"A lot of it is finding people to
ride with because out in
At 17 years old Alexander
Morgan-Fleming is one of the youngest cyclist in
Morgan-Fleming is a member of the
"Paul was like not a mentor but he always pushed me," Morgan-Fleming said.
"We all believed that he knew what
he was doing,"
Nichols was killed Wednesday
afternoon when he was hit by a car while riding his bike on a
Friday Morgan-Fleming and DFC Bicycles owner, Greg Davis, are sharing their tips on safe riding, so what happened to Nichols, doesn't happen to anyone else.
"As far as cars I mean they are scary," Morgan-Fleming said. "But most bicycling accidents are slipping on gravel, not making a turn, I've done that one. Bicyclist on bicyclist, those happen."
What is the best way to avoid these accidents?
"Surroundings are changing
constantly when you are on a bike,"
Another tip from
He said you may miss an important warning.
"If they've got earphones it is
blocking out one of the senses we use most often to try and warn us that you've
got something going on that you need to be aware of,"
But Morgan-Fleming said the best way to learn about any hobby is to join a club.
"You learn more about safety from the club," Morgan-Fleming said. "The club will teach you how to draft. Like Paul he was the one who taught me. They once again teach you about yelling 'car back' they teach you the best way to pass people when you need to."