i received this email at firstname.lastname@example.org, my radio show email address, and it deserves to be shared, especially in light of our recent discussions of safety, and for me personally, since a good friend of mine was the victim of a string-triggered pipe bomb on the inter-urban trail a few years ago. PLEASE exercise caution while riding on bike trails. just like wearing a helmet, the thought that one is safer while riding on a bike trail than on a city street or county road is no excuse for being constantly vigilant to your surroundings: potential danger lurks in the beauty around you.
and craig, thanks for sharing this with us.
I found out about your show through the RAGBRAI web site. I listen to your podcast, so I can listen to it over and over again. I love it. I heard this story on the Sioux City Public Radio Station KWIT this morning. I thought I would share it with you since you have been talking a lot about bicycle safety.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha woman is warning bikers in the area to use caution after a trail prank turned dangerous for her husband. Pam Fusselman says her husband was riding his bike on the West Papio trail last week when he hit with a band of clear tape that stretched from one side of the bike trail to the other between trees. The impact sent Pam's husband flying, leaving him with a concussion, broken collarbone, broken ribs and a punctured lung.