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Running late again with a bank run and an RPG session, and the Feed

I had to go to the bank today so I had money for groceries tomorrow, then we had a character-creation session for the ShadowRun game this Saturday so I didn’t even get started creating the post until 2100 tonight. So, yeah you might not get to see this until after midnight…

We got two entries from Ted today, one that I’m glad I can just link to his site instead of having to create the links myself, and our Daily Ted. Daily Ted first. Guest Post: Beeline Bikes Expands Fleet of Mobile Bike Shops to SoCal, Offering a New Path for Mechanics. If I lived in L.A. I might enquire about this opportunity…

And this is the story I dreaded reading all the articles to create the links. Gardena police video released in shooting of unarmed man looking for his brother’s stolen bike Notice the races of the victims and the LEO. #BikePeopleMatter.

And while we are in that part of the country. Hundreds mourn Afghan refugee killed in Sacramento while biking This rider never should have been hit, much less died.

And speaking of hit-and-run drivers. Mother of Philadelphia Hit-&-Run Victim Remembers ‘Good Boy,’ Asks How Driver Didn’t See His Bicycle The scary part is she is not even considering the possibility the driver did see her son but decided he should “get out of the way” instead of the driver moving over to make a safe pass.

This effort would not even be necessary if we had single-payer health care in the US. Website set up to help injured Sugar Grove cyclist

From the UK another reminder that (your) life is cheap if you get killed riding a bicycle. Aspiring film star who killed cyclist, 18, in a hit and run crash while speeding in Audi he was not insured to drive is jailed for 20 months Considering this was a Daily Mail link the comments section was extremely anti-driver.

I am hopeful that this driver will be found guilty if she was in fact the driver of the weapon vehicle, and that she will get a much sterner sentence than the previous paragraph’s driver. Young woman, 21 charged over Kalamunda cyclist ‘hit-run’ The driver was drunk and unlicensed… Just shoot her and get it over with.

An outside agency is taking a hard look at NYC bicycle infrastructure. Six cyclists dead in NYC: where are the most dangerous spots for bikes? No conclusions released about the infrastructure, some about the relative vulnerability of cyclists when hit by cars. I need an actual sarcasm HTML tag for this next sentence: Did you know that a bicycle has no protection for the rider against getting hit by a motor vehicle? /s

Cycling is fun for us older people. Lynn Magdol: Love of bicycling rolls on unabated Yep, if I could still ride like I used to before “Chris Christie” grew on my neck I would love it too. I’m getting there.

And last link is to an e-assist bike that was built to handle the “first/last mile” problem with public transit. Tiny e-bike weighs 12kg and folds away in seconds The tiny battery lacks range, but this is a bike that range is not why it exists. The reason this bike exists is to get commuters to and from public transit, no matter what the terrain looks like between home or work and the transit station or stop, and then ride with the commuter on transit to be used on the last mile to the final destination for that trip.

And I managed to finish before midnight, now to proofread and tag and publish before midnight.

Billed @€0.02, Opus the Poet

Got home late from a bike repair gig, post will come in the morning

I had a gig to repair a bike damaged in transport, including exercising my sheetmetal skills to pound out a dent without having to do a repaint. I wasn’t able to completely get rid of the dent, but I didn’t damage the paint any more than what made the dent did. The end of my big crescent wrench had just the right amount of curve on both directions and enough mass in the right places to smooth out the dent except where the original impact stretched the metal. I could have completely removed all traces of the dent with a small ball peen hammer and a flat dolly with a little heat from a torch to shrink the metal back to its original contour, but that would have required removing the powdercoat from the fender.

After finishing up some other work we had dinner and delivered some junk from the person I was working for to recycle, and some downed tree branches to the church to use in fire making. And now it’s after midnight and I need to shower and go to bed.

PSA, Opus

I had a gig today, and the Feed

I will have 4 days of links to filter from on Tuesday, because I had a gig that kept me away from the house until 2130. On the plus side the gig was a bike repair job tracking down a noise on a new trike that I had just assembled. The initial diagnosis was a rubbing fender on both rear wheels that I fixed, but there was still a rubbing noise from the right rear, but there was nothing visibly touching anything rotating. So I asked permission to take the trike on an extended ride on a nearby bike path to track down what was causing the problem. I rode several miles (7.6 if Google Maps is to be believed) and found the culprit, a rubbing brake drum, that eventually clearanced itself after a few miles.

I have Our Daily Ted because I can just jump to that page directly. Morning Links: Damian Kevitt finishes the run, high-end bike thief busted, and are mouth guards next?

The lesson on this one is stop to help even if there is a chance you may get jumped by the people that beat her up. Video Shows Teens Fighting In Williamsburg, Attacking Cyclist Who Calls For Help

And last link for today, it turns out there was a reason for the bad driver to drive bad. U-Haul Driver Who Struck Teen Was High, Had License Suspended 16 Times

And I’m going to bed now, I can barely move.

Billed @€0.02. Opus