With calendars reading “JUNE,” we are already approaching the halfway point in 2019. The month just gone by – that being the month of May, of course – is notable in several respects. As we have noted several times in recent posts, May is when the holidays of Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day occur, each helping to awake the party-goer in each of us and usher in the warm, jubilant months of summer. May is also National Bike Month, a rolling celebration (get it?) spearheaded by the League of American Bicyclists.
On Friday, October 26, a cyclist was struck by a vehicle in the Las Vegas area. The cyclist, who had been riding a mountain bike, was critically injured and was transported to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The incident took place on Decatur Boulevard around 6 p.m. The motorist was driving a 1989 Honda Accord and was not impaired.  Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Cyclists, who share the road with cars yet take up much less space, are extremely vulnerable to injury.
Now that Thanksgiving is past, many of us turn to the next great marker of the holiday season: Christmas shopping. Black Friday kicked off the shopping season last weekend with sales and discounts at many brick-and-mortar retailers. Shoppers happily line up each year to browse the best deals and get a head start on their holiday shopping. For those of us who had a few too many glasses of Cabernet on Thursday, or who are otherwise less inclined to brave the crowds on Black Friday, there is always Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the Monday following Thanksgiving.