Rainbow Marks Remembrance of Cyclist
The Roanoke Times is reporting:
According to the Virginia State Police, there were nine cyclists killed and 834
injured in crashes with motor vehicles in 2004, the latest year for which online
statistics are available.
Most recently in Roanoke, a man was killed after a car struck his bicycle Dec. 23. He died a few days later.
Yesterday marked a day when cyclists rode for those that have died on the roads. Jim Palmieri was one of the riders who rode out of Roanoke. His wife had died three years ago in a cycling accident. The next day, according to him a rainbow appeared.
Interestingly, another rainbow appeared during the ride yesterday.
We should all use caution when we see cyclist on the road giving them a large berth when we pass. We should also be aware that often they are harder to see. And during the spring, summer, and fall you will see more people on bikes.
On the Blue Ridge Parkway you often see cyclists and you should be extremely cautious when rounding corners.
Photos are from me, the rainbow was seen from Old Forest Road.