Anonymous on 06/24/2017 10:37 PM:
FYI that this happened at 11:45 a.m. which you would think would be a "safe" time. By the time I realized what he was doing, all I could do was get past him, trying to sct nonchalant, and then at some point ride like heck to try to get somewhere fast to report it. I am 57, but I don't think I have ever ridden a bike so fast. My mouth went dry but I did not stop for water. I kept scannong ahead and behind me for a blue vehicle because I was not sure if he would do anything else. I was trying not to crash. The trail went away from the highway at that point, so I could get over to it for help. Remember, I had just seen a car driving down the trail so I didn't know vwhat to expect. I was so relieved to get to Steedman and tried to find law enforcement or someone with the Katy Trail, but no one was around but a guy working in his yard. He told me to "just keep on going" That is literally all he had to say. The problem was my vehicle was back at Tebbetts, and there was no way I was going to backtrack. Fortunately, around Portland, I met 2 very nice Katy Trail workers who reported the incident to their boss over the phone. I also talked with the boss and gave as much info as I could. They reported it to the sheriff, and we thought someone was going to go to the bridge, but no one ever did as far as I know. The workers kindly loaded up my bike in their truck and drove me back to Tebbetts via the trail. We passed the bridge but the guy was gone. The workers told me that they've never heard of anything like this happening, but they also said that the Auxvasse Creek bridge is a party spot and they always have to clean it up. My very strong impression at the time was that the guy had seen me and was waiting for me. He was definitely familiar with that bridge and knew exactly where to stand so that I would not see him until I was right there. That is creepy, and it was a crime perpetrated against ME. Two gals were a ways behind me, and I met up with them later. They saw his blue car at the bridge but not him.