Biker Down

Sad news outta the northeast today:

A bicyclist, John Lacaillade II, 38, from Meredith, NH, was killed yesterday on Route 25 in Porter, Maine, when he lost control of his bike and fell under the rear wheels of a tractor trailer.

Read the news account here on Read a more detailed article here.

I know that section of highway. It has a shoulder, though not a wide one. Pulpwood trucks do use it, along with every other imaginable vehicle headed east toward Portland. It’s never been as scary as certain sections of Route 25 on the west end of Lake Winnipesaukee between Lacaillade’s own home town of Meredith, and Moultonboro.

It’s always frustrating to hear fragmentary accounts of an accident like this…

It is frustrating for all of us.

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

One thought on “Biker Down

  1. I have been following this one in my blog. It seems the pavement on that road is craptacularly craptastic and the rider may have lost the front of the bike in loose gravel that used to be pavement at the precise time that the semi was going by. Can you believe the luck? Do you believe the state DOT responsible for that road will ever take that responsibility in this wreck? I don’t either.