My ex-wife used to work with Michael McNair on one of her graphic design jobs. That’s how I found out about his remarkable family, and that’s how I found out about his wreck last week. When I lived on the other side of White Rock, I used to see him on his bike occasionally. You may have heard his name before regarding urging the city to install more bike lanes and so on. McNair is a pretty hardcore bicycle commuter. He was riding south on Cotillion and was hit where it intersects Ferguson.
“You can see where he was riding along and all the sudden he gets pushed 50, 70 feet down Ferguson,” his friend Mike Freiberger said. “The GPS shows him going sideways … on Ferguson – all the sudden.”
Now he’s in the hospital — “McNair was treated for internal bleeding on Tuesday, had pins placed in his hip on Wednesday and had his left rib cage rebuilt on Friday.Â His pelvis is also broken in about five places.”
I don’t want this to devolve into a bunch of comments back and forth about bike safety. Let’s just all keep our eyes open, OK? And think good thoughts. McNair’s one of the good guys.