Last edited by hagen2456; 05-04-12 at 07:39 AM.
Here the elk weigh 1200 to 1500 lbs, and light colored, making for a much bigger visual signature than a cyclist in dark clothing with no lights and with one very small red reflector. According to the media reports, the motorists that consecutively hit the cyclist were traveling well under the posted speed limit.
As you know, the speed limit doesn't apply to adverse driving conditions, and the media has been known to be wrong about a number of things.
That said, I've driven at 2 am in fog so bad you couldn't even see the road, going 15-20 in a 35 zone on a winding, two lane country road, narrowly missing hitting a buck, only to have somebody nearly rear-end me, swerve past narrowly missing the buck I narrowly missed, and go roaring off. Sorry, but that person who was probably going at the speed limit was a complete moron.
What do you call a cyclist who sells potpourri on the road? A pedaling petal-peddler.