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Seven true facts

2006-04-27 20:42:34.245064+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Jim and Kate are a father and daughter bicycling across the country. They have Seven True Facts Learned While Biking Across Texas that are worth a read:

There is an addendum to this fact based on personal observation that suggests that Hispanic men, tending in my estimation to be less aggressive and hostile on the road, are significantly less interested than their cowboy-hat-wearing brethren to run you off the road. Men in cowboy hats with whom I have spoken counter that Chicanos are basically a worthless lot, are likely in Texas illegally, and are therefore likely to be trying to avoid the attention of the law. The fallacy of this argument, it seems to me, is that never once in the whole of the state of Texas has it been our experience that anyone's attempt to run us off the road has drawn the attention of any officer of the law. Officers of the law in Texas, for the record, are generally non-Hispanic men wearing cowboy hats.,,

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-28 02:06:31.769892+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

I used to bike home from work through Austin, TX when I lived there briefly. Twice, a white guy in a pickup (the same guy) tried to run me off the road.

In the city.

On the second time, there was a cop nearby. I gave him all the necessary information. He seemed unconcerned.

I changed the route I used to get home.