I was still in LV when I read the very sad news regarding the two cyclists who died in an accident just this Sunday, where a deputy patrol car crossed a double yellow divider near Stevens Creek/Montebello, and collided head-on with the cyclists. It is indeed very sad that this has happened to two promising athletes, but indeed any nonsensical death or injury to anyone (pro, amateur, recreational rider) is one loss too many. Let us hold these two dear souls in our prayers, for their loved ones let us console them through our thoughts and kind words. The whole incident is still under investigation - the latest unofficial word is that the deputy fell asleep while driving.
Last week before all this happened, I was reading an article on professional rider David Zabriskie and he mentions in an interview how he has been involved in several car-bike accidents. Dave has ridden, trained in all parts of the world, but these accidents have all happened in the US of A. He is still feeling residual pain and limited movement on one of his legs from an accident where he broke several bones. There seems to be something in our culture where cyclists are more at risk than in any other place. I would like to extend heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of our fallen fellow-cyclists.