We’re going to start putting together all the Cyclist Down stories into one weekly update. I’d prefer that I didn’t get enough emails every week to do it that often. But, if a review of past history is any indication of what to expect in future, well, we’re going to have a lot to share.
Many of these are a few weeks, even a few months old. I had banked ‘em all in my inbox while I was studying for the bar exam this summer (worst summer ever, btw). Now that I’ve got more free time I will try to get each and every one up on Drunkcyclist.
This happend yesterday. It is just fucking sad.
Hit on the bike path after an SUV left the highway and went through a chain link fence. I don’t have the words.
As sad as these are, please continue posting to maintain/raise awareness.
Thanks for all that you do,
We do what we can.
Even in Mississipi on back country roads we have distracted drivers. Local rider hit from behind on a straight road with the sun behind them. Looks like a long road to recovery……
Apparently the first thing said by the driver that hit Jan was, “What were ya’ll doing in the middle of the road?”
If that wasn’t bad enough, there is more:
Just an update on an earlier message I sent. They posted the accident report and the driver of the car got out talking on her cellphone looked at Jan laying there, then got back in her car and ran over her again trying to leave the seen. Witness’s force her from her car.
A great person in the Albuquerque cycling community was hit and killed by a car. I knew Matt for the last 6 years. We attended many poker rides (drinking and biking and poker all in a city night ride) together. He loved bikes and skis. He will be truly missed.
And, finally, a sad one out of Wisconsin:
Eugene Henry Dennis, a former Colerain High School track star who went on to win a U.S. National Championship 5K title in 2003, died Sept. 19 after being hit by an alleged drunk driver in Taycheedah, Wis.
Dennis was hit while riding his bicycle Sunday, Sept. 18. He died in a Milwaukee hospital Monday.