This is a huge bummer.
A cyclist from Arizona was on highway 73, not far from Hiawatha this am, when a vehicle who was reportedly swerving to miss a deer, struck and killed him. I don't know much more about it, and I don't know anything first-hand.
I've spent a lot of time on 73, there have been some scary times out there, I've been fortunate to this point. I'm so grateful. This has really gotten me down. I didn't know this rider, didn't know he was around, but I'm so sad.
Like most cyclists, I'm sure he had a family, friends, and had made a substantial sacrifice to come this far, to ride with great people, and to see and enjoy new landscape. I hate that his loved ones got the phone call from so far away, and that they can't say good-bye.
If you are a motorist out there, please keep your eyes open, make good choices, and we'll all get home safe.