Daily Archives: November 1, 2013

Time to mow the lawn again, and the Feed

I’m putting the first paragraph down before I mow the lawn on the first day in November. Yes, I have to mow the lawn in November probably more than once. I left it go the last 2 weeks in October so as to have that “spooky abandoned house” look for Halloween. The city has permitted this until Saturday, when everyone has to bring their lawns into code compliance. I’m just happy that the city recognized the artistic need to leave lawns unmowed this time of year.

Up first a local bike wreck has lasting repercussions from a concussion. North Texas Mayor Prepares For Surgery After Concussion The wreck was more than a year ago…

More on the cyclist killed by a flat tire while on a group ride in Austin. Friends: Cyclist was adventurous, athletic This is why AFRAP and mandatory sidepath laws need to be repealed.

From AR a cyclist hit from behind by a LEO not on an emergency run is blamed for getting hit. No charges in White Co. fatal bicycle accident that killed Courtney Book and Prosecutor says crash that killed Harding student was ‘unavoidable accident,’ no charges filed Apparently investigators are unaware of the Basic Speed Law that requires drivers to not drive any faster than they can stop in the distance they can see clearly or as the statute puts it “No person shall drive a vehicle at speed that is greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards than existing. §27-51-201(a)(1)” Emphasis added.

A 3YO in LA is killed by a dump truck while riding on the sidewalk. Child killed by dump truck while riding bike in St. Rose The child lost control over the bike as the dump truck was backing into a parking spot and >squish<. RIP little kid.

Update on a CT wreck. Bethel Police Find Car Involved In Death Of Weston Cyclist

This has been happening too much lately. Bicyclist Shot And Killed In Holmesburg Section Of Philadelphia That makes the third cyclist shot in the last 2 weeks.

In the same city a cyclist gets first aid from the mayor’s security detail. Philly mayor calls 911 after bicyclist hit by car and UPDATE: Mayor Nutter Assists Bicyclist Injured In Accident On MLK Drive Nothing on the mode or location, so I can’t tell you anything about how to avoid the wreck.

Another link to that cyclist killed earlier this week in NYC. Bicyclist dies after being struck by car in South Bronx Nothing new here.

A kid is hit in MD. UPDATE – Injured child flown to hospital The Street View shows an unusual configuration with a 4 lane road with a stop sign facing a 2 lane road without. And since the road the child was riding on wasn’t stated but the child was blamed for not stopping I guess we can assume he was on the 4-lane. Intersection protocols to avoid the wreck or to mitigate damages and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

Update on an OH wreck. Photo: Vigil for cyclist killed in hit-skip Still sitting on the ID of the driver of the weapon vehicle in the hit-and-run.

A 2-for-one report with an update on an earlier wreck and a short report on another. UPDATE: Bicyclist killed in SCV collision Nothing new in the main story, and almost no information in the new story, which was an intersection wreck so use the protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure to prevent.

Update on a wreck in Oz. Cyclist Paulo Froes, 45, died at well known Kissing Point Rd black spot and Friends, colleagues pay tribute to cyclist killed in Turramurra

Update on another wreck in Oz, with a twist. Funeral post by killed cyclist The cyclist was an internationally famous model and left a Facebook page with instructions on what to do if she died on the road.

A new wreck in Oz. 64-year-old male cyclist dies after collision with ute Hit-from-behind wreck, use the protocols to avoid or to mitigate the damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

Infrastructure! news from Portland OR. Wonk Night kickstarts effort to reform Portland’s bike parking code

Last link is self-explanatory. The Ultimate Guide to Cycling I also like the news crawl “How to use bike share to evade zombies in a post-apocalyptic world”.

And those were all the bicycle links that gave me fits today. BTW I have to buy more gas to finish the lawn I ran out before the back yard was done.

Billed @€0.02, Opus