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Old October 7th 10, 09:37 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_2_]
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Default OT, but interesting, bit about the US and a cyclist killing a jogger.

weird ways of the USA , comments are interesting too

http://www.trifuel.com/forum/24136/cyclist-kills-runner


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Old October 7th 10, 11:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tony Raven[_3_]
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Default OT, but interesting, bit about the US and a cyclist killing ajogger.

Mrcheerful wrote:
weird ways of the USA , comments are interesting too

http://www.trifuel.com/forum/24136/cyclist-kills-runner



"Huddleston was hit Thursday evening, apparently when she abruptly
turned into a cyclist’s path in a section of the trail near Routh
Street. She was wearing headphones and may not have heard the bicycle
approaching, police said.

She was taken to the hospital with critical head injuries."

I'm surprised you didn't suggest that if she had worn a helmet it would
have saved her life.

Tony
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Old October 8th 10, 12:40 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_2_]
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Default OT, but interesting, bit about the US and a cyclist killing a jogger.

Tony Raven wrote:
Mrcheerful wrote:
weird ways of the USA , comments are interesting too

http://www.trifuel.com/forum/24136/cyclist-kills-runner



"Huddleston was hit Thursday evening, apparently when she abruptly
turned into a cyclist’s path in a section of the trail near Routh
Street. She was wearing headphones and may not have heard the bicycle
approaching, police said.

She was taken to the hospital with critical head injuries."

I'm surprised you didn't suggest that if she had worn a helmet it
would have saved her life.

Tony


I now understand that there is an embargo on mentioning anything which may
save injury/death, such as obeying the highway code, observing traffic
directions, wearing protective equipment, using lights at night, avoiding A
roads with a small child in tow, using one way streets the correct way,
undertaking large vehicles at junctions, giving pedestrians on crossings
precendence, having working brakes etc. etc. Basically anything that
might make cycling safer or more popular is to be pooh-poohed.


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Old October 8th 10, 08:29 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default OT, but interesting, bit about the US and a cyclist killing a jogger.

On Oct 7, 9:37*pm, "Mrcheerful" wrote:
weird ways of the USA , comments are interesting too

http://www.trifuel.com/forum/24136/cyclist-kills-runner


Terrible accident, I cycled that trail a few years back with a local
cycling group.

The comments about cyclist/driver dynamics are interesting, I find
cycling in the US a lot less stressful. US drivers, on the whole, tend
to be a lot more courteous and leave a lot more room, maybe due to
their compensation culture? But then I found that to be true of
Yorkshire drivers compared to Cambridge recently ...

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Old October 8th 10, 11:25 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tony Raven[_3_]
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Default OT, but interesting, bit about the US and a cyclist killing a jogger.

"Mrcheerful" wrote:
Tony Raven wrote:
Mrcheerful wrote:
weird ways of the USA , comments are interesting too

http://www.trifuel.com/forum/24136/cyclist-kills-runner



"Huddleston was hit Thursday evening, apparently when she abruptly
turned into a cyclist’s path in a section of the trail near Routh
Street. She was wearing headphones and may not have heard the bicycle
approaching, police said.

She was taken to the hospital with critical head injuries."

I'm surprised you didn't suggest that if she had worn a helmet it
would have saved her life.

Tony


I now understand that there is an embargo on mentioning anything which
may
save injury/death, such as obeying the highway code, observing traffic

directions, wearing protective equipment, using lights at night,
avoiding A
roads with a small child in tow, using one way streets the correct
way,
undertaking large vehicles at junctions, giving pedestrians on
crossings
precendence, having working brakes etc. etc. Basically anything
that
might make cycling safer or more popular is to be pooh-poohed.


My apologies, I had forgotten you were the self appointed group
moderator.

In deference to that I won't therefore mention the major risk of
injury/death to cyclist viz. badly driven motor vehicles because I know
you will only allow the mention of trivial ones.

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Tony
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Old October 8th 10, 12:20 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_2_]
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Default OT, but interesting, bit about the US and a cyclist killing a jogger.

Tony Raven wrote:
"Mrcheerful" wrote:
Tony Raven wrote:
Mrcheerful wrote:
weird ways of the USA , comments are interesting too

http://www.trifuel.com/forum/24136/cyclist-kills-runner



"Huddleston was hit Thursday evening, apparently when she abruptly
turned into a cyclist's path in a section of the trail near Routh
Street. She was wearing headphones and may not have heard the
bicycle approaching, police said.

