Cyclists come to Troy

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “It’s a cyclist’s dream getaway,” he said.During the week, the cyclists will ride about 55 miles each day and have the option of attending nightly educational lectures on time trailing, racing strategies, climbing, speed training, base mile, recovery and nutrition.“Other than that, we eat and sleep,” Hill said laughing.For many of the cyclists who participate in the Alabama Cycling Camp, Alabama is a whole new experience and, for the most part, the experience is most enjoyable.The cyclist-campers who enjoyed milk shakes, chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches at Byrd’s on Wednesday were from Michigan and Illinois and all rode “expensive bikes” and most were “racers.”To a man and a woman, they said Alabama really is, as the slogan says, “the beautiful.”“It’s beautiful and it’s culturally different,” the cyclists agreed.“People in the South are very friendly and the hospitality is unbelievable. Coming here gives us insight into how different America is. Our country is not the same and that’s good.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Email the author Print Article By The Penny Hoarder The group of cyclers that took a lunch break at Byrd’s Wednesday was following an ol’ tradition that originated out of appreciation for the good ol’ days, no matter what section of the country one calls home.J.T. Hill, a co-director of Alabama Cycling Camp in Ramer, said Byrd Drugs was discovered about six years ago when the camp opened and trails were blazed for the eight weeklong-camps that attract bicycle enthusiasts from across the country.Hill said Byrd Drugs is a step back in time and some of the best road riding grub anywhere in the country. You never know what’s lurking in them-thar hills. Could be a bunch of Yankees on the rise.Actually, it’s a bunch of Mid-Western cyclers and they’re about the friendliest bunch of folks you’ve ever seen. In fact, you might think they were Southerners if they didn’t talk so funny.At this time every year, once a week, a bunch of “snow-cyclers” descend on rural South Alabama and they flock to Byrd Drugs in search of good Southern food and a heavy dose of Southern hospitality. Published 11:15 pm Thursday, March 5, 2009 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Disciplinary hearing set for university stabbing A disciplinary hearing will take place next week after a stabbing occurred between two Troy University students last Sunday. As… read more Cyclists come to Troy Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories “As for the camp, this part of Alabama is an ideal location to have an early season cycling camp,” Hill said.“The winter weather is mild and there are many beautifully paved roads with little traffic and dozens of quiet scenic routes. Alabama has rolling hills that make for easy riding and beautiful views.”“The air is fresh and all of Ramer’s amenities are in a short walking distance – a bank, store, post office and library.”Hill said the camp is ideal for the serious racer or casual rider. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skiplast_img read more

Woman shot with rubber bullet at protest said she’s not surprised to see officer exonerated

first_img(FILE photo) – jacoblund/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — LaToya Ratlieff, a Florida woman who was shot in the face by a police officer’s rubber bullet during a Black Lives Matter protest, said her “heart dropped” when she learned the officer was exonerated but said she wasn’t surprised.“It was expected,” Ratlieff said at a news conference Friday. “We’ve seen this happen too many times … when it comes to Black life.”“If nothing else, it’s invigorating because it reaffirms why we were in the streets marching … and why this doesn’t end today,” she added.On May 31, 2020, Ratlieff was at a George Floyd protest in Fort Lauderdale that turned violent. She was heading to her car to go home when a rubber bullet struck her face, a half-inch above her right eye, shattering her eye socket.Video showed Ratlieff walking about 30 feet from a group of officers who were wearing riot gear and firing tear gas canisters and rubber bullets. The footage showed Ratlieff screaming and blood gushing from her wound. The injury nearly cost Ratlieff her eye.The officer who struck Ratlieff has been exonerated, Fort Lauderdale Police Interim Police Chief Patrick Lynn announced Thursday.The officer “identified and targeted an individual who hurled a projectile at our officers with an intent to cause them harm” and it was not the officer’s “intent” to hit Ratlieff, Lynn said at a news conference.The department’s office of internal affairs conducted an “extensive” review and an external review was conducted as well, Lynn said.“The department has made every effort to learn from this incident,” Lynn said.“On behalf of the men and women of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, I want to express my sincerest apology,” Lynn said to Ratlieff.Ratlieff on Friday called Lynn’s apology “disingenuous … as if I had a bad dinner at a restaurant.”Ratlieff on Friday also advocated against legislation endorsed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, which she said would suppress Black Floridians and allies from protesting for civil rights.DeSantis is “working to criminalize the first amendment rights of Black people and those who stand with us,” she said.The HB1 bill aims to combat riots with proposals including: prohibiting inciting or encouraging a riot; creating “affirmative defense to civil action where plaintiff participated in riot or unlawful assembly”; revising penalties for burglary or theft during a riot; revising the penalty for assault or battery committed in furtherance of a riot; and revising the minimum sentence for battery on an officer in furtherance of a riot.“HB1 would criminalize the action of law-abiding citizens simply because strangers attending the same demonstrations might break the law,” Ratlieff said. “If HB1 had been the law on May 31, the organizers of that event could have been criminally liable, and even myself as a victim could’ve been criminally liable.”“My message to the governor is this: You have to take your knees off of our necks. We are tired,” Ratlieff said.DeSantis’ office did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more