Dan Potts was a friend of mine. He was a long time cyclist, older than me, but we'd ridden together off and on for about 20 years. He had just retired from his job at the power company and was out on his bicycle on a spring day in 1999 when he was struck from behind and killed by a minivan driven by a distracted mother. Tragic.
The Duke City Wheelmen erected the ghost bike on Thursday afternoon, in honor and memory of Dan. Present at the dedication was his wife Lucy, and a hand full of friends and supporters.
Stage 3 of the Tour of the Gila is named his honor; the Dan Potts Tyrone Time Trial.