Thanks for the post. I would like to know more about the cause of this tragedy; in particular, if the motorist is responsible, I hope someone follows up with a report on his sentencing.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
For the first collision, there's no discussion at all about how the collision occurred yet the authors are very clear with their feelings about how dangerous the roads are for cyclists
In the second collision, right before the intersection where it occurred, the road widens (or so it appears) and a bike lane starts up on the right side of the road right after the intersection. The collision sounds like a standard right hook with the cyclist riding off to the side in that newly available space. It's ironic that it involved a FedEx truck only because in another thread about a right hook death, Robert Hurst was just commenting on how you never hear about UPS delivery trucks right hooking cyclists. I wonder if FedEx drivers receive different training.
Yeah lost to situations can be rough. As Ken Kifer had passed because of stupidity of a drunk driver it is to bad such things do occur. May he rest in peace.
Read More: Bicycling With KnatchwaWhen I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman