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Day 2 without coffee (vitamin C2) and from the looks of my veins sticking out I think I’m one of the few people whose blood pressure goes down when they consume caffeine rather than up. My daughter was right about the local water supply tasting like dirt it is so hard. And my home-made sports drink is highly dependent on sweetener to cover up the salts so that’s out as well. I’m still unable to determine if I’m a caffeine addict because I had all the withdrawal symptoms while I still had ready access to coffee, because of the pollen, and residual effects from the wreck.

Up first a cyclist is hit by a school bus in MD. News Nearby: Cyclist Hit by School Bus Near Route 28 Intersection No mode given but since the wreck was not actually in the intersection I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest the wreck was hit-from-behind. Use the protocols to avoid, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. Every time I read about someone getting hit by a school bus my mind goes to the guy for whom the first Ride of Silence was created. He was hit in the back of the head by a mirror hanging off the front corner of a school bus. More Montgomery County school bus crash leaves cyclist injured and Cyclist Badly Injured in School Bus Crash

A KY cyclist is unable to negotiate a bad intersection in heavy traffic. Accident on Midland Avenue kills bicyclist Intersection wreck, use the protocols to avoid, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. The cyclist was trying to get to either the sidewalk according to police, or to the lane of travel on the other side and just couldn’t get through the traffic, much like the FL wreck from earlier this week where not all the traffic had come to a stop.

Another KY wreck with a lot less information. Bicyclist hit, killed in east Springfield As of now the wreck was caused by a red light running cyclist. Intersection protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right so that bicycles and semis aren’t trying to share the same space.

A CA cyclist was on the wrong side of the road. Santa Barbara Wrong Way Cyclist Hit, Battling Life Threaten Injuries The only question I have about this wreck is where the numbers start for designating lanes, because the wreck was in the “#2 lane”. Do they start at the center and go out, or at the shoulder and go in? I find this important because if the cyclist was hit near the center of the road it’s much harder to tell which was on the wrong side of the road than if the wreck was next to the shoulder. Whatever, don’t ride salmon and this wreck (probably) won’t happen to you. The cyclist is of the right age to have been taught the rules of the road back when cyclists were “pedestrians” and told to ride facing traffic. More Major Injury Traffic Collision

Still in CA the teen cyclist hit in the left turn lane has died without regaining consciousness. Arcadia teen struck by car while riding bike dies Still not believing how a kid waiting at a red light can get hit so badly,

A cyclist is left-crossed in GA. Bicyclist injured in accident with van Intersection protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent. From the appearance of the bike the cyclist was a transportational cyclist as the bike had lights and fenders and a rack with a basket or milk crate on the back. This was an all-weather bike.

Update on one of the Kanata Five, a group of cyclists assaulted with a van as they rode in the bike lane back in 2009. Cyclist injured in Kanata thanks responders Recovered well enough to complete 13.1 miles on foot.

A right-cross wreck in Enn Zed. Motorists scramble to aid injured cyclist For once nobody blamed the cyclist for being there or slowing “traffic” and causing the wreck because drivers “must” do the speed limit, it was quite clearly the fault of the driver that turned in front of the cyclist. Intersection protocols to avoid, get the infrastructure right to prevent.

LifeStyle in TX as more is done for the cyclist hit-from-behind on an Interstate frontage road. Benefit ride to be held for injured cyclist

A Ghost bike in MO. “Ghost Bike” Memorial Planned for Cyclist Struck, Killed by Semi

Infrastructure news from MI. Bike-sharing may come to WSU Wayne State University is located inside Detroit MI.

And those are all the links that gave me fits on the subject of bicycles today.

Billed @$0.02, Opus

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