My thoughts are with the family of the 76-year-old cyclist who was killed today when he was clipped by a Via Rail train in Kitchener.
According to this report in The Record, the man had waited for a freight train to back out of a siding at a point where there are double tracks. When the freight train had cleared the crossing, he slipped around the gates, which were still down, and started to cross, not realizing that there was a Via Train oncoming.
The man's name has not been released by police yet. I would guess, based on the photo of the urban-style bike equipped with fenders, a light, cable lock and panniers, that he was a regular city rider, the kind you see every day.