Biker down

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More bad news right upon the heels of the last bit of bad news. And, there is more queued up behind that. It never ends.

Another cyclist has lost his life on one of Quebec’s highways.

A 57-year-old man died after being hit by a car Saturday evening near Val-Morin, Que., some 90 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

The accident happened around 8 p.m. on the shoulder of Highway 117.

Quebec provincial police say the driver will be charged with impaired driving causing death.


Found this in the comment section following that article: Where’s the big response to traffic deaths? It is worth your time.

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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

2 Replies to “Biker down”

  1. Jonny, I think it comes down to peoples’ willingness to accapt highway deaths as the cost of doing business. As to cycling deaths, that’s something the vast majority probably don’t even think about. If they do, they figure the cyclist was asking for it, as they had no business being in traffic in the first place. I don’t condone it and I damned sure don’t agree, but if you were to ask me to explain it, that’s how I see it.

    As to the preoccupation with H1N1, I’d say two factors come into play:

    1-Public health authorities, or mass media or whoever the Joseph Goebbels of the moment is, has made a concerted effort to get the word out like they never have for highway safety; nevermind cyclist awareness or even drunk driving.

    2-It’s a hell of alot easier to make the average shlub afraid of what he can’t see and hardly understands, as in teeny-tiny microscopic germs. Hell, some folks have the phobia built right in.

    That’s how I understand it. And yep, it stinks.