friend Yvette and I went out for a ride late last Friday night.
Our route took us from Wicker Park to the North Ave. beach, south
on the lakefront to somewhere near downtown, over to State, and
ending up on Elston heading back towards Bucktown.
were in the Loop heading north on State at about 1:45 a.m., Yvette
slightly ahead of me. I heard a noise and looked over my left
shoulder to see a Range Rover filled to the brim with 20-something
white trixies pulling up to me fairly close. The front passenger
stuck his hand out the window to high-five me. I laughed and made
a high-five gesture back at him, not getting close enough to actually
Then the Range Rover pulled ahead toward Yvette and all of a sudden
a handful of change comes whipping out of the car at her wheels!
We were both completely shocked. They pulled ahead but got stuck
at the next light, and I rode up to the vehicle and asked them
what the hell they thought they were doing, they could really
hurt someone like that! (I think it was pretty clear that the
driver did it.) All of the passengers looked terrified of me and
the front passenger who had high-fived me kept saying just
DRIVE. just DRIVE! So they pulled ahead and got stuck at
the next light, and I rode up again and continued my questioning.
The driver was obviously intoxicated and couldnt even come
close to making any sense; he kept spewing some gibberish about
us being on bikes, as if thats a good reason to throw change
at someone from a moving vehicle. Then they sped away.
only hope is that this guys carload of friends now see him
for the complete bastard that he is. (Actually we neglegted to
get his plate number, although it would have been fun to research
it and then send him an envelope full of change in the mail...)