My worst fear

My absolute worst fear while riding my bicycle (coming in a close second to tiny Asian women in large SUVs) is dying like the poor man mentioned in this Philadelphia Business Journal story:

“Stanley L. Wang, the former general counsel of Comcast Corp., was killed Thursday afternoon while bicycling in his hometown of Moorestown, N.J., according to the Moorestown Police Department.

Wang, 67, was bicycling east on East Main Street at 12:20 p.m. He started to pass a parked pickup truck when the driver of the truck opened his door. Wang hit the door and was knocked from his bike into the street, where he was struck by an eastbound car that was also passing the truck. He was pronounced dead at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Cherry Hill, N.J., at 1:08 p.m.”


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