All it takes is a crack in the street to take a rider down.
This is what happened to our fellow member of Adobo Velo Cycling Club, Ed Gabat, who was riding in a weekly night ride in Eagle Rock.
Ed Gabat was an experienced rider who did five double centuries in 2013 and four in 2014. Here is his CalTripleCrown page
A simple crack that sent him crashing and tumbling down the descent caused his life away. It’s sad to say that the cause of the accident is due to a poor street maintenance, this accident could have been avoided if the city maintained the street. Also, Paramedics know this street well because of constant call from riders who fall from the same area, this street is notorious from taking cyclist down. Unluckily, our own Ed Gabat was the one who did not get up and go on and continue the ride.
A ghost bike ceremony was held on August 26, 2014 at 9pm. With his son and daughter on the site to place the ghost bike. Also, on site are the Adobo Velo members and friends, they held a vigil as well.
I will remember Ed as a Jolly cyclists, who likes to put smile on everyone’s faces. He encouraged me to keep on going, fast or slow, you will get there.
Ride in Paradise.