RIP Brent Liles

Brent Liles was struck and killed by a truck a few days ago, as he was entering a crosswalk on his bike. If the name isn’t familiar to you, that’s ok, he’s not known as a cyclist. Brent was the bassist for Social Distortion in the early 1980’s, before he went on to play with Agent Orange. This was back in the days when fluorescent colors were big for clothes, hair, and bikes. He was playing good old working-class punk for kids like me that had no interest in Duran Duran and George Michael. The fact that he was getting around on a bike, and it took 2 days for him to be identified leads me to believe that things may not have been going so well for him as of late. Let’s hope he’s in a better place now.