Tucson cyclist in store shooting

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) is in critical condition after a shooting in front of a Tuscon grocery store in which at least six people lost their lives, according to news reports.

The 40 year old Tucson native is an avid cyclist who can be seen cycling around Tucson on her custom bike. She also bikes to her Congressional office from her Washington DC home.


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  • January 9, 2011 - 4:04 am | Permalink

    it is spelled TUCSON. This is a tragic event and your piece of link bait can’t even spell the city right. Great way to honor the fallen. i’m unfollowing this blog.

  • January 9, 2011 - 4:04 am | Permalink

    it is spelled TUCSON. This is a tragic event and your piece of link bait can’t even spell the city right. Great way to honor the fallen. i’m unfollowing this blog.

  • January 9, 2011 - 4:04 am | Permalink

    it is spelled TUCSON. This is a tragic event and your piece of link bait can’t even spell the city right. Great way to honor the fallen. i’m unfollowing this blog.

  • January 9, 2011 - 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Wow, Mark. Let’s not overreact here.

    Thanks for posting this. I didn’t know anything of her cycling advocacy, but from what I can tell, she seems to be exactly what one would want in a representative. Let’s hope she makes it through and has a complete recovery.

  • January 10, 2011 - 12:40 am | Permalink

    Are you sure the news stories don’t mean motorcyclist? She is an avid motorcyclist, but this is the first mention I’ve heard of bicycles.

  • January 10, 2011 - 5:20 am | Permalink

    I’m not over-reacting. This site is just trying to grab traffic by capitalizing on a tragedy. On top of that, (1) they can’t spell the city right (it’s still not fixed), and (2), Curtis is correct: Rep. Giffords rode motorcycles.

    it’s disgusting.

  • January 10, 2011 - 6:24 am | Permalink

    Mark is off of his rocker…. not sure whats going on there.
    this seems like a reasonable story to me…

  • January 10, 2011 - 6:26 am | Permalink
  • January 10, 2011 - 3:43 pm | Permalink

    @Mark, I pay attention to our cycling lawmakers. When I heard the news
    about Gifforda, it was like a kick in the teeth. I assure you this post was
    not an attempt to capitalize on that tragedy.

    I can only apologize about the spelling of Tucson. I honestly do know how
    to spell it, and I’m enough of a language nerd I looked up the etymology
    once. I don’t know what got into me to cause me to misspell it. I haven’t
    corrected it yet in the post because I’ve yet to touch a computer since
    Saturday morning. Even now I’m composing this on phone while sitting on a
    train.

    Sent from my Googaw

  • January 10, 2011 - 6:19 pm | Permalink

    For the record, I’m not sure if Gifford ride a motorcycle, but she clearly rides a bicycle. She has been described as an “avid cyclist” by one news agency. And if the innerwebz is trustworthy, she rides a custom made bike.
    http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/in-the-know/36-news/6763-giffords-yells-at-motorists-from-her-bike
    http://tucsonvelo.com/news/congresswoman-giffords-talks-bikes/4153

    -Chris

  • January 10, 2011 - 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Hey Mark just as a reality check, I have been blogging for a year or so but I’ve been managing and writing web sites for 10 years or longer. If I have a dime for every misspelled word, or run on sentence, or grammatical error I have made, I’d retire. A congresswoman was hurt in a violent act, she happens to also be an “avid cyclist”, so it makes sense that this topic was posted here. And mispled wordz happen. The good news is her doctors are saying she will recover. Sadly, others were not so fortunate.

  • January 16, 2011 - 12:43 pm | Permalink

    may you recover soon…

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