On last weeks Ft. Lauderdale urban Meet Up ride, my bride of 38 years and I were caught speeding along A1A on the south end of Ft. Lauderdale beach. It's a great pic, captured by a professional photographer from the Sun Sentinal, a local paper.
Joy and I "flying" up A1A last Tuesday night.
Great pic, but unfortunately it was taken as the result of a tragic accident the past weekend. Two cyclists were killed when involved in an accident caused by two low lifes trying to escape police. As a result the local paper came to our Tuesday night Urban ride and shot lots of pix and video. I was quoted in the subsequent article, but the spelled my name wrong and got my age wrong. They also didn't quote me exactly.
We did the ride again tonight, but it got cut short when, just about the same place this photo was shot, a cab cut off several of our riders, resulting in the lead rider crashing into the passenger's side of the cab, shattering his helmet and tearing up his left leg. If we weren't so slow going up the hill, we might have been there a few seconds earlier.
And in a twist worthy of O. Henry, the kid that was involved in the accident tonight was wearing a Go Pro camera supplied by the photographer to capture what happens on our rides. Had they come this week, the would have it all on "film."