Archive for November, 2008
I know many bicyclists in Tucson who are unable to afford medical insurance, but who do have driver’s insurance.
If that’s you, you should know that in most circumstances your uninsured/underinsured motorist policy will cover you if you are hit while on your bike, and increasing those policy limits may be an inexpensive way to protect [...]
I don’t see any news on this yet, but evidently the Pima County Sheriff’s Department has been contacted by an attorney of a person sought in the hit and run, or a person who believes he is sought in that investigation. I hope this person is taking responsibility for his actions now.
In other news, [...]
From today’s Daily Star:
Sheriff’s deputies are still looking for the hit-and-run driver who struck a group of 10 bicyclists Saturday morning during El Tour de Tucson.
Witnesses told deputies that many onlookers were taking pictures after the collision. Anyone with photos is asked to provide them to authorities to help the investigation, Deputy Dawn Barkman, a [...]
I saw the El Grupo Youth Cycling Team after their finish of the 109 mile ride today. They didn’t yet have their official time (they rode as a single team and finished together) but they made the silver. Some of them had only been riding for three months! Nice work. I [...]Read More..>>
My snarky friend G wants to know: what do you suppose the carbon footprint is of the El Tour de Tucson?
Several readers sent me the link to today’s Arizona Star article about Gene Duval, who at 59 years old is back in the saddle and riding this year’s El Tour de Tucson after an injury last December that nearly killed him. He was badly hurt when a pickup truck coming at him turned left [...]Read More..>>
(Photo from www.edsbikes.us)
I was happy to see CNN’s article on Trek’s two new models that will include a belt drive
Ed Foster at Tucson’s own La Suprema has already hand-built one of these things and had it on display last weekend at the Tucson Bike Swap.
If I think about the single most hated piece of [...]
I wrote below that I was unclear what Sun Tran’s response to me meant as far as whether they were holding the driver accountable, but got an email today that said they were. Here’s the whole thing:
Yes, we did deem it is was a chargeable incident to the driver.
>>> >>> Erik Ryberg [...]
My friend Bill sent me the following email the other day, describing his girlfriend’s recent experience with the Sacramento Police Department after she was hit in a very minor “right hook” incident. She was not injured.
After her accident, the cops wrote a nice little summary of the event, cited the woman for failure
to yield, [...]
Our friend Ignacio urged us to inform readers about this new program available to people who are cited with traffic infractions on the bike:
“In an effort to improve the safety of bicyclists in our community, the City Prosecutor’s Office will dismiss a cyclist’s civil traffic citation if he or she submits proof of completion of [...]