California brothers killed by stoned driver while riding in Utah, 74-year-old man missing after Long Beach bike ride

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A few quick notes before we begin.

First of all, thank you for all the kind words and good wishes following my operation. Things seem to have gone well and are progressing well; I have regained almost full use of my left hand, which is more than I could say before the operation.

We have a lot to catch up on. I will do everything I can today and try to finish in the next few days. Including the failure to roll out innovative street design in San Diego.

And my sincere thanks to everyone who sent advice while I was away, especially for the story below. There are just too many people to thank everyone individually this time, let alone follow.

But I’m really grateful for all your help.

Photo of fractured bicycle helmet by WikimediaImages Pixabay.

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Heartbreaking and infuriating news from Utah, where two Californian brothers participating in the Spring Tour of St. George were killed Saturday when a an allegedly stoned woman drove into the bike path they were riding in.

the a woman reportedly failed all field sobriety tests and admitted to being on a cocktail of drugsincluding fentanyl, after being admitted to hospital the day before.

However, she claimed she lost control because she shit “uncontrollably” in her pants while she was driving. And continued driving after hitting the victims because she couldn’t stop the car until the badly damaged engine gave way several hundred yards away.

Sure. It could happen.

The victims were found unconscious and later died at a local hospital.

There is no information on their names or where they are from in California. However, rumors are circulating that at least one was a popular Los Angeles-area runner.

Let’s pray that’s not true.

Julie Ann Budge, 47, faces two counts of negligent driving homicide, as well as two hit-and-run and impaired driving charges for the two unnecessary deaths. I hope they watered it down before booking it.

It should also be noted that this is the same town in Utah where NBA star Shawn Bradley was paralyzed when he was rammed on his bike by a driver rushing to pick up his children from school.

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Family members ask for help find an old Mexican man who disappeared while riding a bike in Long Beach almost two weeks ago.

Manuel Aboyte was last seen stopping to buy lottery tickets at a Circle K gas station in North Long Beach on March 30.

The 74-year-old Sinaloa resident of Leyva was in town to visit his sister, who was suffering from illness and was hospitalized just before she went missing.

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Famous media critic Eric Boehlert was one of us.

Unfortunately however, Boehlert was killed when he was hit by a train while riding his bike in Montclair, New Jersey last Monday night.

the 57-year-old man has made a career out of exposing right-wing misinformation by writing for Media matters to America, Salon, Kos every day and as founder of the Press Run website.

He was also the author of Lapdogs: How the press turned to Bushand Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press.

It is not known if he went around a level crossing barrier, or if it was an uncontrolled level crossing or if the accident happened in some other way.

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Buena Park needs your input on a proposed complete streets project this Thursday.

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Costa Mesa wants a minute of your time — no, literally — to introduce a new bollard-protected bike lane, as they work to install “high-quality bike facilities” across the city.

Although, as we saw in Los Angeles, a bike lane isn’t really protected if the bollards are spaced far enough apart for drivers to park in.

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Now seems like a good time to remember that yellow road signs are advisory and do not have the force of law.

Although you will definitely be blamed if something goes wrong after ignoring one.

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Well, it’s true.

You can get yours here. I did it.

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The war on cars may be a myth, but the war on bikes continues.
Local

Fallen cyclist Jeff Knopp was honored with the first sculpture of the Yellow Bike Project of Los Angeles; the permanent memorial we hope draw attention to the risks to which people are exposed when walking and cycling in the city The Marine Corps vet was killed when a driver hit him while riding a hidden bike on Foothill Boulevard in Sunland-Tujunga.

You only have until the end of this month to apply for a Go Human mini-grant to improve road safetyassuming you are a nonprofit or community organization.

Streets For All is hosting a Zoom mobility debate between CD 9 board member Curren Price and challenger Dulce Vasquez on April 24.

