Well the Feed was entirely in the US today, at least the bike related stories were, but thematically it was all over the map, from reports on a woman charged in a hit-and-run, to a fluff piece on fixie riders, to an opinion piece on bike lane laws.
Getting to the waste of human skin first, the driver in a hit-and-run waives her right to a preliminary hearing. Woman waives court hearing in bicyclist’s death and with a little bit more information Preliminary hearing waived in bicycle hit-and-run case For new readers, this was a very nasty wreck. The second article recounts some of her shenanigans to hide her involvement in the wreck, which by some accounts she stopped at but left, then staged a second wreck to hide the damage from hitting the cyclist. The evidence against her is pretty bad, I hope Justice will prevail. As the saying goes give her a fair trial and a decent hangin’.
From FL the top of the letters column has an opinion on their proposed bike lane law. Instead of bike lane law, enforce existing ones I see a potential law restricting bikes to unsafe bike lanes just because there are bike lanes there as a field day for unfriendly law enforcement.
And bringing up the rear is a fluff piece on Fixie “culture”. The fixie is in Yeah, I’m not big on fixies but I understand the attraction. I’m a big fan of engineering end a fixie is the simplest solution to the problem of getting the power from the rider’s legs to the ground, other than the penny farthing bike.
And that’s all I have this morning. There will not be a late night update tonight, as I will be at open circle by Dragonlair, celebrating Imbolc, and may not get home until after midnight.
Billed @$.02, Opus