MAN ENGAGES WITH CYCLISTS-with video

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Thursday evening just before 8 p.m. several cyclists were riding down Lake Forest Drive   in single file when Sherman Ralph Clark, 74 passed them and a verbal altercation took place. According to one of the cyclists, Steve Schoger, Clark  drove past them and along with a few cuss words told the cyclists to get off his street.

Clark then pulled in front of the cyclists and slowed down to about 15 mph. With the cyclists already peddling close to 25 mph one of the riders went to pass Clark. That is when Clark began to drive to the left running the cyclist to the shoulder of the road. Another cyclist, then came around Clarks right side in an attempt to go around. That is when Clark slammed his brakes on causing cyclist Rick Sauvageau to slam into the back of Clark’s truck.  Sauvageau fractured his wrist, dislocated his shoulder and injured his left knee in the incident.

Clark then got out of the truck with a baseball bat and started another verbal altercation swinging the bat at the riders. The incident ended when Clark got back in his truck and drove off running over one of the cyclists $5,000 bicycles.

One of the cyclists using his phone captured video of part of the incident. When Clark was asked why he was holding the bat he replied to protect himself.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene and Clark was arrested for criminal mischief  $1,500 to $20,000 and for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on the criminal mischief charge and it is expected the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge may go to the Grand Jury.

Schoger said they have been riding the peaceful two mile loop off Old Conroe Road in the Red Oak Estates Subdivision for almost 15 years with no problems except for one several years  ago.

In that incident almost 20 cyclists were riding the loop when Clark was backing out of his driveway. Schoger waited a short time and when the cyclists approached he backed out in front of them causing them to have to stop.

Schoger said the group participates in many cycling events throughout the year including the MS 150 and several others.

At 6 pm a bond was made for Clark who was going to be released sometime tonight from the Montgomery County Jail.

 

 

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  1. arkoutdoors

    The League of American Bicyclists, formerly the League of American Wheelmen, offers a series of Smart Cycling classes that can make riding safer, more enjoyable and avoid confrontations. Certified instructors teach compliance with laws and how to balance a bicyclist’s right to the road with the rights of other road users.
    If more riders would take these classes and apply the skills, many confrontations could be avoided.

  2. Enigma

    As a 14 year cyclist that rides Montgomery Country roads I see infractions by both motorists and cyclists. It’s a shame both sides cannot get along but it’s not hard to see why they do not.

    Almost all cyclists are motorist but only a small fraction of motorists are cyclists. It’s hard to explain to someone that doesn’t ride the frustration we cyclist deal with each time we go out for a ride.

    As a motorist nothing upsets me more than to come upon a pack a cyclist riding two or more abreast not yielding to motorists try to get by. This presents a very unsafe situation for both sides. Running stop signs, red lights, not riding single file are only a few items we as cyclists can do to calm tempers.

    However, as with cyclists I’ve witnessed way too many motorists driving as if they are the only ones allowed on public roads. Passing cyclists too close, trying to run them off the road, hurling objects at them doesn’t do anything to help the situation. If a battle between and angry cyclist and vehicle occurs the cyclist will lose each time and that’s not something we want from either side.

    I keep hearing from many motorists that cyclists should pay taxes and have tags on their bikes. That’s ok with me but be careful what you wish for. Once that starts there’s no stopping regulations. I currently pay taxes on four vehicles. If bicycles are taxed are you willing to start paying taxes for your kid’s bikes?

    Bicyclists are not taxed because there’s no motor involved. Just as with some boats that fall under a certain length i.e., canoe, tags are not required. If we start requiring bicycles to have tags the floodgate will be opened for the government to tax anything. Nevertheless, if bicycles require tags I will be sure my bike is in full compliance but the issue between cyclists and motorists will still remain.

    Education on both sides is the key. Cyclists need to obey all laws just as motorists do and motorists need to be a little more patient when approaching a group of cyclists.

