I just found out that one of my semi-regular riding buddies has been killed by a truck in Port Adelaide. I was told to not watch the news as it's pretty confronting.
I didn't know him outside of cycling, but he was 59 years old and a very strong rider.
The first time I rode with him and his group of regulars was a baptism of fire, and he pulled at the front relentlessly.
RIP aussie rider
Wow, that's very close to the house of my partner's sister in Largs.
Rest in peace
We held a memorial ride today. His wife and some family members were there at the start and saw us off. It really hit me right in the stomach when I introduced myself. Her first name is the same as my daughter. About 20 guys rode in the group, and there were quite a few tales about him and his riding. He inspired a lot of people to give their best on the bike.
Horrible. Also FFS using the word 'accident' in the news story when someone's been charged with dangerous driving.
Sorry to hear that, Pascal. He sounds like an excellent rider. RIP.
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