Wow, they are having a bad week in Canada. Lots of wrecks for such a small population.
Up first though is a dead Bike Ninja in FL. Cyclist killed in Leesburg traffic accident I’m going to post this again and I hope this is the last time I post it: I do not recommend riding Ninja, but if you choose that mode, ride like you’re invisible because for all practical purposes you are invisible. Riding Ninja sharply reduces the risk from idiots that are hunting cyclists, but greatly increases your risk from people that don’t want to kill cyclists and who would avoid them if they could see them. I don’t agree with riding Ninja, but I do know why it’s done, after all I was sent to the hospital by a driver that hit me deliberately and screaming at me when he did it.
A reward has been offered in the hit-and-run death of a NC cyclist. Reward Offered in Death of Hit-and-Run Cyclist LEO are taking this one seriously as a possible homicide because of the lack of skid marks and the contact away from the actual road.
The town where my son went to college does it right for a hit-and-run victim. Top “Volunteer City” Comes To Aid of Injured Cyclist I hope they are as quick in finding the driver and bringing it to justice.
A driver threatens a cyclist by honking, and gets surprised when the cyclist fights back. Cyclist threatens driver after being honked at in Cambridge Yeah scary cyclists threaten people in control of WMDs. Wooo, scary lycra over toned muscles. woooooo! (boo!)
And while I was composing the US portion of the post, the links from Canada went bust. The only one still working when I did this was this one about a right hook. Guelph cyclist seriously injured in collision with transport truck I think this might be an update or a report from a different source than the original one I saw, because that “dragged for several meters” quote looks familiar as well as that picture of the truck sitting on the cyclist. I should let you know that some of the broken links led to this same URL in spite of being from different sources.
I don’t know how long this link will stay up this time, but the man that hit 5 cyclists from behind in the bike lane has been found competent to stand trial. Driver accused in ‘Kanata 5′ crash will stand trial It took prosecutors over a year to prove the driver wasn’t insane, or at least sane enough to contribute to his defence. In previous public statements the driver has shown no remorse for the wrecks, and is facing 10 felony charges, 2 for each victim.
Meanwhile in Oz, a cyclist is killed trying to navigate a roundabout. Two riders die in crashes I don’t know what to tell you about this one as I don’t know exactly how to avoid a wreck like this one that isn’t exactly a down the road but isn’t an intersection either…
A road hazard we don’t get on this side of the equator. Magpie ends tour hopes for promising Kiwi cyclist Birds that attack with enough ferocity to knock a person off a moving bike are thankfully confined to Oz and Enn Zed. And as the article reports they are danged hard to kill and very territorial.
And to wind up, a really nice place to ride a bike. Grizzly Century bike ride celebrates 18th year
Billed @$0.02, Opus