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Cyclist Falls Victim to 'Trap' in Moscow Park

The marks on the cyclist's neck left by the steel cable.

One of Moscow's biking communities has issued a warning on Facebook about "traps" set for cyclists in one of the city's parks.

A cyclist said that he was following a trial through Bitsevsky Park on July 13 when he collided with a steel cable that was stretched across his path at head-height, leaving cuts on his neck, a Trud.ru reported Friday.

"I went alone for a ride through the park and along the Mayakovsky [trail] and ran right into a steel cable," the victim wrote in his LiveJournal blog, under the username zagremel.

(Photos: zagremel / LiveJournal)

Members of the Velosipednie Progulki (Cycling Excursions) community suggested that the trap was not laid for cyclists, but "for the idiot bikers who have recently arranged races in the forest," the report said.

However, the report suggests that the cable was left by people who were using it negotiate a difficult section of terrain that the path went through.

In four hours the warning was reposted via social networking sites more than 1,200 times.

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