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2012 Ride of Silence May 16

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12012 Ride of Silence May 16 Empty 2012 Ride of Silence May 16 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:13 pm


Well, well. Amarillo plans an 8 mile ride of silence with a police escort.

Wonder what we will have in Lubbock. 100 yards with two riders and a dog participating?

22012 Ride of Silence May 16 Empty Re: 2012 Ride of Silence May 16 on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:48 am


What is the purpose of the Ride of Silence?

Well, yeah, it is a time to think of those who were killed, an ongoing memorial to them. It is also a time to remind riders what can and does happen to any of us, anywhere, any time.

It is also a chance to remind the community that cycling is dangerous, that a momentary lapse by the driver of a motor vehicle can have fatal consequences to a cyclist.

For that purpose, I think the Ride of Silence ought to touch every neighborhood, every major thoroughfare. Which in Lubbock might mean a 30-40 mile ride around the city with emphasis on population density, like the mall.

Also to that purpose, I think more is needed than a somber line of bicycles. Something more dramatic like a coffin towed by black riders in skeleton contume.

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