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Ice throwers cause serious Zoobomb crash

Posted by on August 21st, 2006 at 1:19 pm


[Rev Phil on a recent Zoobomb]

Last night’s weekly Zoobomb run turned ugly when someone hurled ice at approaching riders.

The ice cause several major crashes, including a “nasty” compound leg fracture to local cycling personality and film promoter Reverend Phil. Here’s the word I got from a Zoobomber who was on the ride:

“Last night on zoobomb around one of the tight turns, someone waiting on the side of the road at one of the tight turns threw a bunch of ice at/on passing zoobombers, resulting in a pileup. it’s happened before, but this time some people bit it pretty hard and revphil experienced a nasty compound leg fracture, bone sticking out and everything. we’re taking it pretty seriously and would perhaps even like to pursue legal action, but for now we’re just putting the word out that that’s a really f*$#@#* up thing to do and that it’s not OK to break people’s bones for fun.”

It will be interesting to see how this situation develops. More details to come.

Best wishes to Rev Phil for a speedy recovery

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  • SKiDmark August 21, 2006 at 1:38 pm

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  • Dave August 21, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    Weak. Were these people just being stupid, or was there malicious intent? Sad to hear either way…

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  • Jonathan Maus August 21, 2006 at 1:44 pm


    Thanks for that info. I talked to two people today and they made it seem like he crashed due to the ice. I’ll try and get a clarification ASAP.

    Regardless, these ice-throwers need to be dealt with. Last time I Zoobomb edI remember getting hit with ice and several corners seemed mysteriously wet and slippery.

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  • SKiDmark August 21, 2006 at 1:51 pm

    Yes it is lame that some little smartasses are getting away with fucking with us. He was trying to avoid running someone over. A few weeks ago I got a water ballon in the face. It was refreshing, yet very disrespectful.

    Phil was very coherent, despite a head injury, and likely has a clear memory of the whole thing, so we should all patiently wait until he is a little more recovered and ask him what happened.

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  • brock August 21, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    Holy crap. You zoobombers are crazy but this is total BS. Water balloon too? Somebody needs to have their ass kicked in. Sign me up.

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  • Bjorn August 21, 2006 at 6:20 pm

    I spoke to the rev. tonight. He was hurt pretty badly but is in good spirits and it sounds like he will recover. I didn’t ask about the details of the crash but wanted to relate that he is going to be ok.

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  • joe August 21, 2006 at 7:53 pm

    yeah, some kids came into my work and told me some guy named phil broke his leg and i said “rev phil??!?!” and they were like “i don’t know. but were gonna go bomb again.” i was in suspense all day

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  • Michael August 22, 2006 at 8:04 am

    This is some SERIOUS shit! Is there a criminal investigation? This is prison time for the culprits involved.

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  • Frank August 22, 2006 at 9:18 am

    get well soon Rev.

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  • Reena August 22, 2006 at 7:55 pm

    We wish you well rev, here’s to a full and speedy recovery!

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  • Brian (Swarm LA) August 26, 2006 at 8:59 pm

    Crapola Rev,

    Get well bro so you can do it again!!

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  • DL Byron August 28, 2006 at 7:08 pm

    No helmet? WTF?

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  • Schneeth December 5, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Good. Maybe this will send the message that Zoobombing is dangerous and illegal. Even though biker-butt kissing Porland won’t condemn it. You ***insult deleted*** just HAVE to speed your bikes naked down the street drunk at midnight… don’t you.

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