Some dirtbag in Virginia Beach, VA is scattering thumbtacks on the road along popular cycling routes.
Thumbtacks scattered along a bicycle route in the rural Pungo area jeopardized more than 200 cyclists, flattened at least 100 tires and caused crashes that hurt at least two riders this past weekend.
Kenley and others said they believe the Pungo thumbtacks were scattered on purpose to upset the cyclists. Cars sometimes back up behind slower-moving bicycles and have to wait to pass on narrow lanes. While thumbtacks are too short to puncture car tires, they can pierce bike tires, stopping cycles suddenly and sending riders flying.
More in the Hampton Roads Pilot: Strewn thumbtacks create chaos for cyclists. H/T “Bix Wilson”
On the San Francisco Peninsula, local millionaire David Katz tried to harass cyclists semi-legally with an attempted $96,000
bribe gift to the San Mateo County Sheriff to “equip” them to chase down Woodside Road and Coast Highway cyclists. Katz, sadly, committed suicide last Tuesday afternoon by stepping in front of a northbound Caltain in Burlingame.