— By Kevin Montgomery (@kevinmonty) |
Fellow UA author Erika is on the scene at Zeitgeist where a car just barreled through Zeitgeist's bike rack:
“A car just plowed through the bike rack at Zeitgeist and hit a person. Bike parts everywhere. At least everyone got drink tickets as emotional compensation.”
Upwards of 30 bikes were destroyed in the accident and the person is “okay” with a broken leg.
More grisly crime scene photos below:
O'Leary | [Permalink]
Did the driver stop, or did he/she not even notice that something was awry?
Orson Wheels | [Permalink]
OH!!! THE HUMANITY! THE HORROR!
Logan the Huge | [Permalink]
BTW whoever’s public that is I’ll buy your wrecked rear wheel and shifter off you.
an eye for an eye | [Permalink]
30 bikers gotta find that guy’s car and tear it apart piece by piece.
Ugly highlights | [Permalink]
No one actually saw a car. Rumor is that Ross Mirkarimi was just on a bender.
john | [Permalink]
actually, not that many fixed gears in there, but it IS a fun word to write in a headline…
I don't think before I type | [Permalink]
I was thinking when they put in this rack in, how long it would take a car to wipe it out, being that it is on a super high traffic street one block from a freeway exit. As well as looking like a turn lane onto valencia as now no cars park there. now. When they re do it it should be MORE VISIBLE. It was 2 weeks to get wiped out!!! I am so careful to cross valencia street there, as the cars come so fast, just getting off the freeway they like to still do 60!
Johnny Wishbone | [Permalink]
I was taking the Hipsterdozer out for a test run in preparation for Critical Mass. It’s gonna be awesome.
scm | [Permalink]
My friend Paul was the one that got hit, he is having surgery on his leg today. Two compound fractures of the leg.
general terrorist | [Permalink]
Holy crap, that’s eff’n horrible. The “re-install” needs to include some traffic bollards to defend the bikes from treachery. I hope the insurance co. pays for the injuries and bikes. Set up a donation fund and post it if anyone needs help getting a new bike.
the ghost of bodzin | [Permalink]
Cities should insist that highway departments install vibrating pavements at every freeway exit accompanied by signs saying “people live here, slow down” or some such thing.
Alicia | [Permalink]
Jane | [Permalink]
The couple of times I’ve used that rack it’s felt really dangerous to be standing on Duboce locking up my bike. Sorry to hear my anxiety came true. Heal fast Paul.
Orson Wheels | [Permalink]
IF YOUR BIKE GOT WACKED!
Citizen Chain is offering 10% off parts and labor to any cyclist who had their bicycle damaged.
We want to help you get back on your bike!!!
If it is a hard to find rare bicycle like the beautiful 3Rensho or Colnago let us help you find another!
We know how hard those gems are to find and how we would feel, it is the least we can do!
So… other than that.. Is anyone making a T-Shirt on this? “Bikepocalypse Now” or THE GREAT BIKE MASSACRE?
Get a real bike | [Permalink]
It looks like there was almost $29 dollars worth of damage in this tragedy! Oh the humanity!
Metro | [Permalink]
Ha Ha Ha! Should of bought n old a Schwinn!!!
its is zeitgeist's fault | [Permalink]
zeitgeist used to let all those bikes inside the back yard. i bet every one of the bikes locked there was a customer of theirs. more bikes at zg! less bikes locked up on the street, vulnerable to clueless drivers at a nasty intersection, as well as thieves.
thuglifecrunk187 | [Permalink]
i would NEVER have locked my bike up here gah! serves you right for not being as smart as me gah! hahahahaah!
Ericka | [Permalink]
I’m sure this is funny to some of you, but I’ll never be able to replace my 3Rensho. I guess it’s my fault for locking up there? Shoulda woulda coulda.
It’s a relief that Paul is okay- I hope he recovers quickly. And that’s nice that Citizen Chain is offering discounts. I hope every one else who lost their bikes are finding quick replacements.
R.I.P. 30+ bikes…
Peter | [Permalink]
Huh. I don’t remember such an outpouring of grief when several motorcycles, mine included, got knocked over by “anarchist” kiddies on May Day Eve, also in front of Zeitgeist (but on the Valencia side).
Jym | [Permalink]
• When we rebuild this, the plastic vertical bollards should be replaced with solid iron horizontal pikes, placed at tire and grille level.
oinc | [Permalink]
I still don’t understand how someone knocked all these over in the first place ! It was broad daylight, there are reflectors (albeit plastic), a HUGE SPIRAL METAL BIKE RACK, and TONS OF BRIGHTLY-COLORED SHINY BIKES. How do you NOT see them ?!
dtpowell | [Permalink]
First thing I saw in the pile was the 3Rensho. Is the frame salvageable, Ericka!? What a loss that one is. My condolences.
Sunny@sfchocolate.com | [Permalink]
Around 6:30 pm i left zeit..my car was parked 2 cars behind the begining of the new bike rack at zeit outside..when i came out, i then notice two young women in a car behind me parked argueing.about something ??? by this time i had put my bag in the trunk and walked along my car while on the phone entered the car.at this time since there were two cute girls behind me i looked in my mirror and notice the passenger getting out of the car looking upset???,i then continued talking on the phone.[n a few minutes i heard a car reving its engine behind me very high to high and shot by me ..next i heard a crash ???but could not tell where it came from .I looked in my rear mirror and seen the girl who exit out of the passengers side car.put her hand over her mouth in such a disbelief…me being clue less went the other direction because i was was late ..for an event.. when i got home a good friend called me from zeit and said Sunny paul got ran over!!!!!WTF ps this is no bs..all