PUNDITS AND CITIZENS CHOICE FOR BEST
STREET PERSONA LIKELY TO CAUSE A CAR
WRECK: Bicycle Shorts Man
A man stands at the checkout counter at Kroger. The cashier calmly tells him she knows he is stashing a large sausage in his pants and to kindly remove it. It is for this urban legend alone that the man known to many as BICYCLE SHORTS MAN is CL's pick, again -- despite our promise to lay off him for a while. The cause of a few fender benders, he's still a regular fixture on the corner of North Highland and Ponce, donning dark sunglasses, a backpack and a cane. His year-round attire varies only by the color of his skintight spandex shorts. Not much is known about him -- except that his absurdly large "package" is truly that of lore.
Candler park's two-time Grammy Award-winning graphic designer talks about her neighborhood's best kept secret, her favorite short walk to commune with nature, and where she finds the best art in the city