Lots of chuckling online and on local news programs this morning over a Wisconsin cyclist who stupidly decided to bike across a bridge just as the bridge was raising up so a boat could pass underneath. She road right into the gap where the bridge separated to raise. You may have seen this. She fell into the crack and disappeared.
This action by a cyclist does not surprise us one bit, seeing how so many cyclists in this area act as though they can go wherever they want at any time, rules or no rules. This person turned out to be ok, but I have no sympathy whatsoever.
Something else interesting on the biker topic. Dale is in the habit of taking regular long walks when he has time in the mornings. When on campus he walks around Forest Park or Washington University from Big Bend to Skinker. This area has a lot of cyclists using the same route and never will any of them call out, "on your left" as the come up from behind him. This is one of those good cycling manners most should know.
But, when we are in Collinsville he walks the Madison County Trails and every time a cyclist comes up from behind him, they call out "on your left" to let him know they're coming. Good manners as opposed to a sense of entitlement.