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Publisher's Note - September 2015

Michael
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MichaelWe photographed this month’s bicycling-in-Houston story early, in the spring, to coordinate residents’ schedules and to avoid an outdoor session in the summer heat. However, in the months that followed, we learned the tragic news that several residents in our communities had lost their lives in separate bicycling accidents, one of which occurred while cycling to a memorial bike ride in honor of another cyclist who died. We considered cancelling the article out of respect to the families, but instead staff writer Cheryl Ursin reworked the story with an emphasis on safety. As it happens, freelance writer Jennifer Oakley came to us about that time with an idea to write a story about Houston Ghost Bike, a non-profit organization that builds white-bike memorials in honor of bicyclists who have been killed in collisions with autos, including the Buzz residents so many of us have been mourning. We hope this issue inspires adventures and awareness on our roads. [email protected]

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