I was so busy this summer I either missed the news or the Athens, Georgia news just did not reach me... it may have gone un-noticed by many that Fred Birchmore passed away quietly this past April at the age of 100 and as far as I know he continued to be very active right up until he passed away.
Fred Birchmore’s Amazing Bicycle Trip Around the World
Originally Posted by christ0ph
I woke up to hear on the radio that an area bike commuter, Bradley Murray, was killed early Sunday morning. Not many details are available yet besides he was driving home from a late shift at Frito Lay when he was hit on the shoulder of Upper Court Street (which is part of US Rt 11) in Kirkwood. The driver of the car had a previous convicted of a DWI within 10 years so he was automatically charged with a felony. I'm not real familiar with that area as it is on the other end of the micro-metropolis that is Binghamton NY but from memory it does seem to have some wide shoulders, but it also is a high speed road (depending on where he was hit, when it gets more commercial the speed limit drops). No news if the cyclists had lights on or reflective gear. I don't know Bradley, but it sure is sad news. Here is one story on the crash: http://www.pressconnects.com/article...arged-with-DWI
Copied and pasted from the OP of this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...y-drunk-driver
Hi All Friends of Ed, known here as justfitme.
Ed passed away on February 6, the doctor called it sudden death, the heart just ruptured. He had so much life in him that we are still in shock. if you want to write something here is the page where you can live your last words and say goodbye:
We are still cannot believe this is real.
Craig Saunders, killed yesterday in southern Tasmania while riding with a buddy, and was hit by a car. A hugely respected man in outdoor recreation as well as cycling.
In an effort to cut down on the spam that gets posted in here, we are going to change the procedure a little bit. This is going to be a closed sticky, to get your post of remembrance in here feel free to contact an admin or any of the moderators via private message or visitor message with what you want posted in here and we will put it in here.
Currently unidentified cyclist, male, killed by hit and run DUI driver in Arroyo Grande, CA 10/1/2014.
Senor Pablo Duranco, 1979, Trans Mountain Drive in El Paso - riding home from a training ride
County Judge Pat O'Rourke, riding a recumbent on Redd Road at the Texas - New Mexico border, El Paso, on July 5, 2001
Heinz Duerkop, a Grandfather, hit by a car on Father's Day morning 6/21/09, on George Dieter Drive El Paso - hit and run
Sonny Johnson. A very good friend to many here. Passed away far too soon while riding his trainer.
Kirke Johnson, 70 years old, killed when hit by a delivery truck November 20, 2014 at 11:45am in Portland, OR. He was only one week into his retirement at the time of the collision. Thanks @Machka for sending this in. Another grandpa lost.
Friends remember Kirke Johnson, identified as man killed in Cedar Mill collision - BikePortland.org