She was taken to the hospital with critical head injuries."

I'm surprised you didn't suggest that if she had worn a helmet it
would have saved her life.

Tony


I now understand that there is an embargo on mentioning anything
which may
save injury/death, such as obeying the highway code, observing
traffic

directions, wearing protective equipment, using lights at night,
avoiding A
roads with a small child in tow, using one way streets the correct
way,
undertaking large vehicles at junctions, giving pedestrians on
crossings
precendence, having working brakes etc. etc. Basically anything
that
might make cycling safer or more popular is to be pooh-poohed.


My apologies, I had forgotten you were the self appointed group
moderator.

In deference to that I won't therefore mention the major risk of
injury/death to cyclist viz. badly driven motor vehicles because I
know you will only allow the mention of trivial ones.


you expressed surprise at what I had mentioned, I explained my rationale.

by all means mention cyclists killed by cars, it is a cycling group, but
surely I can decide what I mention? or is that proscribed too?


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Old October 8th 10, 12:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tony Raven[_3_]
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Default OT, but interesting, bit about the US and a cyclist killing ajogger.

Mrcheerful wrote:

by all means mention cyclists killed by cars, it is a cycling group, but
surely I can decide what I mention? or is that proscribed too?



It was you that suggested there was an embargo on certain types of
information and you seem to be the one most often complaining about
stuff being OT. Since no-one else has, I assumed you must have started it.

Tony
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Old October 8th 10, 05:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
The Medway Handyman[_2_]
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Default OT, but interesting, bit about the US and a cyclist killing a jogger.

Tony Raven wrote:
"Mrcheerful" wrote:
Tony Raven wrote:
Mrcheerful wrote:
weird ways of the USA , comments are interesting too

http://www.trifuel.com/forum/24136/cyclist-kills-runner



"Huddleston was hit Thursday evening, apparently when she abruptly
turned into a cyclist's path in a section of the trail near Routh
Street. She was wearing headphones and may not have heard the
bicycle approaching, police said.

She was taken to the hospital with critical head injuries."

I'm surprised you didn't suggest that if she had worn a helmet it
would have saved her life.

Tony


I now understand that there is an embargo on mentioning anything
which may
save injury/death, such as obeying the highway code, observing
traffic

directions, wearing protective equipment, using lights at night,
avoiding A
roads with a small child in tow, using one way streets the correct
way,
undertaking large vehicles at junctions, giving pedestrians on
crossings
precendence, having working brakes etc. etc. Basically anything
that
might make cycling safer or more popular is to be pooh-poohed.


My apologies, I had forgotten you were the self appointed group
moderator.

In deference to that I won't therefore mention the major risk of
injury/death to cyclist viz. badly driven motor vehicles because I
know you will only allow the mention of trivial ones.


1 fatality in 3,651,607,826 miles driven isn't a serious threat to cyclists.


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a kid's toy, not a viable form of transport.


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Old October 8th 10, 05:50 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
The Medway Handyman[_2_]
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Default OT, but interesting, bit about the US and a cyclist killing a jogger.

Tony Raven wrote:
Mrcheerful wrote:
weird ways of the USA , comments are interesting too

http://www.trifuel.com/forum/24136/cyclist-kills-runner



"Huddleston was hit Thursday evening, apparently when she abruptly
turned into a cyclist’s path in a section of the trail near Routh
Street. She was wearing headphones and may not have heard the bicycle
approaching, police said.

She was taken to the hospital with critical head injuries."

I'm surprised you didn't suggest that if she had worn a helmet it
would have saved her life.


I'm surprised you didn't realise she wouldn't have heard the cyclist without
the headphones.

Thats what make pavement cyclists so dangerous. Silent killers.


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a kid's toy, not a viable form of transport.


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Old October 8th 10, 07:46 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default OT, but interesting, bit about the US and a cyclist killing a jogger.

On Oct 8, 5:50*pm, "The Medway Handyman" [email protected]
blueyonder.co.uk wrote:

I'm surprised you didn't realise she wouldn't have heard the cyclist without
the headphones.

Thats what make pavement cyclists so dangerous. *Silent killers.


Not as deadly as cars apparently, the AA have coined a rather
derogatory name for the poor victims, 'Ipod Zombies'

"Furthermore, the AA claims that the zombified state may be the cause
of some 500 pedestrian deaths of the total 27,000 pedestrian
casualties there were last year."


http://www.techwatch.co.uk/2010/08/0...-into-traffic/



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