Cyclist Purposely Hit With Face Full Of Smoke From Diesel Rolling Coal
August 30th, 2018
A California cyclist won the Hoodoo 300 cycling race in southern Utah this past weekend. Unfortunately, he had a little mishap along the way. And it was caught on camera.
Park City Ultra Cyclist, Michael Conti, documented Andrew Danly's record-setting ride in hundreds of photographs, but one, in particular, has gone viral. It shows Danly pedaling near Cedar Breaks when a white GMC diesel pickup truck passed him and released a blast of black smoke from the exhaust.
The camera on the back of Conti's bike captured the smoke bomb, and the occupants of the pickup looking back in mirrors and laughing.
"It doesn't feel good to know someone is trying to cover you in black soot and up there laughing and there's nothing you can do about it," Danly said.
Both men hope the photo brings awareness to drivers and cyclists to follow the rules of the road. They sent the photos to the Utah Highway Patrol and the Kane County Attorneys Office has the case. If identified, the driver faces a $100 fine.