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Posted on June 11 at 6:04 p.m.
no no, dp14, I already know KV is itching to comment cause a] he's back; and b] he's an avid defender of all things skateboarding.
On Gibraltar Skateboarder Survives Car Collision
Posted on June 11 at 4:59 p.m.
no, plenty of restrictive laws I don't like, loon. When you scrawl that Gibraltar Rd is "in the middle of nowhere[.]" -- what a hoot! See Las Brisas verification: it can be really crowded up there, no place for out-of-control skateboarders. Also disagree with safetydave.
Posted on June 11 at 2:44 p.m.
loon, you must not know the stretch of Gibraltar Rd below and south of the Flores Flat enclave (and the nearby climbing rock): there are enough really STEEP downhill portions with hairpin turns such that your idea that you "don't think it is unreasonable to ask a car to stop for a short time on a road like that " -- it is not possible for the car to do this maneuver going 25 mph uphill! ...and the skateboarder could be howling down having an unbelievable rush and as nomore writes will "bomb down Gibraltar all they want "...Freedom, personal autonomy and Liberty, all that, and double down on it. The American Way...doin' whatever I want right now!No, we need to ban the skateboarders, they're much riskier than the cyclists.
Posted on June 11 at 2:36 p.m.
it's more than a little frightening when I'm in full agreement with nativeson and nomoresanty....sheesh! But seriously, should government [in this case CHP and local SB Co.] make rules it can never seriously enforce??
Posted on June 11 at 6:07 a.m.
agree Botany, Mission is horrible for biking! If biking uptown from my Westside I avoid Mission Fwy101 underpass and cross by the walking/biking bridge right there at La Cumbre Jr. High and go along Oak Park, to Alamar... but even that's pretty crowded and not bike-friendly.
On The Wheel Truth Behind Biking to Work
Posted on June 11 at 6:01 a.m.
Sorry to agree with CHP here but yeah, skateboarders ought to be banned from Gibraltar Rd etc., and for the reason CHP spokesperson Jonathan Gutierrez stated: "downhill skaters tend to hog the entire road, not because they’re thoughtless, but because they need to for speed control. " And no, KV, it isn't because I hate 'em or think they're uncreative or ... Since I drive up Gibraltar Rd fairly often, these folks flying down are scary and kinda heedless. On the other hand, even if CHP officially "bans" skateboarders, how will they ever enforce it?
Posted on June 10 at 6:02 p.m.
lack of gun control = violence, too... so what? Get a grip, loony.
On Suicidal Man Arrested after Standoff
Posted on June 10 at 6:01 p.m.
OK, so I've bicycled down Gibraltar Rd from La Cumbre Peak (road goes down first to Angostura Pass, then up, then down all the way)... nomore, it's pretty hard even on a bike to avoid "crossing over into the other lane" if you've pushed the speed up... it was crazed, thrill-seeking behavior, fairly typical in some folks young and middle-aged, ya know. It is extremely inconsiderate behavior to people driving up the road by the skateboarding gal... and she's paying a huge physical penalty for her brief moments of fun.Hey, I see this slamming down Valerio from Eelings Park...dudes going WAY fast, talking on th' iPhone, while vaping...all in good fun until you crash.
On Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries
Posted on June 10 at 1:46 p.m.
thanks, blah, but didn't the original report say "luging"? so that's what we thought. I hope she's OK, but it was pretty crazy. On the other hand, blah, this part is irrelevant when you paraphrase Hank "They just held a downhill race there last November, the Santa Gnarbara Classic, it went off without a hitch or glitch and zero problems." I am assuming they CLEARED THE ROAD for this event, so it doesn't relate to doing this skateboard daredevil feat at 7:45pm!
Posted on June 10 at 1:41 p.m.
wow, "A RECENTLY PURCHASED, loaded shotgun" was with this extremely unhappy guy [my emphasis]...how about more gun controls, eh?