September, 2017 Bar Bulletin
By Bill Roberts
Many years ago I took my young daughter for her first ride on her new, full-sized, 10-speed bicycle. The garage was behind the house with access to a paved alley on a slight incline, so we started by going downhill and enjoyed a great first ride, and reentered the alley on the uphill end.
Unfortunately, I hadn’t yet taught her how to jump curbs and other irregularities, and the local cable company had left a poorly patched trench across the alley where it had buried a neighbor’s new cable line. The trench caused my daughter to fall, breaking her glasses and bending the frame of her...