Sunday, July 1, 2007

Sun, Jul 1

Half of the year 2007 is over and by end of yesterday I had reached 1568 miles for this year.

The ride yesterday brought me through Walnut Creek, where at the intersection of Olympic and Newell, a memorial was held for Corinne Crawford, a 26-year old doctoral student at UC Berkeley and member of the Cal Cycling Team. On June 24, Corinne and her friend Jan Christian Claussen had finished a ride up Mt. Diablo, and were returning to Berkeley. They stopped at the red light on Newell facing northbound, when a 74-year old driver, heading east-bound on Olympic, swerved and hit the cyclists. Corinne passed away two days later, without having regained consciousness; Claussen suffered a concussion and could leave the hospital on Sunday. The memorial was attended by about 40 cyclists from Cal, as well as cyclists that happened to ride by the intersection. A few people spoke and remembered Corinne as the exceptional person she was. Earlier on Saturday morning, the Corinne Crawford Memorial - Beat the Clock and Help Beat Cancer Low Key Hill Climb Series was held.

Other links:
CaringBridge - Corinne Crawford

Be safe out there !

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