Saturday, June 26, 2010

18 Days in Jail for Taking the Lane


This is the story of my man ChipSeal from Texas. No offense to all my nice Texan cyclist readers (of which there are a few), but if I ever visit Texas, I'll fly there on a plane and drive a car. I pretty much never swear on this blog, but Holy Shit! 18 days in jail, springing from the simple fact that you pissed off some drivers and cops by taking the lane somewhere they didn't figure you should?

Use my donate button. Bail was originally set at $5,000! It was for some form of not attending court charge (I think) that is nonsense because my man ChipSeal craves his day(s) in court. Thank goodness it was dropped to $300 and some good people who know ChipSeal made a trip and got him the **** out of there.

Right now, details are scarce, (latest here) but the big court date is July 29. I will publish more details as I am able. I have passed from disdain to disbelief to speechless consternation on this one. What the hell is going on when a dude like this can get treated this way for riding his bike "wrong"? Grrr.
Yer Pal,
R A N T W I C K

6 comments:

Steve A said...

I apologize. The original plan was for Chip to don his Rantwick mask upon release - somewhat like those "I'm going to Disneyworld" commercials, but we clean forgot at the time.

danc said...

Wait Steve, someone forwarded this pic of the RRR (Randwick Reed release?)

Mighk said...

This is the second stage of Schopenhaur's three stages of change. First is ridicule. Second is violent opposition. Third is the presumption that this is as it should have always been.

Rantwick said...

danc,

I want to see that photo, but the link won't work... If anybody has it, please email me a copy.

lifein360 said...

At first I thought this was a joke. I was disgusted to find that it was not. Shame.

Rantwick said...

Ah, that's the stuff... thanks dan!

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