Woke up this morning and grabbed the paper before my ride. Front page story, "Cyclist struck, dies in hit - run". The cyclist was 66, from Forrest Hills and on a group ride from New York to Quakertown, PA. Very few details were given in the story but the passenger side mirror of the pickup truck was knocked off, so we can imagine what happened. The location is just five minutes from my home. It's a pretty rural area but the road is busy, a main route through this section of Bucks County. My ride plan for this morning takes me past the spot of the accident. Thought about changing that but I think I'll take the same route and stop for a prayer.
Hard to image that can happen and the driver not stop. Also hard not to take stock of the potential dangers involved in many of the actives we engage in.
The weather today is beautiful here, a little hotter than normal, holiday weekend and a great day for a ride. Be careful out there.