I was saddened to hear that a bicyclist was killed by a driver on US 27 prior to the Horrible Hundred Sunday morning.
Harry Nickell, a bicyclist who also loved triathlons, was killed while cycling to the HH. An 84-year-old driver drove onto the paved shoulder of US 27 north of Clermont and killed him from behind.
The bicyclist was killed only a mile from a billboard advising drivers to give bicyclists the required berth of at least three feet when passing.
I bicycled on that same stretch of road only a day earlier.