It’s raining here, and the Feed

And by raining I don’t just mean a few drops or a light mist. I’m talking the kind of rain that comes down hard enough that we can feel the foundation move under the house. BTW the front door latches now without using the deadbolt. I’m talking streets flooded with runoff up over the curbs and us living more or less on the top of a minor rise in elevation. Typical Texas T-storm rains but of hours duration instead of the few minutes a typical Texas T-storm lasts. Weather.com says this is the leading edges of Patricia which made landfall in Mexico today. That’s a BIG storm, it’s making landfall on the west coast of central Mexico, and we are getting deluged almost a thousand miles away. It could be worse, Corpus and San Antone are getting much more rain than we are.

Up first because Holy Crap, She’s Not Dead! Bicyclist Killed At Busy Lincoln Park Intersection Thursday and Police now say woman on bike was not killed when hit by truck in Lincoln Park Let’s just say as one formerly-dead person to another “You go, girl!”

Meanwhile in OK. Guy Citi Biking Across America Punched In The Face Outside Tulsa The puncher then went on to attack the house of an ex with an axe, a baseball bat, and a small handgun… I don’t ride in OK any more.

This seems like an appropriate place to put this link. Guy On A Bike: Attacks On Cyclists & Staying Safe Learning how to be knocked off your bike and not get hurt? They have classes for that now?

Our Daily Ted. Morning Links: Amgen ToC route announced, Stephany trial goes to jury, and the state of cycling in Santa Ana

Still in CA, the video that went with this article was very hard to watch. Cyclist hit by AC Transit bus awarded $2.5 million settlement There was a bus stopped to the left of a bike lane when the other bus made a left through said bike lane as a bike came out from behind the bus that was stopped. The suit was basically won when it was decided the moving bus was going too fast, but I never saw any reason for the stopped bus to be stopped at a green light which definitely contributed to the wreck as it obscured the views of both of the vehicles in the wreck.

Still in the same city in CA. Bicycle Rider Killed By San Francisco MUNI Bus On Market Street: Why Do Buses Pass Bicyclists Who Are Riding Next To the MUNI Rails?

Still in CA more about a cyclist run over with a truck while he was riding to school. Community mourns young surfer killed while riding bike and 12-year-old boy killed riding bicycle in Oceanside A great deal of the injuries the victim sustained could have been prevented by the driver stopping when he heard the impact and not driving off.

The most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bicycle has injured another cyclist. Cyclist injured in Palm Coast crash and Flagler woman critically injured when she was struck while riding a bicycle This one looks like a case of poor situational awareness on the part of the cyclist, fortunately she will survive her mistake.

A CT cyclist is killed. Bicyclist Dies After Hitting Truck in Torrington This has elements of the SWCC/SWSS, since the cyclist “came off the sidewalk” to get hit. I don’t know how much of this wreck was the fault of the driver, and how much was the fault of the cyclist if any.

A NJ hit-and-run fatality. Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Rockaway, mayor says The wrecked bike looks like it was hit sideways on the front and the witnesses said the weapon vehicle was a dump truck, so maybe the driver did not even know he had hit anything, much less killed anyone. Not that lack of knowledge excuses anything.

A little infrastructure news out of KY. NKY Bike Trail To Spur Economic Development

Up in far West Canuckistan an insurance company blames a cyclist for getting hit head on by a driver who crossed the centerline?!? ICBC named as third party in civil suit over Whistler cyclist’s death They claim the cyclist could have avoided the wreck somehow. Sure, if the cyclist was prescient or had super-powers, maybe. But in the real world when the driver also hit and killed the people riding in the chase vehicle behind the cyclist…

The UK driver who was warned the day before to stop driving still tries to pin the wreck on the cyclist he hit from behind in a fake “apology”. Hexham motorist accused of dangerous driving over cyclist death apologises in court Trying the “He swerved in front of me!” lie(n).

This wreck is why bike lanes need to be separated from highways. Locking child cyclist death result of traffic collision She fell from the bike lane into a lane of 60 MPH traffic. Such a thing should not be allowed to exist.

UK infrastructure that I hope is better than what killed that kid in the last link. Council reveals draft plan to get Dundee people on their bikes

From Oz, it didn’t take long to find the driver that nearly killed a cop on a charity bike ride. Charity bike ride hit-run charges Yep, you do NOT want to mess with a cop even a cop riding a bike. Regardless I hope they throw the entire law library at this low-life.

And that’s all I got today.

Billed @€0.02, Opus the Poet

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