I had things to do this morning, and I managed to do them riding DART because the transfer points for the next bus and the location of my stop for the previous errand were colocated. IOW I caught the bus for my next errand in front of the place I did the previous errand, making transfers less of a time waste. I was still out for 5 hours, but that’s because one stop took more than an hour to complete. The rest of the stops I got done between getting dropped off by one bus and catching the next. One of the reasons I had errands to do is I am baking bread again, just for church and personal use this time. I’m making Irish Soda Bread because it’s a quick bread that’s really quick. I’m experimenting with different size batches to see how they scale. The base recipe is 3 cups of flour (whole wheat or unbleached), 1½ cups of buttermilk, and 1½ tsp baking soda baked for 40-45 minutes in a 375°F oven. From previous experiments I know that the ratio of baking soda to the rest of the mix goes up slightly with increasing size and that the baking time decreases less than the batch size, the 4 cup of flour batch would be only slightly longer than the 3 cup, and a single cup of flour batch would be much less but more than 1/3 of the baking time of the 3 cup batch. I will be baking a 1 cup of flour batch tonight and a 4 cup for a ritual tomorrow. I had to get more buttermilk for the batch for tomorrow.
A young CT cyclist is hit from behind by a cyclist with a motor. Juvenile dies in bicycle vs motorcycle crash Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages and get the infrastructure right to prevent. Given the small size (comparatively) of the weapon vehicle, what the heck was the motorcyclist paying attention to?
Another report on the cyclist right-hooked in MA. Cyclist struck and pinned by SUV while riding in Worcester Still intersection, still appears the cyclist may have been using the protocols to mitigate the damages, still sucks to have an SUV on your chest.
Karma got one before the justice system did in FL. Loxahatchee man, who police say killed woman while she was riding bike, dies This was the drunk that ran over a woman in the bike lane while her son watched from the sidewalk. Now he’s beyond human justice. But the case will continue until a body or legal representation that the body exists is brought before the court. You have to admire a DA like that. “He might be just deeply unconscious.” I say give him a couple of good swift kicks to the pants yabbies as BSNY would say.
In GA even LEO are second-class citizens on bicycles. Bicycle deputy hit by van in Evans Even a LEO responding to an emergency in front of him (another wreck) is completely unprotected by the law if he’s riding a bicycle…
Diplomatic immunity only goes so far. French diplomat on bicycle struck by vehicle in Northwest; police say injuries minor this would be a left hook as the driver turned in on the cyclist. Intersection wreck protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.
Another IL cyclist is killed in an intersection wreck. Naperville bicyclist struck, killed by pickup truck There is some confusion as to who had the right of way in this wreck as the amber phase was short and the intersection wide. With the location given for the impact it is very likely the cyclist was caught by a stale green. Intersection wreck, use the protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent.
IA LEO are asking for the public to assist them in finding a killer. State Patrol asks public to help find hit and run driver who injured cyclist OK maybe not a killer, yet. Still a hit-from-behind wreck and a hit-and-run, protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.
A MT drunk driver was killed by another drunk driver as he rode his bicycle in compliance with court orders. Local musician on bicycle hit, killed by suspected drunken driver Hit-from-behind wreck, use the protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. Regardless of previous offenses this man was one of “us” at the time of the wreck, and was fully compliant with all laws covering equipment and operation of the bike. I also have to say the comments section was pretty good on this one.
Update on a CO wreck. Woman charged in crash that killed cyclist The driver was “impaired” when she “fell asleep” at the wheel and ran the cyclist over from behind while driving to court for a hearing on a previous DUI…
Charges are brought against a hit-and-run driver in CA. Woman Arrested for Killing Bicyclist While Under Influence of Prescription Drugs All of the drugs she was taking had warnings to not drive while taking them, and she drove anyway.
An ID cyclist is killed in a hit-and-run assault. Man killed in hit-and-run on State Street identified Hit-from-behind, protocols to avoid, and get the infrastructure right so people don’t keep dying like this. The cyclist’s tail light and reflectors were visible in several of the 20 pictures that accompanied the article.
Charges are pending against the victims of two wrecks in the Great White North. Charges pending after two crashes injuring teen cyclists First wreck was intersection where the cyclist is accused of running a stop sign, second wreck was hit-from-behind where the cyclist was accused of riding without a helmet. I don’t see where the helmet or lack of makes the driver that hit him any less liable for driving too fast for conditions. Anyway protocols to avoid and infrastructure to prevent.
Infrastructure! news from MA. Letter: Impose speed limit on sidewalks I see two problems with this. First since bicycles are not required to be equipped with speedometers most sidewalk cyclists will not know how fast they are going, and second the tools used to measure the speeds of cars either do not work on bicycles because of poor radar reflectivity or because they just are not very accurate at the speeds being measured.
Infrastructure news from NYC. NYPD: 1,378 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 13 Killed in Traffic in August And of all those killed pedestrians none were hit with a bicycle. All of the pedestrians killed walking in the sidewalk were killed by people driving on the sidewalk with motor vehicles… (!)
