Quick! Name the Latest Use for Bicycles?

Background Reading

Summary

One man was killed and a second injured in a shooting early Monday in Evanston, police said.

Two men who were responsible for the shooting were seen riding away on bicycles after the incident, police said.

According to a news release from the Evanston Police Department, shots were fired about 1:20 a.m. near the 1800 block of Dodge Avenue. Responding officers found two men shot near the sidewalk just north of Lyons Street.

 

A .380-caliber Kel-Tec handgun recovered by Evanston police on Wednesday. (Evanston Police Department / Handout)

A .380-caliber Kel-Tec handgun recovered by Evanston police on Wednesday. (Evanston Police Department / Handout)


TakeAways

We cyclists love to point the finger of blame at automobiles. We call them ‘Murder Machines‘. Well not only are bicycles the agents of death all by themselves, having mowed down any number of pedestrians ‘while in the crosswalk‘, we are branching out.

We began with some simple ‘bike by shootings‘. But now that we have mastered the aim, squeeze and shoot while steering the bike with one hand, we have graduated to being as badass as any motorist.

We have one recorded murder this weekend. No need to pretend that you did not read this. We killed someone. Another cyclist has proved that when it comes to mayhem and murder we are the equal of any motorist. So in the proud tradition of those for whom,

Beer is the Answer

join the guys and gals of your favorite discussion forum for a few burgers and beers and swap stories about your favorite bicycle accessory. But don’t be surprise if a Kel-Tec shows up in the polling for best accessory.

Sooner of later we will have to decide to take ourselves off the pedestal as most worthy human beings alive and join the rest of the world.