Daily Archives: November 16, 2013

On pins and needles about the bike, and the Feed

Sometime shortly I will be handing over a rather large check and a sad, soulless BSO in the expectations of getting a Clyde bakfiets from a local cargo bike builder . Then tonight I will be attending the Full Moon at my church. The local Sumerians are putting on the Full Moon tonight so all I need to do is show up and participate. This is part of the church’s outreach to local Pagan groups.

Up first a LA cyclist gets squished, and the driver gets blamed? Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office investigates injury accident Intersection wreck, so protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent. And I’m shocked they blamed the driver.

A wreck in AL. Cyclist struck by car in Florence Nothing about the wreck except that it happened and the time of day.

Another link about the extremely drunk driver in ME that hit 3 cyclists, a parked car and then knocked a house off its foundation. Maine man pleads not guilty in bicyclist’s death My opinion on this one is not suitable for a “family” blog.

Another report on a MN wreck from earlier this week. PERSON RIDING A BIKE HIT BY CAR ON NORTHSIDE OF ST. CLOUD Intersection wreck still, protocols to avoid or to mitigate damage and get the infrastructure right to prevent. Looking at the Street View There was a stop sign for the cyclist, but as the cyclist was not immediately blamed for the wreck there is something else going on in this wreck.

Hit-from-behind in IA. CRITICALLY INJURED: Bicyclist Hit By Car I’m still trying to figure out what the lack of a helmet had to do with seeing the cyclist. Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

A SWSS report from CA. Morro Bay man seriously injured in Oceano accident

Another link about the assault with a deadly weapon in S.F. CA. Fred G. Holt Accused of Plowing Down Cyclist in a Fit of Road Rage This guy is toast if there are any cyclists on the jury. And if I was the prosecution I would fight like mad to exclude people who identify as “drivers”.

A mystery wreck in the UK. Mystery death of cyclist found injured in road I think he got buzzed, but I’m just a bike blogger that has been writing about wrecks for seven years.

Sort of a wreck and sort of an infrastructure report from the UK. Large vehicles can be “killing machines” warns Britain’s top cop after spate of cyclist deaths The thing is almost all of the wrecks were of cyclists following the laws and using the infrastructure as intended and they still got killed by a big truck, partially because the infrastructure places cyclist dead square in the blind spots of the big rigs and partially because big rigs have too many blind spots to mix with dense urban traffic. More How many more cyclists must die before urgent changes are made to eliminate the danger presented by lorries?

And last link is lawyer blatherings about the curbing installed to protect the CitiBike stands. New York Bicycle Accident Lawyer Adnan Munawar Issues a Statement on Alleged CitiBike Safety Hazard

And those are all the links that gave me fits today as my old BSO leaves to become my new Clyde bakfiets… can you tell I’m excited?

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