Basically I have exhausted almost everything I have to say about almost everything after over 3600 posts since November of 2008. I don’t want to talk about politics, I don’t want to talk about bicycle infrastructure because then I have to talk about why we need bicycle infrastructure. Which then takes me back to why I stopped covering bicycle wrecks.
The tl;dr version of that story is after years of writing about the same three wrecks with different names and addresses attached to them I finally couldn’t take it any more and went into a more-depressed-than usual funk, and had to take a permanent break from writing bike stories. Everyone has a limit and I reached mine in either March or April of 2016, because there are no wreck stories after April of 2016, but there were wreck links through March of that year. So basically not quite 8 years of death and destruction before I lost my mind. I even did a page dedicated to how most bike wrecks happen, the link is the Spelling It Out link in the list of pages at the top of the blog.
And it has been more than 24 hours since I started and I still haven’t thought of anything more to say so it’s time to put this to bed.
Yeah, I kinda agree. But the funny thing is, after a similar long period of not posting wreck stories, I posted one on bikeforums on Feb 11. The kid wasn’t badly hurt, but they caught it on video. Three kids, the first two crossed, but the third started late, waited, and got knocked off his bike. Happened in Ocoee Florida. It was a hit and run, and I figured the more people who see the video, the better the chance of catching the driver.
I rode 40 miles since Thursday. I build my own Micromobility devices.