[NYCkayaker] {NYCWTA} kayak race timer arrested yesterday?

Gordon, Peter pgordon@tc.edu
Mon Apr 22 19:36:16 EDT 2013


Oh Man! I was so enjoying feeling smug and superior and you have to go ruin
it :(

Peter


On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Adelene Tan <ayt2003@columbia.edu> wrote:

> Don't believe everything you read in the news - especially the NY Post!
>
> The were multiple distortions in the story.  He was not riding against
> traffic and was not riding amongst the runners.  He stopped immediately
> when told to do so.  He did have ID and readily provided it.  I imagine if
> he didn't stop immediately or provide ID, he would have been arrested.
>
> Half the road was reserved for the race participants by cones while the
> other half was used by everyone else - runners not part of the race, people
> with strollers, and cyclists including myself.  I was carrying a large
> backpack and did not see any signs about backpacks nor did anyone tell me
> that backpacks were not allowed.
>
> He was unaware that a running race was scheduled in the park.  He was
> commuting to meet a friend and get a ride to the pool session where the
> timer is used.
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 2:54 PM, <nyckayaker-request@rockandwater.net
> >wrote:
>
> >    1. Re:  {NYCWTA} kayak race timer arrested yesterday?
> >       (Richard Clifford)
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:19:15 -0400
> > From: Richard Clifford <ricardoclifford@gmail.com>
> > To: Chris Schiffner <chris@schiffner.com>
> > Cc: nyckayaker <nyckayaker@rockandwater.net>
> > Subject: Re: [NYCkayaker] {NYCWTA} kayak race timer arrested
> >         yesterday?
> > Message-ID:
> >         <
> > CADykFSa3FeMZE-eNnaHRpTtLbWcSrC5rtWoyMcz873PCa2BSkw@mail.gmail.com>
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> >
> > NYCKayaker:
> >
> > As I read the story. He was not arrested. He is a foreign student. He did
> > start a bike ride, however, from Harlem to New Jersey and back without
> > identification. Along the way he continued with his foolish ways
> vis-a-vis
> > the race officials & police officers.
> >
> > Were some kind of (terrible) accident to happen to him along his journey
> he
> > ends up "John Doe" at Bellevue Hospital, or the NYC Medical Examiners'
> > office prat Potter's field on Ward Island. None are good outcomes.
> >
> >
> > Perhaps one of his friends should step up and give him a massive dose of
> > common/street sense.
> >
> >
> > Richard
> >
> > On Monday, April 22, 2013, Chris Schiffner wrote:
> >
> > > Riding a bike near a finish line is trouble? Sure... I suppose anyone
> > > wearing sunglasses near a finish line, carrying any bag, or not walking
> > > fast (or slow) enough is trouble too. In fact,  we should outlaw any
> and
> > > all travel. And don't get me started on people transporting goods. Send
> > em
> > > to Guantanamo!
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > Christopher Schiffner
> > > chris@schiffner.com <javascript:;>
> > > http://www.schiffner.com
> > >
> > >
> >
> > --
> > *Richard C. Clifford, Esq.
> > Attorney-at-Law*
> > 1890 Palmer Avenue, Suite 303
> > Larchmont, NY 10538
> >
> > Tel: (914) 834-0100
> > Fax: (914) 834-0888
> > Cell: (917) 854-5824
> >
> > *www.RichardCliffordLaw.com *
> > RichardClifford@earthlink.net
> > RicardoClifford@gmail.com
> >
> >
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