Ride of Silence Greensboro. I have always wanted to do this ride, I spent the hour of silence thinking of Big Jim, a Fayetteville mountain bike friend and Special Forces soldier who returned home early from a deployment and didn’t have a house key, he loved riding and while waiting for his wife to get off work, got his bike from the shed and rode around his neighborhood streets, a 17 year old high school student ran a stop sign and hit him head on, Jim was paralyzed from the neck down… I visited him several times in the hospital and he always said, wear your helmet I wouldn’t be alive without mine…. he died less than a year later when a blood clot broke free….
I also thought of Jill Skivington, a New York friend and my daughter’s teacher who was hit and killed while she was running!
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