Wednesday, July 19, 2006
She rides a lot, mostly on bike paths, but still has to negotiate busy streets.
How many more are like her?
(And how would she best be served? Would she ride on a path such as Windsor's? ... until a car in a conflict zone clocked her? Or has she gotten car-shy and it would take more than that, separate paths or at least cycling-is-an-acceptable-norm or desensitization).
Oh, and just heard that one of my students' husbands, from Mahomet, was killed in a bicycle accident on Saturday the 15th. No details.
Last night the first Pedestrian & Cycling Advisory Commission met in Urbana. Details soon...
Thank you for visiting my blog! I won't be posting new material for several weeks ; we move next weekend! Transitions...
Several years ago a woman in a hiking club the spouse and I belong to was killed while riding. The woman and her husband, both accomplished hikers and bikers, spent quite a bit of time educating thier town on bike safety. Last spring the husband was killed while riding. I thought I would stop riding forever after that. Honestly, I have not been on my bike since then.
I have since decided that safety matters - it matters a great deal. Instead of selling my Bianchi, I plan on buying another bike for city use and save the Volpe for touring. Yes, I plan on buying the Breezer long-bike combo. I'll be more upright and the chain-guard will prtect my calico dresses (and me) from potential damage. I'm not ready to give up biking yet.
Oh - I have added your blog to my links. I thought I had done it but when checking today I realized I had left out the "Sustainable Living" section. How could I?