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BUMPS

Bicyclists United with Motorcyclists and Pedestrians for Safety. A local group advocating safety for all the vulnerable users of the roads and highways through changes in laws, infrastructures, and minds.

Location: Ludington
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Sep 18

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What's So Difficult About Printing the Truth About Motorcycle Crashes?

Started by XLFD Sep 18. 0 Replies

I am always perplexed about media coverage of motorcycle crashes, and why they seem to go out of their way to vindicate bad drivers breaking the law while at the same time excoriating the often-dead…Continue

Reckless Reporting and Investigating in Motorcycle Accidents

Started by XLFD. Last reply by XLFD Aug 22. 6 Replies

I have presented numerous articles where the police and media cooperate in further ruining the lives of an accident victim by misrepresenting the accident so as to shift the blame towards the…Continue

Old Motorcyclist Fades Away from Sight of Inattentive Motorist

Started by XLFD. Last reply by IHaveANotion Aug 10. 9 Replies

As related in the Mason County Press:  PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 76-year-old…Continue

The Churly and the Burley

Started by XLFD. Last reply by IHaveANotion Aug 7. 1 Reply

A Western Michigan mother is going across the crosswalk on her bicycle regulated by a stop sign towing her baby along behind her when the unthinkable happens.  The car which has stopped and…Continue

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Comment by XLFD on May 4, 2015 at 5:27pm

Just ten minutes ago, I was waiting on my bicycle to cross Ludington at Harrison from the corner with the post office, an old lady in a motor scooter is on the opposite corner wanting to cross over my way.  The walk sign comes up, I head over she starts her scooter going.  From behind her, a truck turns right in front of her, fortunately, she saw what was happening and stopped; I had to stop too to avoid being ran over.

An LPD Tahoe right behind the truck, who must've seen this truck violate both the lady's and my right-of-way just heads across the street as if it was no big deal.  These are the same kops who stop bicyclists for crossing empty intersections claiming they violated right-of-way rules. 

Comment by XLFD on July 2, 2012 at 9:41pm

Pedalled 1144 miles in June, my best June since 2006.

Comment by XLFD on July 27, 2011 at 10:14pm

This tragedy happened in our state in Canton.  A young mother was walking her bike across the street, and was struck down by a passing vehicle preparing to turn.  http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110722/NEWS03/110722002

How do you miss seeing her crossing this road, walking her bike, when you are slowing for a turn?  And why isn't there any charges against the driver?

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Comment by XLFD on November 13, 2010 at 4:37pm
Anybody have any more info than the LDN (p 5) on Tuesday about the car-bicycle accident that happened near the Ludington HS?
Comment by XLFD on April 17, 2010 at 12:01am
Interested in motorcycle routes around the area? Interested in enjoying refreshing non-alcoholic beverages for those long bike treks? Curious about bike events in the area? Or do you just want to talk with bikers who ride around Western Michigan and share advice? Check out Coffee Shop Bikers, a new site started by our very own Sheila Johnson. And tell your friends; you can all use it as a network to co-ordinate your tours, and safely get from one place to another.

http://coffeeshopbikers.ning.com/
 

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