This stretch of road has a 45 MPH limit but the ambient speed is higher. Why is this road an 'official bike route"?
Today the Ohio River Trail Council hosted a memorial ride for Art Bell the most recent fatality along this road. Ed Q again organized this ride and it was well planned and went smoothly. The police presence was comforting. Kudos to everyone.
If/when I expire riding my bike, I'd be honored to have a memorial as touching as these have been.
The media showed up, which is nice and well-deserved.
Later in the day, we were fortunate to have a non-morose bike event: The Tweed Ride!
I always enjoy a costume-themed ride. I brought my British Teeth.
|The Royal Wave|
on his way to the start, Drew took a nasty tumble when one of his water bottles dislodged from the cage and jammed in the spokes of his back wheel.
Then, later in the ride, this happened:
This is the second fall I've had on this bike and it's not even 2 weeks old. I hope I don't have to re-name it 'Doomer'.
I almost decided to not wear my helmet because it might interfere with the whole tweed-theme. So happy I protected my noggin.
Everything tightened up about 20 minutes after the cyclist pile up and I had to bail on the last part of the ride, my right arm wasn't working so well.
Note(s) to self: stop falling off your bike.
Also: get this shirt.