Is it just me or is anyone else getting anoyed with the, "another cyclist killed" threads? First let me say that i am not trolling here. I know many will disagree with me. However, I simply don't see the need for posting a thread every time someone has an unfortunate accident on a bike.
Unless the forum community has direct or passive knowledge of the victim, i can't see where it does anything to "advocate" cycling. If nothing else, it probably does more to scare people off their bike and into a car. Maybe we should also start a "killed in auto wreck" thread. Surely we can find tons of stories on the web to fill this thread.
Maybe even a "pedestrian killed by car" thread. Or a "dies choking on pretzel" thread. Fear is a great motivator and often a very valuable emotion. Most of us are afraid to jump off a bridge, that is good. HOwever, more often than not, fear causes us to not get the most out of our lives. After all, there is plenty to fear out on the street when riding a bicycle.
As previously, mentioned there is also plenty to fear in other areas of life. Living is dangerous. I feel sorry for any cyclist killed, just as i do for any human that loses his life for any reason. There is reason for sorrow. However, i debate the merits of posting every "cyclist killed" story on this forum. This causes more harm than good.