by Steed Dropout
Dec. 31, 2013
THE DEAD MAN DIED, AFTER RUINING MY SCOOP
I am writing this to tell you of my deep remorse over my involvement in this unfortunate incident.
I’ve been accused of being insensitive, like when I sulked over being scooped by an explosion on campus which terrorized or injured hundreds of Cal students.
“If you really want to hear about it,” (Holden Caulfield) it all started when I boasted to an editor or two that I would shoot–from start to finish–the more than thirteen mile historic first Berkeley road race. I planned to do it on a road bike, while toting three cameras (I shot with all).
Berkeley’s first (and one man’s last) sanctioned road race–from start to finish, Nov. 24.