Xtreme English welcomes a terrific woman warrior: A Girl and Her Bike.
I found her blog and her amazing post from this past winter while browsing my blog reading list. This reading list features, from the sheer volume of his posting, the ineffable Prince of Petworth. He reports all kinds of local events including crimes, accidents, police calls, and the like on his wonderful blog. This particular post should give us all caution, especially if we ride a bicycle in this fair city. Francine, my bicycle, has had flat tires since last fall, so I haven't been out. But others, including Cathy, have. Please be careful, folks. It really IS a jungle out there, and a lot of the cats are driving those stinking multi-ton pieces of steel & plastic known as automobiles, and some of them really ARE out to get you.
Girl and Her Bike (GAHB), while riding her bicycle home after a long, tiring day at work, was assaulted by a local personnage who bumped her--TWICE--as she waited for a red light. GAHB was not looking for trouble, but she realized that the driver was breaking the law, and that wasn't right. So she got out her police badge and told him to stay right where he was. Yes, GAHB is a COP! Off duty at the time. The driver and his passengers, who previously had been enjoying the hilarious fun of bumping a cyclist with their car, reassessed their position and took off. Then the fun started.
It's a longish post, but if you're like me, you'll find the deneuemont satifying. You go, Girl and Her Bike!!!