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Should America Euthanize the Old People and Homeless?

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Old February 10th 11, 10:38 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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On Feb 10, 1:19 pm, Wes Newell wrote:
On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 05:14:45 -0800, His Highness the TibetanMonkey,
originator of the Stop the Bull**** Campaign wrote:

"When overtaking a bicyclist, motorists are worried about how close
vehicles in the adjacent or oncoming lanes are rather than how close
they are coming to the bicyclist

Makes sense to me. Let's see, do I worry about a 300lb rider and bike
that I may hit at an adjusted velocity of maybe 20mph that will not hurt
*me* at all, or a 10 ton truck coming at me with a combined velocity of
close to 100mph, that will probably kill *me*.

Personally, I watch them all, but it's easy to see other drivers
perspective. That's why a cyclist must be much more careful and be
concerned with ALL traffic, not just what's behind him.

Just so you don't think I'm biased, in the last 8 months (since I started
riding) I've put about 1500 miles on my bike, and maybe 50 miles on my
car. Yes, I wish drivers would pay more attention to driving, but wish in
one hand and......

Cross posting removed.

Sorry, the cross posting is part of the deal.

Let me tell you. Number of miles I put in last year... nearly zero.
This year, probably a couple of hundred. Actually I rode today my
monkey bike (folding single speed speedy bike) right on Biscayne Blvd
(where nobody dares) and I feel great. But there's ghost bike
dedicated to a young rider that was killed there last year.


Whether all this fear and carnage is really necessary is another

"In the early morning of October 30, 2009, a high-school student and
his two friends rode their bicycles from one boy's Miami Shores house
to another's home in North Miami. The cyclists believed they were safe
at night because their bikes had front and rear lights."



It is on this same road I will be riding a serious bike with a serious
trailer. And the route there is even more scary. Some may say this
amounts to legal euthanasia.

Or maybe I will need the lawyer that advertises the link above. I have
to provide the injury or dismembered body however.


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