Wednesday, August 23, 2006

BIKERS FOR CHARITY KILLED

My heart goes out to the families and friends of the two police officers killed yesterday when a truck plowed into their clearly-identified entourage--a 'round the state bicycle ride to support families of fallen officers. The incident certainly calls attention to one of the risk factors for all of us who ride our bikes responsibly on roadways at home or abroad. I compute this into my preparations for riding 2,000 miles on the roadways of India in January and February 2007. In spite of best efforts to be visible, ride at far right side of road lanes (or on the shoulder), and observe safety precautions, there is a risk that drivers will not be paying full attention..with tragic results. Photo: Indianapolis Star

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