Archive for August, 2008
Emiliano just posted to an older story about the L.A. doctor who has been arrested for slamming on his brakes and assaulting two cyclists. I wanted to put Emiliano’s posting out where everyone would see it. I sometimes get accused (perhaps because I am an attorney?) of always siding with the cyclist no matter [...]Read More..>>
Jose Rincon Sr., the father of young Jose Rincon, has become an eloquent and oft-quoted figure in this whole terrible affair. The Glenda Rumsey story was on the front page today, slightly modified from yesterday’s web posting, and includes a comment by him in answer to a question of why he was sobbing as [...]Read More..>>
Come celebrate the just slightly cooler nights at the outdoor bike-in-movie theater at BICAS this weekend. Meet at 6:30 for a fun around-town bike ride (bring your bell!); movie starts at 7:30. These movies always feature a bicycle at some point or another. BICAS is at 44 W. 6th Street but the [...]Read More..>>
Karl just submitted two sets of comments (sorry Karl, Wordpress won’t let me go in and make your edits for you, so I posted both comments) on the new store at University and Euclid that sells some kind of electric bike contraption.
When I first saw this store I thought I should investigate but honestly my [...]
Apparently the Jose Rincon ghost bike–the third one–was stolen. But someone on Andrea Kelly’s Gridlocked blog says it has been replaced.
As always, if you are looking for a good reason to off yourself, be sure to read the comments. There you can learn, if you choose to, that it is young Jose’s parents’ [...]
My friend E. sent me this article in the Ukiah Daily Journal by a fellow who says bicyclists should be rounded up and sent to Guantanamo Bay. He also advises his readers to punch bicyclists when they see one because bicyclists are “selfish, silly, immature people playing dress-up and make believe.” But it’s satire, [...]Read More..>>
I just got this message, titled “Oh Thank God” from my friend Charlotte. Article here.
So declared local bike hero and aficionado Nick Jett to the Arizona Daily Star yesterday, advertising the Tuesday Night Community Bike Ride. The discussion popped up somewhat improbably in an article about training for El Tour. Most Tuesday Night Bike Riders would probably not consider it the best workout, but Jett made the [...]Read More..>>
I had occasion to drive (groan) down Ruthrauff last weekend and this brought me past the Famous Sam’s where Laura Varela’s ghostbike was installed. I was certain the bike would be gone by now, because it is quite conspicuous and almost seems to be invading some of their landscaping. It was installed over [...]Read More..>>
My friend L. sent me this from today’s New York Times, about a fellow who was arrested with more than two thousand stolen bicycles.
From the article:
Mr. Kenk’s legacy now fills a former police garage with a leaky roof. Organized by brand name and mostly resting on their handlebars, wheels pointed upward, are 2,396 [...]