As I said in the headline, I need to go to the phone store in the strip mall down the street and buy a phone card to recharge my minutes. I don’t know if I have related this before, but my phone plan has an outrageous amount of minutes for a decent price, enough minutes that I could spend 8 hours a day on the phone every day for 30 days and still have 10 more hours to burn, all for $30 plus tax. This meets my needs perfectly with the phone I have, there is no way I could possibly spend that much time talking on the phone, even with my headset. I spend most of my time on the laptop anyway…
The “waddle” part of the headline is because I ate too much yesterday/last night. I woke up still bloated from all the food yesterday. It is a good thing I don’t eat like that every day, because I would look like a blimp… Throw a grey T-shirt on me with “Goodyear” down the side and …
OK I’m back from all the stores, I went across the street first to pay my Obamacare premium, then over to buy a bus pass and a top up card for my phone at the same store, then I dropped by the nail spa and paid the tip I couldn’t pay when I got my toes done Monday because “someone” had swapped a five for a ten in my toe money…
first up is pics and a rundown from a local ride today. Pics And Recap Of The 6th Annual Black Friday Ride This ride was the organizer for Bike Friendly Richardson 5 years ago. Looks like they had fun, didn’t it?
Our Daily Ted, Pt. 1. Update: 39-year old salmon cyclist killed in Venice Thanksgiving night
Our Daily Ted, Pt.2. Monterey Park cyclist killed in right hook earlier this month
One way to make streets safer for cyclists is to put as many cops on bikes as possible. Police train to patrol Cape Coral streets by bicycle There is a reason why I call FL the most deadliest state in the US to ride a bike (or walk), and this is one way (of many that need to be implemented).
A bit of infrastructure from NYC. Husband Of Woman Fatally Struck By Cyclist Calls Safety Measures “Too Little, Too Late” This was the 8th cyclist-caused fatality in NYC since 2000, but for the family of the victim it doesn’t matter if this was the first or the thousandth.
A little CA infrastructure news, laying out part of the problem. Hit-and-runs take a rising toll on cyclists Treat hit-and-run like attempted or actual murder depending on if the victim survives, and you will see a lot more solved hit-and-runs.
Infrastructure news from PDX. In letter to PBOT, BTA says Williams Ave work zone has led to injuries Someone has to hold contractors responsible for problems, especially problems that lead to wrecks and injuries.
Infrastructure from the Great White North. After another fatality, Ottawa cyclists look for built-in safety (with video)
Oz gets in on the infrastructure act also. Melbourne’s 13 worst cycling crash black spots revealed
Getting back to the Big PX. Bon Wilson: What is a bike rider to do? This is not restricted to NC, this is a problem all over the USA.
And last link is a feel-good e-assist story. Lynn’s Spin: My Plush Pedego
And that’s a wrap, I’m starting to see things that can’t be there, like a segregated bike lane on Garland’s Main Street…
Billed @€0.02, Opus the unkillable badass Poet