Friday, October 12, 2012
Getting Stabbed Riding Bicycles is Unacceptable Behaviour.
On October 9, 2012 my friend Amir "Wasabi" Najam was on a training ride on Tantalus when he was stabbed in the torso. Tantalus is often used by bicyclists, runners and walkers to train as the residential Makiki hill is typically safe for such activities. This assumption was shattered as Wasabi, a UH Manoa Geography senior and lifelong cyclist was violently assaulted by a motorist.
Wasabi was released from the hospital shortly after the stabbing - but the sudden reality of his situation is jarring. The friends of Wasabi have decided to initiate a group safety ride up Tantalus on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The intentions are to notify the community that it is completely unacceptable to stab bicyclists on Tantalus. We will meet promptly at the bottom of Tantalus Drive at 4:45PM.
This is somber group ride of unity - please bring reflective material and/or lights as it may become dark in the process. We will turn back if the group decides as such.
If you and or any of your friends may be able to attend it would be grandly apperciated. Makiki should be a safe place for physical activity on our public roads. No one should ever be stabbed while conducting themselves in polite physical exercise. Please consider attending the "WHEELS FOR WASABI" bicycle ride (photo courtesy of Wasabi).