Joshua Laven Ghost Bike

At the south end of Coast Road north of Santa Cruz, California.

 

Joshua Laven was killed by a hit and run driver on Highway 1 just south of Davenport California

  • George Redgrave 3y

    How very sad .
  • Steven Vance 3y

    Is it being high up the only way to make it visible?
  • Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 3y

    Steven Vance I don't know the story of why this was mounted to a post. It's certainly a little more involved installation than most ghost bikes, which are just chained to a post somewhere.

    George Redgrave This one sadder than most. Joshua biked from the US East Coast in Florida 4000 miles. Destination was to be San Francisco CA. He got within 50 miles and was hit from behind and thrown off of his bike. He survived long enough to drag himself off of the highway to die while the criminal drove away. He was found the following day when a couple riding a tandem bicycle noticed a small terrier sitting on the side of the road -- the dog was Joshua's pet and he had waited faithfully at Joshua's side all night and most of the next day in spite of his own injuries.
  • fenriq 3y

    It is stories like this that just freak me out about riding on roads. I know the statistics are stacked with me but still.
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Taken on April 26, 2011
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