Earlier today, I wrote on Twitter
some guy just called into our local NPR station monthly interview with the Police Chief to ask if they’d crack down on cyclists
Are you seeing crackdowns in your cities? Do we need to crackdown? I will say that I’d like to see safer commuters. That’s not a crackdown, but education.
Syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak hits a pedestrian in a crosswalk with his car. A bike commuter witness it, chases him down, blocks his car with his bike, calls 911, and holds Novak there until the police arrive. Woohoo!
He said he chased Novak half a block down K Street, finally caught up with him and then put his bike in front of the car to block it and called 911. Traffic immediately backed up, horns blaring, until commuters behind Novak backed up so he could pull over.
Have you ever helped someone in need during your ride? Or acted like a superhero? I’ve stopped for my share of flats and also a homeless person that was passed out on the street and had been robbed.
Hat tip to Hugga reader Chad for the story.
BMX is simpler – one kind of bike, one gear, and the terrain is smooth and hard. It’s more about what you can do technically. It’s harder. You have to be smoother.
While BMX ain’t my thing, big props to Jill and taking BMX to the Olympics. It should play very well on TV.