Cyclist Shot at by Firefighter in North Carolina

Readers tipped us to a story from Asheville North Carolina where a city firefighter has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after he fired a handgun at a bicyclist.

“Charles Alexander Diez, 42, apparently fired at the Asheville man after arguing with him about riding his bike on the busy road with his 3-year-old child in a bike seat behind him,” Asheville Police Capt. Tim Splain said.

Predictably, the cyclist deserved it comments will get posted to the article. There isn’t a story the media runs in Seattle where the Bike Hater Club doesn’t show up and say that, even when a death occurs. This story brings out the gun advocates and is reminiscent of the face-smashing Colorado incident with a cop.

In the 3 years we’ve been publishing this blog and all the riding we do, I don’t understand the hate or violence. It’s rooted in American’s tendency to judge everyone else and what they’re doing, car-based economy, drivers don’t expect us on the road, and what? I just shake my head sometimes.


  • posts about the helmet and the bullet.
  • The title was edited changing “shot” to “shot at”

Hat tip: wingbatwu and torndorff.

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