Reaction time variables in the killing of Nicola Calipari

A math lesson that illustrates the way in which the soldiers shot before giving them time to react to a warning. according to the U.S. military, they fired warning shots within 2.7 seconds of flashing a warning light, and used “deadly force” 2.3 seconds after that The driver would have had almost no time to react to the warning before… Read more →

Cycling and socialisation

Today I was passed by a hoon on a road bike, down White’s Creek. I was dawdling along by the aqueduct in the middle of the track when, all of a sudden, there was a rush of air and the guy was 10 metres down the path. If I could have caught up to him I would have given him… Read more →

New ride to work

I took the new route to work this morning. It was about 11km – 3 times the distance – and 45 minutes (also thrice the old time). I had forgotten that the dirt section up to Foss St. requires a dismount at each end. Also, you have to climb up Foss St. to get out of there, so it’s best… Read more →

four canals and a greenway

I went for a midday ride today, trying to follow the above-titled ride from the BNSW’s “Cycling around Sydney”. Looking at the directions and map in the book, I was not at all confident of getting around the route without getting lost. It happened, and I blame the silly litle maps they put in the book. Also, if all roads… Read more →

It rained today

We knew it was coming. The weathermen (who couldn’t miss a front this size) warned us. This morning I wore a long-sleeved shirt and packed my raincoat. At lunch, I knew we were in for nasty weather when it was cold enough to put on my beanie and big-ride vest. All afternoon it came down. At 5, I girded my… Read more →

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