My close friend / bike team member was out yesterday evening on his road bike training for the upcoming bike season. He had his helmet and lights on his bike. It was a road bike though. So he was up about 20minutes north of the City Of Toronto in farm land where there are many hills. It also happens to be much cooler in the farmland so there are more areas for black ice to form. Unfortunately, in the night, you cannot see the black ice at all. Well he was riding and he slipped on a patch of black ice while going down a hill and he snapped his neck the second he made contact with the ground. They said his brain stem almost completely severed from his brain (I don't remember the technical terms). He resets his clock every ride and according to his clock, his fastest speed on yesterdays trip was 62km/h. He crashed at the bottom of a hill so they said he must have crashed when he was riding down the hill as he was bruised up pretty bad. He was a close friend of mine and will be thought of by many people. My team will be going to his funeral and I'm sure many of the people that knew him will be there too. He was extremely intelligent (93% average in gr 12) and enjoyed playing guitar, and sax, and really enjoyed the sport of cycling. His name was John and he was 17 years old.