It's been about 2 weeks since my last post. It seems to happen when summer starts and the family stays home from school. I guess I'm either sleeping in or riding...because I can. So it's been some of that but mostly I feel it was my employee, co-worker, and friend (John Egbers) getting hit by a car while riding his bike in the TransAm Bike Race. This Thursday will mark the 2 week mark. John is still in a hospital facing paralysis from the chest down. There isn't much hope of him walking again but I am hanging on to what hope there is. Man that is scary, sad shit. I still ride but it isn't without angst and fear. I've ridden with a mirror on one of my bikes but now have it on 3 of them. I'm a fan of the Sprintech Racing Mirror. I've also just purchased the Garmin Varia rear light/radar. Every bit helps.
Me boasting about my rides, how far or long I've ridden, etc. seemed pretty brash considering what John's going through. But I've been reached out to by a few people asking about my blog and if I'm done. I guess a few people do read it! So I will try to be a bit more regular again.
For those interested here is John's CaringBridge Page and a GoFundMe Page.
Keep riding and stay safe!