Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Effective Cycling

Effective Cycling, a cyclist educational program developed by John Forester, has educational videos that are beneficial for us to see. Please take some time to view them, they will provide some tools that can save your life.
Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rollerbladers Count Too!

Some are aware of Hains Point, or East Potomac Park, and its well known grounds for local cycling teams, runners, and the occasional citizen washing his/her car in tranquility. Hains point is also common grounds for local roller-bladders.

The park is an escape for active residents because of its low traffic volume, and for what traffic exist drivers are mostly courteous. As safe of a place its, accidents do occur. A third-party source revealed of a rollerblader accident at "the point" this afternoon. All the details have yet to be defined, but an ambulance was involved. Anyone who saw this happen, feel free to comment. To all who use "The Point", be careful and look out for each other.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pedestrian Hit by Novak this Morning

This morning columnist Robert Novak hits a pedestrian on the corner of 18th and K street during his commute to work. Novak hit the 66 year old man and kept on driving until a cyclist, David Bono, stopped him a half a block away. Novak stated that he didn't know that he hit the man, but Bono says that it was obvious since the man was splayed across Novak's windshield.

Robert Novak was not arrested, however he was ticketed with failure to yield right of way.

My question is, "Why aren't authorities doing more than just handing out tickets?"

Earlier this month William K. Johnson was acquitted of the deaths of two Jackson County cyclists. The two cyclists, Larry Gaunt 54 and Sierra Gaunt 14, were out training for the MS-150 when Johnson slammed into them while speeding. He killed two people just because he didn't want to move over to the other lane. Just think about it.

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Tragedy Was Not In Vain

Yesterday I was riding through Court House on Wilson. I noticed something different on how the drivers were driving. I would see people turn on their signals early then gradually make their right hand turn. I also saw a lot of drivers being more observant by looking around while crossing an intersection. I am cannot be for certain if this is because of Alice Swanson or other wise. All I must say is that for at least one day drivers are being more cautious. The next time I ride on Wilson, or any road, I hope I see the same thing. Keep it up drivers!