    And for those that do not ride why not? Everyone should give it a try and see why we as cyclist love to ride. With the health crisis we currently have in America I would think more people would be supporting the health benefits that go with cycling. You get outdoors, meet new friends, maintain your weight, and increase cardiovascular health.

  3. arkoutdoors

    On one early-Sunday bicycle ride in the Quapaw Historic District in Little Rock in the 1980s, a small group of Arkansas Bicycle Club riders were passing near the Governor’s Mansion, when down the street jogged the governor, Bill Clinton, by himself, no less. Several of us turned around and chatted with him briefly. Bicycling is not only great exercise and non-polluting, but it creates special memories.
    Thankfully, road confrontation are rare, given the mileage travel, but even one is one too many. Road users should have respect for one another.

  4. arkoutdoors

    I truly feel sorry for Willie Olbrych. Tragic accidents do happen. The difference between that Iron Man accident and Mr. Clark’s alleged decision to create a violent, potentially deadly confrontation is that Mr. Clark made a conscious effort to create a confrontation.
    As to me being a conservative Arkie tree hugger, virtually anyone who’s met Bill Clinton would agree that’s he’s extremely charismatic. You can’t help but like him. But that doesn’t mean I’d vote for him.
    And before the rise of the environmentalist movement, most conservationists were Republicans. Not all conservatives are anti-environment; we just see alternatives to heavy-handed government dictates.

  5. ridein

    @oneshot,
    It is unfortunate that Mr. Willie Olbrych died due to an accident.
    “Cyclists have money and a lobby with congress and they think they are untouchable.” That is a new observation, since cyclists often die when touched by cars and most cycling bills die in committee in congress.

  6. LocalDrifter

    That’s quite a span of concrete at that unprotected intersection for Willie to attempt to cross. Every day dogs, children, wildlife, automobiles and, yes even 80 year old shuffling humans, play Frogger and loose never making it to the other side. The matter of impliment that struck them is immaterial to the discusstion. It’s Game over, Pal. Game over.

  7. oneshot

    http://www.funeralplan.com/shmfh/obits?id=222380
    This is Mr. Willie Olbrych’s funeral info. He was killed in Montgomery by a cyclist who ran him over while he was walking across the street. Haven’t heard about that? That’s because he’s a poor, old man who couldn’t afford a $5000 bicycle. It’s not like he broke his wrist (heaven forbid). He was run over by a cyclist during Iron Man 2011 and nothing happened to the cyclist who killed him. He didn’t get charged, he didn’t get arrested, and he certainly didn’t get the media attention Mr. Clark is getting. The cyclists said Willie was disoriented and walked out in front of them. Even though Mr. Olbrych was able to walk across the street every other day without getting run over by a bike or a car.
    Cyclists have money and a lobby with congress and they think they are untouchable. And obviously, they’re right. A cyclist can kill a man and not be touched, but if you bump a cyclist, they put you in jail and splash your rotten name all over the media !!

