Day: November 27, 2021

Even in pandemic, motorcycle club makes Thanksgiving meal for Faith Mission Downtown

Lawrence Evans Sr., left, and James Carmon, right, of Saddle Tramps drop off Thanksgiving food  for those staying at Faith Mission in Downtown Columbus. The motorcycle club has been making donations to the homeless shelter since 2006.

Lawrence Evans Sr., left, and James Carmon, right, of Saddle Tramps drop off Thanksgiving food for those staying at Faith Mission in Downtown Columbus. The motorcycle club has been making donations to the homeless shelter since 2006.

Richard Evans knows that things don’t always go according to plan.

The 54-year-old from Lithopolis broke multiple ribs, his neck and lost an arm in a motorcycle crash in 2012. Since then, his life hasn’t been the same but he hasn’t let that stop him from helping those in need.

Evans is one of the founders of Saddle Tramps, a local motorcycle club that prepares, delivers and serves food to the Faith Mission on Grant Avenue in Downtown Columbus every Thanksgiving.

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Evans understands what clients at the mission are going through, he said, because

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State Police Report – Nov. 27, 2021

Anyone with pertinent information about any of the incidents is asked to contact state police, 717-567-3110, or Perry County Crime Stoppers, 1-866-210-8477 or www.perrycountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers cash awards for tips that lead to arrests.

An Ickesburg man died in an accident at the intersection of Veterans Way and Darlene Lane in Saville Twp. on Nov. 12.

Matthew E. Kell, 35, was on a 2007 Yamaha Vstar headed north in the 7700 block of Veterans Way when a southbound 2007 Chevrolet Silverado turned left in front of him at 3:58 p.m. He was thrown from the motorcycle after crashing into the truck. A southbound 2008 Buick Enclave then struck the motorcycle as it slid on the road.

Kell was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a motorcycle helmet.

The driver of the Silverado was using a seat belt and was not injured. Charges against the driver are

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Can startups bring autocycles back to life in 2022?

You might have seen a weird vehicle at any number of recent car show that sits somewhere between motorcycles and cars.

It’s called an autocycle, and while the idea is hardly new, it kind of reached its peak about 2014, only to leave most hopeful buyers cooling their heels waiting for vehicles to roll off the factory floor.

But what is an autocycle? Where does it sit in the mobility ecosystem? More importantly, can it emerge as the future of micromobility?

What is an autocycle? 

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Version 2 of the solar electric Aptera autocycle

Legally, an autocycle is a three-wheeled, typically enclosed vehicle, that, as the name suggests, is essentially part motorcycle and part car. 

Let’s compare it to a three-wheel motorbike:

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures(NCSL) there are several key three-wheel motorcycle characteristics

  • It has handlebars 
  • You can straddle or sit astride
  • Need to be registered
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