March 22, 2005

What NOT to do on Your Trailnet Ride

Drunken cycling!

OGDEN, Ark. - An allegedly drunken bicyclist wound up getting a ride to jail after a state trooper saw him take a clumsy spill at a state highway intersection.

Don Evans, 46, was riding where U.S. 71 and Grand Street intersect early Saturday when he fell from his mountain bike onto the highway pavement.

Trooper Jamie Gravier was about 50 feet away.

"He was pedaling through the intersection of Highway 71 at the Grand Street crossover and fell off the bike. The pedals kept hitting the kick stand and he couldn't keep it up. He was in the middle of the southbound lanes of traffic," Gravier said.
First mistake? Mountain bike on a highway. Eww. 2nd - kickstand. What's that again? I guess if you're going to go carousing it does make more sense to take the crap bike.

Doesn't mention whether the police officer impounded the bike.


Posted by hln at March 22, 2005 07:30 PM | Cycling | TrackBack

What's wrong with a kickstand? I have a kickstand on my hybrid (not the road, obviously).

Posted by: Victor at March 23, 2005 06:59 AM

I used to go drunk biking all the time during my Navy days.

Although I was a tad more discreet about it :-)

Posted by: Harvey at March 23, 2005 09:24 AM