Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: So Cal
Bikes: I don't own any bikes
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Just adding my 2 cents... I noticed two things in the article that immediately stood out to me as a problem... one) a week day ride and two) at 4:27 pm; at the beginning of "rush hour"... because I really don't want to read about these stories anymore and I don't want any of the BF friends hurt... just remember if riding during the week during rush hour - TAKE EXTRA CAUTION! After working all day and now thinking about the drive home and 1) what the wife is going to make me do, 2) what the kids need help with, 3) the mess the dog made during the day 4) getting dinner on, 5) what a jerk the boss is, 6) the lack of sleep I got last night... whatever... last thing most drivers are thinking about is a cyclist... automatically assume (not assume KNOW) the driver does not see you and ride accordingly. I know it's a beautiful place to ride but maybe PCH during the week is not a good idea. Even with laws on the books about cell phone use, etc, drivers are distracted, careless, clueless.. take percautions, stay safe.
Generally for me, I either mountain bike during hte week or stick to bike trails especially at rush hour. So very tragic and sad...
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