Tristan wrote:> YOU are responsible for yourself.
unfortunately many people are not responsible for themself and they put *others* at risk.
This is exactly the point. There do have to be rules because otherwise irresponsible people will get the responsible ones killed or hurt.
It's not possible to responsibly enjoy BM if you're have to worry about some jackass constantly putting your life at risk.
You want to risk your own life, fine..that's your business. But the moment your stupidity puts me at risk, we have a problem.
Personally, I think it's irresponsible not to put a light on yourself at night. You're running a really big risk. You want to blame the cyclist? Maybe he was riding too fast for his visibility? Sure. Happens all the time. But the responsible thing to do is to put yourself in a position that, given that you KNOW that bicyclists are not being as careful as they should be, that you don't put yourself under any undo risk. It would be hard for me to have any sympathy for someone walking around on the playa at night without some sort of light, especially in a new moon year like 2003.