Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bring a Gong. Bang it on.

Family-friendly Critical Mass ride tomorrow night in Norfolk, 6pm. Meet at Blair Middle School on Colley Avenue. Route & mileage to be determined, but usually 5-10 miles, through Ghent, Downtown & (maybe) ODU.

Bring a bell! Prizes will be awarded for the friendliest bike bell.

Richmond Cyclist Dragged by Truck, Survives

My favorite line from the video clip:

"Police say they are treating this as an unfortunate accident; no charges have been filed against the trucker."

According to one witness in the clip below, the driver "clipped the sidewalk." I'd think that would be sufficient for a reckless driving charge!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Captain Stubling, Reporting for Duty

I made the investment last month in a rail system from Redrock Micro for my Nikon D90, all the better to shoot video with, my deary!

I've got an aerial photo shoot coming up next month, hence the KenLabs gyro on the bottom. It's definitely stable, and heavy.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cycling Dad Shot in Head

A driver, now identified as an Asheville firefighter, shot a bicycle rider because he was angry the man was riding with his child on a busy road, Asheville police said.

Let's hear it for public servants/vigilantes...what happened to "protect and serve?"

"Over your dead body will you ride that bike with your child through Tunnel Road!"