June 30th - Loss on the Trail

My tire with a large staple in it
This is the only picture I have from the ride today. Fitting, I suppose.

As much as Bike & Build emphasizes safety, cycling - or being outside in general - is dangerous. Especially with hundreds of riders and thousands of miles, accidents are all but unavoidable.

On another Bike & Build trip, one rider, Patrick Wanninkhof, was killed and another, Bridget Anderson, was hospitalized when a distracted driver struck them.

Our ride took us from Mountain Home to Boise, ID. When we arrived, the leaders brought us together to let us know what had happened, and give us time to talk with each others and think with ourselves.

It was a quiet day.

Don't drive distracted.