Well there wasn’t much in the Feed this morning, just a drunk driver using the Braille Method of driving that happened to bounce off a cyclist in the process. More on that later.
I have noticed a sharp drop off in bike wrecks reported on the Web, at the same time as such incidents are being reported as being on the rise. I don’t know if this is because of the reduction in staff at most news gathering agencies, or just a “It’s a guy (or girl) on a bike, we don’t cover the poor and/or homeless” attitude. But wrecks are up and reporting is down, whatever the reasons.
That drunk driver was in Corpus Christi. Car hits gate, cyclist; police arrest driver I don’t know which make me angrier, the drunk driving by Braille, or the paper deciding property damage was more important than human casualties in the headline. In the how do I avoid this part of the blog post, it’s the same old answer as before, keep your head on a swivel and watch your six for bogeys. If you put yourself in the mindset of a fighter pilot behind enemy lines, without ammo and running low on fuel, so that you have to avoid any conflict like Mao’s Guerilla Fish, then you will live a little longer, or at least die of something else first.
And that is all I have for the news today, tune in tomorrow, same bike time same bike channel. (and you get some serious pop history kudos points if you can tell me where I stole that from).
Billed @$.02, Opus