Peter McKay is one of the most relentlessly optimistic people I know. This evening I got this note from him:
Hi friends & family,
I had another wonderful commute today! On the return home after passing Alki, I was riding along the rough road that is Beach Drive. My bicycle was not feeling and sounding well. I stopped and noticed that she had a compound fracture of the seat tube at the bottom bracket. I was happy to have had this last ride with her on such a beautiful day!!! She was a great commute bicycle -- always willing to get me where I wanted to go when I wanted to go, for more than 11,000 kms. I had the pleasure of riding her on several SIR events: a 200km, a couple permanents and this year’s populaire.