Yes the plague monkey has caught me and I work at home. I have a fever of 102.5 F, a runny nose, muscle aches, and chills, so after I get this posted I’m going back to bed. I wasn’t even able to drink my normal breakfast of 5 cups of coffee. I feel almost as bad as I did after the wreck, just in different places.
The first gem I have for you is an article by a lawyers group that says if you are in a wreck with your bike then you need a lawyer that is familiar with the laws. Bicycle Accidents Need Bicycle Lawyers While this should be self-evident, many people are represented by lawyers who are not familiar with the laws about bicycles and will accept anything that LEO tells them as Gospel, resulting in plaintiffs getting nothing when the other party was totally in the wrong.
If you ride Mavic rims you may want to take a look at this product recall. Recalls: Jackets, wheel rims, swing sets apparently there was a run of bad spokes leading to breakage, or they didn’t have enough spokes to begin with. Either way, turn in the wheel for a replacement. Before it fails and messes up your face.
An article on how to make bicycle commuting more pleasant. Riding The Green Wave I love the comments about how making bike commuting easier will make car commuting slower. DUH! That’s the entire point, make the preferred mode of commute easier and more comfortable, while making the mode of commute that damages the environment less attractive.
Another article from the UK about Ghost Bikes. Ghost riders Not much I can add to the article except read the comments section, if you dare…
An idiot in Enn Zed has the hideously bad luck to throw a bottle at a group od cyclists that included an off-duty cop, then get hauled before a judge who was an avid recreational cyclist. Bottle thrower falls foul of judge, ex-detective Ot’s sooooo good to see someone get what’s coming to him when he assaults a cyclist.
And also from Enn Zed is our final story on the guy that got hit by a pickup truck in his lane during a bicycle race. Brett Burton: An injured cyclist back on his bike I think there should have been something done to the driver that hit him, but I’m not the judge.
And that’s it. I may not be here tomorrow if I don’t feel any better than this.
Billed @$.02, Opus