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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

10-13 Pittsburgh Bike Patrol

11 miles, 35F

Nice ride, warm and during daylight, first ride in quite a while. A lot of grit on the road, a lot of snow on the shoulders so I was in the lane a fair amount.

A bike unit police officer was struck by a car in Pittsburgh this afternoon around 2:45 p.m. at Penn and North Atlantic avenues in Garfield.

First, he/she is awesome for being a police officer.
Doubly awesome for being a bike riding police officer.
Trebly awesome for being on the street, in traffic in January - sure, you see them in July and you think, sweet gig, ride a bike around town. Seems like it's not just a fair weather job.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the officer, and I hope they're back on the bike soon.

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