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Bicyclist hit by car in Joppatowne

Bicyclist hit by car in Joppatowne

At about 6:00am, Thursday February 2, 2012, bicyclist Daniel Conway was struck while riding his bike at the intersection of Shore Drive and Joppa Farm Road in Joppatowne, Md.  Condition of cyclist is unknown, but it is believed that injuries were not life threatening as he was not airlifted from the scene but taken to the hospital by ambulance.  No more information is available at this time pending further investigation.

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Re: Bicyclist hit by car in Joppatowne

I was asking about this after hearing something that morning after my bike commute to work.  Coworkers wondered if it was me.

In the meantime, I wondered if it was you, Stephen.  I posted an inquiry on Facebook, but saw nothing about this accident until your post.

I'm glad it wasn't you...I was worried for you.

2013 mileage=12,169 miles;
2014 mileage=5,156 miles;
2015  mileage=6,200 miles;
2016 mileage=17,503 miles;

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A student of mine mentioned that they read about my accident on the internet, so I felt obliged to let you know that I'm ok.  Very lucky, only some scrapes and bruises.  The car was at a stop sign, pulled out in front of me, and I slammed into the side of the hood going up and over.

It'll be a couple of weeks before I can start commuting again.  I need to take my bike to a shop and get a quote to send to the insurance company to get her fixed.

In light of this incident...any suggestions about frontal visibility?
I have a flashing red LED and reflectors on my backpack so I feel like I'm good in the back. 
I also wear a neon green Canari Niagra jacket and use a Cygolite Expilion 400 helmet-mounted light.

Anything I'm missing?  Or was I just in the wrong place at the wrong time and happened to get wicked lucky?

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The more light the better.  What price tag do you put on your safety?

I run 2,400 lumins ( 2 -  Dinotte 1200L) in front and a Dinotte 140L tail light in the back.  Also, I have 2 Road ID Flashing LED lights that hang off the back of my helmet.

My bike commute route is Essex to Aberdeen Proving Ground every day using Pulaski Hwy.

2013 mileage=12,169 miles;
2014 mileage=5,156 miles;
2015  mileage=6,200 miles;
2016 mileage=17,503 miles;

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That was you I saw on Monday crossing over Joppa Farm Monday morning.  I was wicked jealous. 

I thought 400 lumins would be enough visiblity, but it looks like I'll need to invest in some more.

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I have 2 - 250 lumen headlights, a wheel activated front strobe, 2 flee front strobes, a wheel activated rear strobe, and four flea rear strobes.  I wear a reflective yellow helmet cover and my helmet also has reflective yellow reflective pieces all over it.  When I am riding my one bike, the fairing is lit up by the strobes, so very few people cut me off as the are trying to figure out "what the hell is coming towards them."

I think I am going to get 2 more of the 250 lumen headlights because they each have their own battery.  Losing one doesn't mean losing all.  I use the Dick Schwanke method of visibility of trying to simulate an emergency vehicle.

Sometimes I ride with IO, he is the one riding along nice, easy, and fast. on Rt 40  I am on the recumbent puking my guts up to keep up with him.  Generally our schedules don't match up, but when they do, I like the challenge.

BTW, I live right in the front of Joppatowne on Drew Ct.  If you live in the area, stop by, if you work in the area stop by, and if you ever need to do a fix on your bike, my workstand is always open.  Of course, when I am not using it.

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