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Old 09-09-21, 03:10 PM
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Chaos in Diablo valley

Chaos in the Diablo Valley. Yesterday, child got knocked off his bike in front of Sequoia school in Pleasant Hill, minor injuries. The same day a volunteer dad got killed working traffic patrol in Layette in front of Stanley school. The mom apparently parked on top of him instead of what she should have been doing. This afternoon, at the back entrance to Los Lomas high school a playful skateboarderís trick ended up with him laying in the road, minor injuries.

what a day!

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Old 09-09-21, 03:15 PM
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Wonder what will happen to the killer mom.
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Latest news: https://news24-680.com/2021/09/08/la...car-wednesday/

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This thread has almost nothing to do with bicycle safety.

I don't see why we would need a thread tracking a case that literally has nothing to do with bicycles. I feel bad for the crossing guard and his family, but three unrelated incidents, only a minor one involving a bicycle, is really a flimsy basis for a thread. A kid fell off his skateboard?! Really?!!!!!
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Are you paying for these posts? If not, then take a deep breath and think about how things in the universe are connected. You might learn something.
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Originally Posted by Joe Bikerider View Post
Are you paying for these posts? If not, then take a deep breath and think about how things in the universe are connected. You might learn something.

BS. You just like to post about random accidents. Seriously, make any connection between a kid falling off a skateboard and bicycle safety and advocacy. I double dog dare you.

And what's with the alarmist headline?

What "connections" exactly do you think you're illustrating here, oh great guru? **** happens?
Equating a kid fell off a skateboard to a crossing guard being killed in an act of heroism is downright offensive if you ask me.

And I triple dog dare anyone to go after me for calling a kid falling off a skateboard an accident instead of a crash.

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Old 09-10-21, 04:18 PM
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Please keep your dogs to yourself. Childish cartoon language is not convincing anyone. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Joe Bikerider View Post
Please keep your dogs to yourself. Childish cartoon language is not convincing anyone. Thanks.
I notice you can't even pretend to justify putting this thread here.

Are you starting your campaign to keep kids off skateboards here?

Woof woof.
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You two have a real Sam and Diane thing going here.
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I agree, we don't need non-bicycle incidents posted, they really serve no purpose here.
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Old 09-12-21, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
I agree, we don't need non-bicycle incidents posted, they really serve no purpose here.
Agree, we don't need non-bicycle incidents posted, nor most of the "bicycle incident" posts that are nothing more than references to an uninformative news clip that serve no purpose other than as a catalyst for more of the same old-same old uninformed speculation, mindless accusations/blame casting and irrational ranting from the usual suspects on this list.

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Cars are dangerous to children, pedestrians and cyclists alike.If we want to make our roads and streets safer for cyclists then we can put every person killed by a motor vehicle in the same column.
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Originally Posted by Joe Bikerider View Post
Are you paying for these posts? If not, then take a deep breath and think about how things in the universe are connected. You might learn something.
Nothing in the universe is connected to your post or these incidents.

Don't make silly posts just for the sake of posting.
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What you might take away from this is that school zones, even those posted with much reduced speed limits, are a place for extreme caution. I live within a 3-4 minute bike ride from a local grade school and if I want to ride south I have to go near it. I try to time my rides to always avoid those time periods when parents are dropping off or picking up their children. It almost seems like there is a sudden drop of about 30 IQ points when some parents get near the school. Parents often park within the turn radius of the corners so their precious child doesn't have to walk an extra 100 feet. They double park, do illegal u-turns without so much of a look in the mirror, and often ignore the posted 15mph speed limit within the school zone (only when children are present). Of course children are very present at these times. I've talked with one of the crossing guards at the school and she says they do stupid, illegal things right in front of her.
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What you might take away from this is that school zones, even those posted with much reduced speed limits, are a place for extreme caution. I live within a 3-4 minute bike ride from a local grade school and if I want to ride south I have to go near it. I try to time my rides to always avoid those time periods when parents are dropping off or picking up their children. It almost seems like there is a sudden drop of about 30 IQ points when some parents get near the school. Parents often park within the turn radius of the corners so their precious child doesn't have to walk an extra 100 feet. They double park, do illegal u-turns without so much of a look in the mirror, and often ignore the posted 15mph speed limit within the school zone (only when children are present). Of course children are very present at these times. I've talked with one of the crossing guards at the school and she says they do stupid, illegal things right in front of her.

You should be careful in school zones? Who knew? I thought those big signs, the crossing guards and the flashing lights were some sort of Hollywood premiere type ceremony.


Seriously, do you think one word of that is anything people don't already know?

This is not the "We Need to Constantly Remind People That Cars Hit People" forum. And it is certainly not the "Kids Falling Off of Skateboards" forum either.

Honestly, the crossing guard is a hero--he looks to have given up his own life to save several children. But pairing that woth a minor incident involving a bicycle and another one involving a skateboard just to shoehorn it into this forum is really offensive. It trivializes what this man did..
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This is not the "We Need to Constantly Remind People That Cars Hit People" forum. And it is certainly not the "Kids Falling Off of Skateboards" forum either.
Oh but it is (unfortunately.)

Irrational and mindless ranting about "bad driving", evil motorists, 2 ton death machines, killer texters and the various nightmares of a handful of posters is exactly what the A&S list has become.
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Originally Posted by Joe Bikerider View Post
Chaos in the Diablo Valley. Yesterday, child got knocked off his bike in front of Sequoia school in Pleasant Hill, minor injuries. The same day a volunteer dad got killed working traffic patrol in Layette in front of Stanley school. The mom apparently parked on top of him instead of what she should have been doing. This afternoon, at the back entrance to Los Lomas high school a playful skateboarderís trick ended up with him laying in the road, minor injuries.

what a day!
Every person that ever skateboarded fell in the road many times.
Thatís chaos?
Drama queens gonna be drama queens I guess
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I tripped on a rock yesterday. Such chaos.
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I tripped on a rock yesterday. Such chaos.

Mishegas abounds!
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