Daily Archives: July 26, 2012

Cheap is when you make your own sports drink, and the Feed

I found a site on the web a while back for making your own sports drink out of whatever water-based beverage (no alcohol) you prefer. Basically you take your beverage of whatever flavor and add ¼tsp of Lite Salt (the sodium/potassium chloride mixture) and 1tsp of sugar per 8 fl. oz. of beverage. Some beverages also needed ¼tsp of citric acid but I didn’t get that as I’m making mine from iced tea and I hate lemon in my tea. I mention this because I picked up a $2 container of the Lite Salt today at the store that will make 222 8 oz. portions of sports drink. that works out to 13.875 (7/8) gallons of sports drink from non-sports beverages. How much does 14 gallons of Gatorade cost in the 24 oz. containers?

Up first from just a bit down the road west of the WoaB World HQ in the beautiful Suburbs of Hell, a hit-and-run driver is arrested. Fatal hit-and-run driver arrested The cyclist was riding home with traffic after his shift got out at 0030 hrs when he was hit from behind. So hit-from-behind protocols to avoid, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. More Cyclist killed in early morning hit-and-run

A bit west and way south of that wreck is another DUI killing of a cyclist in TX. Cyclist struck, killed east of Alpine Drunk at 1415?!? This was why I didn’t cue up the “recycle the car with him in it” rant with the last link. I was saving it for this one. The cyclist was hit-from-behind on a sunny day with no visibility issues at all (still trying to pull up the wreck site on Google Street View). Given the location this is about the best infrastructure we can expect from this area, but if the driver had been alert and sober this would not have been any problem for a bike rider. And yes, this is a wreck that definitely needs the driver to witness his car getting shredded prior to recycling from the inside of the vehicle. Not that getting a 2008 Kia recycled would be any great loss to the world.

Steeltown USA has another cyclist hit-and-run fatal this time.
Pittsburgh hit-and-run crash kills bicyclist
I was trying to link to this story yesterday but the URL had nothing but the picture of the cyclist and “BREAKING NEWS”. The equipment list on the bike was just slightly north of ludicrous (turn signals? who could even see them?) but it did go to show the cyclist was doing everything in his power to be visible, and all it got him was his getting knocked 6 feet more or less than his bike was moved in the wreck. Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid if it had been physically possible to avoid this wreck, and get the infrastructure right to prevent, including giving the driver an up close and personal look at his car getting shredded and recycled. More Mother of bicyclist killed by hit-and-run driver makes tearful plea also Bicyclist dies in Point Breeze hit-and-run

Another kid killed in IL near Chicago. Boy, 10, dies after being struck while riding bicycle in Broadview Nothing about the
actual wreck so I can’t tell you what to do to avoid the wreck, but kids should be able to ride their bikes in their own neighborhoods without having to worry (or their parents having to worry) about getting killed by a car, so fix the dad-gummed infrastructure and prevent any more wrecks.

A MI cyclist is targeted by a hit-and-run driver. Pregnant cyclist struck in hit-and-run OK hit-from-behind protocols to avoid if avoiding the wreck was even possible, and make hitting a cyclist on purpose the same as either attempted murder or assault with a deadly weapon to prevent. Add in watching the vehicle get recycled if convicted, watching from the inside of the vehicle if the cyclist dies.

Update on one of the cyclists hit-from-behind by a car on RAGBRAI. Cyclist still in good condition at Mercy Again with the lights when the bikes had legal reflectors and the motor vehicle had headlights. More Three RAGBRAI Bicyclists Injured In Two Separate Vehicle Accidents and RAGBRAI rider recovering after being hit by car in Lake View, Iowa

A CT wreck that as of this post appears to involve a cyclist drunk at 1030. Bike rider runs into car in Bridgeport All I can say is don’t salmon and don’t drink and ride.

Another wreck that has appearances of being deliberate or the driver was just incredibly stupid. Car Hits Bicyclist Near Costco Nothing on if this was a hit-and-run, but if the driver had remained on scene I’m pretty sure there would have been his side of the story published as well as (instead of) the cyclist’s. Anyway, driveways are intersections, intersection protocols to avoid, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

A SWCC wreck in the Great White North. Cyclist hits truck, seriously injured Classic SWCC narrative. If the narrative is correct then intersection protocols to prevent, otherwise hit-from-behind protocols, and get the infrastructure right to prevent however it happened.

More on the scooterist hit by a truck that ran a red light in the GWN. Family hires lawyer after e-bike rider killed in Windsor and Family of dead e-bike rider seeking civil suit: lawyer

A wreck in Oz, that was initially believed to have been a result of a team sport rivalry. Injured bike rider in surgery Looking at the scene the revised narrative seems unlikely as it is almost the classic SWSS narrative with again no place for the cyclist to have “swerved” from. Anyway, hit-from-behind protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

Infrastructure! news from Enn Zed. Inquest into Tamaki Dr cyclist death and Cycling watchdog had alerted council to Tamaki Drive also Inquest underway into cyclist’s death last link Compulsory high-vis clothing for cyclists? Are they kidding about making Hi-Viz clown suits mandatory? New safety ideas for cyclists floated

A request, nay a DEMAND! for better infrastructure in the UK and Ireland after Wiggo wins the TdF. Honour Wiggins -protect cyclists

And those are all the links that gave me fits today.

Billed @$0.02, Opus