Well I did it last night, I burned the two hats I used to focus the spell that caused the guy that tried to kill me to kill himself. And I did it without causing the karmic backlash that a “Kill Yourself” spell would have caused me, all I put in the spell was “All that you wish upon me will happen to you instead”. Had the guy decided to wish I would win the lottery, then he would have won the lottery, but he didn’t, and now he’s dead.
And today we celebrate the legacy of a man who only asked that people be judged by their character instead of their skin pigmentation. Sadly people today judge by the size of the checking account(s) first, then skin pigmentation, so that it’s hyper-rich, mega-rich, super-rich, rich white (all the preceding are white), rich POC, middle-class white, middle-class POC, poor white, Everybody Else. It’s the color of your money, not your character that counts. I wonder what Martin Luther King Jr. would have thought about people and culture in the second decade of the 21st century?
On those lines here is Our Daily Ted: Do something today to make the world a better place
Someone in TX had a good time using a bike to get to camping. Bikepacking Colorado Bend State Park Using a bike to carry your stuff instead of walking with it on your back is a much smarter way to do it. There are few places that you can go backpacking that you can’t get to with your stuff strapped to a MTB.
Sometimes you just feel so good you have to go for a bike ride. WATCH: Michael Bennett celebrates Seahawks win with bicycle ride
Someone else stealing a cop’s police bike won’t get the same results. MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA STEALING PHILLY COP’S POLICE BICYCLE This is the bicycle equivalent of stealing a cruiser with all the junk in and on it and expecting to be able to fence it. And in reality everything except the frame and maybe that trunk bag can be removed and sold to someone.
On making a vice into a virtue, if they won’t clear the snow from the bike lane just make it a linear skating rink when temperatures are below freezing. Edmonton Freezeway Could Let Workers Skate To The Office
I think the whipped cream is easier to write and draw with than the shaving cream idea from a few weeks back. Illegally parked cars marked with whipped cream in Berlin
If you think that all the HiViz clothing does is make you an easier target, you might be right. HIGH-VIS CAN’T SOLVE DRIVERS’ INATTENTIONAL BLINDNESS AND ITS PROMOTION HAS FAILED and On becoming a Christmas tree on two wheels Along those lines I find it is funny that drivers can’t seem to see my bike, but they can spot a ball peen hammer in my left hand a quarter of a mile away.
Going after the wrong thing and ignoring what is really dangerous seems to be a universal failing among LEO as this UK report shows. Spokes Woman: Caversham crackdown shows why we need to change our attitudes towards cyclists
Infrastructure response to a NYC cyclist’s death? Hoyt Jacobs becomes first NYC cyclist to die in 2015 The infrastructure response that is kinda buried in the story is mandatory sideguards in front of the rear wheels of a truck that would push a cyclist or pedestrian away from the rear wheels and turn a near absolute death wreck into a survivable collision.
MN infrastructure is starting to look better and better. St. Paul’s downtown loop offers latest skirmish in battle of bike lanes vs. parking spots Now if they could just convince local business that people on bicycles can actually get stuff bought in their stores home after they make the purchase.
Another link to the trial that found a truck driver and the company he drove for negligent in the death of a SF cyclist. Woman’s Family Awarded $4 Million In San Francisco Trial For Negligent Big Rig Driver That Killed Cyclist I guess the reason this was news today is the judge may have issued the final decree in the case.
A little non-news from Oz. Cyclists or drivers. Council campaign to make roads safer Things cyclists do annoy drivers, but things drivers do get cyclists killed.
What might road vehicles look like in the far future of 2050 when all the easy oil is gone? The Future Cycles The “luxury vehicle” is set up “wrong” though. Real rich people would not pedal their own cars, not when they could pay someone else to do that for them. The “real” luxury vehicle of the future will have the two people up front pedalling while the rich person(s) ride in the back in the comfy seat. Or they will have a low-speed electric vehicle that does the same thing with solar power and without the sweaty, smelly, people in the front. More Designers Morph Bikes and Cars into Green Frankenvehicles
The previous paragraph assumes an orderly transition from fossil fuels to HP, but in case there is a somewhat less orderly change you might want to have this vehicle. Could the Survival Bike be your Bug Out Vehicle of Choice?
And that looks like all the links for today, slow day for a Monday.
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