Tuesday, May 18, 2010

People are unreal!

This happened at last Sunday's bike race in Leonardtown, MD . I know I shouldn't be surprised that some idiot or idiots think it is funny to cause other people harm, but I am just amazed.

Wednesday is the National Ride of Silence. It is a shame that we have to have such a day. There are three rides organized in my area. Unfortunately due to work and family obligations I will not be able to ride. Accidents can happen, but so many driver's don't think that cyclists should share the road. I also recognized that it is a cyclist's responsibility to follow the rules of the road, ride with confidence, and be aware of the traffic. While I am still so much of a road cycling novice, I feel I am a safe rider and a confident rider (even in traffic!), but you never know who is driving around you. Recently, I was nearly clipped by a bus. It was moving into the lane I was in, as if I wasn't there. Thankfully, a woman I was riding with saw what was about to occur and alerted me to MOVE OVER and I was safe. So even if you have never gotten on a bike, think a little thought tomorrow evening about those who have been injured or lost their lives while riding a bike.

Stay safe out there!


  1. This act of meanness of putting tacks on a course is beyond my comprehension. I hate when riding is scary and no one should have to end a ride in an ambulance (or worse).

  2. I saw that on the news... unbelievable... Something similar was rumored to have happened at IM Lou last year. jackholes...

    I always feel much much safer riding on multi-lane roads than two lanes, unless I am way out in the country.

    Every time I read about another cyclists getting injured or killed, I am saddened. It's just so unnecessary.