Archive for December, 2007
Ten months later, warrant issued for stoned motorist who struck and killed cyclist, then went home and took a bath
The wheels of justice are finally turning (albeit very slowly) for Dale Connors, of Madison, Wisconsin. He was hit and killed while riding his bicycle last February, and police are just now getting around to issuing a warrant for the motorist who hit him and felt so bad about it she drove straight home [...]Read More..>>
There’s a guy selling what look to be honest-to-God rickshaws on ebay for three hundred bucks. And that’s with shipping included! I have a feeling the quality of these things is extremely poor, but even so, a rickshaw would be cool to have for when visitors come from out of town.
The one [...]
I was in Target the other day and walked by the bicycle section. I was astonished at how cheap those things are. I didn’t really look at the quality of the bikes, I just saw the price tags. They were Schwinn bikes, cruisers and townies. Unbelievably cheap it seemed to me. [...]Read More..>>
I came back from a meeting at the law school last night to my office just in time to see about thirty bike riders stream by in the night. They must have altered the chosen course because my office on Simpson wasn’t supposed to be on the route! It was interesting to be [...]Read More..>>
It is pouring down rain and freezing, but Nick just sent this around:
Our goal was to shorten the ride tonight since we’re anticipating rain and a very small turnout tonight. It might be nice to use the extra time we have to take it easy and maybe make a few new friends. I suggested that [...]
I’m not kidding.
My friend Joy sent me this under the subject heading “it’s not just Tucson.”
The victim has had little luck getting the police to act, even though he has the vehicle’s license number and its registered owner. But so far the driver’s insurance has failed to pay the cyclist’s medical bills [...]
This looks like fun. From BICAS:
Bicycle – Powered Santa Extravaganza!
Join BICAS and fellow Tuesday Night riders as we escort Santa on a bike—while thousands of kids and parents cheer us on.
The bike ride of the year not to be missed!
Downtown Tucson Parade of LightsSaturday December, 8th 2007Come in holiday costume or as a [...]
I sadly did not make this week’s ride, but Elizabeth reports that our friend Lauren rode her Mexican Mercurio Cargo Bike the whole distance. I am still waiting for Lauren to write up her account of going down to Mexico to purchase this bike, and her adventures riding it across the border on the [...]Read More..>>
Streetsblog has a great post on a tragic incident in New York on Tuesday. A cyclist was doored, flipped into traffic, and run over and killed. The streetsblog post parses the language from the news reports about the accident to display the car-head bias at work.
There’s been a lot of back and forth with the Tucson Police Department in the last few weeks. Riders last week probably noticed that Captain Tarrant was present at the start of the ride.
We are going to need to do a better job of staying out of the way of traffic and [...]