  8. coachjoenoack

    Whiteflag–I am assuming based on your response that you live in the neighborhood? If so, I take your comments respectfully and will indeed pass the word along. if you don’t, that is ok, we still take your feedback seriously and realize that our group may have affected you in the past in some way. Those of us who are trying to do the right thing and operate as a unified racing team do not wish to cause undue harm to communities, residents, or wildlife. We do in fact ride single file at higher speeds (above 23mph or so) as it is difficult to keep up with the fastest guys around us & the only way to stay together is single file. Anything below 20mph will find a double paceline in general. The law states that cyclists shall ride no more than two abreast . . . as far to the right as is practicable . . . and shall follow the same traffic rules as a motorized vehicle. This is a summary of course, but covers the main intent of the law. The members of the WCC or WCCRT (Woodlands Cycling Club and the Woodlands Cycling Club Race Team) work diligently at following this law and have a code of conduct including a safety briefing before every group ride. We review the issues of where we will be riding and demand respect for the neighborhoods we visit on the ride. The two mile loop in question is not different. We talk about potential traffic, we talk about going “neutral” with pedestrians, golf cart users, horseback riders, and the usual deer herds in residence (they are always there). As you probably know we do 4 loops on this section which equates to around 20 minutes of riding time. I am personally sorry that our presence in the community 20 minutes out of an entire week has caused so much uproar. I do not mean to be minimizing the issues at all. I think what people are doing, however is grouping all cyclists and all experiences over the years into one event (the resident who harmed us and threatened us with a bat and destroyed equipment in the process of leaving the scene). I think it is important for everyone to realize that this was one isolated event with a rogue individual who acted out of personal perception toward one group who happened to be there in that area during a 20 minute episode on one day out of the week. This was not our first incident with this individual–although the previous incident was not to this level of violence.
    Our group is unified in our approach to this incident and would like nothing more than to not allow something like this to happen again. We will actively look for alternative routes for our race team for next season (time change in the Spring to time change in the Fall, one day per week).
    By way of introduction to the general community, I am an occupational therapist who treats disabled children in home health & was a special education teacher for behavior students in the community before that for 8 years. I have been married for 26 years & have a daughter who is 15 at college park high school. I have been racing bicycles for 23 years and consider the sport my passion. I race all over the USA and have been to Belgium, France, Netherlands, & Denmark to ride my bike. The difference between how cycling is viewed overseas and how it is viewed here is huge, although some of the same concerns are shared. Cyclists need to be educated and trained in how to be on a bike safely and how to share the road within the law just as much as motorists need to be aware of what their responsibilities are and what to expect from well trained cyclists . . . but, the reality is that anyone can ride a bike and challenge themselves for the next big event, or bucket list challenge–does not mean they know what they are doing, or that they even know what the laws are for cycling on a public roadway. When combined with motorists who may not be fully aware of what the law actually is (versus myths) we encounter problems as cyclists.
    I would like to think that this is the last negative experience we will have, or be able to comment on between motorists and cyclists, but I am a realist. Over time, with more education and training, I can only hope that we are talking about “arrogant, rude, poorly dressed, gay, non tax paying, rich, cyclists” who refuse to move out of the way, & not having to talk about the death of a friend who leaves behind a spouse, children, co-workers & friends for doing a sport that is supposed to be fitness based and fun. don’t get me wrong please–accidents happen & we all accept the risks that go along with cycling. Purposely endangering, or threatening cyclists that causes harm or death is illegal. This fact is probably why we are so polarized at the moment with this particular incident. Any comments that will work toward positive change would be appreciated.
    If you have lasted this long, thank you for your time.

    Coach Joseph Noack

  9. HappyCyclist

    Hey LazyCop,

    Your powers of observation are amazing. You are so right (not that you ever doubted yourself). And now our secret it out.

    Every cyclist is rich and gay!!!,

    But you know what they say, “takes one to know one”.

    I have some pretty sparkly cycling pants, size XXL, that would like dynamite on you.

    Let’s get together, Drinks are on me. I am really rich, so I can cover the drinks and the hotel room.

  10. arkoutdoors

    Whether I’m driving my motor vehicle or riding a bicycle or motorcycle, I try to show respect for other road users. As a bicyclist, I appreciate the majority of motorists who pass us carefully. And if I notice motorists are stuck behind me, I take extra care to help them get by. As a motorist, I realize the few seconds I am delayed by other users is merely part of the shared cost of using a road.

  11. arkoutdoors

    Lazy cop (isn’t that redundant?), I have been riding bicycles since 1982, have never voted for a Clinton or Obama (I’m from Arkie land, so I’ve had numerous opportunities to vote for a Clinton). Not all bicyclists are left wingers or homosexuals, despite stereotypes. I pay property taxes to maintain roads and drive motor vehicles. Bicyclists are legal vehicles in all states. You should be thankful for each bike on the road, taking up less space than a motor vehicle and less ugly than a Prius (and causing less environmental damage than a Prius.) Of course, some bicyclists break traffic laws, just as some motorists do. But the consequences to a cyclist from unlawful behavior can be crippling, or deadly. And if you or me are in a public space, it’s legal to photograph or video tape us.

