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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Beware

Cycling in Highlands Ranch can be scketchy at times. We have all discussed the cursed "white minivan". For the un-initiated, this is the mythical beast of a car driven by a clueless driver that will eventually run you down.

I had the misfortune to drive by this crash yesterday:

DenverPost.com - LOCAL NEWS: "Highlands Ranch - A text- messaging teenager behind the wheel of a Chevrolet truck ran over a 63-year-old bicyclist in Highlands Ranch "

It was nasty. The rear wheel and back of the frame were twisted into otherworldly shapes. It happened right at the top of the warm-up hill. What was strange was that the windshield of the car was smashed in. I am hoping that this was from a by stander trying to get in to wring the kids neck.

The good news is that most of our local news agencies picked up the story. I hope that maybe it makes one more minivan driver a little more cautious.

Snail Dik to you Mr. 63 year old cyclist.

1 Comments:

At November 25, 2005 11:19 AM, Blogger RideTrek said...

Scary. I rode Monarch yesterday unaware of this event. I hope the guy survives.

For drivers: Paying attention is not that hard.

 

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