Today has seemed so… unrushed. I got up a little earlier than normal with pretty much nothing to do but read e-mail and web comics because I had already filtered the midnight report from the Feed, and when the mail came I did my thing with it and went back to reading the e-mail and then filtering the rest of the Feed when it came in about noon. Compared to yesterday where I spent most of the day with nothing to do until the bus got there today is almost languid. I mean sure I got lots of meditation in between and on the bus which does wonders for my BP and stress levels, it’s just that today seems more relaxed. I mean I haven’t wanted to kill anyone all day, which is rare for me. Yesterday I felt like I was always on the verge of a PTSD attack with the lack of ever getting anything done. That’s one of the reasons I spent so much time meditating.
Something Interesting happened while I was out waiting for one of the buses that I had to wait most of an hour for. Someone pulled off the street to ask if I needed some money. I must have some kind of invisible neon sign flashing that says “Give this guy money!” following me around because this isn’t the first time that has happened to me, not even the first time recently. I mean really, WTF? I just got an unsolicited $2k to buy a bike, then people stop me on the street trying to give me money. Not complaining, just confused.
A buzz job baffles authorities in AL. Police investigating man’s mysterious death in Tuscaloosa Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. And teach LEO how to investigate a bicycle wreck.
Another cyclist added to the list that makes FL the most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bike. Bicyclist killed in Punta Gorda crash In this case the cyclist left-crossed himself so intersection protocols to avoid a similar wreck. Get the infrastructure right to prevent.
Update from NYC. Cyclist Killed In Possible Hit & Run Was Brooklyn Record Store Clerk I’m glad to see that this is getting treated seriously, but with the news that the cyclist killed “always wore a helmet”, the fact that there wasn’t one at the scene causes me to have pause.
A report on a CO man injured in CA. Colorado bicyclist hit and critically injured pedaling on Lake Tahoe highway Hit-from-behind at highway speed in the bike lane, good luck in avoiding that one. Infrastructure was clearly inadequate in this case and a “bike lane” that is nothing but a glorified shoulder on the road would not pass muster in the Netherlands. If you are going to go to the expense of doing it, do it right the first time.
Continuing in a CO vein, more on the alleged human being that left a bleeding cyclist unable to move in the middle of the street. Police: Suspect in hit-and-run that injured CSU student confessed to friends So now add perjury to the other charges against this alleged human, who would have been allowed to go her merry way had she stayed at the scene and been sober, and even if not sober now faces more prison time than she would have gotten for a non-fatal wreck while DUI. Seriously, people, think before you drive.
A SD man has to live with the consequences of killing a cyclist and doesn’t like it. Record not wiped for driver who struck, killed bicyclist Boo hoo, he has a felony record. He also has a dead man’s family that has not been compensated for the death of their loved one. The jail term and community service are a very mild price to pay for killing while DUI.
Back to CA for a sad report. OC bike rider died a week after she was trapped under car; 80th SoCal cycling death this year Right hook that was covered in this blog back when it happened.
That ditzy and dangerous UK driver that bragged about her hit-and-run of a cyclist on Twitter has been found guilty and almost-sort-of-punished. #Bloodycyclists motorist fined over bike collision and Cycle tweet motorist ‘did not think he was injured’ The driver only got around £700 in fines and fees, of which the cyclist gets goose egg for his being the victim.
Weak justice in Oz. Driver charged with hitting cyclist Hit-and-run from ages ago just now getting charged when he was caught the same day as the wreck?
Infrastructure! news from the US Gov’t. Bipartisan bills promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety introduced in U.S. House, Senate Ratcheting the safety spending up from less than 1% to anything permanently over that would be a good thing…
A cartoon about SC bicycle infrastructure. Stegelin: The racket over Riley’s racks
I guess this is sort of infrastructure-ish? Study: Northern Colorado hospitals see 80 percent increase in bicycle injuries Apparently CO has become a “target rich” environment for cyclist-haters to drive in? But that wouldn’t explain the increase in MTB wrecks.
And those were all the bicycle links that gave me fits today.