    1. Jamie Nash

      So… are you claiming to be a tree hugging, anti-Clinton, environmentalist Republican from Arkansas? That’s about as likely to exist as a chupacabra or a real moderate.

  12. LocalDrifter

    This is quite telling about the human condition. Drag a donkey on the asphalt of a sunny country lane. Shoot a dog in the face and then hang him in a trash bag from a fence post. Have a spat with another man who’s also seeing the young kid you’re both molesting in a city park. You might get six or seven comments on these topics. But have a bunch of cyclists on your street twice a week and, boy howdy, out come the torches, pitch forks, and baseball bats. There is more vehemence and anger expressed in these 40+ posts over cyclists moving silently but quickly on your precious street than there are over the hoods breaking into your houses or stealing your ATVs. Y’all must be living a charmed and easy life out there with your health at 100%, low taxes at every turn, and all 4 kids college education fully funded and banked seven years in advance. Hat’s off to you all.

  13. Ben Young

    I’m still waiting for the first report of the leader of a “biker gang” (possibly PedalZ of the Bully Beaters) ordering a ride-by “hit” on a motorist who dissed them…They’ll be identifiable as all wearing their “colors” (hoodies and tight shorts) and riding low-rider Schwinn Stingrays…

  14. LocalDrifter

    I can see how some might get upset by cyclists on the road. I can’t be the only one who’s caught himself hypnotized by the rhythmic rocking of tight buttocks on the saddle in front of him. (It’s very disturbing for a manly man like me.)

  15. Mr. Smartypants

    I guess some of these folks feel invincible in their vehicle and bold on a forum where their names are hidden. Make sure you are packing your bat, You are in the same league as Mr. Sherman Ralph Clark, age 74.

  16. whiteflag

    Coach Noack, thank you for your common sense reply to many of the above responses. But I must take issue with one statement. Does it not ever occur to members of your group that the people who bought homes on this secluded, enclosed, traffic free 2 mile loop did so because of these adjectives? Yes, we do have a 30 mph speed limit, but that is too fast for a peloton to be going. A large group of bicycles cannot stop simultaneously if need be. This road is not cordoned off as in the Ironman and other completions using public roads. I’m sure you’re aware that 20 plus bicycles circling your neighborhood at 25 or more miles per hour, drafting, and riding side by side…they do not ride single file…has to be disturbing the peace and safety of the people and animals. (An aside: We have lots of deer. They pose a danger to fast riding cyclists.) I am not against cyclists. It’s a great sport. I respect all who participate in the MS 150, Ironman, and those who ride just got fitness, fun, and camaraderie. I am sorry a rider was hurt and property was damage. I am also sorry for the elderly man who confronted you. He made a bad decision. But that bad decision did open a dialogue. Coach Noack, you seem to be a voice of reason. Please talk to your cycling group about finding another road on which to ride. Many folks in our neighborhood would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your consideration.

  17. coachjoenoack

    I am not surprised anymore about the hate and disregard for human life that comes from these types of stories. I am posting because this is my cycling group that was involved. I am normally there with them but was not there this time. The road that they use is a 30mph speed limit, 2 mile loop within a residential area . . . enclosed & usually safe to be on without affecting traffic at all. These comments are typical when a cyclist is harmed and motorists feel the need to point out the many injustices of bicycles/cyclists being in the way, not paying taxes for the roads, wearing funny looking clothes, or being arrogant and riding expensive bicycles, and the most ignorant of all–insisting on cyclists using sidewalks . . . “Cycle Terrorism” is alive and well folks. There are too many people willing to purposefully harm and/or kill humans on bikes. I am not talking about accidents . . . we all know that accidents happen; many of which can be caused by cyclist error. But when a driver purposely causes an accident involving cyclists, that is the problem I have. Humans make mistakes and we can all learn from this incident. Try to remember that in the cycling world we have beginners and we have well experienced elite level racers, but the commonality here is we are all human. We live and work in the same communities you do. We share work responsibilities and are your co-workers; we have families and friends as well. We are rather normal people. We also drive trucks and cars and pay taxes! There are laws already established for cyclists to safely use a public roadway and how motorists are to conduct themselves when encountering either single cyclists or groups (training rides, tours, or races). Do you know what they are? Most motorists don’t & some cyclists don’t & we are working hard to educate along the way. I am trying not to turn this into a group hug situation, but really . . . please do not think it is open season on cyclists out there. We will be doing our best on bicycles to follow the laws and to come home every day alive. Coach Joseph Noack (just a normal guy who happens to love riding bicycles for fitness and competition–& yes, good with power tools as well).

