Daily Archives: June 10, 2011

Recovering from last night’s post, and the Feed

Last night’s post was hard on me just from the sheer volume of the links in the Feed that had to be filtered. You would not believe the number of motorcycle wrecks I had to wade through because there was no mention the wreck involved a motorcycle until the make and model of the bike was published, up until then it was “cyclist” and “bike” for the victim and vehicle, respectively. I should also mention I have a major milestone for the blog coming up this month, but I’m not going to spoil the surprise by putting it up here now. Suffice it to say that in 2 weeks this blog will cross a line that many blogs never get to…

Well, after all the links I had yesterday today is a bit… sparse. Up first is news that a rider that crashed during a group ride with no motor vehicles involved has died from injuries sustained in the wreck. Rare cycling accident claims a rare soul The rider was wearing a helmet, but as I keep saying bicycle helmets are made for 12.5 MPH impacts, a fall at the estimated 30 MPH of the group at the time of the wreck greatly exceeds the ability of the helmet to dissipate the energy of the wreck, by roughly 576%. Condolences to the survivors.

Infrastructure! from the Great White North. Riding like they own the road Calgary is discovering there is a big difference between recreational infrastructure, just a place to ride, and transportational infrastructure, a way to get from one place to another.

Recall! Recall ordered for bike rack supplied by Bloomington firm Sounds like a bad weld on the bracket that holds the rack to the fork, as it has cracked and failed and caused at least one wreck.

And that was every bicycle link in the Feed today, the rest were motorcycle wrecks or horseback riders falling off their ponies (seriously).

Billed @$0.02, Opus