Fifty Plus (50+) - Another ghost bike...
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07-30-08, 01:23 PM
This one is too close to home. I was riding this morning and came across a ghost bike and a ton of flowers, candles, etc. on the corner of Park and University, just a few blocks from home.
A 22 year old cyclist was killed a week ago when he turned against a red light in this intersection some time after midnight.
Here's a link to a very short news article: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080722-1301-bn22bike.html
07-30-08, 01:53 PM
Well, stay vigilant then.
07-30-08, 02:10 PM
There's a new ghost bike about six miles from my house, too, at the spot where Meredith Hatch and Mike Alfaro were killed by a drunk driver in June.
07-30-08, 03:23 PM
I hate what happened, but if you run red lights at midnight on a bicycle, you are taking an extreme risk. I feel sympathy for the person who hit him, who may have been driving correctly but now has to live with their memories of having killed someone.
07-30-08, 04:05 PM
Theres one that showed up on one of my favorite routes about 6 weeks ago - where the MUP crosses a road - not a busy road but a 55MPH road. Now two of my routes have Ghost bikes. I have been meaning to post a pic and start this thread but have not remembered my camera, I will try to make a point of it as I go that way on Friday. I want to stop and read the sign on it anyway. I don't know what caused this new one but the other one was caused when two teenagers were drag racing and came upon the rider.
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