Infrastructure from the UK, where they discover that drivers are still pretty crap as the number of cyclists Killed or Seriously Injured continues to increase even as miles driven and overall fatalities goes down. Rise in cyclist deaths on roads and DfT statistics show cyclist casualties continue to increase but sharp increase in fatalities may be a fluke It’s no surprise that drivers in their light armored vehicles are no getting hurt at an increased pace but everyone else on the roads is dying.
And those are all the links that gave me fits today.
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I realized last night that I totally forgot to mention which Me (pronounced like May but without the diphthong) I got at the Sumer celebration Saturday night. I have to protect and practice Moon Magick for the next 6 months, which means I have to find a female who has not yet reached menopause to do this in my magickal tradition. That should be interesting for the next few months. And you thought that title for the blog was just historical and an homage to the movie The Wizard of OZ ? Nope, the author is a practising witch who rides a bicycle. And don’t ask me for love spells, because I’m quite certain you wouldn’t like the outcome. If you want me to cast a spell to make someone love you prepare for a total spiritual makeover because I don’t change the target of the desire, I make you change to what the target wants. If you’re not 100% behind that then you’re out of luck with my love spells…
And I’m going to have to put the neighbor’s fence back in their yard because all this rain has made the grass grow again, which means I get to walk behind the (scatological swear word, deleted) lawn mower again. What I really need to do first is to get a heavy roller and smooth out the yard a bit while the soil is soft enough to move so I can actually walk behind the mower without fear of turning an ankle. But that is an expense that is not in the budget.
More on the hit-from-behind wreck about 3 hours’ ride west of WoaB World HQ in the Beautiful Suburbs of Hell. Bicycle rider killed in Fort Worth crash Brightly lit wreck scene, lack of bike lights not mentioned in police report and driver had choice of 3 lanes counting the one the cyclist was hit in… Add in the driver swore at the cyclist then made a u-turn to hit him and you have a carbon copy of the wreck that killed me (temporarily, of course).
Another hit-and-run just down the road a day’s ride from WoaB. Two women on bicycles hit by vehicle in South Austin Two cyclists hit-from-behind in the same wreck = drunk driver, driver that deliberately hit cyclists, or all of the above. Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid or to mitigate the damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. And the comments that showed up at the link had nothing to do with the article I was reading or likely any article on that site…
A cyclist in PA is almost involved with a fatal wreck caused by a speeding driver and a passenger not wearing a seat belt so the blame is placed on the cyclist? 1 Killed, 1 Injured After Driver Swerves To Avoid Cyclist, Crashes In Mercer Co.
A wreck in NY leaves a cyclist with serious head injury. Man riding bike suffers head injury after crash The cyclist was “swerving” into the oncoming lane and sideswiped a utility trailer? Assuming this is an accurate narrative the way to avoid is to hold your line in your lane, and infrastructure to prevent.
A wreck in NC that could happen to anyone trying to make a left turn on a bicycle. Moped Rider Dies Following Accident In Onslow County The rider was making a left turn when he was hit-from-behind by someone trying to pass on the left as he was making the turn. Intersection protocols don’t really apply to this one as this is outside the normal circumstances for the majority of intersection bike wrecks. The problem that needs to be solved is the perceived “right” of drivers to pass a cyclist as soon as they get to one regardless of what else is going on including oncoming traffic, cyclist making a turn, or lane blocked by debris. More Moped rider dies after collision with van Friday
Update on the progress in prosecuting a CO wreck. Woman charged in crash that killed cyclist This was the drunk driver that hit and killed a cyclist because she was late for her court date on a previous DUI charge.
A CA cyclist finds a truck in the middle of the road with no room to get around. Cyclist injured in crash into winery truck near Glen Ellen The stopped truck is clearly in view in the center of the road with a bluff face on one side and heavy woods on the other. I don’t know what a cyclist is supposed to do in a case like this, but riding at a speed that you can stop in the distance you can see would help.
A cyclist is killed as collateral damage in a multi-vehicle wreck in Canuckistan. Cyclist killed on Wapiti Road Cyclist was hit-from-behind by a vehicle leaving the road to plow through another vehicle on the road and then several more in a parking lot. As I post this the possibility of a medical emergency causing the wreck had not been ruled out. More Cyclist killed in Friday crash on Wapiti Road.
Infrastructure! news from CA as surprise! they discover that chip seal does not need aggregate the size of baby heads to
protectextend the life of existing pavement for a few years. Highway 1 – Chip Seal Update Turns out that fine gravel or even coarse sand will do the job just as well, without vibrating cyclists’ eyeballs out of their sockets…
A “Ghost Bike” for a deceased MD cyclist. ‘Ghost bike’ and rally pay tribute to bicyclist, coach, mom This was the cyclist killed because the driver couldn’t wait until it was safe to pass and pulled out on a blind hill, then cut back to the right when a car topped the hill in the oncoming lane.
A really off-road bicycle accessory. Man Pedals Across San Francisco Bay on Water Bicycle Make it adjustable so that I could bolt my LWB Stratus and get a decent seat to sit on instead of the ass-hatchet, and we might have a deal.
And that is all the bicycle news that gave me fits today.
Billed @€0.02, Opus
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