Thursday, April 17, 2008

Girls On Bikes In Orlando - The Good & Bad News

So a few days ago I received the following video in an email. It features, two gals from Orlando, who share their love of bikes through words, music and pictures.

Today I learned that one of the ladies Jen Walen from the above video and another cyclist Rachel Harris were seriously injured after being stuck by a drunk driver in Downtown Orlando.

Whalen is an avid bicycle activist, alleycat champ and singer. In addition to leading the UCF bike club, she is an active member of Orlando Critical Mass. Check out her music on MySapce and enjoy such titles "Bitch stole my bianchi" and "The malpractice of DR SUV".

Whalen described the collision as sounding like a bomb went off. "I woke up in the road and heard Rachel screaming and when I looked over at her it looked like her face was covered in blood," she said. The motorist, identified as 24-year-old Amy Klutz, who struck Whalen and Harris was given several sobriety tests at the scene of the accident and later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Whalen suffered from a broken collar bone, four broken ribs, a fractured hip and various abrasions. Harris suffered from bruises on her head and severe abrasions.

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