Biker Down – Keith Moon

A Bend bicyclist died after his bicycle struck an SUV in southeast Bend late Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Callers to Deschutes County dispatch around 4:15 p.m. said a bicyclist was down near the corner of Southeast 2nd Street and Miller Avenue (north of Wilson Avenue) and was bleeding from the head and not breathing.

Late Wednesday night, police Lt. Ben Gregory identified the bicyclist as Keith W. Moon, 50, of Bend.

He said Moon’s bike struck the passenger side rear corner of a 2001 GMC Yukon driven by Lauren Stoery, 49, of Sisters.

Moon was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene, despite efforts to revive him, Gregory said.

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The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

7 thoughts on “Biker Down – Keith Moon

  1. There seems to be a disproportionate amount of middle aged soccer moms riding around in massive SUV’s striking bicyclists…

    Just noticing a trend, I guess.

    And I have to tell you, after driving across the country last month, of all the driving mistakes and bad moves and rude gestures and dangerous lane changes, most of them were committed by women talking on their cell phones. I don’t say that to be a misogynist, just pointing out what I noticed.

    I’m full of harmless noticing today, aren’t I?

  2. I have noticed that SUV drivers tend to be less aware of the ends and corners of their vehicles, especially the rear corners. I get passed by Suburbans and Escalades that swing out to give me 2-3 feet passing and then almost hit me with the back bumper, with alarming frequency. Perhaps such large vehicles should require a special permit to drive, where you can’t just plop down your money (or sign your life away in payments) hop in and go? I was a pilot for a long time, and having a license doesn’t let you buy a 747 and kick the tires and light the fires. You have to get signed off as competent to fly a big bird like that after training and a practical demonstration of your abilities with the bird. I think it’s long past time to do the same with ground vehicles.

  3. interesting how Moon “struck” the SUV and not the other way around when in reality the SUV made the dreaded left turn in front of the cyclist. the link also says Moon “collided” with the SUV. gotta love how the media portrays cylists hitting cars.