A good time to die! (in)
December 7, 2016 § 19 Comments
Because the Palos Verdes Estates City Council thinks that policing the Lunada Bay Boys on Mom’s Couch to the tune of $65,000 a year is more important than sticking up five lousy BMUFL signs, and because the Palos Verdes Estates City Council thinks that the best way to handle cycling deaths is to ignore them, there is going to be a special die-in on December 13 to ring in the holidays just the way that the council apparently wants: With lots of dead bodies.
Die-in location: Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes Estates, CA.
Die-in time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM.
Dead riders will show up with their bikes and create a “die-in” protest on the lawn in front of Malaga Cove from 4:00pm – 4:45 pm. Following this demonstration, corpses and protesters will meet inside Malaga Ranch Market for dinner and to brief everyone on the city council agenda items. The city council meeting starts at 7:30 PM. At the council meeting attendees will submit speaker cards and discuss agenda items so that the city council can see that we’re vitally interested in the workings of city government. Since the council has adopted a policy of putting “open public comment” at the end of the meeting, in conclusion attendees will also submit speaker cards to talk about the importance of bike safety and the immediate installation of BMUFL signage. The goal is to make the city council as interested in cyclists’ desire to stay alive as cyclists are interested in the council’s discussions of tree trimming and PVE being contaminated with yucky Torrance dirt (true item of past council discussion).
If you’re curious about die-ins and how they work, here are some links to die-ins used in other places to bring attention to the casual killing of people on bicycles.
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So remind me why someone made up those jerseys that say PV is a good place to ride in Italian?
It’s still a good place to ride. But our rights to use the roads in safety can’t continue to be ignored. Most drivers in PV either don’t care or are supportive of bicycling.
The link below shows how it looked when L.A. lawyers died-in back in December 2014 protesting non-indictment of police officers who killed black men.
We should be able to look better than the lawyers, especially with our bikes and letting our front and rear lights flash. Although that may make us look more like a giant holiday light display rather than a protest.
If we can’t look better than dead lawyers we have failed. Period.
Props to the lawyers who even died in inclement weather. :impressed:
We like to die mostly on sunny days.
Can i die on a blanket? Because that grass will be cold.
Yes, sir. You can die on a blanket with a warm bottle. All modes of death welcome!
Pizza support incoming!
You’ve given plenty–in more ways than you know.
I think it’s time to go all Spanish inquisition on the LBBoMC, forthwith known as witches, then you can have some nice bonfires to keep the dead alive.
They would certainly qualify as blasphemers, onanists, etc.
“Dead riders… vitally interested in the workings of city government.” Having read this blog for a couple of years, I am certain that was intentional.
Jaded. Very jaded.
Sending everyone out there my best wishes. What is happening there (and everywhere in the US frankly) is the main reason I no longer ride on the road. Props to you Seth for doing what you do.
Brian in Wyoming
Thanks, Brian. Many would agree with you about cars & bikes. But you’ve at least got Charles Pelkey!
Take your bicycles and go ride somewhere else better equipped to handle your needs.
Thanks but we’ll insist on you following the law. That will be sufficient.