I did some fun stuff over the weekend. However, last night I heard some news that kinda makes it feel a little less important right now. A friend of mine from here in
Charlotte was riding in the
Cap2Cap Ride in Virginia
this past Saturday and was seriously injured.
The sum it up, some jackass in a big truck tried to pass some riders in
the group and ended up hitting my friend and another cyclist. They were both air lifted to a local hospital
after suffering pretty serious injuries.
Here’s a link to the news story:
The worst part about this is that the truck never stopped. With a group of riders that big, he had to know he hit someone. Instead, he kept on going. The only description they have is that it was a red cab with a white trailer. That’s really not much to go on, but if you know anything or hear anything, give the Virginia State Police a call at (804) 553-3445.
Riding on the road is dangerous, and that’s why I don’t do it very often. However, I always enjoy big group rides because I feel much safer with other people around. The Cap2Cap ride seemed like it would be pretty fun, and I bet the last thing that the riders were thinking was that they would be the target of some truck driver’s shitty actions.
I hope they find out who it was, and I especially hope that the riders are okay.
I might be back to normal stuff tomorrow, but for my friend and the other rider, it’s gonna take a while. Please keep these guys in your thoughts.