My condolences to the victim's family. I'm sure that the facts will come out during the trial, but the fact that the cyclist feels the need to blog about his actions may not have been his smartest move. I recently collided with a pedestrian as well, except in my case, he was crossing in the middle of the street and emerged from between two parked cars, about 5 feet in front of me. We both went down hard, but he was pretty solidly built and quite a bit younger than 71. Its been about a month since the accident, and I just started riding again this week. It definitely has made me a more cautious rider . . .