Daily Archives: February 21, 2013

Some things are starting to improve, and the Feed

It looks like insurance will pay for the leaky roof here at Casa de El Poeta, as the adjuster is coming in today to look at what’s left of the roof which is shedding shingles faster than I can replace them every time we get high winds and/or heavy rain. We have little leaks all over the house that change depending on which way the wind is blowing, front bedrooms in a west wind, and garage in a south wind. Nothing seriously damaging to contents, but highly annoying all the same. The roof guy says the last few hail storms have pounded the shingles to powder leaving us with nothing to keep the water out of the structure. Hopefully this will change after we get the new roof.

A CA driver gets a slap on the wrist for killing a cyclist and leaving the body on the side of the road. Driver Sentenced in Hit & Run that Killed Cyclist I’m beginning to feel like a black person during the 1960s, when lynchings were common and unpunished.

A cyclist is killed in South Africa. Cyclist dies after hit by car The report had the driver injured in the wreck as well as the cyclist. Deduction and previous experience tells me that the driver was driving at excessive speed, or hit something other than the cyclist during the wreck or a combination of the two. This means that the cyclist had little to no chance of avoiding the wreck and that getting the infrastructure right would be required to prevent a similar wreck.

Infrastructure! news from VA as they ignore vulnerable users to keep their roads safe for cars… Roads funding plan is reached, but the vote remains Note that there is a special tax on hybrids for “not using enough gas”. I’m not kidding.

Infrastructure from the Great White North. Separated bike lanes lower risk of cyclist injuries: study I should point out that removing bicycles from conflict with 2 ton killing machines is a no-brainer as far as keeping people from getting killed. Or injured.

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

Billed @$0.02, Opus