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    • CommentAuthorhannaelise
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
     
    Corner of S.Huntington and Huntington right near Colburn St. traffic side heading towards the city.
    • CommentAuthorpete
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
     
    890 huntington. If you streetview it, the bike was locked to the green pole next to the newspaper boxes.
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
     
    If they have taken it down I will put up two more.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
     
    Ill check on my way home, let you folks know, if someone else hasn't checked already...RIDE METAL
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    Seems somewhat unlikely the city would take it down on a weekend?
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    ben:If they have taken it down I will put up two more.

    This.

    If they are really going to remove a memorial that obviously had a positive impact on Eric's family and friends after a few days then we'll just have to keep putting more up.I am Humbert outside the internet, actually.
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
     
    Its still there, I'm standing next to it now.RIDE METAL
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    welp, sorry everybody.
    i was sure it was on the other side of the road, because i saw a white bike locked up to a pole directly opposite that spot yesterday but didn't have time to stop.
    guess that's the pessimist in me assuming that the man would spoil it, not that i was in the wrong spot...this time for real: carry on.
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    jackass
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      CommentAuthorwest.
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
     
    kilgore_trout:jackass

    hey now.unstuck in time
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    artesc:
    kilgore_trout:jackass

    hey now.


    i'm responding to the previous post.
    • CommentAuthordub
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    Mephlehet:
    artesc:
    kilgore_trout:jackass

    hey now.


    i'm responding to the previous post.

    And I'm taking this much farther than it should go.I have a two part question: 1. Why is he doing that? And 2. Should we light him on fire.
    • CommentAuthorChromeLugs
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    dub:
    Mephlehet:
    artesc:
    kilgore_trout:jackass

    hey now.


    i'm responding to the previous post.

    And I'm taking this much farther than it should go.

    He got Gary all riled up - he had it coming.I prefer 49x16
  6.  
    ChromeLugs:
    dub:
    Mephlehet:
    artesc:
    kilgore_trout:jackass

    hey now.


    i'm responding to the previous post.

    And I'm taking this much farther than it should go.

    He got Gary all riled up - he had it coming.

    i'm responding just so people know i don't abandon my comments
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      CommentAuthorBuckley!
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    kilgore_trout:
    ChromeLugs:
    dub:
    Mephlehet:
    artesc:
    kilgore_trout:jackass

    hey now.


    i'm responding to the previous post.

    And I'm taking this much farther than it should go.

    He got Gary all riled up - he had it coming.

    i'm responding just so people know i don't abandon my comments

    A lack of response doesn't necessarily imply abandon.The kid's gotta learn that the game never lets up.
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    I've been riding in Boston for seven years now. Coming from Portland (the best bicycling city in the country supposedly) I was horrified at the state of cycling infrastructure in Boston. Since my initial shock I've seen vast improvements in the attitudes of drivers and cyclists alike. Bicycle wise, things in Boston are much, much better than they were seven years ago.

    While cycling infrastructure has been late in coming is Boston, much of what has been implemented (since the appointment of a "Bike Czar") has been well thought out. (I'm talking Boston here, not Brookline) The bike lanes I've seen in Roslindale and JP aren't the 'get them over to the side of the road' type of lanes, but the 'we are traffic' type of bike markers in the center of a lane. I think that's a good start. I think the city is actually trying to be more bicycle friendly.

    With that said written, enforcement of existing traffic laws will do far more than a few lanes.

    [:|][all your base are belong to us]
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    robotbuilder:enforcement of existing traffic laws will do far more than a few lanes.


    soooooo much yesi mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
    • CommentAuthormauspad
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    really touching comments left by eric's family on boston biker...

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    By Kevin Hunt on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to thank all of the biker community for all there support. Eric was my little brother and my backbone. I can’t begin to describe the pain his loss has caused us. I am overwhelmed and can’t say anymore than THAK YOU SO MUCH.
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    By mjh on Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you to the biker community. Eric was my nephew. I was at Huntington Av on Friday, I was very touched and moved by the memorial.
    Thank you again for your support at this very sad time.
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    By Lae on Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    I am Eric’s aunt. Eric was one of the kindest person I know. Always want to help and never want to be a burden. I know there’s a greater purpose for you leaving us so soon. I will make sure your little cousins will know your story. We will never forget you.
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    By Attorney Thomas R. Hunt on Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    Eric Hunt was the singular most unselfish,
    caring and compassionate individual I ever had the pleasure to meet.

    I know. I’m Eric’s father.

