Morning Links: Cyclist in critical condition after Koreatown shooting; was Marco Pantini murdered?

A Koreatown bike rider is in critical condition after being shot three times on Sunday.

According to the Daily News, the victim, identified only as a man around 45 years old, was riding at the intersection of Leeward and Westmoreland Avenues when he was attacked by two suspects at 1:15 am. At last report, he was undergoing surgery at California Hospital.

No word on a motive for the shooting.

However, this one hits a little close to home, since it’s just a block off the 7th Street bike lanes I, and many other bike riders, use to ride to and from Downtown.

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Local

Flying Pigeon reminds us that Cedillo rhymes with Armadillo — and not in a good way — while Orange20 notes that a certain councilmember receives almost all his support from outside the district.

Rick Risemberg looks at a useless, and not surprisingly, unused bike rack at his local drugstore.

LA Bike Trains founder Nona Varnado looks forward to ‘cross season.

Redondo Beach looks forward to removing a wall that has long been a major choke point on the south end of the Strand as part of a larger bike and pedestrian friendly improvement plan for the beachfront.

 

State

The San Diego City Council forms the city’s first Bicycle Advisory Committee a dozen years after it was first proposed.

Riders are forced to abandon the 100 mile Tour de Big Bear after a thunderstorm leaves two dozen of the nearly 2,000 cyclists suffering from hypothermia.

 

National

Now you, too, can be the part owner of a women’s pro cycling team.

Reno sees a rise in bike thefts in advance of bike-centric Burning Man.

In California, AAA fights bike safety legislation and separated bikeways on South Figueroa; in Seattle they sponsor benefit bike rides.

Missouri bike riders rally to protest harassment in the wake of a local mayor who allegedly ran a cyclist off the road. Meanwhile, a St. Louis blogger looks at the attitudes that fuel harassment.

Gothamist offers a beginners guide to biking the bloodthirsty streets — their word, not mine — of the Big Apple, while Well+Good offers seven suggestions for neophyte riders in the city.

Gulfport MS police are using GPS-enable bait bikes to combat a rise in bike theft.

 

International

Italian authorities open an investigation into claims that pro cycling legend Marco Pantani was murdered by being forced to drink liquid cocaine.

Now you can buy the bike Pippa rode during RAAM for a mere £20,000; I don’t care whose ass was on it, the equivalent of $34,000 is a lot for a bike.

A study from the University of Duh shows people who live near car-free paths tend to bike and walk more.

Marianne Vos wins the Giro. No, not that Giro.

 

Finally…

German police rescue an 83-year old man from the middle of a busy high-speed highway; he was attempting to push his bike to neighboring Luxembourg to make a large bank withdrawal. And a Brit actress is pulled offstage minutes before curtain time after she was reportedly involved in a crash with a young bike rider.

 

2 comments

  1. Erik Griswold says:

    Not just any “Brit Actress” but Doctor Who’s !

  2. […] Daily Ted is highly informative as usual. Morning Links: Cyclist in critical condition after Koreatown shooting; was Marco Pantini murdered? And why don’t the criminal set understand that when you shoot someone there is a high danger […]

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