I write/post this at the moment my heart sunk for the first of 52 times for someone I’d never met! At 7:22 am April 30, 2012 I had returned home after a morning ride with the 6AM@THEARCHES group and received an email checking to see if we all had made it home ok. Our group had but there had been a cyclist fatality on N. Decatur Rd, and the call went out by our group leader Andrew to start a ghost bike for this person. Little did I know that Paul Taylor would be the first recipient of what is now known as Bikefriendlyatl, Inc and we truly remember and care that the voices of our fallen echo to all advocacy groups that the investigations of crash sites isn’t done fairly. The laws broken aren’t cited a lot of the time, and the speeding has gotten worse while running red lights and stop signs is out of control! These things must get better before any paint will make us feel safer! One day I’ll ride and chat with you my friend! I wish I had a way to get you back as with all our fallen! But until we meet again, Miss you daily!
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Been trying to do more than simply build ghost bikes when needed for our fallen friends and their families, now going to get together on the bike with some/any fellow riders and try to raise more awareness in what we’ll call “We Won’t Be Silent” rides! Please come sign in on the event listed on the FB-Bikefriendlyatl, Inc fan page and bring a short story of a friend that you or someone still misses to this day! Also be thinking of what/how we can make our pace(s) better! I’ll accept donations to BFA, which are tax deductible and be selling BFA fallen friends t-shirts as well! Hope to see ya’ll at one of our rides, We won’t remain silent, in honor of all our fallen friends!
Cyclist ends up in dispute with driver after being hit