A couple weeks after I’d been in the hospital, a nurse said “Oh I heard about you on the news.” Wait, what? Really? So I was dumb enough to look it up.
The day before my accident, a woman was killed in a bicycle accident. Same age. Same city. She was also a mom.
Then there was a really awful bike accident in Flagstaff just a few weeks later. People out to promote bike safety were hit by a tow truck.
And today several people texted me this story of a deliberate attack on cyclists at a race in Arizona. In fact when I first saw it, my reaction was “yeah, yeah, I know.” because I thought it was about the Flagstaff accident.
But don’t worry, in complete bullshit, Tempe has been named the safest city for biking in Arizona. They obviously did not ask me. Or the countless others the nurses here tell me about. Or the woman who died a day before I was rendered disabled.