Date: Aug 12, 2008 7:36 PM
Subject: Raleigh Cyclists
Body: keep your Ulocks handy. I carry a knife. understand that instigation will clearly open one of two different paths. be prepared for the worst. know your limits. know when to back down. but also know that the world is on your side and there are others out there prepared to fight this type of ignorance. if you choose to fight know that you're doing it for all of those who are unable to.
this happened to a good friend of mine.
**** is ****ed! we gotta do something about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was riding Oberlin today around 5 on my way home, and got a 1" chain to the back by a black guy hanging out of a silvery blue honda accord with its hub caps removed. At the next light, 3 black dudes got out of the car with a chain and a bat and told me to "ride on the mother****ing sidewalk mother****er". When 30 other drivers started yelling at them and calling the police, they took off, but said "we're gonna get you mother****ers one by one".
So, EVERYONE LOOK OUT, AND IF YOU SEE THIS CAR, GET THE LICENSE PLATE.
Officer Doughton said i should ride on teh sidewalk "i know its against the law, but its the right thing to do".
WTF does that mean?
and on teh question "when will they widen oberlin or put in a bike lane" he said
"with all these new businesses popping up and increased traffic, probably never".
what? what? WHAT? raleigh is god damn ********
not sure what to think about this one.