John Whitehead wrote, to the Davis Bike Club e-mail list:
Yesterday [Wed., 28 July], we lost our friend (DBC member and former board member) Bruce Winder to a busy highway. The tour route had a left turn along a downhill section where there was heavy traffic. My understanding is that there was no left turn lane and no signal lights, as the turn was onto a small side road in a non-urban area. Bruce merged into traffic to make the turn but the vehicle behind him did now slow down enough. There is no official determination of fault at this time.
Bruce’s wife Ellen was riding with him (separate bicycles, not their tandem) and she is now recovering from surgery with a pin in her femur and other injuries that she is expected to recover from. Other DBC members witnessed the tragedy, and both families are in the loop. Stu is staying with Ellen until Ellen’s family arrives for the rest of her hospital stay. The rest of the tour group is expected to return to Davis on their planned schedule. [...]
Let’s dedicate our rides this weekend to the memory of Bruce, and keep Bruce and Ellen in our thoughts and prayers. Stu wanted me to let you know that Ellen is in good spirits considering that she feels that Bruce is smiling.
Submitted with sorrow,
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