Friday, March 7, 2008


For some reason, every bike blog out there feels compelled to mention that some loser with a bike (that he apparently discarded) is the suspect for the Times Square bombing. Do blogs on college life and partying mention the UC Davis student found with explosives in his room? Does the news coverage reinforce the idea among the general public that cyclists are terrorists?

Brian had some thoughtful commentary on the bike bomber, though, that I agree with: "I can’t really let the irony of the situation go. Blowing something up to protest war is just too much."

I was trying to think up a different angle on this bombing, but this is way too heavy for a Friday, so I'll point you instead to Bike Snob's analysis of the Times Square bike bomber.


  1. ...cycling...damned if you do, damned if you don't & always guilty by association...

  2. The Bruce Speaketh:

  3. DC had a paranoid situation the other day at hains point

    a cyclist was doing loops so he dropped his bag off

    that bag without a person was "suspect"

    dirty socks are always suspect