Lancaster received a $5 million grant for the two-mile Amargosa Recreational Trail Projectwith protected cycle and pedestrian paths, as well as public art, along the Amargosa Creek.

State

A A San Diego man suffered a broken collarbone and left wrist when he “collided” with a van driven by an 80-year-old woman in an apparent left-hand accident while riding his bicycle.

Route.cc offers a look at “Ten Stunning Road Bikes” From Last Week’s Sea Otter Classic in Monterey.

Sad news from Modesto, where a A 62-year-old man was killed while riding his bicycle in a hit-and-run on Saturday night; police are looking for the drivers of two vans that appeared to be traveling together.

A 38-year-old Oakland cyclist suffered serious head trauma when he was hit by the driver of a Cadillac Escalade who ran the red light when he fled the scene after the crash.

National

The new Denver Broncos owner could be one of us; 77 years old Walmart heir Rob Walton is reportedly preparing a $4 billion bid for the teamnearly 40 years after competing in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.

A broadcaster for the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights hockey team is one of us, after suffer ‘serious injuries’ in a bicycle accident. However, it is unclear whether he was hit by a motorist or fell off his bicycle.

from colorado state legislature approved true idaho shutdown law, allowing users to treat stop signs as yields and red lights as stop signs; the bill is now on the governor’s desk awaiting his signature. Hopefully it won’t suffer the same fate as California’s attempt to allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yields, which was vetoed by Governor Newsom last year..

This is the cost of road violence. 24-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed when he was run over by the driver of a dump truck as he attempted to cross a Florida highway.

Former Olympic gold medalist in figure skating Scott Hamilton plans to ride 444 miles along the Natchez Trace Parkway across Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee in hopes of raising $1.25 million to help fight glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

International

A British Columbia man fights back after the provincial driver’s insurance agency charged him $3,700 for damage to the Mercedes-Benz that knocked him over as he pedaled through an intersection, somehow concluding that he was 50% responsible for the accident – even though the driver had executed the stop sign.

It is with him that we share the road. In another example of authorities keeping a dangerous driver on the road until it is too late, a 22-year-old Briton will spend 30 years behind bars for using a stolen car as a weapon to run over another man outside a pub, dragging him under his car; he was charged with using a vehicle as a weapon twice before, but kept driving until he killed someone.

Heartbreaking photo of a man walking on his bicycle in front of the ruins of a building destroyed by Russian bombing in Chernihiv, Ukraine.

A 26-year-old Kenyan is on his bicycle to campaign for the governorship of the country’s Nakura County.

Competitive cycling

Former Scion cyclist Taylor Phinney sheds light on his unexpected retirement from the WorldTour, saying professional cycling is “screwed”, because of a culture of drug addiction and silence.

Polish professional Michal Kwiatkowski was declared the winner of Sunday’s Amstel Gold Classic in a photo-finish with Frenchman Benoit Cosnefroy, who initially claimed first place until photos confirmed Kwiatkowski crossed the finish line just ahead of him.

Dutch professional Milan Vader reportedly in stable condition after major accident during a descent during the Tour of the Basque Country last week, suffering from a fractured collarbone, vertebrae and scapula, as well as stents placed in the carotid artery. Aussie Lucas Hamilton was much luckier, walking away with a bloody nose after a scary flip on a railing.

I was years old today when I learned that WorldTour cycling teams risk relegation, just like soccer teams.

old great german Jan Ulrich raised the equivalent of over $43,700 for children in Ukraine by auctioning his personalized yellow Pinarello from the 1998 Tour de France; the bike never used was created to allow him to travel to Paris for what would have been his second consecutive Tour victory, until he was thwarted by Marco Pantani.

To finish…

That feeling when you’re scared of a a new protected cycle path will provide an escape route for criminals. When you can’t ride a bike because a a bird has built a nest there.

And who wants leave your dog at homeanyway?

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Be safe and stay healthy. And get vaccinated, already.

Oh, and damn Poutine too.

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