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Easy Rider


A local TV station has spent several months videotaping Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty riding with his bicycle team. The station reports that on every ride they saw, and there were numerous ones, Fenty and company blew through red lights and stop signs and rode in areas where bicycles aren't allowed. Of course, Fenty always had a police escort to block oncoming traffic. In fact, the station says the police spent hundreds of man hours escorting the mayor and his team. The station also found that Fenty has used federal Department of Homeland Security Vehicles to transport him and his team to at least 14 races in the past two years.