  18. lastcountry

    I did not know that so many liberal and gay bicycle riders read this news page…

    And shoot !! since ya’ll have all those rights why don’t you route your rides on I45, or 59 ?? lots more room, and more people to see you !!
    and locorifter talks like a manure salesman with a mouth full of samples !!!!

  19. tom_336

    Most bikers travel with common since and ride as near to the right of the roadway as possible. But, like any profession or hobby, there are a few that give the whole bunch a bad name.

  20. JarBearWorldwide

    @ LazyCop – you are the dumbest redneck i have ever heard. You dont own an F350. you probably dont even own a car. You are too dumb to drive. I would love to meet you out on the road someday.

  21. Dwayne

    Most “road taxes” come from income taxes and property taxes, not the (much lower in comparison) motor vehicle registration fees and taxes.

    So, for those of you using the silly “cyclists don’t pay road taxes” argument, who do you think pays more income taxes (and therefore more money towards roads), an individual who has the income to afford a $5000 bicycle, or the 74 year-old cranky old fart who has nothing better to do except get arrested for aggravated assault?

  22. Lisa Marie

    Am here to say that the only reason I come to this site is to get my daily dose of comedy from LocalDrifter. LD, you really ought to do stand up comedy. I don’t know what I like best: reading the ignoramus comments of morons or you bitch slapping them. lol

  23. spk

    Some of you are stereotyping bike riders and truck drivers, too. This is a misconception that all or most bike riders or all or most people who drive big trucks are a certain way. In this case, as far as I can tell (and none of us were there), it was an old grumpy man who is frustrated in other ways and took it out by injuring a biker and destroying a bike. A lot of bikers are out to enjoy themselves and get exercise on their time off work. (It’s a lot better than hanging out in beer joint on your off time). Road ragers are not a new thing, but a bike and a big truck aren’t fair play.

  24. LocalDrifter

    Think the reason LazyCop hasn’t had a woman’s arms around his neck since the Eisenhower administration is due to his sunny disposition and positive outlook on every topic that graces these pages? Can you imagine anyone being more fun romantically than LC? Pretty much anyone or ANYTHING, in my book which, by the way, is subtitledEnglish Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean. The last two chapters, Buccaneer Sexuality and The Buccaneer Community is well worth the price of submission.

  25. bbarr

    The old man was wrong…..that still doesn’t change the fact that typically most cyclist are self absorbed arrogant asses. I can say this because I personally know several.

  26. pga_mike

    Lazy cop. I own 3 cars, a house and pay “road taxes” (whatever THOSE ARE?)

    I also spend about 300 hours/year on my bike. I don’t get my “road taxes” back because I own a bike.

    If a “poor old guy” threatened you with a baseball bat and destroyed your personal property, I guarantee you’d kick his truck as he drove away.

  27. LazyCop

    Awe…..I must have hit a few bicycle rider’s nerves…they do so like to ride the roads showing their gay little asses off in those tight, funny outfits. I did not know that so many liberal and gay bicycle riders read this news page…I always thought, by their actions they cared less about real people that work for a living and not riding flimsy bikes all the time. Also, Local Drifter…. just because I hit you with that tow mirror on my F350 the other day, while you were riding that girl’s bike with training wheels….you don’t have to target me in your almost funny posts…..I’m sure it was you because you had that Obama sticker on your sweet bike.