Billed @€0.02, Opus
Getting ready for Yule, and the Feed
As part of the activities leading up to Yule this year my church is making a Yule Log to work beneficial magicks for the upcoming year. Since I have access to lots of wood following the ice storm I have chosen an arm-sized (one of my arms, so we’re not talking small here) hunk of ash from the front yard. Since this was a live tree just last week I have been using the oven at a low setting to force dry the wood so it lights easily and burns well. This has the delicious side effect of making the whole house smell like a burning ash log. This week we will be decorating and charging the log with desires and energy for the coming year and then Sunday after next we will burn the log in what will start as a solemn ceremony that turns to celebration when the log is consumed. Special beers and meads have already been selected for consumption. There will also be a selection of sausages and cheeses to go with the beers and mead. This is a tradition that hearkens back to pre-Christian Europe, so we’re gonna party like it’s 99BC 😉
Up first is a sort of wreck report and sort of lifestyle article from Houston. Houston bicyclists ride to honor woman killed in hit-and-run Cyclist killed riding on a residential street with on-street parking to act as traffic calming in a hit-from-behind wreck. Since residential areas are shared space under the Dutch model and traffic calming was already in place the only changes would be a lower speed limit and stricter enforcement of traffic laws when violations endanger pedestrians and cyclists.
I couldn’t believe that this took place just a few miles west of WoaB World HQ in the Beautiful Suburbs of Hell. Updatedx4: Teen Kills 4; Judge LITERALLY Lets Him Off Because He is Rich! Drunk kid runs into a crowd of people killing 4 and gets let off because he’s too rich!
Update on a FL hit-and-run where information is being withheld from LEO. Mom of teens in fatal hit-and-run suing suspected owner of Mercedes It seems the owner of the vehicle could be charged with interfering with an investigation unless invoking the 5th amendment right against self-incrimination.
Another MI cyclist is injured in a hi-and-run. College student injured in hit-and-run accident while riding his bike to work Aaaannnnd when they got back to the scene of the crime all that was left was the back wheel of the bike, all other evidence was taken either by the driver or confederates, or by ghouls looking to steal anything of value. Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent.
Apparently Milt Olin was hit by the only LACS cruiser without a dash cam. Sheriff’s deputy strikes, kills cyclist on Mulholland Hwy. Yes, the cruiser that hit the cyclist was not equipped with a dash cam. How they managed to do that is up for questioning, but that seems to be the case.
Also in CA a driver is charged after killing a cyclist while using a hands-free device. Ashley Bell charged after hitting, killing bicyclist while using hands-free device It’s the cognitive impairment caused by the phone call, not the inability to control the car with only one hand, that causes the wrecks. At least in this case they got it right.
Update on the CT driver that left-crossed a cyclist and left him for dead. Conn. man pleads not guilty to charges in road accident that fatally injured cyclist OK this is just SOP when dealing with the courts, everybody pleads not guilty unless they are facing such a mountain of evidence they think a guilty plea will get them a lower sentence.
In the Great White North another cyclist is injured by a chemically “enhanced” driver. Bonavista cyclist injured as driver charged with impaired Nothing on the mode in this article, so Infrastructure!
Infrastructure! news from CA. Fixed-gear bikes banned on county park trails OOoohh! can I get SUVs banned because one was present in a hit and run against a cyclist?
More from CA about infrastructure. SLO Ranks 7th Most Dangerous City for Cyclists That’s a ranking for CA cities, not US overall. Greater Miami is still the worst city for cyclists in the US.
AZ isn’t left out of the infrastructure news today, either. City rolls out pedestrian, cyclist safety campaign
More infrastructure from AZ. Cyclist calls for action from Marana PD The comments section should read “Cyclist calls for PD to enforce the laws, people get upset because cyclists break imaginary laws”.
Lifestyle from the Windy City. Community Rallies For Family Of Hector Avalos, Chicago Cyclist And Former Marine Killed In Crash
Another Lifestyle article. Bicycle brings newfound freedom to injured Stockton veteran
And lifestyle from Chuck aka Charleston SC. The Second Annual Bikes Brews & BBQ WoaB endorses this event. I especially endorse the pig riding a bicycle event poster.
And those were all the bike links that gave me fits today.
Billed @€0.02, Opus
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