The Feed is like a firehose of information, but the part I want is only a steady trickle. The signal to noise this morning was about normal, maybe a little worse, which means that I spent over an hour reading links to bring you 4 articles of interest.
Getting the worst one out of the way first is a police blotter report from West Linn OR. Police log The bicycle wreck is about 2/3 of the way down the page. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. And no I can’t explain it.
A convalescing rider has some bones to pick with Madison Avenue. Commercial breaks I have to admit that when I see a bike in a commercial not for bikes the depiction is usually not flattering. I haven’t seen one of the commercials mentioned in the article but I have to say if true the depiction is a hate crime, had they depicted a motorist in the same situation the outcry would have been deafening.
And from the state that brought you Wallace and the 10 Commandments Judge we get the news that if you leave off or remove a reflector from your bike you may be denied compensation for your injuries even if the reflector’s presence would have done nothing to prevent the wreck. Bicycle accidents and contributory negligence I have nothing more to say except out of 50 states somebody has to come in last…
And from the Emerald Isle is yet another report on the man hit by a cement truck, with yet again nothing in the way of usable content. Cyclist dies in Dublin crash Ugh, he died right in front of a bicycle shop. I bet that had a wonderful effect on the day’s sales. And as a comment, cement trucks are notorious for their huge blind spots, stay away from them if at all possible.
And that’s the whole mess for this morning. More later, maybe. Check back in often and see.
Billed @$.02, Opus