Daily Archives: November 2, 2013

Wailing and gnashing of teeth, and the Feed

Once again I’m a long bike ride away from a major NASCAR weekend, and no money for tickets nor way to get there. I missed the NCWT race last night, I’m missing the NNS race today, and I’ll have to watch the Sprint Cup series race on TV tomorrow. I have actually ridden my bike to the track entrance once as part of a longer ride, so it’s not as if I can’t do it. Of course to do that I would have to not do a blog post for Saturday or Sunday.

The most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bicycle adds to their grisly tally. Lake Helen bicyclist killed near Cassadaga SWSS with a salmon thrown in for good measure. Assuming the report is accurate, it wasn’t riding salmon that was the issue, it was the driver failing to move over to pass far enough away for the cyclist to avoid road debris. Don’t ride salmon and hit-from-behind protocols to avoid, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

A NH cyclist is killed in a hit-and-run, with a suspect in custody. Bicyclist killed in early morning crash in Keene and Keene, NH Police Arrest Driver For Hit & Run That Killed Cyclist Hit-from-behind wreck so use the protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent. I commend the area LEO for finding and incarcerating the driver so quickly.

A KS cyclist gets hit. Man injured in bike-vehicle collision A “witness” claimed the cyclist ran the red but I don’t see any traffic sensors on the Street View of the intersection that would fail to detect the rider, so if the rider ran the red it likely wasn’t because it wouldn’t change for him. Intersection protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

A teen cyclist is hit by a dump truck in OR. 15-year-old cyclist badly injured in crash with dump truck and Teen cyclist seriously injured, hit by dump truck in Newberg The cyclist was riding in the crosswalk and evidently entered too close for the truck to avoid her. Intersection protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

Update on a CA wreck, Pt. 1. Bicyclist killed in crash identified as Newhall man The driver ran right over someone in the lane in front of him, the salmon riding was only a minor contribution to the wreck caused by a blind driver.

Update on a CA wreck, Pt. 2. Injury Traffic Collision Hit-and-run, cyclist has no memory of the wreck. Assumed intersection wreck because of location given, so protocols to avoid and infrastructure to prevent.

An infrastructure related wreck in CA. Cyclist Hospitalized After Striking Streetcar Cyclist was trapped/tripped by the tracks so infrastructure to prevent…

Another cyclist can’t remember his wreck, this one in Canuckistan. Cyclist injured in Gorge Road crash, but doesn’t know how It is possible the cyclist was the victim of a “buzz job” pass. Intersection wreck location implies intersection protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

Infrastructure! news from NYC. Citi Bike Riders Blame Accidents On New Concrete Barriers It wasn’t apparent in the stories yesterday that these barriers are actually in the bike lane and cyclists are hitting them while their attention is held by avoiding other traffic.

Infrastructure from Oz. Call for cycleway changes outside Harbour Bridge school – parents fear the attack of the lycra loonies When they’re forced to share with pedestrians cyclists are bloody speed demons, but make them ride in the road and they’re impeding traffic.

More infrastructure from Oz. MP wants ‘deathtrap’ roads made safer for cyclists Why is calling for infrastructure that doesn’t kill people controversial?

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

Billed @€0.02, Opus