That Muslim thing that went down a couple of miles away Sunday continues to be a distraction and disruption. It is even disrupting the local bus service. I’m just going to stay home today and not go out. And there is stuff going on at Casa de El Poeta that is also distracting, but when it’s done I will be able to work in peace and quiet for a long time. It’s the getting there that is the hassle.
Up first is Our Daily Ted. Morning Links: Ride SaMo’s Breeze bikes, Seth says thumbs down to PCH bike lanes, & an 8 y.o. hit-and-run perp
I refuse to believe this was an “accident”, the driver left because there was no way he was not going to get charged for assault for hitting 3 lighted and reflectorized cyclists riding in the middle of the lane as they prepared to make a left turn. Engine sounds, then 3 ‘thunks’: Bicyclist describes frightening Nicholson Drive crash, and how the driver who caused it just drove away If this had just been a single cyclist I might buy the excuse of “not seeing” a tiny bit, but this was 3 cyclists lighted and reflectorized like Mardi Gras floats riding in the middle of the lane where they couldn’t have been more visible. this was an assault with a deadly weapon, nothing less.
A cyclist in GA succumbs to injury after the wreck. Cyclist Dies From Injuries Following Crash This is another article about the smirking man who couldn’t wait for a truck to make a right turn so he passed in a no-passing zone and hit 2 cycoists head on.
Still in GA, another wreck with another (almost) drunk driver in a pickup truck. Gainesville man arrested after bicyclist killed I had to compare names of the drivers to tell these apart. Well before reading the charges anyway as the driver in this wreck “was charged with first-degree homicide, driving under the influence-less safe (meaning he had less alcohol than the legal limit), open container, leaving the scene of an accident with a death, following too closely, failure to leave sufficient distance for bicycle and operating a vehicle with improperly transferred license plate.” And littering, don’t forget littering. And I think driving on the shoulder is also illegal in GA, so they left that one off, too.
Another AK teen is convicted for killing a cyclist. Anchorage teen pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of cyclist Didn’t we have a 16 YO pleading guilty to Hit-and-Run just a few months ago? And now a 17 YO with a DUI/Hit-and-Run? Is there something in the water, or what?
Remembering a cyclist killed in Canuckistan. Cyclist killed near Okotoks was married father, avid member of cycling community I just can’t be angry enough about this
Over in Jolly Olde we get another blind driver killing another cyclist on a straight and level road with outstanding visibility. Motorist who killed cyclist told police he thought he hit a wheelie bin Ah, not blind, hallucinating. Lifetime ban on driving then?
Maybe this driver needs to talk to the driver in the previous paragraph. Cyclist pushed along Grays road by ‘hit-and-run’ van driver They found the van burned out a few miles from the scene… The cyclist was riding on the housing access road next to the main road.
The cyclist hit a pedestrian on a 60 MPH speed limit road, remember that. Cyclist killed pensioner by crashing into him while doing 25mph along narrow country lane on dark and rainy night I think the reason the victim died was because “Mr Jones was taken to hospital but had to wait 50 minutes to be admitted” with a skull fracture and broken ribs.
I’m sure you have been reading about the huge number of cyclists hit and killed in the last 2 weeks by drunk drivers in Thailand. Tragic cyclist deaths prompt drink driving crackdown in Thailand They have not just been hitting single cyclists, but entire tour groups with HiViz and blinky lights and killing multiple riders in a single wreck. I have gotten so many reports I can no longer keep them all straight. And really, they have to tell police to NOT accept bribes? How about they take the bribe, charge them with the drunk driving anyway and then add bribing a police officer to the charges?
In some countries there are more things to worry about than just the other vehicles on the road. When cyclists and animals collide – videos Ouch! And ouch again.
A little NYC infrastructure. First Avenue Bike Lane Will Get Much-Needed Expansion One shared lane gone, replaced by a buffered and parking protected bike track.
More NYC infrastructure. Cartoon Shows How East River Bridge Tolls Could Save NYC
And last link is a competitor to the ELF. Combo Cycle Lives Life in the Bike Lane This is actually more “car” than most people need, pity it isn’t legal in all states.
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