Yes the office is now comfortably air-conditioned, and with all the little AC units going the inside air is bone dry. After I finished installing the big window unit the roommate decided that she needed AC in her bedroom like my son has, so she nagged and bribed me to install hers today. It was way cheaper to buy 3 window units to cool the house in sections than it was to replace the inside part of the central heat and air unit, by about half. we use the air handler part of the central unit to make sure the rest of the house gets cooled as well…
Things have been busy out there while I was installing AC window units. You guys in MD must think you’re in FL from the number of cyclists that were killed this week. There’s more unrest in Boise, and final sentence was pronounced on the deputy that hit 3 cyclists head on last year and killed 2 of them. Plus a bunch of other stuff.
Going with the etory that has the most links first is a hit-and-run involving 2 cyclists and a drunk driver in Ocean City MD, the same city that killed a cyclist the first part of the week. One bicyclist killed, another injured in hit, run near Ocean City and 1 bicyclist killed, 1 injured in hit-and-run crash also Bicyclist Killed On Ocean City Bridge The riders were out on a night ride and from all reports were properly lighted, and then the drunk decided they didn’t belong on the bridge and hit them, and left. Good Samaritan followed the drunk’s truck and told LEO where he was going, the LEO found the drunk still drunk, drunk is in jail. As for how you can avoid a similar wreck, it looks like the bridge was not a good choice for cycling as there was no escape route should a driver lose control of either the vehicle or his mind, guard rails basically started at the curbs and the lanes were very narrow. It may have been the only reasonable route, but it was still very poor for cycling.
A cyclist gets killed in TX. Auto vs. bicyclist, county’s second fatal MVA in under 48 hours Another hit from behind, from the looks of the picture the back of the bike was pretty much torn off. According to witnesses had the cyclist been any further off the road he would have been riding in the grass. He was already in his escape route and got hit anyway.
Things are still “heated” in Boise over the recent spate of wrecks that killed 3 cyclists in 3 weeks. Boise Police Start Bike Safety Drive and Why have no charges been filed in recent cyclists’ deaths in Boise? Apparently BPD is taking advantage of the controversy to target cyclists for enforcement in spite of none of the deceased cyclists being at fault in their wrecks, and many in the cycling community are wondering why it is taking so long to file charges against the offending (and sometimes offensive) drivers.
Someone shot a cyclist. Police investigating cyclist shooting Total waste of time, shooting a cyclist in a drive by shooting, just hit him with the car. Much deadlier, and the worst you can get would be a couple months house arrest.
Speaking of getting house arrest for murder. Judge: No jail time for deputy who killed two cyclists and Ex-deputy apologizes for killing cyclists Yes he killed 2 out of 3 cyclists when he hit them head on. Yes he admitted being asleep at the wheel. And he got 4 months of house arrest, with probation, and a demotion. You watch they will keep him on as a tech until this all blows over in about a year, then they will make him a deputy again. Unless he dies from “sleeping” at the wheel again.
A cyclist killer that was driving drunk is sentenced in CA. Drunk Driver Who Killed Bicyclist Gets 11 Years in Prison Well at least one judge in CA is not presiding from the bench with a recto-cranial impaction. I wonder at the other judges that kept letting this waste of skin go until he killed someone.
More on the taxi that mowed down 4 people yesterday. Four injured after taxi veers onto Phila. sidewalk I’m with one of the commenters on this story, how fast was the taxi going to create this amount of havoc?
They finally IDed the woman killed at the beginning of the week in Ocean City MD same place I was posting about earlier in the post about the hit-and-run. Summer worker ID’d as cyclist who died Only thing i can say about this one is to watch where you’re going, and don’t cover your ears with headphones.
And they’re still talking about the wreck in IL that killed the guy riding his bike in protest from CA to DC. Man charged in fatal bicycle accident in Clinton County, Ill. and another from CA Man accused in wreck that killed cyclist Hey, just loan me a backhoe and a cement mixer, I’ll take care of him for free. Wolverines not included.
From Canuckistan comes a tale of a cyclist that wrecked so far off the beaten path it took rescuers all night and part of the next day to get him back to medical treatment. Crews rescue injured cyclist If you are going to ride that far out in the boonies you really need to ride in a party that can get you back out if needed, instead of having to call in a chopper to pluck you from whatever cliff you landed on.
An obvious left cross is blamed on the cyclist. Cyclist struck and killed in Vaughan The truck was turning left and the cyclist ran into him? since the cyclist didn’t enter on the red that sounds very “fishy” to me.
A 7 YO gets hit by a car in Jolly Olde. Young cyclist seriously injured in crash I don’t know about these Renault Clios, they seem to hit a lot of cyclists when LEO identify the vehicle…
Another hit from behind in the UK. Cyclist injured in hit and run is named You have to assume that when the car and bicycle are traveling in the same direction the car hit the cyclist from behind.
And even a world champion cyclist is no match for a car. Former world champion Stagurskaya killed by car
UF goes off their rockers for helmets. UF now requires employees riding bike, scooter or motorcycle to wear helmet I find it interesting that when they wish to impose draconian regulations it’s because they are responsible for safety, but when someone gets hurt it’s their own fault…
And Streetsblog and my counterpart for examiner.com in DC have noticed a proliferation of signs that direct cyclists to dismount and walk. Everywhere a Sign
That’s all for tonight. There may not be a post tomorrow, more religious stuff with the Dallas SoltiCelebration at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake. It runs from noon to 10 PM so I probably won’t have the time to read the Feed and compose a post before I have to leave. Actually I also plan on sleeping in tomorrow so I know there won’t be time to make a post. 😉
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