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I'm Noticing A Trend Here - Dead Cyclists

Old 12-05-22, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
I keep wondering how we did it before...

No helmet
No rear view mirror
No bike lanes
No cameras
No reflective tape
No lights other than that strap on bugger with two C size batteries and a PR-4 bulb

I am certainly proof that God is looking after me... I am grateful...
the good old days
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Old 12-05-22, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund View Post
Cops too.
Oh I know. I've been on the business end of a texting police officer.
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Old 12-05-22, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
^^THIS is my point whenever I post in A&S.

It is very difficult to change the world. As H.D. Thoreau wrote: "...it [is] labor enough to subdue and cultivate a few cubic feet of flesh." ** Meaning, it's hard enough just take care of yourself much less inherited problems.

That said, ADMIT to ourselves that road cycling in traffic exposes us to real hazards due to our mismatch in speed, size, visibility, and vulnerability. Then take action to become as visible, predictable, skilled, and yes, even AVOID certain roads at certain times. Come to admit that just because it is legal, and within our rights under law, doesn't mean it's safe and we should do it. Even the pros get hozed out there occasionally. The weak, slow, inattentive, self-righteous, unskilled cyclist living in denial have the best chance of getting weeded out of the gene pool. Don't be that cyclist. Any infrastructure improvements are just gravy. We still need be skilled and awake 100% of the ride. Just ask the mom who just got killed in a bike lane by a right-hook.

Arguing with straw men much?
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Old 12-05-22, 09:01 PM
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Before there were 18 wheelers on the road, no motorists were getting killed by 18 wheelers. It is common these days that motorists die in a battle of gross tonnage with 18 wheelers.
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