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Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Bryan1 – You make great points. I’m a cyclist and a driver, and when cycling, I’m extra careful to watch for what drivers are doing – since I’m going to be the one hurt in any accident involving a car… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

I regret that arrogance and egos have resulted in this death. I’ve noticed within the cycling community that there exists a yuppy arrogance and elitist attitude feigning to be in defense of an “oppres… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Not 2 weeks ago, on an international Cam-Am ride in Buffalo, I’m talking up how bike friendly we are in Southern Ontario, initiatives we’ve taken to attract bike touring like the Great Circle Route in… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

I had to look it up. From the Criminal Code of Canada: “Murder 229. Culpable homicide is murder (a) where the person who causes the death of a human being (i) means to cause his death, or (ii) means t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Baseball bats are also designed for a different and equally benign purpose yet if I, in a fit of anger use it to beat another person to death that is not “Negligent operation of sporting equipment” no… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

As far as I can see this was a crime of passion. The crime seems to me to be murder. What result was expected by Mr Bryant when Mr Sheppard was dragged down the street at breakneck speed? “Negligent o… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Just to make sure everyone knows… there is a memorial ride planned for tomorrow. I’ve also added this to the events calendar. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard Tomorrow

Oh, the media coverage of the memorial has begun, even in Vancouver: … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

I agree Todd. I guess since guns are designed to kill people and cars aren’t (it’s just an unfortunate side effect of using one irresponsibly), that’s why the “negligent” wording is used. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard Tomorrow

Well, they are making sure it stays in the news… usually the memorials are 1 week afterwards… but this one is the next day. You can bet on lots of press coverage. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard Tomorrow

Via Bike Lane Diary: Memorial gathering for Al tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5 pm. Meet at Bay and Bloor ride to avenue and bloor. Lay down bikes. 5 minutes of silence. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

I’m sorry, I realize I’m acting partly on conjecture here because I wasn’t there but really it seems obvious to me. Nobody gets charged with “Negligent operation of a handgun resulting in death” when … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bike-shop owner back in court on assault charges

Kenk calls stolen bikes his “stock”: The man accused of orchestrating the theft of hundreds of bicycles from Torontonians says he opposes a Crown move to sell them pending the outcome of the case agai… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Thanks Scarr. CTV updated their coverage too. “I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family of (the deceased cyclist) Mr. (Darcy Allen) Sheppard,” he said, choking back tears. “To all those w… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

There looks to be an update here; http://www.thestar.com/article/689220 More info on the cyclist involved. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

I agree with that perspective. We talk a lot about the “right of weigh” when dealing with motorists. There needs to be more awareness of “the responsibilities of weigh” I think. At absolute best this … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Just guessing: The cyclist, after being hit (rear derailleur and chain are missing), wants the driver to make restitution, comes around to the driver’s side of the car to get him to pay up. The driver… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist Related Mural Launch in the heart of the Junction

The Star had an article about the mural over the weekend. :) The $18,000 project was funded by the city’s Graffiti Transportation Investment Program and the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils. As the v… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Ugly indeed. I’m reserving full judgement until more details come to light though. I’d hate to denounce Mr. Bryant only to find out the cyclist was doing something even more crazy. (not outside the re… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!

Hey guys… I had to miss the party… I’m re-building our front porch and started doing a segment of the work that required more time than I thought it would last night. Had to get that part complete… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Torontoist: The Cyclist Who Drew Toronto

Torontoist has a very cool post about a cyclist who mapped his cycling journeys out over 5 years and then made a video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC56P-Ro4PY James Redekop loves to cycle. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!

Looking forward to seeing you around that end in September, Todd. The party was fun. I met a few “Deadly Nightshades” and got to talk cycling with some interesting people. Also nice to put a face to a… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle blitz slated for 54 Division (O’Connor and Danforth)

What it also comes down to for me is terminology. From etymonline.com: blitz: 1940, shortening of Ger. Blitzkrieg (1939) “rapid attack,” from Blitz “lightning” (from M.H.G. blicze, from bliczen “to fl… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!

Hope y’all had fun. Was going to go but had to be up early for work today and the party was all the way at the other end of town. I’ll definitely start hitting more of the events at the Gladstone once… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Absolutely insane. I’m outraged that someone would behave like this. On the other hand, it’s yet another reminder to try as much as possible to avoid conflict with motorists. Some people turn crazy be… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

A few photos from media coverage: Former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant sits in the back seat of a police cruiser near Bloor and Avenue Road in downtown Toronto, late Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

More Coverage: National Post: Former Ontario attorney general in custody after fatal crash CTV: Bryant reportedly questioned about fatal collision Globe & Mail: Michael Bryant in police custody C… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

This news is everywhere this morning. The former Attorney-General of Ontario, Michael Bryant, has been arrested after an “altercation” with a cyclist in which a cyclist was seen hanging on to a fleein… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Forum Statistics

Another month down, so here’s some more statistics. :) August 2009 New Members: 32 (Total: 102) Forum Posts: 205 (Total: 557) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle blitz slated for 54 Division (O’Connor and Danforth)

Don’t forget the Copenhagen police who gave out helmets and hugs to folks not wearing helmets. I’d feel lots better if I heard this announced at the same time as comparable enforcement on drivers. How… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…
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