Daily Archives: February 23, 2012

Doing two of my favorite things, and the Feed

Right now I am doing two of my favorite things side by side. On the idiot box I have the Gatorade Duels at Daytona going, and on the computer I’m filtering the Feed and trying to find some good news to share with you, I think I might have actually found something good to share. I will be blogging during quiet times and commercials in the broadcast of the race.

Up first is a good news story about a guy that re-invented the LWB recumbent bike as a slow comfort bike that was easy to ride. A need for comfort fueled Hutson’s bike design career Seriously, this bike was invented about 100 years ago but didn’t become popular for some reason until now…

From the most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bike, the kind of fatality that is really stupid. Boy, 13, shot while riding bicycle near Palm Tran headquarters in West Palm Beach See? really stupid driver and shooter fired 3 shots from the weapon that they could use without fear of reprisal from LEO, just time it so you turn into a parking lot as the target crosses the driveway and claim you never saw him. Now they are facing charges of attempted murder instead of a minor traffic ticket (if that). Aren’t you glad that gang-bangers don’t read my blog?

More from FL on why they kill so many people on bikes. Why Miami Is a Dangerous Deathtrap for Cyclists Lots of stuff that I have been saying for a while…

From CA an apparently red-light-running cyclist is hit in an intersection> Bicyclist injured in Vacaville crash From the report the cyclist entered the intersection after the light changed, not trapped by a stale green. Don’t do that.

Update on a hit-and-run in CT that critically injured a cyclist. Cyclist Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident Involving Manchester Man Still Critical The cyclist was still in the hospital, the driver was out on bond…

A wreck in AL injures a cyclist. Cyclist critically injured by hit-and-run in Gulf Shores I hate hit-and-run drivers, and I hope they come down on this one with the full weight of the law. This was a hit-from-behind wreck of a cyclist that was wearing a glow-in-the-dark clown suit and also riding a recumbent trike that had acres or reflective material and neon color on the back end of it.

More on the driver that killed a cyclist only being found guilty of driving without a license in NYC. Driver Found Guilty in Fatal Accident With Bicyclist, But Only For Suspended License and After Cyclist’s Death, Driver With Suspended License Faces 30 Days From what I understand about this case, the reason the driver was not charged was because her car was parked when the door hit the cyclist, and in order to be charged in a wreck the car must be moving. Apparently the moving car door in violation of the law was not enough.

A DUI cop convicted of killing a cyclist has a pre-sentencing hearing. Sister of boy killed in hit-run: ‘I lost my best friend’ I’m hoping for the maximum in prison for the driver, but I will be happy with anything over a year.

Cyclists talk to HS students in an effort to change attitudes that lead to drivers running over cyclists. Cyclists promote safety during trip through Augusta Some of those students looked very interested, not!

From the UK a final word on a wreck that killed a cyclist. Former aide to the Queen was hit by van driver so hard while cycling that he was flung to the other side of the road and Van driver who killed cyclist on A40 told he may face jail after being found guilty It is now known that the cyclist was hit while riding in the marked bike lane on the side of the road, not actually in the road… and then knocked to the bike lane on the other side of a divided highway.

Last links from the Great White North, a cyclist hits a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Woman severely injured, cyclist arrested in accident First, DON’T HIT THE PEDESTRIAN! Second, why was the cyclist arrested for a minor bump in a crosswalk when drivers almost never are? Also the pedestrian was thrown in the air by being hit by a bicycle and the cyclist was not injured? I call BS on that… but still DON’T HIT THE PEDESTRIANS!

And that’s all the news that gives me fits today.

Billed @$0.02, Opus