By Yokota FritzUpdate: State corrected; thank you to James for the note.
In the Greenville, NorthSouth Carolina area a motorist in a white pickup truck has been harassing cyclists on local roads. Several cyclists report being buzzed and swerved into by the white pickup truck.
There are two teenage brothers residing at the address that match the descriptions that have been given. There is also a white Ford Ranger registered at the address. The teens are described as Caucasian males of heavier build in their late teens, maybe early twenties. The suspect address is 410 Dividing Waters, owned by Tammy G. Bryant. The house is a large, newer home of 2755 sq. ft. tax valued at $186,000. The house sticks out compared to the homes around it because of it's large size and newness. It is on the west side of Dividing Water near the top of the climb. There used to be a large confederate flag hanging in one of the top windows of the home. This is not the house with the skulls and zillion "No Tresspassing" and "You will be Shot on the Spot" signs. That house is on the opposite of the road. One or more junk race cars have been seen in the front yard.
By Yokota Fritz
James the Bicycle Design Guy is the advocacy chairman for his local cycling club in Greenville, South Carolina. James started Bike Greenville to keep local cyclists up to date on cycling goings on in Greenville.
Currently, he's busy putting together Bike To Work Day activities in Greenville by organizing breakfast stations, publishing posters and other publicity, and otherwise encouraging people to ride their bikes to work on Friday, May 18 2007.
Hey Fritz, one correction. It is Greenville, South Carolina, not North Carolina (though the house in question is very close to the state line).
For those of you who aren't familiar with Greenville, SC, don't dismiss the area off because of the actions of one cycle hating redneck. Greenville really is a great place to live and ride (just ask George Hincapie who chooses to live here). Greenville is also the home of the US Pro Championship races in the fall. Yeah, there are a few people who don't like the increasing numbers of cyclists on the roads in recent years, but most residents are happy with the positive impact that the cycling community has brought to this area. This is definitely a case of one bad apple spoiling the bunch.
...and this guy will be charged soon. I am confident of that.
I have a friend in Easley which is sort of a suburb of Greenville (another exit or two down I-85) who was one of the guys on my firstest ever ever bike club ride (when we both lived in Richmond Va). It is a nice place to ride.
Greenville SC Bike To Work Day
Thanks for the link Fritz. Actually though, Greenville's urban designer, also a cyclist, is doing all the hard work (like actually planning and coordinating the event). I am just helping out where I can.
It is going to be a great event here in Greenville. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again for the mention.