That’s right, I’m doing this post sans hot beverages of choice and second choice, because I need the same things for tea as I do for my coffee. I’M WORKING CAFFEINE-FREE HERE!! >shudder< I know why I'm in this pickle, the food budget was $0 last week and we had to ride on what was in the pantry. Then the pollen hit and I was chugging tea and coffee like my life depended on it (and for reals my voice did depend on it). I went through what would have been a ten day supply of milk, creamer, and sugar in less than 5 days. I still sounded like a frog, but an intelligible frog. And now we won't have any money for more until tomorrow so I'm sitting here without coffee, and will be for tomorrow's post also. Pray the Beautiful Suburbs of Hell survive through Friday when things will get back to "normal".
From the US Mecca for cyclists, a really stupid one gets hit/hurt. Bicyclist injured in collision with security patrol car near Rose Garden Arena That’s right, no lights or reflectors at night, riding salmon and running a red he couldn’t see because he was facing the wrong direction. A class-A Bozo. To avoid just do almost everything exactly opposite from this clown. To prevent get the infrastructure right, although I don’t think that would have actually done anything for this doofus.
A NJ youth suffers disfiguring injuries in a wreck with a commercial vehicle. Teen Bike Rider Suffered Non-Life-Threatening Injuries After Union Hill Accident First of all the fact that it was news that the driver remained at the scene is just sick. Second there was no mode of wreck or direction of travel given for either vehicle as the
coverup investigation is still ongoing. Since the wreck was very close to an elementary school I would say this wreck was in a residential area that would be shared space for motor vehicles and bicycles under the Dutch system, so the most significant change to the infrastructure for this wreck would be a speed limit under 20 MPH and statutory laws that find the motor vehicle operator at fault for hitting a minor even when the minor was breaking the law, because minors don’t think straight and have diminished capacity. The only time a driver is not at fault for hitting a minor on foot or riding a bicycle is when the minor’s actions were such that the driver had no time to react to what the minor was doing.
More from the most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bike for 8 years in a row on a cyclist killed trying to get across a road. Police confirm identity of man killed while riding bike in Bradenton The cyclist was trying to cross a road with an offset to the other road and a median and was hit in the turn lane because not all the traffic was stopped for the red light at the offset street.
I’m not exactly sure which Ladysmith this is, but I do know it is in the Great White North. Distracted cyclist hits, injures walker The cyclist was listening to an MP3 player while riding on the sidewalk, both no-nos under Canadian law and neither one considered “best practice” in any country. To avoid watch for pedestrians especially when you’re riding on a sidewalk, don’t ride on the sidewalk, don’t use music players or listening devices, and DON’T HIT THE PEDESTRIANS! Getting the infrastructure right would have prevented this wreck because every mode would have a safe, segregated place to be.
And we had a very light Feed today, those are all the bike links that gave me fits, since this is not a political blog I’m not posting the others.
Billed @$0.02, Opus