Friday, August 5, 2011

Sad news from Labrador

On Tuesday morning, as I was leaving the Motel de L'Energie in Manic-5, a rider came in on a BMW and we chatted for a while. He was headed up to Labrador, to run the length of the TLH and back, because he had ten days free with nothing to do. He mentioned he owned a shop in Quebec.

I never got his name, but from the picture, I believe he was Duc Dufour, the president of Harley-Davidson Montreal, who died the following day near Churchill Falls when he struck a bicyclist in the low-visibility dust cloud of a passing truck. The bicyclist was treated and released, Dufour was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. It's quite sad, and I can understand entirely how something like this could happen.

Here's more, from Rob's website:

CMG-Online--Tragedy in Labrador

1 comment:

  1. This is really a tragedy. We don't know the exact details but when I heard about it it scared me because I don't know what I would have done differently. With the size of the gravel there is a good chance a bicyclist is going to be riding the same line you are. I guess the best you can do is slow down and try to look ahead when you see the dust storm bearing down on you.