Thursday, November 12, 2015

The storm before the calm before the storm

On Election Day, Marko and I rode into town. On Penn Ave, a motorist behind us was honking at us as we rode in the right lane. As he passed in the left lane, he yells at us and then quickly cuts in front of us. Then, when Marko confronted him at the light, the motorist, an old guy with a thick European accent, tried to punch Marko through the window and then got out and tried to yank the bike away from him. It was frightening, I made a point of letting him know his actions were being recorded, that the police were on the way and that his plate was recorded.... I wonder if that prevented him from causing serious harm to us.
The police arrived and even with the video evidence of the altercation, the police didn't want to issue a citation. Ridiculous.
They were polite however and did school the aggressive driver in the right cyclists have and that he "Can't go around scaring the hell out of cyclists!"
The concern passing cyclists and motorists showed for us as we waited for the police was overwhelming.

A BMW, plate # PA EVL-2353

Locking up on Pitt's campus, I noticed this bike with a "Bicycle Permit"


Changes are coming to the indoor bike rack area at my employer's building. I can't wait to see what they have planned!

Bicycles, park over there!
On the morning of my last commute to work for a while (I'm going to be out of commission for a few weeks while I recover from some surgery) the rivers were serene, there was no wind and the water was like glass. I stopped to take a photo and took my time riding to the office. I was in no hurry, this would be my last day on the bike for a while and a wanted to savor this.


  1. Hope you recover quickly.

    I love when the water is like Glass.. very relaxing. :)

  2. Hey, speedy recovery. Shitty about the bmw dude. The EVL part of his plate was fitting!


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