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Iain a boy hit by a car while cycling

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May 1 2013 at 9:28pm #

Swalfoort wrote:so, here’s my “capture a moment for Iain” experience today. I was almost home, just about 5 blocks from my destination. As I pedal up the quiet tree lined suburban street, I see a bike parked on a sidewalk leading to someone’s front porch. As I get closer, I see a boy, probably about 10 years old. It is pretty clearly his bike, but he’s just sort of watching me from the front lawn. Then I hear a voice, this one too young to be him. I presume it is coming from the partially obscured front porch. It was a simple “hello” and then “I like bikes too!”

I waved and said “I do too” then continued on my way. I wanted to stop and chat, but this momentary interaction was just too perfect. I liked leaving it as a fleeting, totally spontaneous interaction.

It definitely made me think that it was probably something the Iain might have said to a cyclist passing on his street. If he ever did, I hope that cyclist took as much enjoyment from the moment as I did today.

Thanks, Iain, for making me cherish that simple little moment. Heal well, my friend.

Swalfoort wrote:so, here’s my “capture a moment for Iain” experience today. I was almost home, just about 5 blocks from my destination. As I pedal up the quiet tree lined suburban street, I see a bike parked on a sidewalk leading to someone’s front porch. As I get closer, I see a boy, probably about 10 years old. It is pretty clearly his bike, but he’s just sort of watching me from the front lawn. Then I hear a voice, this one too young to be him. I presume it is coming from the partially obscured front porch. It was a simple “hello” and then “I like bikes too!”

I waved and said “I do too” then continued on my way. I wanted to stop and chat, but this momentary interaction was just too perfect. I liked leaving it as a fleeting, totally spontaneous interaction.

It definitely made me think that it was probably something the Iain might have said to a cyclist passing on his street. If he ever did, I hope that cyclist took as much enjoyment from the moment as I did today.

Thanks, Iain, for making me cherish that simple little moment. Heal well, my friend.

Swalfoort wrote:To Iain’s Mom; I don’t know that I can swing the photo element of your suggestion, but I’ll make a point to find something on my ride home today that I think that Iain would enjoy, and make a point of really noticing it for both of us. It is a beautiful day. I think I can find some cute critters doing silly things, or a gaggle of geese or ???

Thanks for the suggestion!

Thanks, you made what was a very tough day. The cool thing is Iain is getting well enough to be pissed off. While I think this is healthy, it is torture for a sleep-deprived mom.

Swalfoort wrote:so, here’s my “capture a moment for Iain” experience today. I was almost home, just about 5 blocks from my destination. As I pedal up the quiet tree lined suburban street, I see a bike parked on a sidewalk leading to someone’s front porch. As I get closer, I see a boy, probably about 10 years old. It is pretty clearly his bike, but he’s just sort of watching me from the front lawn. Then I hear a voice, this one too young to be him. I presume it is coming from the partially obscured front porch. It was a simple “hello” and then “I like bikes too!”

I waved and said “I do too” then continued on my way. I wanted to stop and chat, but this momentary interaction was just too perfect. I liked leaving it as a fleeting, totally spontaneous interaction.

It definitely made me think that it was probably something the Iain might have said to a cyclist passing on his street. If he ever did, I hope that cyclist took as much enjoyment from the moment as I did today.

Thanks, Iain, for making me cherish that simple little moment. Heal well, my friend.

Swalfoort wrote:so, here’s my “capture a moment for Iain” experience today. I was almost home, just about 5 blocks from my destination. As I pedal up the quiet tree lined suburban street, I see a bike parked on a sidewalk leading to someone’s front porch. As I get closer, I see a boy, probably about 10 years old. It is pretty clearly his bike, but he’s just sort of watching me from the front lawn. Then I hear a voice, this one too young to be him. I presume it is coming from the partially obscured front porch. It was a simple “hello” and then “I like bikes too!”

I waved and said “I do too” then continued on my way. I wanted to stop and chat, but this momentary interaction was just too perfect. I liked leaving it as a fleeting, totally spontaneous interaction.

It definitely made me think that it was probably something the Iain might have said to a cyclist passing on his street. If he ever did, I hope that cyclist took as much enjoyment from the moment as I did today.

Thanks, Iain, for making me cherish that simple little moment. Heal well, my friend.

Swalfoort wrote:so, here’s my “capture a moment for Iain” experience today. I was almost home, just about 5 blocks from my destination. As I pedal up the quiet tree lined suburban street, I see a bike parked on a sidewalk leading to someone’s front porch. As I get closer, I see a boy, probably about 10 years old. It is pretty clearly his bike, but he’s just sort of watching me from the front lawn. Then I hear a voice, this one too young to be him. I presume it is coming from the partially obscured front porch. It was a simple “hello” and then “I like bikes too!”

I waved and said “I do too” then continued on my way. I wanted to stop and chat, but this momentary interaction was just too perfect. I liked leaving it as a fleeting, totally spontaneous interaction.

It definitely made me think that it was probably something the Iain might have said to a cyclist passing on his street. If he ever did, I hope that cyclist took as much enjoyment from the moment as I did today.

Thanks, Iain, for making me cherish that simple little moment. Heal well, my friend.


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May 1 2013 at 9:34pm #

Does anyone have access to cable showing Fabian riding on Saturday in a local race near his home town of Bern, Switzerland. I will check the Internet as we don’t have a TV, but Spartacus Junior would go crazy to see it, even if there will be two Cancellaras in the race (sick humor on kids with double vision, that is my kid so I can joke after a rough day) if anyone finds it on, lot me know and My family will wash your bike!


bikeygirl

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May 6 2013 at 11:25am #

BUMP

May 15th – Pittsburgh Bike Ride of Silence

What: The Pittsburgh arm of the worldwide Ride Of Silence™ bike rally. See http://rideofsilence.org

When: Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 PM. Gather at 6:45 PM (evening)
· Ride rain or shine – if it’s important, let’s do it.
· Check the WPW website (www.wpwbikeclub.org) for any last minute messages

Start location: Oakland – Schenley Plaza (next to Carnegie Library)

Base route is 11 miles – Fifth to Penn Ave, right out Penn to Wilkinsburg, loop around the block in Wilkinsburg to reverse direction, Penn Ave to Main St in Bloomfield (just past Children’s Hospital), over the Bloomfield Bridge, left on Bigelow Blvd to start. Route is documented here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1604145.

-Why attend?

• to honor those cyclists injured or killed on public roadways
• to raise awareness of cyclists on the road
• to demonstrate responsible road sharing
• to show that cyclists are not going away

Personally, I’ll be attending to honor Ian and his family, but also for all the reasons above. If you can, please be there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/328632897239935/


Mick

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May 6 2013 at 11:30am #

Bikeygirl – you didn’t say anything about the time (other than the day) or the place.


bikeygirl

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May 6 2013 at 12:07pm #

Mick -it’s been edited :)

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