ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Vandals destroyed it, but now a new memorial stands in honor of a bicyclist killed three years ago in northwest Albuquerque.
Family and friends of David Anderson came together Tuesday morning to install the new memorial, hoping this time it will be left alone.
In the weeks surrounding the anniversary of Anderson's death, vandals tore things down and even stole parts of his ghost bike on a trail near Paseo del Norte.
Eventually it was removed completely.
Anderson was riding a bike trail with his wife in 2010 when Miranda Pacheco lost control, flew off Paseo and hit him.
Tuesday, friends joined Anderson's wife as she dedicated a new ghost bike to him to replace the one that vandals took apart.
They put together the bike and laid down flowers.
Sherry Anderson says she is hoping this time the memorial will be respected.
"Once the bike was dismantled and the parts started to be stolen, it's just like I felt my peace was gone and I wanted it back," Anderson said. "And now with the bike here, I will have peace again."
She says the sheriff's department will be patrolling the area regular on the lookout for any future vandalism.
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