Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Thank you both for the posting and the expression of sympathy. One of my cousins worked on the 41st floor of the WTC and fortunately was late for work that morning. One of my friends, who is in charge of security at the San Diego Zoo, had to direct an evacuation of the entire facility in response to a [false] bomb threat. We have had many visible patriotic displays in my community, and I find myself automatically selecting my blatantly red-white-and-blue Schwinn mountain bike whenever I go cycling. On a deeper level, I try to think about how to behave/respond, either as an airline passenger or as a citizen anywhere, when facing terrorism. The current paradigm for war knows no boundaries, and there are no civilians.