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Five cyclists killed in Kalamazoo

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Starman justice is not enough for this murderer.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Why is the first impulse always blood thirst toward the perpetrator?

    Five people were killed.

    That makes me incredibly sad.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I wonder if this was some angry guy zooming around looking to road rage on someone or a drunk.

    Cycling, in many places, is incredibly dangerous. Almost all the well known cyclists in our area have been hit by cars at least once.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I want a bicycle really bad and to take it up as a supplement to running. But I just don't want to ride in the street. I have when cyclists are in the street, as a driver. There's not enough room for them.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Not enough room and drivers get angry and an angry asshole in a car vs. bike is a road rage nightmare.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Looking on Strava, it appears that stretch of Westnedge Ave is a really popular cycling route. Given it's near a park and the river trail, drivers should be used to seeing cyclists on it.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    There's a stretch like that in Chicago. Milwaukee Avenue, I think. The Yuppie 500.
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  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Pick your route carefully and you'll be fine.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The Hipster Highway.

    It's a fucking nightmare. But, at least on Milwaukee, the cyclists mostly observe traffic signals.
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Corporate lawyers by day. Used book store poetry section perusers by night.
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  12. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    I ride and even commute by bike and haven't had any serious problems (knock wood). But I'm VERY vigilant and choose routes carefully to avoid the busiest roads. The problem is that most cyclists obey the rules but drivers only remember the ones that didn't and now ALL cyclists are the enemy. It works the other way - most drivers have been courteous and careful around me but the ones that haven't are the ones you I remember most clearly.
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