Daily Archives: December 27, 2008

What’s up with this weather?

For all of you suffering below freezing temperatures and snow and blizzard conditions, I feel for you. Unfortunately I can’t say I feel your pain, because yesterday was 83F in the DFW area. I was riding in shorts and a short sleeved jersey yesterday. Yes I know, the weather is nuts, but what can you do about it?

In other news I only had one new bike safety story in the Feed today. In SC a cyclist was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Bluffton bicyclist struck, killed by hit-and-run driver, Bluffton PD says The thing I like about modern forensics is they can determine the make, model and year of a vehicle just from the headlight and turn signal lenses. I don’t know for sure but I think they include tracking microtags in the plastics. Read the tags, look up the tags in a table, and voila! the suspect vehicle is IDed.

This link to a picture of the Matamoros wreck where a drunk driver went head on into the lead peloton of a bike race after going around police cars blocking the road (and on the wrong side of the road) is a stark reminder of how fragile we are as cyclists on the road. A Year of Danger Mexican police caught the driver, no word on whether he survived his incarceration.

And that’s all I have today.

Billed @$.02, Opus