There are a bunch of races tonight because of the All Star race tomorrow, there is the Sprint Showdown to get in the race tomorrow for drivers who did not meet the criteria to get in the race before. Then there is the truck series race after that, which promises to be another barn-burner. So I’m going to be as happy as a pig in cool mud on a hot day tonight with all the NASCAR action.
Up first, the article is fairly straightforward about this wreck and the rider’s projected recovery, but the comments, whoo boy the comments… Injured cyclist Alistair Corkett talks about crash that cost him his leg My favorite crazy comment was the guy that blamed the wreck on Obamacare. Really, dude? How do you get from a driver making an illegal left turn and running over a cyclist riding straight through the intersection to Obamacare?
As we get closer to Memorial Day we get more “Injured Veterans” rides. Wounded veterans flock to KC for empowering cycling event and Bush’s Three-Day Bike Ride with Wounded Vets also Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride rolls out in June with help of Cérvelo
First link from NYC, a driver who ran over a person on the sidewalk may get away with it. NYPD May Not Charge Hit-And-Run Driver Because She Lives In NJ Apparently NYPD is unable to use insurance claims from NJ as evidence in a hit-and-run. TANJ!
Still in NYC. SUV Driver Who Killed UES Man Says Victim “Ran Into My Car” The pedestrian version of the SWSS.
Yesterday’s Daily Ted. Bike rider killed in Hollywood collision Some supporting information Cyclist Killed Riding Through Hollywood Blvd. Crosswalk
Another link to the protest in Portland about the cyclist that lost his leg. Portland protesters call for cyclist safety improvements
Some minor measure of justice in Jolly Olde. Wife of cyclist killed by lorry describes her grief to court and Lorry driver jailed for London cyclist Alan Neve’s death and Death crash driver pleads guilty to causing fatal collision which killed cyclist in Dorset
infrastructure in NYC. Here’s How The DOT Plans To Make The Area Around The Manhattan Bridge In Chinatown Safer I don’t see anything about keeping cars out of the area, so they can’t be too serious about it [/s]
L.A.’s bike week celebrations and informational links. Watch A Cyclist’s Nerve-Wracking Commute Without Bike Lanes I can’t believe how many driver refuse to get over and pass with 3 feet of clearance on Broadway Bridge… Good Samaritan Hospital Holds Its Annual Blessing of the Bicycles The opening does sound like the setup to a bad joke.
On the face of it this sounds like a major improvement in pedestrian safety, but without knowing how many tickets they issued before it may mean next to nothing. S.F. Is Nailing a Lot of Drivers Who Don’t Yield to Pedestrians
Maybe they could do something about the cab drivers? Two Cars Crashing Into Each Other Injure San Francisco Bicyclist
More Bike to Work in CA. Bike to Work ride in Stockton
Still in CA. 10 tips for safe cycling Another article full of factual mistakes, like the “21% of fatalities” and “85% reduction in head injury” lies.
What is the deal with NOLA and bikes? Nicholson Drive crash involving 3 cyclists raise questions of ‘respect’ on the road The evidence indicates the driver was not legally allowed on the road so he took off as soon as LEO attention was distracted.
This is sad. Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run accident had dreams of being car mechanic Many cyclists-by-necessity are working to get out of poverty.
Riding a bike is still tense in NH. Hudson: A cyclist’s plea for civility If the comments section was open it would be “Blah, blah, blah, red lights, blah, blah, blah, taxes, blah, blah, blah, insurance, blah, blah, blah, licenses…”
Infrastructure and culture clash in NC. 2 incidents prompts NCDOT to stress bicycle safety
And trying to get away from the stereotype of “hick AL driver”. Cyclists looking to educate, increase awareness among drivers
Lifestyle in WY. Bike Safe Wyoming raises awareness with 24-hour ride
The driver that killed a cyclist also killed another man the day before he killed the cyclist. Vic widow vows to learn truth from killer Is killing cyclists a “gateway” to general murder?
Weather.com confirms what this blog has been saying for years… The Deadliest States for Bikers FL “wins” again.
Speaking of FL, that’s today’s link about the Ride of Silence. Fort Myers, Sanibel to hold Rides of Silence
Some people have really strange things happen on the roads, and this one wasn’t me. South African Cyclist Hits Dead Buffalo in City Suburb I can honestly say that large livestock has never died in my path while cycling.
Last link from Bikeyface. TWO MILE TOURING This is similar to what I have planned for my rehab, except about 3 miles each way as I go to church as often as I can, and shorter trips to the bank and library.
And I’m all out of links. See you Sunday.
Billed @€0.02, Opus the Poet