Sunday, December 5, 2010
Cycling Silk's blog this weekend raised the alarming question of the Judiciary's attitude towards Cyclist's safety. Many examples of prosecutions by the CPS not being dealt with because they were not in the "Public Interest" but on the other side of the coin Cyclist being dealt with harshly for riding in a manner that is recommended by "various authorities on safety" !
Since when has a motorist been allowed to drive at speed into an area that they cannot see and scatter cyclists like nine pins ? "Oops just hit something, better check the panelwork", "Hey you !" "You just damaged my panel work ! What do you mean send the bill to the Cyclist's Estate?".It's a cyclist so it is not in the "Public interest " to prosecute the van driver because he couldn't see where he was driving on the road.
Currently there is a significant effort being made to encourage more to get on their bike but whilst the politicians want to keep "health Costs" down they are also happy to take money from cyclists who are making the effort to survive on the English roads.
Fatcyclist.com is currently entertaining the public with a competition to encourage his Blog visitors to lose weight during the runup to the Christmas holidays. Last time i looked there was close to 1200 comments by viewers/visitors keen to take up the challenge of losing 10lbs in the period nominated. unfortunately , much as i would like to participate, i am currently on my minimum weight thus if i stop training and add beer to my diet i will likely add weight.
An earlier post of his about the rollers encouraged/inspired me to get out on the road/race bike for a few more days. Wearing 3 extra layers i descended into the Ziller valley for an hour or so but arrived back soaked in sweat even though i was not pushing hard on the climb each time, thought i was back in the summer as i stripped off in -3 c at the house.
George the cyclist is continuing to enjoy Turkish coastal weather as he heads to Istanbul and seems to have escaped the area where he was continually stoned and has persevered with the trip even after being robbed at the start of the visit to Turkey when he was riding with a companion.
Went to facebook to do posting and found this item:
Remember AMY G. in 2005 , the drivergot off with a slap on the wrist !
Tweet by lancearmstrong
So sad to hear this. http://usat.me?41518514. May they RIP. Thoughts go out to their families
My reply tweet
@lancearmstrong just found this on facebook! Agree with your sentiments ! Remember AMY G. in 2005, nothing done to driver will be enough !
What can any of us say to Mongrels who are Unlicensed and Uninsured?
R.I.P. Amy and ALL who are Murdered by these miscreants that lack humanity !!
PS Take some time to visit the other blogs found in the profile.