Rob Escalante lives in Los Angeles and rides on a daily basis. If you’ve ever ridden in LA, you know how insane the drivers and traffic can be. It can be scary dangerous for a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, and even other cars. Today he took a moment out of his day to help an elderly woman. The story made me feel all warm and fuzzy, so I had to share.
Posts Tagged ‘traffic’
Guys, this is what I’m talking about. Nothing about the NYC incident where the Range Rover gets surrounded after a traffic collision then runs over a rider and three motorcycles was okay. Nothing. But what is absolutely abhorrent is the fact that nearly every “big media” news article I read about it said the rider who got ran over had a “broken leg”. Only one I saw alluded to more injuries. That rider is in a coma, on a breathing machine because his lungs were crushed. I just want to remind everyone… Continue Reading »
At first I almost wanted to avoid posting the video of the SUV running over the motorcyclist and then getting pulled out of his car because it was all over the internet already and I’m really not one to “beat a dead horse”. However, after countless people have sent it to be or asked my opinion I figured it’s time to unleash the verbal beat down (on everyone involved). Every report I’ve read about it on huge news sites has been incredibly biased. Post script addition: Seriously people, I’m not on the… Continue Reading »
Lane splitting and sharing… the debate resurfaces. This Oregon bill basically gives us the same rights as bicyclists who “filter” through traffic at slow speeds. In a nutshell it says that we may pass between two lanes of traffic or cars if the cars are going less than 10mph and the motorcyclist is going 20mph or less. Pertinent reading material: Lane Splitting via WikiPedia FAQs for Motorcycles via Portland Bureau of Transportation Why Lane Splitting is Awesome via Hell for Leather How to Lane Split via Hell for Leather Study Proves Drivers… Continue Reading »