Last night another bicyclist was killed. Killed by a drunk driver who was speeding down a Minneapolis street. A young man in the prime of his life with all of the needed safety gear, rear and front headlights and a good helmet on his head. But he wasn’t any kind of match for a speeding van driven by a drunk driver.
I’m sick of it! When are the legislators that we elect going to get serious about drunk driving laws. We give convicted drunk drivers these ridiculous sentences and drunk drivers are still driving drunk. Now a mother from Atlanta will never see her son again. A son, a young black man a budding sous chef with a great job about to be married is dead. What a terrible crime.
In March there’s the National Bike League Women’s Forum. They’re giving out scholarships for attending. I won’t be able to go because I’m going to a writing residency but here’s the web site for my information: http://www.bikeleague.org/forum Sounds like it will be a great and interesting experience with many workshops on women and biking.
My fellow Major Taylor bicycle rider Bill, put on my Facebook page a web site on advice for winter bicycling.