Just a few quick notes before we get this week started.
First up, I received word over the weekend about another dangerous incident in Mandeville Canyon.
A group of cyclists were descending the canyon at speed when they were Jerry Browned — passed too closely, in honor of our misguided governor’s veto of the three-foot passing law — at a high rate of speed by a Maserati Quattropote in what sounds like a deliberate assault.
Fortunately, the riders were all able to remain upright, and no one was injured.
But be careful out there.
It sounds like we’ve got a Dr. Thompson wannabe out there.
Update: I’ve heard from one of the cyclists involved, who promises full details on his own blog in the nest day or two. I’ll include the link as soon as it’s available.
Speaking of the Good Doctor, word came over the weekend that the California Supreme Court has refused to hear his appeal. That means, barring any unexpected developments, he can be expected to serve out his term.
Which may have been what set out the Maserati owner, who may have been a neighbor of L.A.’s biking boogeyman.
Frequent contributor Jim Lyle forwarded an email looking for more information about a cycling collision over the weekend.
The accident occurred shortly before noon yesterday (Saturday). I believe the biker was turning left onto PV Blvd from Malaga Cove Plaza. The car that hit him was turning left onto PV Drive West after coming downhill from PV Drive North. The car should have stopped at the stop sign. I saw the biker on the small grassy median being treated by paramedics. The white car was parked 5 car lengths beyond the stop sign. The left half of the front windshield was shattered. There was an ambulance and a fire truck but no media.
Let me know if you find any news about the accident.
Let’s keep the rider in our prayers. If you have any news — hopefully good — about the incident, let me know.
And the Orange County Register reports that a mountain biker was airlifted out of Modjeska Canyon on Saturday with a possible head injury; no word on the condition of the rider.
Rex Reese forwards the obituary for Frederik Meijer, founder of the Midwest retailing giant. And more pertinent to our discussion, the man who helped start a network of hiking and biking trails in western Michigan.
Finally, Steve Herbert invites you to join the Culver City Bicycle Coalition in fighting for the previously planned bike station at the Culver City Expo Station, which is in danger of being cut from the plans.
You can express your concerns at the next meeting of the Expo Line Construction Authority:December 1st, 2:30pm Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 500 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Board of Supervisors’
Hearing Room 381B
And he forwards a look at a new ad on the Culver City green buses, which expresses an attitude I think most of us share.