Take a Moment for Carla Swart
I didn’t know Carla Swart, though she went to college an hour from my home and many of my friends rode, races or coached her. I’ve heard rumors about Carla. A girl that was ripping legs off at Nationals, a girl from North Carolina winning big time cyclocross races, a down to earth girl that was fast and genuine.
For full details on Carla’s accident and reasons for death do a quick google search.
Take a Moment
While on your ride, at the gym or while taking a walk please take a moment and say a prayer for Carla’s passing and her family. I wish all of my readers safe travels during their rides over the weekend. Please make sure to look all around you and take your safety over convenience everyday.
Photo Credit : USA Today
Follow Friday Links (A Day Late)
A list of racer-esque women on bikes, if you are ever lacking motivation check out these ladies!
Carey’s Cycling Chronicles
Thanks to racing, being neutral support or being roped into mechanical support for 12 and 24 hour mountain bike racers I have had the ability to meet some awesome people in my travels. Two of those people, Zeke and Carey, are riding their bikes across the Rockies.
Wednesday Round Up
Cyclelicious reports on 3 different recalls for the day from Felt Bikes, Burley Trailers and Nirve Bikes.
Velo Orange has photos of their prototype mixte’s that will be available early 2010.
The Safe Routes to School Conference started today in Portland. Follow BikePortland on twitter for more updates.
Chic Cyclist gives her impression of the bike share program in Paris called Velib.