WeBikeEugene’s slow-down became a complete stop a little over a week ago when Kendra’s three week bike tour around the Great Lakes ended in near tragedy. Two weeks into the trip, her riding partner acquired an infection that made it impossible for them to continue. Disappointed, they cut the ride a week and a half short and headed back to Des Moines, IA. On the way back Kendra got an incredible headache that lasted for days, and was hospitalized in Des Moines July 11th (Sunday) with some version of tick-borne Meningitis. They aren’t sure if it is Lyme’s Disease or something viral, but either way it kicked her butt. I arrived in Iowa a few days later, a week earlier than planned, and stayed with Kendra until she was discharged last Saturday. She is slowly recovering, and should be okay in a few weeks.
WBE experienced a complete stop while this played out, but we are ready to return in a “slowed-down” fashion, and will return to full speed in late August or Early September.
The rest of our wrapup covers proposed Sprinfield bikeways, Kidical Mass, EugeneBicyclist.com, a car-free family, and drunk driving sentencing.