My friend Ted in Los Angeles tweeted:
So I pointed him to news stories where cyclists are charged with possession of various “performance enhancing” substances in Napa, California; Anoka, Minnesota; Menlo Park, California; Rome, Georgia. Cyclists have been caught smuggling cocaine and other controlled substances inside of their bikes.
A Eureka, California cyclist “who appeared suspicious” attempted to evade police on his bicycle. Police often take advantage of rarely enforced bicycle equipment or helmet laws as a pretext for a stop and search.
Smelly bike hippies like you and I are no more or less virtuous than sports heroes like George Hincapie, who publicly admitted to the use of performance enhancing drugs prior to 2006. I’m just saying.