Today I went back to read more on the very interesting Tucson Velo site. I placed a link to this exciting and sometimes touching site for ’twas the night before Christmas yesterday. The more I looked the more I found. This looks to be a very active organization. Following one of their links I found a story about Wesley Weisheit, a man that makes jewelry from bike parts during the day and drives a rickshaw at night. I hope you enjoy the videos and story from the Border Beat.
Although not bike related, Tuscon has unique problems with it’s border location. The follow is an excerpt from the Border Beat site.
Mexican border provides Tucson police with a unique set of problems when it comes to gang activity. Drugs coming across the border are a huge draw for gangs all around the country.
“We’re like a Wal-Mart for drugs,” said Officer Delia Marquez, who works in the Tucson Police Department’s Gang Outreach Unit. “We have members from Phoenix, California and even Chicago coming to Tucson because the drugs are so cheap here.”
What can I say? God Bless.