A local cyclist, Ken, was with a group of 10 out of towners, stopped in a bike lane at a light when a guy, who had stopped for lunch and had a few beers, plowed into the cyclists, killing two and injuring several. I was aware of who he was as a frequent leader of local rides but was stunned when I showed up for a memorial ride at 10:00am Monday to find 200+ cyclists. Not just retired people but....
...lots of younger people who had taken the day off to attend (the cyclist above, bob is a local Cat 2 racer). The sheriff's department was there with RVs, cars and motorcycles.
Some comments were made and Ken's son, via remote, had a few words that brought tears to many eyes.
The exodus from the parking lot began on a 35 mile ride through the NW side aided by....
....blockage of busy roads to aid the exit, including the 6 lane Oracle Road. All local tv stations and newspapers had someone there to record the event.