Highlands Ranch Area Cycling Road Cycling Colorado Streech Greg Streech Gregory

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Jim Price died here.


9 Comments:

At January 10, 2006 6:15 PM, Anonymous Chris said...

Thanks for the photos! I was one of the people who put up the ghost bike, and I'm very glad it seems to be staying put for at least a little while; they've become something of a sad tradition here in NYC, but I worried that it would be removed immediately in Highlands Ranch. If you can post the content of the note attached to the bike in your photos, I'd be very glad to know what it says; I returned to New York almost immediately after we put the bike up, so haven't been able to see the public response. Jim Price, as you might know, was a very, very active member of several online communities for bike mechanics, and was know for succinct and nearly always accurate advice; he got a lot of people rolling, and he's definitely missed.

If you get the chance to take any other photos or can share that note, please drop me a line at chris@stillweride.org - thanks!

 
At January 10, 2006 6:51 PM, Blogger Dirt - LPBME said...

The following is the text of the plaque above the bike.

In Memoriam

James R. Price
aka
"sydney"
"Biker_Billy"
"Rusty"
"boudreaux"

Killed by Driver
11/24/2005

"Ride Hard, Live Long, Never Give Up"

 
At January 10, 2006 7:00 PM, Anonymous Kimberlee said...

As Chris requested could you please post what the note attached to the bike said. I have seen what Chris and the people who helped him posted above the bike, but cannot see the note on the bike. I am Jim Price's daughter and I live in Texas and I will not be up to Colorado until March, unless something happens with the case against the driver. I hope that the ghost bike is allowed to remain there as a reminder that that cyclist are on the road, and that driving a car is serious business.

Thank you,

Kimberlee Stevens
txstevens@cox.net

 
At January 10, 2006 7:52 PM, Blogger RideTrek said...

Chris and Kimberlee,

if we can do anything to help you in addition to pictures, etc. since we are on the ground in Colorado, let us know. There are MANY cyclists that ride the route where Jim Price was killed every day. It was a terrible tragedy and an eye opener for all of us.

In fact, I rode past that spot the day after the accident before I knew what had occurred.

Richard
ridetrek at mac dot com

 
At January 10, 2006 8:07 PM, Blogger Dirt - LPBME said...

Here is the text of the note that was attached to the top tube of the ghost bike.


I have never met the man who was killed here however reflect upon his tragic death each day that I too ride my bicycle through this intersection. Thinking about this accident makes me look twice before crossing. Maybe his death has already saved mine.

My heart pours out to his family and friends and how that all affected by his loss including the young man who accidentally killed him continue on to lead happy and meaningful lives. This tragic accident has made me realize how fragile our lives are and how we need to look out for each other.

 
At January 16, 2008 11:30 AM, Blogger caroline said...

http://www.streetfilms.org/archives/2007-nyc-street-memorial-ride-walk/#comments

this is a video from the Memorial Ride in NYC, organized by www.ghostbikes.org

please share it

 
At January 16, 2008 11:32 AM, Blogger caroline said...

apologies, i think the link got cut off:

http://www.streetfilms.org/archives/2007-nyc-street-memorial-ride-walk/#comments

 
At August 06, 2010 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim's bike was removed some time ago but his spirit still lives here in Highlands Ranch and unfortunately so do the inattentive drivers who caused his passing. I was recently hit by a driver who 'never saw' me. There are several groups still trying to get the message out that cyclists do have a right to ride and that it is important for drivers to pay attention and understand that their carelessness has devastating consequences to cyclists and their families.

 
At February 09, 2011 5:52 PM, Blogger Robert said...

Evil often occurs not because of intention, but because of inattention. I think that for drunk driving, texting, etc. we should not tell people they might get killed. We should tell people that they might kill someone else! It takes their behavior out of the "I am not afraid of the risk" and puts it in the "I am willing to risk hurting others." That is more scarey to me than getting hurt myself.

 

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