• Truck driver gets mad, runs down cyclist. Unhurt cyclist recalls, "I was like, 'What's your problem?'”

• Winston Brooks takes his posse to Tampa. Misses statewide conference in ABQ on saving money.

Got him! Man cheats on bankruptcy filing. Sent to jail for hiding two houses, a Jeep, & two water purifiers.

• North valley woman, admitting she had "about six shots of gin," tries to kick piece of cardboard from under her front wheel while other foot was still on accelerator. Hits cyclist. Kicking it in jail this morning.

ABQ Journal calls candidates for governor "short."

• Unsuccessful burglars start drinking on roof of jewelry store, fall through skylight. Arrested at hospital.

• Wives of the Lobo football coaches offer this idea: "Send us your cans of spinach!"

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Comment by Krista on October 22, 2010 at 7:02am
Regarding the first hit cyclist story: "Ackley, who works as a motorcycle instructor, is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident and criminal damage to property, police said."

ummm...assalt? what a sad morning fix, but I think the headline says it all. Wonderful week--thanks, JM!!
Comment by cathyray on October 22, 2010 at 7:46am
jeez, what a bunch of irony to wake up to this morning!
Comment by Hunter on October 22, 2010 at 8:42am

Albuquerque loses another convention, this time to Tampa. Do you think it was their Olde Tyme streetcar that cinched the deal?
Comment by Benny the Icepick on October 22, 2010 at 9:21am
And as usual, I should just refrain from reading the comments on any bicycle related story. I can't fathom how anyone could defend that road raging asshole for what's essentially attempted murder with a deadly weapon.
Comment by Johnny_Mango on October 22, 2010 at 9:38am
Yeah, you're right Benny. And I think what Krista was saying is, "Where is the assault charge?" Good question.
Comment by once banned twice shy on October 22, 2010 at 9:42am
Yep, the driver of the truck will walk with a minor fine--and be free to run over more cyclists in the future. He'll be REALLY pissed now. What a fine world we live in.
Comment by once banned twice shy on October 22, 2010 at 9:44am
Oh, and here's the other thing--what is it with those commenters' problems with bicycle clothing? I have never understood the disdain that cyclist-haters have for bike shorts and jerseys.
Comment by Benny the Icepick on October 22, 2010 at 9:53am
I just assume it's latent homophobia as an automatic defense for their own insecurity regarding their sexuality. But that's just because no other reason I can come up with makes a lick of sense.

I mean, it's not like these internet commenters are the pinnacle of fashion or anything.
Comment by Krista on October 22, 2010 at 9:55am
Thanks for finishing my thought, Johnny! I'm never up that early I think my motor/thinking skills were impaired. :)
Comment by hettie on October 22, 2010 at 10:14am
benny, the best part of that image is the guy's computer and giant boxes of floppy disks. how embarrassing!


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