Yes I’m running out of headlines, you try writing as many as 3 posts in a day and coming up with witty and informative headlines for each and every one. This is a literal one man operation on the content side, just me and the cats and the cats can’t type. Add in Google Alerts providing the Feed and a couple of subscriptions to online newspapers in hotspots for bike/car wrecks and you have the entire data gathering side of the operation as well, which I still have to read and filter out the noise. Apologies to Erik Ryberg on subscribing to the e-edition of the Tucson Citizen, but you live in a hot spot, but as a bicycle lawyer you already know that, don’t you.
First up is something funny. The last couple of days here at WoaB have been depressing with cyclists getting killed doing what the law requires and then followup articles in the same media harping about the scofflaw cyclists running rampant when drivers breaking the laws killed cyclists. This is a bit of antidote to that depressing news. Bikemakers Aim to Give an Outdoor Flavor to an Indoor Workout Indoor bikes that provide real road feel and require leaning into turns, and make you sweat bullets. All that’s missing is the cars’ exhaust and their threat of collisions. If you are just into bicycles for the exercise this would be perfect, but if you ride to actually do something useful like get somewhere, well it’s fun and there are no cars to hit you, and you never get lost…
Another hit-and-run in Austin, just 217 miles down the roads from me (259 by bicycle). Allegedly intoxicated man strikes bicyclist, drives off Umm correct me if I’m mistaken, but isn’t that more commonly known as hit-and-run? Or Intoxication Assault? Actually by my knowledge of the laws there are at least 3 charges that can be brought just from the information given in the article. I’ll have to contact my LEO son-in-law to see if there should be more.
From Jolly Olde a not-so-jolly story about an 88 YO driver hitting a cyclist. Cyclist injured in crash Some of the comments seem to indicate a belief that the driver may be at fault in this case, and one that questioned the level of thoroughness displayed by LEO in shutting down the road for four hours. Hey, I would love that kind of thoroughness in investigating crimes against cyclists in TX… here we are lucky to get a police report even though it is required by law if there is an injury requiring transport to a medical facility. An accurate report is even more rare. But that is a rant for a different post.
Finally is a report on how NYC could not run without bicycle messengers. NYC Fashion Week, like many other things, impossible without bike messengers I like seeing articles that recognize the contributions to daily life made by bicycles.
And that’s it for this Feed, you know I will be looking for more later.
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