    To those individuals in the Boston cycling community who erected this memorial to my son
    I am grateful beyond words.

    Tomorrow as Eric is laid to his rest his family will be comforted by the actions of the
    bicycling world.
    • CommentAuthorkeepitreal
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    may have missed this, but what is the status of cyclist from second accident? keep hearing it referred to as 'two fatal accidents,' but have not seen conclusively his status. anybody know for certain?
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      CommentAuthorstilgar
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    far as I know the second guy is in the hospital very banged up (he took a direct head impact at speed with no helmet) I really hope he not only recovers but is able to walk and talk and all that.this wont hurt a bit...
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    ^^Those messages are really awesome.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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    yea i got choked up reading them, thanks for posting them and thank you to those who put up the bike. youve done a lot for the family and you didnt even know them, truly honorable.somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    It's weird. I live 1500 miles from my nearest relative, don't talk to them that often, and no one up here has their contact info or is friends with them on facebook, etc. I always wondered how they'd find out if I just bit it in an instant on the street. Now I know there'd be at least a few people getting the word out. It's a morbid thought, sure, but it's a comforting one.We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
    • CommentAuthorcindierock
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    joeyfresh:It's weird. I live 1500 miles from my nearest relative, don't talk to them that often, and no one up here has their contact info or is friends with them on facebook, etc. I always wondered how they'd find out if I just bit it in an instant on the street. Now I know there'd be at least a few people getting the word out. It's a morbid thought, sure, but it's a comforting one.


    I am sort of the same, in that my family pretty much all lives in New Mexico. I actually put a sticker inside my helmet with my contact info and emergency contact info of both my boyfriend and my sister. I figured it might help if something happened where I was out of it and everyone I know was out of town.
    • CommentAuthorBRlAN Q G
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    ^ I really like this idea.
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    Unfortunately that only works if someone decides to look inside your helmet to see if you put a sticker in there with your contact information.

    As dorky as they seem, Road IDs (or a homemade equivalent) are probably the best way to go. Always carry an ID when you ride, too.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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    I don't fuckin' care what this conversation is about anymore because fucking robotbuilder had to go fuck up our thing, and it pisses me off.
    • CommentAuthorcindierock
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    ben:Unfortunately that only works if someone decides to look inside your helmet to see if you put a sticker in there with your contact information.

    As dorky as they seem, Road IDs (or a homemade equivalent) are probably the best way to go. Always carry an ID when you ride, too.


    It's better than nothing..... I usually have my ID, but it doesn't say that my family lives in NM. I think the sticker I used actually came with my helmet.
    • CommentAuthorgrev
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    ben:Always carry an ID when you ride, too.

    in case you get thirsty.not another pitcher!
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      CommentAuthorGilbert
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    cindierock:
    ben:Unfortunately that only works if someone decides to look inside your helmet to see if you put a sticker in there with your contact information.

    As dorky as they seem, Road IDs (or a homemade equivalent) are probably the best way to go. Always carry an ID when you ride, too.


    It's better than nothing..... I usually have my ID, but it doesn't say that my family lives in NM. I think the sticker I used actually came with my helmet.


    also, if you leave your helmet in a bar on accident they can call you to return it."You're dancing TOO SMALL; dominant males dance like THIS!" -(drunk) Nate, to me on the art of seduction and the role of dancing therein (while on a dancefloor)
    • CommentAuthorChromeLugs
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    Buckley.:
    kilgore_trout:
    ChromeLugs:
    dub:
    Mephlehet:
    artesc:
    kilgore_trout:jackass

    hey now.


    i'm responding to the previous post.

    And I'm taking this much farther than it should go.

    He got Gary all riled up - he had it coming.

    i'm responding just so people know i don't abandon my comments

    A lack of response doesn't necessarily imply abandon.

