Pretty much everyone is familiar with the tradition in theater of wishing well to actors before a performance by stating “Break a leg.” Well, now cyclists can have their own silly superstition. Next time someone is heading out for a ride, yell at
them “Break an elbow!”
We can thank Mayor Villaraigosa of Los Angeles for setting us up for this. He recently found himself involved in a right-hook incident with a taxi cab while he was riding his bike on Venice Blvd, which ultimately resulted in a broken elbow for the mayor. As a result of this incident, the mayor has declared his desire to put together a bike summit. According to an LA Weekly post:
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently reached out to the bicycle community via YouTube and announced — more than a week after he broke an elbow in a bike accident on Venice Boulevard — that he would help organize a summit about the future of pedal power in L.A..’We’re going to work with the bicycle safety community to put together a bike summit,” he said.
Read the rest of this article, including LAPD’s involvement, at JustAnotherCyclist.com