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Cycling website complicity

2012-06-26 01:21:24.042661+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Interesting: Shadow passed along Berkeleyside: Parents sue cycling website for complicity in son’s death. Web site allowed cyclists to publish personal bests, he was involved in a "fastest descent" back and forth with another site user.

I don't know the law in this case, so I can't speculate on the legal aspects of what may or may not matter as a jury deliberates, but I do wonder if there was any notion in the web site of differentiating up from down times, or anything like that. Because being the fastest down the mountain isn't nearly as interesting as being the fastest up, but...

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-06-26 18:26:40.19715+00 by: meuon

For the record, I'm riding 16 to 25 miles every other night, at slightly over 10mph average. I've lost a couple of inches around my waist, improved my mood and overall health, and enjoyed most rides a lot. Now that I've posted this commentary on this website it is obviously responsible for anything stupid I do.. but of course, I'll take all credit for any good. The maker of my bicycle and especially the bike computer/odometer/speedometer are also hereby named liable for these actions as well, especially if I do something stupid while using them.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-06-26 12:39:03.81378+00 by: Dan Lyke

An artcile about the recent case in which a San Francisco cyclist hit and killed a pedestrian mentions that Strava involvement will play in part in the DA's case.

And: A cyclist's commentary in Wired about the Strava lawsuit.