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    A powerful reminder on my way home from work.

    I was biking home today, my first return commute, and I took an alternate route through an area of the NCSU campus. It's a side street called Nazareth st.

    I saw a bike chained to a pole.

    It was pretty far from any house or building that was around so I wondered why it was there. As I approached I saw that it was completely painted white and there was a sign that said:

    "A cyclist died here."

    Riding your bike is a constant focus on details.
    Pay attention my friends and watch out for yourself!

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    Good idea. Around here they hang mangled car parts on the bushes along the sides of the roads to show all the places where people unexpectedly went "off-roading". Mangled bikes displayed on the sides of the road would be a pretty good reminder, as well.
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    At the front gate of all the bases I served at, the would frequently put the mangled remains whatever vehicle some dumb (usually DRUNK) Jarhead was driving when he/she died...... Kept me from being too stupid....
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    Quote Originally Posted by capolover View Post
    Pay attention my friends and watch out for yourself!
    But whatever you do, don't ride on the sidewalk!!

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    Nancy Antoine Leidy, 60, was hit on Nazareth Street near N.C. State's campus:

    http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1069290.html

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    Yeah, that was her.
    My friends told me about it tonight.

    very sad.

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    That's a ghost bike. They are definitely a very vivid memorial for those unfortunate lives lost in bicycle-car collisions. It's rather sad to be so familiar with them, but it seems they are all too common here in the Portland area.
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    Sobering stuff.

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