[*BCM*] grim scenes saturday... any news?

jasmine laietmark jasmine at bikesnotbombs.org
Sun Aug 2 13:43:10 EDT 2009

i think this will be my last email on this chain.

i don't even know if this person was hit by a car. i don't know what
happened. that's why i wrote the email. i wanted to know if anyone had heard
news on this fellow 4th st bridge cyclist's condition.

all i know is that his brain seeped out of his cracked skull, and it was
there on the street when i rode by.

i didn't say anything about my safety standards. the implication may have
been that i wish this person had been wearing a helmet. yes, and i even
would go so far as to say that i hope *you* wish this person had been
wearing a helmet. i wouldn't have seen his brain then, and that would have
been better.

i hope this person makes it... but it didn't look so good.

On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Turtle <turtle at thewiseturtle.com> wrote:

> My antagonism (which really started out as a very polite comment) is
> highly appropriate in this case.  The cause of the crash is the
> problem, not the arbitrary wearing or not wearing of prohibitively
> expensive (for many) and possibly dangerous hats.
> I mean, if you're going to insinuate that the guy was not protecting
> himself to your personal standards, perhaps you should complain that
> he would have been fine if he'd been driving a car, instead of the
> bike.  Or maybe he should have just taken the bus.
> My point is that if you want us all to be safe, pay attention to what
> actually causes crashes.  Why were two vehicle drivers trying to be in
> the same place at the same time?
> Peace, Love, and Bicycles,
> -Turil
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