Another visit to the Lab Rat Keeper, and now the Feed

Yet another visit to the Lab Rat Keeper this morning, complete with a vampire session (blood drawn). I weighed in at 203.4 pounds, had my BP under 120/80, and my rest pulse was 48. IOW I’m doing pretty good for the week after Thanksgiving.

Up first is a link that is like Mumbles from Dick Tracy, only less intelligible. (2011-11-28) Open Face helmets – Rider Wear Great Offer I believe this was machine translated (poorly) from the original Chinese press release, and have no idea what they are selling besides motorcycle helmets. At any rate it was good for a laugh, and really lightened my mood as this was the last link I read while filtering.

A two-fer with a hit-and-run in CA. Police seek witnesses to crash that killed bicyclist in Santa Rosa The first wreck was a hit-from-behind hit-and-run, the second was a driver hitting the body that was flat in the road. I don’t know if the first wreck was avoidable, but the second wasn’t.

Something that might do something to slow down or even stop the hit-and-run wrecks plaguing CA. Cycling Advocate Calls for More Drivers License Checkpoints It is estimated that as many as 75% of hit-and-run drivers are driving without license or insurance, that these checkpoints will catch.

can cyclists and pedestrians learn to share in Prospect Park. Can Prospect Park Cyclists AND Pedestrians Just Act A Little Less Like Jerks? As I keep mentioning a big part of this conflict is caused by the fact that the markings for the infrastructure only apply during the brief periods of time when cars are allowed in the park, and then the rules change when there are no cars in the park, but the markings don’t make those rules intuitive. People ride bikes in the car lanes, run in the bike lanes and continue to walk in the pedestrian lanes…

Stories like this are why I don’t like mandatory helmet laws. Cyclist dies after collision with truck Drivers have this bad tendency to drive too close when cyclists wear helmets because they think those cyclists are protected, and bicycle helmets are a bad joke…

Infrastructure! news from the Great White North. Cyclists call for truck side guards and Mandatory truck side guards urged

And our final link is one with a message that is familiar to readers of this blog. Get tougher in auto-cyclist accidents The writer rides a motorcycle, but says something that resonates with most bicyclists.

And that’s all the news that gives me fits.

Billed @$0.02, Opus


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