In other sad news, I learned from Mike Ebert (ABD) that Gerry Turrubiartes, the cyclist killed by a train this weekend, was popular on area group rides. This Kane County Chronicle story notes that he had ties to the Bicycle Heaven shop and team in St. Charles. “He was the guy who would ride up to you after a hard-won race or sprint and would say ‘good job,’ and not just ride away and pout,” said John Dapkus (Turin).
2 p.m.: The Tuesday night St. Charles group ride rode by the crash site and laid flowers. Ara Oggoian (Bicycle Heaven) says there will be a memorial ride in the future. I’ll pass along details when I get them.