« Dumb dumb dumb | Main | Cry, beloved country »

July 19, 2005

The Bix at Six

The Bix at Six is the topic of this thread on Davenport Daily Politics. I took notice because I'm among the several thousands of people who live "inside" the race loop and have the nearly impossible task of getting around each Thursday evening for a couple of months before the annual race itself.

While I don't mind the race, the weekly practice runs do irritate the hell out of me, since I'm inevitably late to be somewhere on Thursday and end up spending extra time getting there because streets in every direction are blocked off to accommodate the practice runs.

And I certainly hope that all the cops stationed along the route every Thursday are off-duty guys hired by the Times or whoever. If they're on-duty officers, then the rest of the city is pretty close to unpatrolled for a couple of hours. Be a better time than even joint presidential candidate appearances to do some armed robbing.

Posted by jcb at July 19, 2005 01:58 PM


To add to the general pain-in-the-neck aspect of it all, the Bix-at-Sixers start about 5 p.m., well before the traffic cops and Barney Fifes get there. Their general attitude is that the world is supposed to stop for them, no matter what time of day it is. Hope they all enjoy the heat Saturday.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 20, 2005 04:09 PM