Yesterday, a bicyclist allegedly sped through an intersection near UT and mowed down a woman. She suffered an orbital fracture and had to have emergency plastic surgery, amongst other injuries, but when her husband took to reddit to have the community help him track down the cyclist, it escalated into a city-wide witch hunt that highlighted Austin’s massive growth problems and sparked plenty of bike hate in the process. The injured woman posted a relatively calm and collected (and self-effacing) post on the situation after the r/austin meltdown and the original post has since been deleted. But we still haven’t figured out what the cyclist was listening to when he hit this woman. Here are Dylan Garsee’s theories:
Fleetwood Mac- “Don’t Stop”
Sparks- “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us”
R. Kelly- “Every Position”
BLPLTN- “Stop and Frisk”
Semi Precious Weapons- “Magnetic Baby”
Maybe he wasn’t listening to any music. Maybe this was just an accident and the city wide witch hunt has done nothing but hurt all of the parties involved.
Dylan Garsee is a freelance writer/bingo enthusiast currently living in Austin, TX. He is studying sociology, and when he’s not winning trivia nights at pork-themed restaurants, writing a collection of essays on the gay perspective in geek culture. An avid record collector, Dylan can mostly be seen at Waterloo Records, holding that one God Speed You! Black Emperor record he can’t afford and crying. You can follow him on twitter @garseed.