Booyah Album

I just don’t know how to feel.

Every time I ride I know there is a certain amount of danger. You never really think that it could happen to you or someone you know.

Granted I did not really know Braydon, but I have had a good friend get hit, twice, fortunately he recovered. It was such a melancholy day today. I am sad, fearful, hopeful, angry, guilty, full of regret and grateful.

I am sad because another human being lost his life. I am sad because his family will never again feel his embrace or hear him say “I love you”. I am sad for the guilt and pain the person who hit must feel.

I am fearful for my life and those who choose to venture out on the road to pursue a sport we love.

I feel guilt for every time I have been distracted while driving, by cell phones, eating, kids, being tired. I am hyper aware of being distracted as a cyclist, but I know I slip up and I can’t let that happen.

I am hopeful that this tragedy makes people more aware of cyclists and more willing to share the road.

I am angry at the driver, how could he not see him how is it possible that he did not see him? I don’t buy the “it was hard to see”. How could this happen?

I am filled with regret that I never had the opportunity to really get to know this incredible person.

I am grateful for the community we live in and the outpouring of support for this fallen rider. I am grateful for my fellow cyclist.

I don’t think anything could have been done to prevent this. He could have been covered in blinky lights and that driver would have still hit him. Then again I don’t know all of the details. My heart aches for his family and all those who knew him well.

That’s how I feel. BOOYAH!

-Rob

 

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Mountain Biking | St. George Utah

The trails for mountain biking in St. George are innumerable. Not typically known as a mountain biking mecca, (A name often rewarded to areas like Moab) St. George is starting to get recognized as one of the best places to ride in all of Utah, or even the country.

We are looking to expand our “mountain biking” section of Life Behind Bars. If you are willing to assist in locating climbs/routes and lead mountain bike group rides, please contact us and let us know you are willing!