Save a Cyclist!
2007-10-01 10:01:11 GMT
For those of you out there who care about cyclists and cycling, I need your help. This story is about my former second life partner Riin Gill. If you're reading this, that means that you either: 1. Are on one of the cycling/carfree groups Riin was once a member of, 2. Know me personally, 3. Know Riin personally, 4. Posted a comment to Riin's Rants (her blog), in the past or 5. Have a blog/podcast that Riin reads/listens to regularly. Riin used to be an avid cyclist. However, since breaking up with me in March, she's given up on cycling. On her "100 Things About Me" section on her blog, she says, "Cycling was having some unpleasant associations for me (aside from having people honk, yell, and swear at me several times per trip), and I just [don]’t need it." Unfortunately, based on what she's said on her blog, most of those "unpleasant associations" are apparently my fault. :( In my opinion, the cycling community can't afford to lose people like Riin Gill. Riin has been almost solely responsible for the preservation of the work of cycling advocate Ken Kifer after his senseless death at the hands of a drunk driver in 2003. Most notably, she took on the responsibility of preserving and maintaining Ken's website. Ken's Bike Pages have been one of the most famous online resources for cycling advice, known worldwide. Even the club manual for Velo Cape Breton, my local cycling club, makes reference to these pages and their useful(Continue reading)