I left this sign on Rob’s commute last week. Rob’s not dead, it’s a fading ghost bike, notice the black stripes? Rob’s been driving the last couple months which is the reason we haven’t heard his voice as much. He had 3 close calls with wheeled steel cages over the course of a week which prompted him to put insurance back on his car.
I had lunch with him last week and we can relax, he fully intends to get back on the bike. I was worried, if Rob can’t stick it out on the bike, how can any of us stick it out. Rob assured me that since the bad week life just got busy. He’s also got an interesting ‘non bike’ story to share once the dust settles.
We’ve all been there. What would be your advice to Rob as he contemplates a return to commuting by bicycle.