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On being a Cyclist's Wife

Original post made by Anonymous, Mountain View, on Oct 6, 2006

Anyone who has ever driven Foothill Expressway or climbed the winding narrow roads of the Los Altos Hills has encountered them ---cyclists donning colorful jerseys and aerodynamic helmets traveling in pairs and packs. Among them you will find my husband, the love of my life and the father of our two beautiful children.

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Posted by a fan of most cyclists
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 11, 2006 at 10:26 am

You have articulated well what is it like to be connected to a cyclist. I too, know a few serious riders and have had many discussions about this safety issue, especially in light of the recent horrific tradegy. It seems that the recurring theme that comes from talking to serious,law abiding cyclists is the fact that there are many riders out there that do NOT abide by the laws of the streets and truly "wreck" the reputation of riders for all. I too have been frustrated by ignorant riders endangering themselves and acting self righteous about the roads they ride. Too bad that all riders couldn't adhere to the rules-I know, it's not a perfect world.