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Old 07-30-08, 12:23 PM   #1
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Another ghost bike...

This one is too close to home. I was riding this morning and came across a ghost bike and a ton of flowers, candles, etc. on the corner of Park and University, just a few blocks from home.

A 22 year old cyclist was killed a week ago when he turned against a red light in this intersection some time after midnight.

Here's a link to a very short news article:
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Old 07-30-08, 12:53 PM   #2
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Well, stay vigilant then.
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Old 07-30-08, 01:10 PM   #3
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There's a new ghost bike about six miles from my house, too, at the spot where Meredith Hatch and Mike Alfaro were killed by a drunk driver in June.
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I hate what happened, but if you run red lights at midnight on a bicycle, you are taking an extreme risk. I feel sympathy for the person who hit him, who may have been driving correctly but now has to live with their memories of having killed someone.
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Old 07-30-08, 03:05 PM   #5
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Theres one that showed up on one of my favorite routes about 6 weeks ago - where the MUP crosses a road - not a busy road but a 55MPH road. Now two of my routes have Ghost bikes. I have been meaning to post a pic and start this thread but have not remembered my camera, I will try to make a point of it as I go that way on Friday. I want to stop and read the sign on it anyway. I don't know what caused this new one but the other one was caused when two teenagers were drag racing and came upon the rider.
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