Ghost bike…

Just over a week since Walt Joller, Jr. of San Diego was struck down while commuting home from work, a ghost bike memorial has quietly appeared in his honor.

The white bicycle locked to a street light post near the accident scene is haunting.

If you ride: Please take a moment to send your respects and positive thoughts Walt’s grieving family.

If you drive, please remember: A mistake of only a few seconds can take a life.

Here’s an obituary for Walt posted on a cycling Web site. Formal memorial services, the post says, are set for Jan. 17 at MCAS Miramar in San Diego.

Update: A online guest book is available here through the local newspaper, and a personal blog memorial is here.



5 thoughts on “Ghost bike…

  1. Pingback: Walter C. Joller Jr. Memorial » Blogs by the Very Extended Family

    • Thank you, Brent. You are correct. I ride by the spot weekly — if not drive by, daily. The photo I took and posted was almost immediately after. I hope the family feels the memorial is a fitting way to remember Walt, and honor his memory.

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