Freebird!

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.

6 Comments

  • bikesgonewild
    March 7, 2008 - 11:59 am | Permalink

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

  • bikesgonewild
    March 7, 2008 - 6:59 pm | Permalink

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

  • Noah
    March 8, 2008 - 1:08 am | Permalink
  • Noah
    March 8, 2008 - 8:08 am | Permalink
  • gwadzilla
    March 8, 2008 - 7:14 am | Permalink

    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

  • gwadzilla
    March 8, 2008 - 2:14 pm | Permalink

    DC had a paranoid situation the other day at hains pointa cyclist was doing loops so he dropped his bag offthat bag without a person was "suspect"dirty socks are always suspect

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