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Inciting Hate Crimes — from newspaper comments to Facebook

By • Jan 9th, 2010 • Category: Rants

Inciting Hate Crimes — from newspaper comments to Facebook Jan 7th, 2010 by Keri. 25 comments I suspect most local cyclists have read the most recent road wars article in the Sentinel. As is typical, the comments are full of hate and threats of violence from the typical lowlifes who frequent newspaper comment sections. I [...]



Why I am not afraid of cars (Or any man).

By • Aug 30th, 2008 • Category: Rants

How can you ride in a dangerous street with deadly metal monsters without being terrified? I found the answer. Trust God. 1) Bicycling and walking are better for the earth.  There is no doubt.  Anyone with a brain knows that cars are polluting God’s creation. 2) Our job on earth is to take care of [...]



If the author of this article was not paid by GM or EXXON, he is missing out on some money.

By • Aug 11th, 2008 • Category: Bike Tips, Rants

It seemed like a good idea at the time, bike to work, but now it turns out the cyclist was an idiot. Clear message: DO NOT BIKE THERE. Moving Targets Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times …Save gas money, be environmentally correct, lose weight — just by biking to work. And so after two [...]



All these stupid bicycles in my way, why don’t we tax them and restrict their use?

By • Aug 11th, 2008 • Category: Rants

Now this is the pinnacle of car-head thinking: BICYCLISTS Licensing could fund bike paths I live off a narrow, windy road with a double yellow line and no shoulders for miles. It is a long way to a main arterial and dangerous or impossible to pass in most areas. The road is, unfortunately, a favorite [...]



These guys all agree, DO NOT bike there.

By • Aug 9th, 2008 • Category: Rants

Please, for the sake of the power and money these individuals wield, Stop using your bike as transportation.



After the ride to Buda I got this email from a friend trying to bike home from the ride.

By • Aug 9th, 2008 • Category: Rants

Adriel, Nice ride last night. I had a little incident on the way home, heading down Red River near 5th street. I came to a stop and inched my way up to the light. When the light changed and as I’m riding through the intersection, there’s a motorcycle beside me. When we get to the [...]



Keeping Austin from being weird.

By • Aug 8th, 2008 • Category: Rants

I just found this little gem of a story on the KLBJ website. – Austin Cops Ramp Up Efforts to Keep People From Urinating on Downtown Streets 8/8/2008 – I wonder who these nasty indigents are that they want to keep out, maybe there is a picture… Newsroom – ITS LESLIE!  yep, they want to [...]



I bet this woman gets a stiffer sentence than Richard Lee

By • Aug 7th, 2008 • Category: Rants

Woman crashes car into Austin City Hall parking gates 10:51 AM CDT on Thursday, August 7, 2008 KVUE News Austin police want to know why a woman crashed her car at Austin City Hall. Austin police say a woman in her 50s crashed through the gates of the city hall parking lot around 11:30 p.m. [...]



Apparently the news people in ohio think the dead cyclist was playing chicken.

By • Aug 6th, 2008 • Category: Rants

Car VS Bicycle, next up on FOX REALITY.  (oh and the car won). WALNUT CREEK, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that happened just after 10 a.m. Tuesday. The car vs. bicycle crash happened on State Route 515, north of Township Road 406, near Walnut Creek in Holmes County.State Patrol [...]



Bud Kennedy thinks that the best way to keep cyclists safe is to keep them further to the right.

By • Aug 3rd, 2008 • Category: Rants

– This guy starts off with a good headline: Kennedy: Bicycle riding in Texas is more dangerous than it has to be By BUD KENNEDY bud@star-telegram.com – Note the email address should you wish to contact him, I am going to email him the link to this article. The rolling hills of Parker County hold [...]