Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago, the leafy NW side
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It's terrible, and by no means did the cyclist 'deserve' to get hurt, much less die. But a certain amount of bravado and recklessness goes with being young and male. I guess 33 isn't that young though.
This happened not too far from my house (within two miles let's say) and there are a lot of bike riders around here who ride very recklessly---a late teen, early twenties-year old kid ran a red light right in front of me the other night, from the sidewalk on the near side. Not only could I not see him until he was in the street, he could not have seen me either--but he wasn't even looking to the side, just straight ahead. The sound of my braking or horn did not appear to get his attention, either.
I never think I have hit hard, unless it rebounds.
- Dr Samuel Johnson
Last edited by Chicago Al; 07-25-13 at 04:21 PM.