I don't know if anyone here knew Dr. Peter B. Hales, but I have the sad job of announcing that the much-beloved University of Illinois/Chicago professor, artist, author, bike rider and mean slide guitar player was killed by a motor vehicle this morning while riding near his retirement home in New York. He was 63.
Peter was a long-time friend of mine. We rode many happy miles together on the Judson ride and other rides, played in a bluegrass band together, and often shared our love of literature and good writing. Peter was a wonderful story teller and often missed the break because he was busy chatting at the back of the ride.
Steve, I'm sorry to hear about your friend.
I didn't know him, but he sounds like an amazing guy. I'm sorry for your loss.