|In Memoriam||Bike Fool|
May 25, 2001 11:24 AM
|The Hampton Roads cycling community mourns the loss of another cyclist last Wednesday. Pat Biron, 43, an avid cyclist and reknowned bike painter, was struck and killed on Rte. 17 in Gloucester by a 77 year old drunken driver in the early afternoon. As the Memorial Day weekend is upon us, I'd like to urge everyone to be careful while on the road. Ride Safe!|
|re: In Memoriam||CyclingWolf|
May 25, 2001 7:37 PM
|My condolences to the Biron family. I hope you don't mind I reposted this on our club board as well as it does hit home.
Williamsburg Area Bicyclists
|re: In Memoriam||mike mcmahon|
May 25, 2001 7:42 PM
|Debra Goldsmith, a member of my former club (Velo Club La Grange) was killed by a motorist in Pacific Palisades, CA about a month ago. She was the third member the club lost to motorists in the past six years. I never had the fortune to meet Debra, but she was apparently a terrific woman who loved to ride and loved life in general. As long as we're saying a prayer, holding a moment of silence, doing a memorial ride, or otherwise recognizing our fallen comrades, please think of Debra.
|Memorial Day Weekend||PaulCL|
May 26, 2001 11:56 AM
Just a reminder, it is the start of summer and the busiest weekend of the year for car driving. Be careful out there. The crazies are out - mid-day drunks, mini-vans full of screaming kids with distracted parents, guys towing thier boat, camper, etc. to the water, and none of them are looking for cyclists.
Pay extra attention this weekend. Enjoy. Paul
|re: In Memoriam||Dinosaur|
May 26, 2001 2:35 PM
|A very sad thing to hear. When I ride my bike I am more concerned about making an error in judgement on my part, I learned to deal with traffic. It makes me stop and think.
Memorial day is one of the peak seasons of the year for traffic, I went for a morning ride and encountered a lot more traffic than usual.
Use a lot of caution if you are out for a late afternoon/early evening ride, drinking and driving don't mix. Wear your helmet and don't trust anything on four wheels. 25 fatalities in Ca last year during the memorial day weekend, 11 of the victims were not wearing their seatbelts.
Everyone have a safe holiday....
|Good advice from one who knows||mike mcmahon|
May 26, 2001 2:47 PM
|As most of you know, Dino is a retired Cal. Highway Patrol officer. I'm sure he saw his share of bloody holiday weekend fatalities over the course of his career. I'd especially amplify his advice about using extra caution in the afternoon or evening this weekend. I know there will be plenty of drunks where I do most of my riding. Everyone be safe, whether on the bike, in the car, on foot, around the blazing hot barbecue, etc.|| |