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Cannot confirm this but very bad news--->>>(6 posts)

Cannot confirm this but very bad news--->>>ZenJones
Sep 15, 2003 6:25 AM
I subscribe to touring.org's mailing list and I received a number of emails this morning stating yesterday that while riding Ken Kifer was hit and killed by a drunk driver 6 miles from his home.

Ken's site was one of the original reasons my wife and me got interested in bike touring.

Here's a link to his site... it's a fantastic resource.

If the info is accurate...

R.I.P. Ken

You'll be missed.
Your link didn't work. Where is he from?;Dave Hickey
Sep 15, 2003 7:09 AM
A cyclist was killed this weeknd in Dallas. He was hit by a drunk driver
Your link didn't work. Where is he from?;ALBikeGuy
Sep 15, 2003 7:34 AM
He was living in Scottsboro Alabama. About 30 miles from me. I too, heard the news, but haven't seen any confirmation. But, I have no reason to doubt it. It is very sad. I will try to find a local news about it.

His web page is a ton of infomation, years of work....
http://www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/index.htm

A couple of years ago, he spoke to our cycling club, very interesting guy.

Cycling community lost a good one!
Yeah, its trueRay Sachs
Sep 16, 2003 4:25 AM
I saw the newspaper article posted last night and numerous posts on other lists. Ken wasn't a racer or a pseudo racer. He was a cyclist. He lived a car-free life, had figured out most of the ins and outs of how to live a car-free life, and shared a lot of great stuff on his web site. Did a lot of very long self-supported tours and wrote about those too. He was a real inspiration to me when I was new to cycling and still is in many ways.

He died too young, but seemed to live it to the fullest. Another reminder not to waste a day.

-Ray
Here is his linkZenJones
Sep 16, 2003 5:26 AM
www.kenkifer.com
'Bama. nm.Steve_0
Sep 15, 2003 7:36 AM