News Flash! Danger! Warning!
What to do in case of Alien Attack:
1) Hide under the seat of your plane and look away
2) Avoid eye contact
3) If there are no eyes, avoid ALL contact
(USAF Training Film)
Do NOT watch, read or listen to ............anything or anyone. Especially me.
Life and/ or Information is dangerous and can lead to cognitive dissonance.
Agreed - this was an avoidable tragedy, in many ways.
Agreed - the punishment seemed lenient.
Agreed -- Life is an exercise in Risk Management.
The Denver Post's coverage was thin and sensationalistic. I'd advise looking at the local papers and the comments posted for a fuller picture.
I have seen some posts in the CS papers that this particular intersection is especially problematic and needs better safety control of it.
One post in particular thought that the riders, though they were within their legal right of way, would have been better served to exercise EXTREME caution at this intersection and yield their right of way to any and all vehicles.
I think everyone can relate a similar experience of being behind the wheel yourself and someone did something boneheadedly dangerous and illegal -- what did you do? Hit them? Get hit BY them?
They were blatantly in the wrong -- you in the right. Thank god YOU were paying attention and were heads up, right?
We all see life through our own lense and make our own choices based on the same information.
Some will choose to never ride on the road. Some will shrug their shoulders and move on. Others will move ahead on the same course with a heightened awareness.
This is no way intended to blame the cyclists or absolve the motorist of one scintilla of responsibility
Being Alive = Risk
On the trail, you are subject to a myriad of risks -- bears, rattlesnakes, cougars, horses, rockfalls, flash floods, hyperthermia, hypothermia, compound fractures, concussions, frame/component failures, collisions with fixed objects and/or other riders, lightning, falling timber, hunters/ shootists, etc...
Do you ride alone? Your risk factor just increased exponentially.
Ain't perception wonderful?
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off for a solo ride above timberline -- Do those clouds look nasty to you? Hmmmmmm......
Maybe I'll just surf the couch.