Good afternoon. I lost my wallet a month back and just yesterday found it in my mailbox, since I already paid to replace everything, I'm going to assume it just showed up this weekend. But thanks to whoever returned it.
- So, yeah, riding with headphones is possibly unsafe (depending on if they're on and how loud they are) though I'm unaware of any research on it, but it's not really "hard to beat" as far as examples of bad cycling go. It's not even illegal in DC. But this letter-writer seems to have a very low standard for what is unsafe.
- Riding in a construction zone? People seem OK driving in them.
- Riding a CaBI bike? Totally safe, possibly safer.
- Riding with a distracting child? People seem OK driving with them - though it's against CaBi rules.
- Riding with a briefcase in the luggage rack? That's why they have the luggage racks.
- Riding without a helmet? Maybe less safe, but also not illegal.
- Riding around cars driven by humans? Well, that doesn't leave much does it
Oddly, Krisinger doesn't mention the one thing that is unsafe and illegal - riding a bicycle with more persons on it at any one time than the bicycle is equipped to carry. But most of what Krisinger is complaining about is called "riding a bike in the city." No wonder some people get so indignant about cyclists. They think they're maniacs.
- Cyclist victim in hit and run on the Assault of Bicyclists Prevention Act: "Without this act I have been unable to find a lawyer who is willing and able to pursue civil action,"
- An interview with Chuck Harney, owner of the Bike Rack.
- I feel like someone did this - biking to every ballpark in one season - last year.
- DC's cycletracks are swell.
- CaBi party tonight.
- The 2012 CSC is this weekend.