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19 Apr 2017 22:21

42x16ss wrote:https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/triathlete-anthea-stacey-sprayed-with-chemical-by-angry-motorist-ng-b88446232z

The bar has been reset. This hits close to home as I know this girl. She's a great kid (for the record, she's going to be ok) and I regularly rode on the same roads when I lived in Perth. :mad:


Mad doesn't come close. Thankful she'll be OK. The ultra-bogans should be dragged behind their ute for a few km. Then rolled in salt.
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20 Apr 2017 05:54

42x16ss wrote:https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/triathlete-anthea-stacey-sprayed-with-chemical-by-angry-motorist-ng-b88446232z

The bar has been reset. This hits close to home as I know this girl. She's a great kid (for the record, she's going to be ok) and I regularly rode on the same roads when I lived in Perth. :mad:


Moron doesn't seem sufficient. But I guess it will have to do.
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At the scene, Michele Scarponi's tragic accident.

22 Apr 2017 13:26

These are the pics of the scene of Michele Scarponi's tragic accident, along with the van that hit him. I wasn't sure it would be appropriate to start a new thread on something so tragic, so I put this post in here.

Honestly, I have no idea how the van driver did not see Michele, besides maybe playing with the radio or worse, texting while driving or something to that extent. I'm sure we'll hear the final verdict when it's available but I thought I'd post these for everyone to get a better idea of what happened to a beloved father, husband, friend, and pro cyclist while out for a ride one day on his bike.

I found the images here - http://www.ilrestodelcarlino.it/ancona/cronaca/foto/michele-scarponi-morto-1.3055956

It's such a shame that these things continue to happen on roads around the world..

Rest in Peace Michele Scarponi, you'll be sorely missed. :cry:

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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

22 Apr 2017 16:00

So very shocking and now so very sad.

Michele was such a likeable professional and obviously a real family man. Really feel for his two young boys right now.

The scene seems perfect for visibility, except for maybe that hedge(?)

Thanks for posting, Irondan.
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22 Apr 2017 16:17

It was a wise discretion not to show the photos that are also on that site of Anna with the body: was she riding with him, or was it just that close that she got there so early?
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22 Apr 2017 16:29

Armchair cyclist wrote:It was a wise discretion not to show the photos that are also on that site of Anna with the body: was she riding with him, or was it just that close that she got there so early?

To be honest, I didn't know if I should have posted any of these photo's, but in the end I think people want to know what happened to Michele. As for the other photo's, I don't believe showing his body laying on the ground adds to the narrative that I wanted to present, nor did I think it was appropriate.

Personally I did not know Michele Scarponi, but I feel deep sorrow for his loss and I hope that his wife and children know that there's people around the world that feel the same way.

I don't know if Anna was riding with him, I would hope that wasn't the case as having this tragedy ingrained in her last memory of her husband is not something I would wish on anyone, on the other hand I hope that Michele got to say goodbye to her before he left... Either way, it's very tragic and I feel terrible for the whole family. :sad:
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23 Apr 2017 03:34

This fatality hits home even harder about the dangers of the sport.No one would be more conscious or reactive about the dangers on the road than a professional cyclist but it's still not enough to stop this happening.
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26 Apr 2017 12:09

"There is no evidence of remorse. There is a significant amount of self-pity and for your son's predicament," the judge said.


Well, her son is probably better of without a mother like that. Hopefully his grandmother can teach him something about responsibility for your actions.
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Yeah but it was supposed to be set in Texas....................
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01 May 2017 04:08

RedheadDane wrote:
"There is no evidence of remorse. There is a significant amount of self-pity and for your son's predicament," the judge said.


Well, her son is probably better of without a mother like that. Hopefully his grandmother can teach him something about responsibility for your actions.

I doubt it - who do you think taught the mother...
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

08 May 2017 06:05

Terrible incident in Spain, near Oliva yesterday when a drunk and drugged woman drove into a group of cyclists, killing two of them and seriously injuring three others.Although of course nothing will bring back those who have died a let's hope they lock her up and throw away the keys as an example to others.
http://www.levante-emv.com/sucesos/2017/05/07/ciclistas-muertos-atropello-oliva-xabia/1563689.html
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

09 May 2017 09:13

mariposa wrote:Terrible incident in Spain, near Oliva yesterday when a drunk and drugged woman drove into a group of cyclists, killing two of them and seriously injuring three others.Although of course nothing will bring back those who have died a let's hope they lock her up and throw away the keys as an example to others.
http://www.levante-emv.com/sucesos/2017/05/07/ciclistas-muertos-atropello-oliva-xabia/1563689.html


A tragic waste of life. No words are adequate.
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09 May 2017 09:47

The Dawg joins the list ...
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A move in the right direction?

10 May 2017 20:32

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39876692

Let's hope that they keep her in prison and that drivers start to get the message that using their vehicle as a weapon is unacceptable.
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Re: A move in the right direction?

11 May 2017 00:02

mariposa wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39876692

Let's hope that they keep her in prison and that drivers start to get the message that using their vehicle as a weapon is unacceptable.


Really it's a wonder that the road toll for cyclists isn't much higher. She should have had to pay for his medical costs and been banned from driving for life as well as the prison sentence. I bet if the roles were reversed and the cyclist was a pregnant woman the sentencing would have been much different.
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11 May 2017 03:48

Maybe it is time to ride with rear view cameras (go pro) to identify hit & run motorists.
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