Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I'm (in)famous. Again.

While Eric (from and I were at the most recent of the 127th street planning meetings, we ran into Carolyn Szczepanski, a fellow cyclist who happens to be a writer for various publications, including The Pitch. After a small email discussion on a local bike commuting mailing list, I had an interview-esque series of e-mails with Carolyn off-list. A few weeks later, there's a photographer meeting me to take my picture as I sit on the Kemper Memorial Fountain a few blocks from my office.

The article is kind of gloomy. On one hand, it's hopefully a wake-up-call to KC motorists that cyclists are out there. On the other hand, I think it paints a bit of a disproportionate picture of cycling in Kansas City. With profiles that start with titles like "Injured", "Set On Fire", and "Killed", I'd imagine the article has great potential to sideline a few cyclists. Hopefully, both cyclists and motorists alike just become more aware.

The whole content of the article is not online, and I'm not sure why. There's a whole page in the hard copy of The Pitch that leads up to the 10 rider profiles.

Anyhow, go ahead and read it, if you want. I'm not hard to spot. Thanks to Chuck France for the photo, he sent me a few of the un-used pictures, and I've replaced the mysterious mirror-eye with a cropped version of a photo Chuck took of me last week. Also, Jeff is in there with a few other people that I know from the various bike clubs and group rides around town.

Random Tunage:
Tomski Ft. Jan Johnston - Love Will Come
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony

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