Tara loved riding her bike. Every morning, she’d get up early and head out down the road for an hour or so. Sometimes, her mother, Patty Doel, would accompany her on the rides. That is, until the day Patty felt she was being stalked as she rode by a persistently passing motorist. Tara, however, was undeterred.
Patty, ever the good mother, advised Tara that if she was going to keep riding, she should think about carrying mace with her. Tara didn’t think it was necessary. After all, she’d rode her bike through the same neighborhood every day for years without a single incident. Why should she stop now?