Daily Archives: September 18, 2013

Late post today, and the Feed

As I type this I’m getting ready to depart on a rather lengthy trip to procure that danged music wire and to pay the communications access bill (everything comes bundled in one bill to save money, but if I forget to pay that bill I lose all contact with the outside world except my cell phone). So the rest of this post will be coming late again. And it looks like tomorrow’s post will be late as well, because out of 3 objectives for today’s trip I managed to only succeed in performing one, the purchase of a Powerball ticket for tonight, the music wire was sold out and the place to pay the communications bill was closed. So I got hot and tired and walked miles to and from several bus stops to accomplish almost nothing. And I get to do almost the same thing again tomorrow…

A SWSS of a 70 YO cyclist in OK. Elderly Tulsa Bicyclist Injured After Struck By Car All I have to say is if the cyclist turned left, why is the damage directional from the right? Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid or to mitigate the damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. The Dutch have ages 8-80 using bicycles safely, why can’t the “advanced” United States?

A report that just leaves me shaking my head. Dad Who Cops Say Drove On Methadone With Kids; Hit, Killed Cyclist, Back in Court Words cannot do this justice, the killer is still wandering the streets after killing someone while on drugs with kids in the car. For those who need their memories jogged, this was the driver that crossed an entire highway and hit the cyclist head on in the bike lane last year.

A bad wreck in CA with a death that could have been prevented. Cyclist dies after being struck by two vehicles in Boyle Heights* The dead cyclist was struck while incapacitated from the first wreck, which could have been prevented has the first driver not left the scene of the crime. Hit-from-behind the first time, so use the protocols to avoid or to mitigate damage, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. The second wreck was pretty much outside of any cyclist’s control after being knocked from the bike making reflective clothing about the only thing a cyclist could have done to avoid the second wreck, and I can’t believe I’m actually endorsing the glow-in-the-dark clown costume to avoid a wreck.

And another CA cyclist is sent to hospital by contact with a motor vehicle. Cyclist air-lifted to Reno after being hit by car in Truckee Location points to a hit-from-behind wreck but nothing else in the narrative supports or refutes that, but getting the infrastructure right will prevent a similar wreck, I hope.

Another link to the act of terrorism that could have decapitated a cyclist. Cyclist’s neck gashed in possible prank on Folsom trail

Another CA cyclist is hit from behind in the bike lane. UPDATE: BPD: Driver at fault in fatal crash involving bicycle Apparently the driver was in zombie mode due to the telephonic device stuck in his ear. Worse than a drunk driver. Hit-from-behind protocols for what good they could do to avoid or mitigate damage, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

A cyclist is hit from behind by a school bus in Canuckistan. Cyclist struck by school bus in Lethbridge And yet another article that feels the need to point out that people inside a heavy vehicle with light armor are uninjured in a collision with a cyclist. Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid or to mitigate the damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

A cyclist is killed in the Great White North. Female cyclist struck and killed in Etobicoke This is a breaking story as I link it with nothing aside from the gender of the cyclist known at the moment…

UK link about a driver going into road rage after nearly hitting a cyclist. Impatient soldier fined for road rage attack on cyclist The driver was close enough to the cyclist that cyclist could touch the car not once but twice, and then went over the edge when the cyclist “tapped” on the car to warn him away.

Another form of wearable ID. Cyclist encouraged to take part in Rider Alert Program

Infrastructure! news from South TX. Alice Elementary School Launches New Bicycle Course About the only thing I object to is the pushing helmets. Should the reaction to the Sandy Hook shootings have been providing bullet-proof vests to kids or getting mentally ill people treatment before they shoot up a school? Then why are we making kids wear foam hats to protect them from crappy drivers with killing machines? And make sure drivers that kill get more than a slap on the wrist.

Infrastructure from Enn Zed as their cyclist-killing season begins. Wellington ‘worst place in NZ to ride’ And the blame game from drivers began about 30 seconds after the article was posted…

And those are all the links that gave me fits about bicycles.

Billed @€0.02, Opus