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K'Tesh 03-26-2008 09:46 PM

The Watch List...
BEFORE replying to this thread, please read the following carefully.

You had a run in with a driver who harrassed you or somehow did something so stupid to you or another cyclist that they should be watched out for... Here is where you post the license plate of the vehicle, a description of the vehicle, and a brief description of the event. Just reply to this thread...

Post on the watch list ONLY if you have license plate, or such a solid description of the car (such as an art car) that we could recognize it... Perhaps if enough people can document their run-in's with the same vehicle, we can use it to build a case for legal action. Pics are encouraged. If you have questions then please post them on The Watch List's Q & A thread.

This list IS NOT for advise, questions, or sympathy messages, they will be deleted or moved, it is only to record the bare minimums. This is done so we don't have to read tons of unrelated material. A second, more detailed post can be done in the Close Call subforum, and a link can be set up between this thread and the other post (and the usual replies can be done in the Close Call subforum). And again, if you have questions, please post them to The Watch List's Q & A thread.

Lets Pray This List Stays Short.
Be Safe Out There!

K'Tesh 03-26-2008 10:00 PM

YCP 533, Red SUV
Here's the inspiration behind my idea of the "Watch List"

A Red SUV.
Oregon License Plate YCP 533

Unprovoked Honking, harassment by passenger, Near Miss...

For more details, see Trouble @ Beaverton TC 3/26/8.

K'Tesh 04-05-2008 07:23 AM

Salem's "Red Pickup Guy"
This guy certainly belongs here: Salem's "Red Pickup Guy"

Maroon Red Dodge pickup with matching canopy
License: VAA 258
Driver: Ray Clinebell approx 75 yrs old, gray hair, heavy set build.
Convicted: Following Too Close and Violation of Use Limits of Sound Equipment (Horn).

Usually only a menace to cyclists in the Brush College area of West Salem (at least, as far as we know)

mtmann 05-13-2008 02:55 PM

YLJ 514, light colored sedan
Oregon license YLJ 514, light colored sedan. Probably college-age boys, yelling at me and threw food at me, twice, on Burnside in Gresham. Passenger throwing food has a pierced tongue, for what that's worth.

I made a report with Gresham PD. Officer was nice and said he's going to make contact - car registered in LaPine - but said without injury or seeing the event he didn't know what they could be charged with.

K'Tesh 05-30-2008 08:15 PM

Z O O M 44
Silver sports car... Possibly a corvette
personallized plate: ZOOM 44

Unproked honking (Violation of Use Limits of Sound Equipment (Horn)).
Passing too close.

Please post replys to the description post.

coyote4130 06-01-2008 04:55 PM

If only my airzound was working, your ears would be ringing mo-fo.
Time/Date: about 5pm. Sunday June 1st.

Newer-looking silver car. License plate 71? ???. Car makes a hissing type sound, like an air compressor, when shifting.

Driver: Mid 20's. Not skinny. Dark short hair. Possible Hispanic descent.

Location: Powell, next to the credit union that is east of 122nd.

Diver was sitting in his car that was partially in the bikelane with engine on. His passenger had just jumped into the car. I whistled to alert the diver that I was passing so he wouldn't door me, or pull out and run me over. The driver stuck his hand out his window and flipped me the bird, I followed suit while I passed him. The driver then preceded to pull out and drive towards me in the bikelane, I pulled over to the right (without stopping) and the driver passed me while fully in the bikelane.

K'Tesh 06-04-2008 04:42 PM

YAZ 279 Giant Burgandy Truck
License Plate: YAZ 279
Description: giant burgundy truck
Harrassment, Menacing... Drove a cyclist into some traffic cones, swerved at cyclist.

This was taken from Craigslist's Rant And Rave pages... Forwarded to me, but not by the author.

Shirky 06-24-2008 08:12 AM

White Delivery/Moving Truck
License Plate: VMX 670 (Oregon)
Vehicle Description: White moving or delivery type truck. No noticable logos or writing.
Location: West bound on SE Powell just before intersection at SE Powell and SE Milwaukie
Date/Time: Wed June 8, 2008 at about 7:45AM

I heard a vehicle come up behind me and I thought it was probably a bus. I glanced back to see the grill of a white truck 4 to 5 feet directly behind me. I maintained my speed and was about 1.5 feet off the right curb. The truck sped up to pass, but paused when the passenger side was even with me, about 3 feet from me, and the passeger (wearing a baseball cap and what looked like a gray college logo pullover) leaned out the window to yell at me, "Get off the fucking road. Go home". They then sped up and made the right turn off of SE Powell onto North bound SE Milwaukie.


Please post responses here: Re: VMX 670, Thanks! K'Tesh

flying_dutchman 08-15-2008 04:19 PM

Oregon plate CL 13032
dark metallic green Subaru station wagon. The driver was deeply engrossed in a paperback book while driving.

White male, redish blond hair mid 20s

JeffW 08-19-2008 12:42 PM

19 Aug 08 13:10
Westbound SE 34th between SE 192nd Ave & SE Hiddenbrook Dr, Vancouver

Silver Suzuki, Compact Sedan
Washington plates: 068 SWV


Man in late 40s, early 50s, gray hair, eyeglasses. Following too closely (close enough that I couldn't see his front bumper in my mirror), revving engine and buzzing during pass.

I was traveling approx 30mph (can check GPS if needed). He was in a big hurry to get to red light at SE Hiddenbrook Dr where I pulled up behind him and got photo of license plate. Didn't confront motorist because I was (and still am) shaken and needed to get back to work without dying on the street in front of it.

Left message for Sgt Wayne, Vancouver Traffic Division, 360 487 7485 with details.

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