Daily Archives: January 25, 2011

Still mostly motorcycles in the Feed

Well it’s a fairly compact Feed today, especially after you filter out all the motorcycle wrecks. The wrecks where I can see that there was only a motorcycle involved from the quotes in the Feed are not so bad, it’s the articles that require me to load the article in the browser and get all the way to the end to find out the “cyclist” was riding a 1995 Harley-Davidson, or a 2007 Kawasaki Ninja, or something like that are the ones that chap me, because by the time I get that far in the article I’m already halfway composing the little blurb I write in front or after the link about how to avoid a similar wreck. When I get that far and I discover that to avoid the wreck the rider could have twisted his wrist in one direction or the other and not gotten in the wreck…

Up first is a report from about a day’s bike ride south of WoaB World HQ in the suburbs of Hell, of a man pushing a bicycle on train tracks getting hit by… a train. Man Pushing Bike on Tracks Hit, Killed by Train No word on why he was pushing his bike on the tracks, or why he didn’t get out of the way when the train blew its horn. There is suspicion that he was either hearing-impaired or listening to loud music on headphones or earbuds, but no verification from LEO on either of those. At any rate, to avoid a similar wreck, stay away from train tracks or always be ready to vacate the tracks when a train comes. Not rocket surgery people!

Update on the 74YO Asian man killed in Boston yesterday. Bicyclist, 74, killed in South End collision It looks now like the driver might be partially at fault in this wreck, that he(?) might have turned in front of the cyclist instead of the cyclist running a red light. “Solar glare” was partially blamed for the wreck, which means that the driver might have been the one running the red.

Infrastructure! news from Oz as cyclists try to get a by-pass route around a dangerous stretch of road. Bermagui cyclists pedal pathway concept They are asking for a little more than 1/3 of a mile of paved shared-use path to avoid a stretch of road that is too narrow to share with motor vehicles and for some reason can’t be widened.

And that’s all the news that doesn’t have motorcycles in it.

Billed @$0.02, Opus