I didn’t know Amy Dombroski personally. I knew her name. I saw her results. I watched her race Gloucester.
She represents everything I ever wanted to be as a cyclist, only more successful.
And now she’s gone.
It hurts me to think that success on the bike is more and more about not getting killed.
There have been too many close calls this year alone.
Every time we go out on the bike, we put our lives at risk.
So next time you ride, pay closer attention. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Stop at the light. Wait for the car to pass.
If you’re driving, put down the phone. Send that text later. Give the guy or gal on the bike a little extra room.
Think about what we all stand to lose.
It’s not worth it.