Subject: Cyclist down
What’s up Big Jonny?
Chicago’s kids have been running the Tour Da Chicago for 9 years, and this past Sunday, when yours truly was too lazy to haul his fat ass out of bed and onto the bike, da Tour experienced its first fatality.
We’ve had some bad hits in the past, but this is the first time something like this has gone down. Shit, even I’ve pulled some pretty boneheaded moves during these races and by all means should have been in the hospital or the morgue more times then I can count.
This turn of events no doubt is tragic, and all of us Chicago bike folk are saddened and disheartened by this loss.
Keep the rubber side down,
From the article:
A race to the finish resulted in an untimely end for a cyclist who was killed during a street race Sunday morning when he was hit by a sport-utility vehicle.
Witnesses say the accident took place when a large group of riders competing in Chicago’s “Tour Da Chicago” street race attempted to ride through an intersection against a red light.
My condolences to his friends and family.by