Back from running morning errands, and the Feed

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.

Billed @€0.02, Opus

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