windshield. That didn’t happen, and both men were issued summons for their behavior.

Do you think bikers are too entitled expecting the world to stop moving through our over-crowded streets?

8 Responses

  1. joey maxim says:

    this bike rider should get three dogs with onions..

  2. animal_lover says:

    The problem when cyclist cause problems there is no way to report them because of the lack of tags. To chase them down could be considered an aggressive maneuver and without an ordinance to enforce no one really cares.

    I have encountered many aggressive cyclist but funny thing is the sign “share the road” seems to be aimed at cars.

  3. spacewolf says:

    Cyclists are entitled to ride on the road, it’s the law. A few years ago, I was hit by someone’s trailer as he was passing me. As I was laying there, the motorist came up to me and said “It looks like you hit my trailer with your bike.” The asshat even tried to leave the scene of the accident which was obviously his fault (he eventually had to pay for my bike, hospital bills, etc.), but I STILL didn’t punch him or his windshield. So as a cyclist, I simply expect drivers and other cyclists to follow traffic laws (which includes allowing 3 feet of passing space.) Does that make me “entitled?”

  4. HomeTeam says:

    Was it the crazy old hippie that is always flying down 1st yelling at all cars and pedestrians that dare get in his way? The guy is a menace! He’s even worse in the Fall when he accosts everyone around Monroe with his handfuls of political fliers etc.

  5. trueblue11 says:

    Thin build, greyish-white hair? if this IS the same dude, he has a history with the HPD for pounding on peoples cars and doing that same sort of stuff.. the hot-dog guy should check with HPD for sure.

  6. paco says:

    Geez, Would love an encounter with this biker bitch…see what ales this asshole. 😛

  7. ilovenewjersey says:

    Is the cyclist actually mentally ill? Or are you just labeling him as so because of his response? Is everyone who has an angry outburst crazy? Without having been there it’s hard to say who was at fault or if perhaps something else happened which led up to that kind of reaction.

    You don’t have to spend much time or travel very far in Hoboken to encounter horrible drivers, asshole cyclists and moronic pedestrians so maybe they’re both at fault here. For all we know the guy in the truck hates cyclists and tried to run him down…oh that’s speculation?

    I love riding my bike but I refuse to ride amongst cars in Hoboken or NYC, it’s just not worth the danger. Hoboken can paint bikes every 5 feet on the streets but it’s not going to change the fact that Hoboken is not a bike friendly city, there’s no sense in pretending it is. But I do wonder how long it will be until they add a Bike City USA sign next to the Tree City USA sign outside of Pier A Park. I’m actually surprised there isn’t a Kayak City USA sign yet…

    If you want to live in a bike friendly city move somewhere like Portland, Oregon or any other city/town that actually values quality of life. If you want to smoke, drink, get parking tickets while legally parked AND spend $100+ on outside dining that’s about as peaceful and pleasant as a busy parking lot near where the dumpsters are located, come to Hoboken.

    • animal_lover says:

      Maybe the sign actually means Lone Tree City. Anyhow Hoboken has alot of faults but where can you find another city that is mentally “stigma-free” zone. Yep you can have regular meltdowns in City Hall and still keep your office/job.[quote comment=”216313″]Is the cyclist actually mentally ill? Or are you just labeling him as so because of his response? Is everyone who has an angry outburst crazy? Without having been there it’s hard to say who was at fault or if perhaps something else happened which led up to that kind of reaction.You don’t have to spend much time or travel very far in Hoboken to encounter horrible drivers, asshole cyclists and moronic pedestrians so maybe they’re both at fault here. For all we know the guy in the truck hates cyclists and tried to run him down…oh that’s speculation?I love riding my bike but I refuse to ride amongst cars in Hoboken or NYC, it’s just not worth the danger. Hoboken can paint bikes every 5 feet on the streets but it’s not going to change the fact that Hoboken is not a bike friendly city, there’s no sense in pretending it is. But I do wonder how long it will be until they add a Bike City USA sign next to the Tree City USA sign outside of Pier A Park. I’m actually surprised there isn’t a Kayak City USA sign yet…If you want to live in a bike friendly city move somewhere like Portland, Oregon or any other city/town that actually values quality of life. If you want to smoke, drink, get parking tickets while legally parked AND spend $100+ on outside dining that’s about as peaceful and pleasant as a busy parking lot near where the dumpsters are located, come to Hoboken.[/quote]

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