Daily Archives: September 15, 2009

Still plugging along after visiting the lab rat keeper

Went to see the lab rat keeper this morning, and I’m doing good back on my maintenance medication, which has the beneficial side effect of keeping the swelling and pain and associated side effects controlled in my damaged leg. I’m taking Azor 10/40 and I don’t feel anywhere near this good on anything else. One of the component medications is a vasodilator and that’s what keeps my leg closer to “normal” whatever that is 😉

Up first is another wreck in Phoenix AZ. Bicyclist Killed in Deadly Crash Like the cyclist would be killed in a warm, cuddly crash? Cyclist killed near Queen Creek My backchannel tells me this was a hit-from-behind wreck, but nothing about why, only that drugs or alcohol were not involved for either operator. At this point I can’t even say that standard hit-from-behind avoidance procedures would have even made a difference. For those new to my blog: standard hit-from-behind procedure is have and use mirror(s) to keep one eye on what’s behind you while still watching where you’re going, plan an escape route and keep updating it as you ride along, and be ready to either bail to your escape route, or off the bicycle completely and let the bike inflict as much damage to the other vehicle as possible.

And another genius shows him(her?)self on the roads in Toledo OH. Toledo cyclist killed in hit and run and Cyclist killed in hit-and-run on Bancroft At this point all they have is the body in the street and a broken and bent bicycle in the not too near vicinity. Beyond that whatever they know they’re not telling the media. And that includes me. (yay! I’m Media now)

And in the same location as a previous fatal wreck, another cyclist is injured in CO. Bicyclist injured at same location of previous fatal bike accident Looking in Google Street View you can see a bike lane with unobstructed sight lines, wide motor vehicle lanes, and no reason to run over a cyclist in the bike lane. At this point I don’t know if this was a right hook or a left cross, or just a case of a driver not seeing a cyclist as “traffic” before pulling out.

A typical UK wreck report on a dead cyclist. Cyclist killed in Parkway car smash From the comments section and the picture it doesn’t look like the best place to be riding a bicycle, but it’s far from the worst.

The Emerald Isle (not Oz) has multiple reports on a cyclist killed. Cyclist killed in Dublin city crash and Cyclist (51) killed in Dublin crash Since Irish laws are very similar to UK laws, we know as much about this wreck as we know about any unadjudicated UK wreck.

And a wreck in Oz hits another cyclist from behind. Cyclist killed in road crash OK for this one we know following proper hit-from-behind protocol would have prevented this wreck. The driver paying attention to where she was driving would have helped as well.

Infrastructure discussions about bicycles in South Korea. Cyclists vs motorists The government plans to reduce the number of cars hitting bicycles, somehow.

They has a great time riding bicycles outside Folsom CA. Cyclebration Races Off to a Great Start Go, us!

And I see this as a boon for commuters more than MTB riders. Mavic Magnetic Bicycle Pedals If they can make the shoes look like regular work shoes then commuters will ride these by the millions.

And that’s the whole mess.

Billed @$.02, Opus