  28. LocalDrifter

    Someone please go visit LazyCop at the home. He should have at least one family member on the sign in sheet he can look at to fool himself into thinking someone cares before this year ends. And, for Heavens sake, don’t mention Thanksgiving unless you wan’t to ruin it for everybody.

  29. Ben Young

    LazyCop, I was going to address some of the inaccuracies you posted, but I’m not sure there’s enough storage on the server to correct all of them…

  30. LazyCop

    It’s against the law for someone to take a picture of you or video secrectly without his/her permission. Also…if you slow down the vid the violent biker took you will see another rich, spoiled, angry, “special”, bicyclist kick the man’s truck before he ran over the so called $5000 dollar bike. Also….why was that bike under the wheel of the truck anyway ? Was it placed there on purpose ? I guess that’s for a judge / jury to determine. Sure hope I get called for jury duty. It appears that the video alone does not depict the entire incident…just the rich biker’s point of view…but that’s up to the courts. Heck , I’d have a short fuse too if I’d been riding in all that pollution, dust, diesel smoke, coal burning heavy duty red neck trucks, and being tired as can be all the time. And why don’t these idiots just ride their little bikes on the Woodlands trails and their own neighborhoods again ?????

  31. decknx

    This type of thing has got to stop. As it turns out cyclists are people too and under Texas law bicycles are vehicles permitted to use the road. They can sometimes be inconvenient if there isn’t much room on the shoulder and a driver has to wait a couple minutes to pass, but as a driver you have to ask yourself if waiting two minutes to safely pass a cyclist is such an inconvenience to your day that it’s worth putting their life at risk. In a collision between a cyclist and a motorist the cyclist is going to come out on the losing end.

  32. LocalDrifter

    You also whine and bitch and moan when someone’s on a horse or a family taking a walk pulling a wagon carrying one kid while the other is wobbling along an a bike having training wheels?

    It’s absolutely amazing how tiny a brain some of you chuckleheads have. It’s a bicycle. It’s 7 feet long. It travels max 25 mph. You meander around it at 40 and it’s in your mirror in matter of seconds. You guys live in MC because they burned you out of the neighborhood where normal people live?

  33. lastcountry

    Those bicycle riders are just little people wanting to be seen ….
    that’s their insecure way of getting attention,,otherwise, why do they go out of their way to find the busiest roadways to ride !!

  34. rustyfords

    The cyclists in this area are obnoxious and behave as though the rules of the road don’t pertain to them.

    The old man in the video was out of line and way over-reacted but I can certainly see his frustration.

    These smug, self-righteous cyclist clowns behave as though they own the road, ignoring traffic laws, etc. I’ve seen it more times than I can remember.

  35. mumbles

    I would say most bike riders also have a car so they do pay road taxes. Bikes would prefer not to ride on streets with cars but what is the alternative? It is illegal for a bike to ride on the sidewalk.
    Maybe we should close down some streets and make them bike only. Then people could actually get somewhere on a bike and cars could spend more time in traffic jams.

  36. terre firma

    Cyclists are legally allowed to ride on road and by law are required to follow laws of the road (e.g. stop at stops signs, stop for traffic lights, yield the right of way, etc). If they don’t they are subject to the same types of law enforcement as motorized vehicles. I agree some cyclists are clueless or do not follow the law. This does not mean you run them off the road or cut them off while making a turn. It also does not mean all cyclists are idiots, similar to this guy driving a pick up truck does not imply all pick up truck drivers are morons.

    On the other hand, as a cyclist and one who worked in a law enforcement agency, I witness a lot of behavior by motorists that are uncalled for and put cyclists in harm’s way (e.g. passing less than three feet from a cyclist, making turns right in front of cyclists, throwing objects at cyclists, etc).