    Interesting point, Brian.I prefer 49x16
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      CommentAuthordeadbolt
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2010
     
    i heard from a courier yesterday that Eric was a part-time employee of City Express
    can anyone confirm/deny? poor dude. makes me sad. i'm curious if he was on the job at the time or not.Mattia: "I don''t usually watch porn with pickaxe, but when I do it, I make sure to be on the right website"
    • CommentAuthormauspad
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2010
     
    this might be common knowledge for some of you 'cause i almost never ride through the intersection in question, but i was at beacon and charles this morning and waited through a light cycle out of curiosity. after the light on beacon turns red, the walk sign goes on, and immediately after the hand stops flashing, cars get a left green turn signal from charles onto beacon. i can definitely see the temptation to try to beat the flashing cross signal if you're going fast down the hill. my final guess is that the rider was bombing down beacon, saw that the cross signal was flashing, thought he had enough time and shot into the intersection just as the car got a green arrow and banged a left.
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    Serious news, Systemics. Here in DC there’s a bunch of extra people in town due to a nuclear security summit. That means extra police, blocked off roads, and extra traffic. One of these extra vehicles, a National Guard truck to be specific, struck and killed a cyclist yesterday around 6pm. No details have been released about the cyclist. No details as well about the exact circumstances from the accident as well. UPDATE: The identity has been released. Given the fact that the cyclist was a 68-year-old woman, I somehow doubt she was breaking traffic rules.


    I know I often do comics about cars vs. bikes and bikes vs. cars (including Friday’s comic), and a wonderful discussion has been raging about the nature of this dynamic. At the core of these comics is really this: when a vehicle and a bike go up against each other in a collision, regardless of who is at fault, the cyclist is going to lose catastrophically.

    Take a few things from this incident, since that is all we can do:

    Cyclists, be careful out there. Obey laws as best you can and don’t take any risks you can avoid.
    Motorists, calm the hell down. You’ll get to your destination 2 minutes later but much much safer for all of us (cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike.)
    Sure I’d like more advocacy for cyclists and loads of other things (like a pony, possibly on a bike), but let’s save that for another day.
    Stay safe, Systemics.
    bowel shaking earthquakes of doubt and remorse
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      CommentAuthorZomar
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    ^ :(

    This happened a month ago, but I just learned about it and decided that I'd share it:
    Bronx bicyclist who swerved to miss car door is hit, killed by city bus
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      CommentAuthorcdrebbel
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    Not to dishonor the memory of these cyclists, but we could please keep this to Boston? It's kind of like seeing the 'bike stolen' thread, I don't ever want to see it bumped.Fuck yeah.
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      CommentAuthordeadbolt
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    any news on the Beacon/Charles guy?
    and if no, why the hell not?Mattia: "I don''t usually watch porn with pickaxe, but when I do it, I make sure to be on the right website"
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    It got a fair bit of coverage when it happened. I assume (hope) we haven't heard updates because he's still alive.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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      CommentAuthordeadbolt
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    good point. man, here's hoping.Mattia: "I don''t usually watch porn with pickaxe, but when I do it, I make sure to be on the right website"
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    Fwded to me by a bike friend:

    BOSTON BIKES THE RIVER OF STICKS

    Meet @ 630PM Friday April 16th (raindate following friday), @ corner of Charles and Beacon St at
    Boston Common
    Take over the streets as a funeral procession to memorialize dead bikers
    The ride will proceed to Heath and S Huntington St
    Russian Band will play depressing music at both memorial sites.
    Black attire is preferred. but wear and bring whatever you want.YO NOT EVERYBODY GOES TO EAR SCHOOL OK
    • CommentAuthormauspad
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    *styx.
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    mauspad:*styx.


    beat me to it.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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    XUE YOUVE MET ME LIKE ONCE!

    edit: this was copied and pasted from an emailYO NOT EVERYBODY GOES TO EAR SCHOOL OK
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    ^^^^i like this idea. lets all ride.RIDE METAL
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    soooo, memorial site at beacon... is he still alive or what?'Cause i always say i love you when i mean turn out the lights.
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    the memorial site was up immediately, wasn't it?You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    flowers have been there strapped to a lightpost since the night it happened, i think. haven't gone by recently to see if any other additions have been made.RIDE METAL
    • CommentAuthortristan
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    Haven't seen anything new on beacon. Rode past the huntington memorial today for a moment of silence, and it is still there and being treated properly. More flowers than before. wondering if someone should clear out the glass candles though...ascott430 - "Was going to build it up into a fixed gear until I realized I'd rather spend money and time on mountain bikes."
    • CommentAuthortruthserum
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    mass ave and shawmut at 8pm tonight. someone was hit. they were in an ambulance. i didn't see what happened and the emts wouldn't give me any info. i hope the person is ok. and that his bike is still there when he gets out. there were no cars around...

    also, the mayor's bike advisory board called an emergency meeting to address this new spate of crashes/deaths/injuries.
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    They took me in an ambulance once when I was nothing more than a little road-rashed "just to make sure everything was okay," so I wouldn't assume that it's bad just because they were EMS'dNaaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt