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I was social again today, and the Feed

I went out this afternoon with one of the members of the kinky D&D group for another recon on costume supplies. We found remaindered fabrics and a sewing pattern for a costume she liked, but the cost for the pattern alone was more than the cash on hand. So we put everything back for better days, and slunk off with our tails between our legs. Not one of my good days.

Up first is Our Daily Ted. Any links that may be shared are a result of converging sources, not because I copied Ted. Morning Links: New El Monte Bike Hub opens, let CD4’s David Ryu know what you think, and sexist socks at Interbike I admit I had to follow the link to the sock story.

I have to say I don’t think this would ever happen in the US. Police say sorry for ‘not wholly satisfactory’ probe I mean really, US police apologizing? Ain’t gonna happen.

Now we get to see how much the vaunted reputation of Canadians for politeness is deserved. Move Over! The main benefit of the law is that it provides a nearly unshakable reflection of blame from the cyclist to the driver. All that’s required of the cyclist is complying with light and reflector laws, any hit from behind is now solidly the fault of the driver.

I think this is probably a casual correlation to cars becoming safer for the occupants rather than formerly drunk rivers switching to weed and staying home. Since Colorado legalized marijuana, highway fatalities are way down

I’m sure this would have been hilarious as a scene from a Hollywood RomCom, but IRL this would have been terrifying. CYCLIST KILLED, ANOTHER HURT WHEN BOAT BREAKS FREE FROM TRUCK ON STATEN ISLAND Edit to add, The proofreading program tried to correct STATEN to SATAN. One thing that bugs me is they aren’t even willing to say the trailer wasn’t properly secured when the trailer is in a different lane than the towing vehicle. Seriously? More Bicyclist Killed, Another Seriously Injured When Boat Slips Loose From SUV

Speaking of RomComs, how about this video of a BMX street rider for Nike riding in NYC? Watch This Pro BMX Rider Terrify All Of NYC There is a few seconds of the rider doing a nose manual on the hood of a taxi parked in a sidewalk, I would have liked a lot more of riding over cars blocking bike lanes. And seriously could you not tell this was staged?

Even when you are doing everything right as a cyclist, it just takes one driver with a case of the dumbshits to ruin your life. Artist injured in bicycle crash talks about recovery, dangers And because of the destructive power of motor vehicles, it doesn’t even take a real bad case of the dumbshits, because even a momentary lapse of concentration on the part of the driver can leave a greasy stain where the cyclist used to be riding.

Drivers ignoring the bike lane? Buy them flowers. Boston Cyclist Crowdfunds for Tactical Urbanism “Tactical Urbanism” is another phrase for calling out the DIY DOT.

Another article on the study that found that drivers see “Share the Road” as “Bicycles Get Outta the Way”. A Simple Change to Road Signs Could Help Cyclists and Drivers Finally Get Along You think they could have found a better picture of a “cyclist” than a HD screen grab from the video for “Motherfucking Bike”?

Make the bike smarter and you can make the kiosks really stupid, or do away with them altogether. Portland Will Get “Smart Bikes” in 2016

Is your town trying to kill you? The government is trying to make walking American again

And now we are done for the day, because there ain’t no more links. Today’s post was about half the size of yesterday’s by word count.

Billed @€0.02, Opus the Poet

Feeling lazy, and the Feed

I think it might be related to the change in the seasons, or maybe the person that makes the coffee in the morning (see-through coffee! sacrilege) but I have been feeling a touch on the lethargic side today. I mean it took forever to get through the funnies today even with blowing off the comments sections. And I still have more chores to finish, like replacing the wheel I replaced the tube on yesterday and putting it back on the bike, and taking the letter with the new check for the artist that won the tattoo contest last year that replaces the check that was wandering all over Canada to the Post Office to put the correct postage on it (that one might have to wait until Monday as it is already too late to get to the Post Office on the bus before it closes). And I really need to mow the lawn but I can’t get the mower to crank over in this cold weather we are having.

Up first, current law in DC is that if there is any possible thing an injured pedestrian or cyclist could have done to prevent a wreck that injured them, then they get nothing even if the driver of the weapon vehicle was 100% at fault. Trying to get this changed is having a rough time getting through. Bill to change compensation for injured walkers, cyclists stalls again Seriously I think they are just delaying this to make the next council have to deal with it so they don’t have to explain why they voted it down to prosecutors.

A stolen trike in PA. Sentinel police log for Nov. 13 Look near the bottom of the Carlisle PD log. Seriously, who doesn’t like Unlawful Falafel? That’s just wrong.

Umm, what is this supposed to accomplish, really? Bin lorries get warning signs for cyclists This might help the one or two cyclists who get hit after passing garbage trucks at the curb waiting for the light to turn, but what about the ones hit waiting at the light before the truck gets there, or the ones who can’t see the back of the truck because there is a bus in front of it (which would blind that bicycle sensor BTW)?

Last link is from WoaB’s favorite artist Bikeyface. SHARING I’m with using a cartoon spokesthing on kids’ shows (I nominate “Sammy the Sharing Squirrel”) with examples of what “Share the Road” really means, but BMUFL signs are better than “Share the Road” for the short term. I really need to do a series of short scripts for the PSA for Cartoon Network this Sunday, to be shown during Adult Swim… Yes, I’m getting slightly excited about the concept.

And those are all the links I had today, really there was next to nothing in the Google Alerts and not much more in my online newspapers.

Billed @€0.02, Opus the unkillable badass Poet