Drinking and biking
Thread started by sma
at 04.10.09 - 2:09 pm
21% of cyclists in NYC who died had alcohol in their bodies.
< href="http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/study-links-alcohol-and-bike-deaths/">click here for article
Makes me thirsty. Of those killed cyclists, how many were on tallbikes? My money is on none.
04.10.09 - 2:23 pm
There are a lot of bike fatalities among middle-aged men involving alcohol.
Not because there's a secret Master's level crankmob out there, but because a bicycle is how a lot of people who lose their licenses to DUI get around, and they don't stop cruising around drunk just because they don't have a car.
04.10.09 - 2:26 pm
The article was looking to be inflammatory. It goes on later to say that 3/4 of all fatalities were from riders that weren't wearing helmuts? Why not lead with that?
My friends at NYC Streetsblog took the article apart pretty well:
04.10.09 - 2:42 pm
------------->>> wear a helmet, save your life <<<----------------
04.10.09 - 2:45 pm
only 3% of the fatalities, they wore a helmet.
14 were bicycle only, 4 of those were a parked car, 1 of those was an open door
04.10.09 - 2:50 pm
Fat Tire in cans! Lightweight and safety positive.
Be careful riding around with beer though ... you could drop your beer.
Also there is 1200% increased chance of having a bike fatality if you are drunk and unhelmeted.
Use the Schwartz!
04.10.09 - 4:01 pm
Drinking and riding is so much fun!
Thanks for the idea...I think I'm gonna do it tonight!
04.10.09 - 4:19 pm
OK, so 18 out of 84 people that died over 10 years, that they did valid tests on had alcohol in their system. That's not much of a statistic, quite frankly.
04.10.09 - 4:20 pm
DUI Checkpoint TONIGHT, April 10 near LA Live & Staples Center Tonight: It's been a tough few weeks in Los Angeles http://laist.com/2009/04/10/there_will_be_a_dui_checkpoint_on_o.php
04.10.09 - 4:21 pm
1200% increased chance every TNS, fuckyeah!
i like to live dangeroussslyyy
04.10.09 - 6:00 pm
wow, i still can not get over FAT TIRE in cans!!!!
04.10.09 - 6:09 pm
my friend got some at House of Spirts of all places.
I went there a couple of weeks ago and looked for it but couldn;t find any.
04.10.09 - 6:14 pm
+ 1 !! Ayup, it's on tap tonight!!
04.10.09 - 6:16 pm
Fat Tire in cans = the obvious choice.
Notice it says, "pack in in, pack it out".
04.10.09 - 7:49 pm
They mean for picnics, of course. Pack it in ... your picnic basket. Which can go in your bike basket, alongside the lox and cream cheese.
"God I can't wait for picnic season again," I just thought, as though I didn't live in Los Angeles. Back in the olden days, when I lived in New York, you couldn't have picnics something like 7 months out of the year. It was horrible.
04.10.09 - 8:05 pm
at least we do not live in poland
04.11.09 - 11:14 am
you can get a DUI in Arizona on your bike
04.11.09 - 11:29 am