    If you come up on a farm vehicle going 20 mph while you are going 70 mph I imagine you slow down and pass. The same goes for cyclists.

    Fortunately, cell phones with cameras will be increasingly used by cyclists to document this type of behavior and hopefully be used to press charges. Conversely, if you see cyclists running stop signs or lights, take a video. I am the first to admit both sides need to clean up their act. At the same time share the road.

  37. readit

    I have lived in red oak ranch for 16 years and never have I seen the bikers ride single file. I have a very hard time believing this. There has been many more frustrations for residents involving the riders than is implied in the article.

  38. LocalDrifter

    What a bunch of constipated old coots we have visiting here. Really, a cyclist or two in the road causes your blood to boil and ass to twitch so much you reach to scratch it with your dinner fork? Time to scoop more roughage for your plate.

  39. roosterman

    if they are going to ride on the highways they need to have the same laws as a car if u read this book ur talking about im sure it dont mean that u can talk the whole lane isnt there a law about a rolling road block if they would ride on a highway with a shoulder would not be bad but no u want to ride with no showder then wine we somebody gets too close

  40. LazyCop

    This poor old guy was wrong in what he did…however I too am fed up with the bicycle rights idiots. They pay NO ROAD TAXES like us vehicle drivers, they wear stupid looking riding suits that look so gay that gays won’t wear them, they pay as much for bike as we do for cars, they are mostly rich showoffs that pride themselves in a “look at me” type of exercise, they have all the rights of the road without any safety laws on them at all, they frequently shoot you the bird for even safely passing them, they ride on streets and roads that are too narrow for even two vehicles, and form “gangs” when even mildly challenged. I say put license plates on these reckless bikes like motorcycles and make them behave not slow down our already bad traffic out here. Give them tickets for traffic violations like cars…most run red lights and stop signs all the time.

  41. sum1udontlike

    Yea right, there is plenty of room driving 70 mph on 1774 when u come on a pack of these witless douches riding 4 wide taking up the whole lane.

  42. spk

    It’s a pity that grumpy old men will not get with today’s climate and culture. In his day, they didn’t ride bikes and bikes had no rights, but now they do. An old grumpy man like that should have to stay in jail a long time instead of make bail because he has shown that he isn’t playing with a full deck and is a rager. People like this are very dangerous. There’s room for all of us on the road.

  43. aus10m

    They should put him on a bicycle make him ride with aggressive drivers trying to kill him with their vehicles. The fact that he got out of his car with a bat is reason enough to pull a gun and shoot in self defense (w/ a chl of course).

  44. Arianabeads

    The last time I checked, cyclists had just as much right to the roadway as a motor vehicle does…and they have to obey the same rules. It’s amazing how ignorant some people are about the rules of the road. Page 53 of the Texas DMV Handbook says: A bicycle is a vehicle. Any person riding a bicycle has all of the rights and responsibilities as a driver of a
    vehicle.

  45. Jamesw2

    Crazy Clark got bail . . he has absolutely no regard for life or property. Doesn’t know how to drive. It is time for a civil suit

  46. MoPiDo

    A bunch of men and women in spandex rolling stops, taking their lane and slightly slowing down traffic is absolutely what’s wrong with Montgomery County roadways. It’s not all us drivers that love our booze, treat speed limits and stop signs like they’re optional, make a game out of texting while driving, use our vehicles like battering rams, run lights, never yield to anybody, hit and run, road rage, crossing lanes of traffic, driving the wrong way on the freeway, etc., etc., etc. And those are just the stories on this site. But your right… those damn cyclists…

  47. jumpdawg

    Doesn’t Mr. Clark know that bicycle rider are exempt from following rules of the road? At least that is how they ride in Montgomery County.

  48. LocalDrifter

    I behaved like this once but only when I confused my wife’s estrogen medications with my testosterone ones. I knew something was wrong immediately when I found a vacuum cleaner in my hand instead of a Skil saw.

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