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anybody else get sprayed by a car's wiper fluid before?

biking up to aegeri today, some douchebag drives by and turns on his wiper fluid and sprays me. pretty sure he did it on purpose. you should have seen me pedal as fast as i could for the next 20 min, trying to find him parked next to the road somewhere so i could put my fist in his mouth.

anybody else have bad experiences with drivers?
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Old 18.07.2010, 19:15
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biking up to aegeri today, some douchebag drives by and turns on his wiper fluid and sprays me. pretty sure he did it on purpose. you should have seen me pedal as fast as i could for the next 20 min, trying to find him parked next to the road somewhere so i could put my fist in his mouth.

anybody else have bad experiences with drivers?
wtf? What do you mean excactly? Because I didn't know that cars have wiper fluid launchers that can hit bike riders from any direction other than in front of the actual window
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Old 18.07.2010, 19:18
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Re: anybody else get sprayed by a car's wiper fluid before?

That must have been very traumatic, and I think following and beating someone up for the heinous crime of spraying a bit of fluid on you is letting him them lightly. Next time carry a stanley knife (Victorinox swiss army knife will make an adequate substitute) and don't be afraid to use it.
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Re: anybody else get sprayed by a car's wiper fluid before?

I was also today biking in the Aegeri area...but nobody sprayed me, which depending on the taste of the fluid would have been nice!

I'm sure he didn't do it on porpouse, Switzerland is a big cycling country. I don't know how many people I saw today on a bike...it was like an endless loop of people riding bikes around the AegeriSee.
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Old 18.07.2010, 19:24
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Re: anybody else get sprayed by a car's wiper fluid before?

This has only happened to me once, but sad to say I was sprayed... in my own car... while driving. I had the windows open.
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wtf? What do you mean excactly? Because I didn't know that cars have wiper fluid launchers that can hit bike riders from any direction other than in front of the actual window
if you're driving with any bit of speed, much of the spray flies back and hits whatever is behind it (me). it's actually a useful tool when you're getting tailed by somebody, not that i would do this.

perhaps i'm just overreacting, but this guy's spray nozzle was poorly adjusted so most of the fluid shot over the top of his windshield and right into my face. it was just me and him on this stretch of road, it seems like he did it on purpose, considering his timing (right as he passed me)
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Re: anybody else get sprayed by a car's wiper fluid before?

Hmm, used to point one of the washer nozzles outwards to spray the odd cop, when they walked by (or a reckless biker ), but then I haven't seen anyone doing this since about the 1970ies.

Guess, if it was just wiper-fluid, that you were sprayed with and not cat-pee or anything nasty, it was probably just a coincidence, nothing to worry about. Could have been worse
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Re: anybody else get sprayed by a car's wiper fluid before?

MY rear wiper cracked on my Sierra estate many years ago, so when i put the rear washer on, it sprayed hose like onto the windscreen of the car behind, almost right between the drivers eyes great way to diffuse their anger after i had just cut them up.

Squirting bikers is just plain dangerous. Hope you catch him/her.
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Old 19.07.2010, 11:28
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Re: anybody else get sprayed by a car's wiper fluid before?

I once sprayed some German motor-cyclists.

But it was in a town in France and they were weaving in and out of the traffic and it was still unintentional but they were very cross.

Someone throw a lit cigarette out of their car window on the motorway and it went down the front of my brother's leather jacket whilst he was overtaking on his motorbike!
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Old 19.07.2010, 11:29
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Re: anybody else get sprayed by a car's wiper fluid before?

Did you see him get out of the car to redirect his wiper fluid or do you think he has his car tuned that way?

Frankly, think about it, mostly you engage the fluid just wanting your windshield clean and as fast as possible... .

Unless, he was a really meany and hates bike riders- that I can understand.

On the positive side, you brought up your heart rate up for 20 minutes, which is good. Although this might have been negated by your wettened stress.
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Re: anybody else get sprayed by a car's wiper fluid before?

I was in a convertible on the motorway and it got me in the eye and I nearly span the car. I didn't hunt him down and kill his family though.
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Re: anybody else get sprayed by a car's wiper fluid before?

Vou're lucky it wasn't a Volvo: the estates especially were always famous for being able to tweak the rear window nozzle, so they'd have got you smack in the ear as they were going past you.
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