Archive for July, 2011
At least the Milford police acted responsibly and tracked this guy down – something our police force didn’t do in a similar incident that occurred here in Tucson. Story here.
Milford bicyclist heard words ‘kill him, run him over’ before being hit by car, cops say
By Brian McCready, Milford Bureau Chief
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MILFORD — [...]
I read this New York Times article yesterday about First Lady Michelle Obama’s successful campaign to persuade Wal Mart, Walgreens, and other retailers to provide healthier food choices and reduce the prevalence of “food deserts” in our communities. A food desert is an area where more than 500 people live further than one mile [...]Read More..>>
I just got back from a quick trip to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where I had argument in a non bike-related case in federal court. (It went well.)
Now, I would never want to live in Cheyenne because it is too cold and windy most of the year. And it certainly did not make the list [...]
On my way home from my trip up north I returned to Portland for a second look around.
And consider it confirmed: this place has been so thoroughly bike-ified that it is no longer recognizable as America. There are bikes, and people riding them, everywhere. Virtually all of the bikes are somewhat customized, [...]
After my visit to the alternative bike-universe that is Portland, I spent a day in Seattle with friends. I lived in Seattle for a few years in the late ’80s and then again in the mid ’90s, and never found it to be a very good place to ride a bike. It’s hilly [...]Read More..>>
This awful story was on the front page of the paper in the motel I checked into this evening:
Ron Wingerson’s mind blocks out the attack, but his body still feels the pain.
The 71-year-old Lake Tapps man has been hospitalized since Saturday, when three young adults leaned out of a moving car and beat Wingerson until [...]
About thirty years ago, when I was still in high school, I took a bike trip from Astoria, Oregon to my hometown, Ashland, with my boss Pat Super, who cofounded United Bicycle Tool Supply and whose husband at the time founded United Bicycle Institute.
It was the worst bike tour I had ever been on. [...]
I am on a pilgrimage this week to a special tucsonbikelawyer holy site: the Tillamook Cheese Factory. But Portland is on the way there so I spent a few days looking around. I’ll say this much: Portland really has us beat when it comes to the sheer numbers of people on bikes. [...]Read More..>>