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4/13/12 5:47 P

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I don't think I would have even considered this scenario but it's of course all too possible.

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4/13/12 4:17 P

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Let's all of us do our part to ride with maximum safety in all ways out there!

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4/13/12 9:46 A

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That is a scary story! I'm so glad it turned out the way it did. My husband often tells me I'm too trusting. He now makes me ride with mace (and I have it within reach at all times).

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Thought-provoking. Thanks for sharing.

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4/13/12 12:26 A

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" 'The Decision'

Travel has helped define the person I am today. My bicycle journeys have been overwhelmingly positive experiences. But not always. Bad things can and do happen on the road.

I had an experience early in my travels that was a turning point. I was either going to go on, or return home and perhaps never travel again. When it first happened, I thought it was something I should try and forget. To put it out of my mind. Twenty years later I shared the incident in a conversation with my editor at Adventure Cyclist magazine. He told me if I wrote it, he'd publish it. It appeared in the Oct/Nov issue of the magazine.

Steve Scher, host of Weekday on KUOW, read the column and asked if I'd like to read it on air.

Here are links to a posts that includes both the audio and written versions of "The Decision":"

Here are links to a posts that includes both the audio and written versions of "The Decision".
Audio:
blog.adventurecycling.org/2012/03/de
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The published column:
www.adventurecycling.org/resources/2
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110_TravelswWillie_Weir.pdf


"Feel free to share it with anyone who may want to listen/read it. I wish I had read something similar after the experience happened twenty years ago. At the time, I felt very alone and confused. But I'm fortunate I made the decision I did."

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