Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SF Bay
Bikes: Trek Valencia+, Dutch cargo bike, Karate Monkey, etc.
Damn. Three miles short.
On a curvy descent in the rain.
Everyone who's ridden for a while knows what it feels like when a wheel loses traction or you can't hold your line (or picked the wrong line) in a situation like that. Some of us have just been careful and lucky, so far.
Condolences to the rider's loved ones, and to the poor folks in the car.
"What if we fail to stop the erosion of cities by automobiles?. . . In that case, we Americans will hardly need to ponder a mystery that has troubled men for millennia: What is the purpose of life? For us, the answer will be clear, established and for all practical purposes indisputable: The purpose of life is to produce and consume automobiles."
~Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities