Griffin VanMeter

It is Halloween 2009. There is a bike race. Griffin is racing as a gumball machine, a clear plastic trash bag filled with multi-colored balloons and a red stocking cap. The race starts casually, fun. But, it heats up. Griffin is in the front of the pack. He makes a hot turn trying to beat a light - too hot. He power slides and then bounces through the intersection. Unfortunately, there was a police officer watching. He turns on his lights and walks up, "Son, are you a f*cking idiot?" To which Griffin replies, "No, I am a gumball machine." There are two lessons here: 1) you can get a reckless driving ticket on a bicycle; and, 2) a good story always costs you something.