Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005 - Gazette
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 13, 2005 IN THE BALTIMORE SUN
- U.K. Department of Transportation, Killing Speed and Saving Lives, London, 1987.
Here, in response to popular request and in no particular order, a summary.
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Peter at minkhollow
Absolute minimum? A cell phone, to call my wife and ask her nicely to come out and pick me up. If I'm riding way out in the country, I stick with my Verizon phone, since they have more coverage, and it has an analog mode. (Don't leave it on -- analog mode runs the battery down quickly.)
If I need to be more independent:
- Small (but powerful) pump that can actually pump up a tire in a reasonable amount of time - Spare tube - Tire levers - All-in-one tool with hex wrenches, screwdrivers, and a chain tool.- Piece of old tire casing to use as a boot in case of major tire failure
I carry more than that, but those are the things I feel I need.
Photo: Left to right: Elizabeth Preston, League of American Cyclists; Angela Atwood-Moore, NIH Bicycle Commuter Club; Barry Childress, BaltimoreSpokes; Jack Cochrane, MoBike. Photo Credit Tchad Moore.
cyclist was killed on the Mount Vernon Trail (Daingerfield Island) in a failed robbery attempt. The suspect who was charged with the
slaying has been identified by the May 21 victim as her assailant.
As convictions can be difficult to obtain the police are seeking more information and witnesses. The likelihood of a conviction may
depend on how much quality information the police can acquire.
By Christian Davenport and Paul Duggan
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, July 23, 2005; Page A01