Sunday, May 5, 2013

"Even grown-ups turn back to children"

The thing about living in a city, and getting out of your car and going places by bike or on foot, is that you have closer contact with the things going on around you. That can have its drawbacks, but more often than not, I find it a real pleasure. 

Today, I stopped to listen to two men playing for the crowds that were drifting by at the farmer's market at Dupont Circle. Meet Zach and Will--just Zach and Will--they told me.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lane Change: Radical Shift

...Because I just can't stop tinkering. Shifted gears rather dramatically and moving the site to Tumblr. It may mean more posts, more concentrated posts, or it could land me in a cyber-ditch. But I couldn't resist. So find this blog moving over to:

Once we are through election week, I PROMISE I will get to so many of the stories I've been packing away. Or I will end up as a feature on a new segment on Hoarders: The Cyber Version.

Don't be a stranger.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Police Still Searching for Suspect in Capital Crescent Trail Assault

Montgomery County Police released this sketch of a man they believe is the suspect in a sexual assault on the Capital Crescent Trail. They also note  this:

"Additionally, a white male riding a bicycle was observed in the area at the time of the assault and may have information that can assist investigators. The bicycle is similar to the one pictured below."

Note that they don't say the white male spotted on the bike is the suspect. Important distinction. 

Here's the police illustration of the type of bike the male rider was spotted using.

Finally, here are numbers to call if you believe you have any information for police:

Detectives are asking anyone who believes they know the suspect in the composite sketch or is familiar with the bicycle or the bicycle rider to contact the Montgomery County Police non-emergency line at (301) 279-8000. For those callers wishing to remain anonymous please contact Crime Solvers of MontgomeryCounty toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS (8477).  Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Solvers ofMontgomery County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided anonymously to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the individual(s) responsible.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandy Steals the Bike(lime)Light

Ok, so this weekend, I attended the FABB Bike Summit at George Mason University and met a number of people doing all kinds of things to make biking better in our region--not just in Fairfax. I have sooo much material..and then Sandy hit. She'll have me (figuratively speaking) under water for a while, but as soon as I can, I will get you the FABB stories along with the effort to make Pennsylvania Avenue safer for everyone: cyclists, pedestrians and yes, drivers!

But for now, bear with me as I test the waterproof properties of my outerwear and report from the rainsoaked roadways at WTOP.

And tell me how you all are doing out there: are you hunkering down at home? Do you have to get in to work? Dealing with the Capital Bikeshare closings? Do tell. And really, stay safe. I've covered a lot of storms and messy weather stories over the years---this one is really dangerous.