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American on cycling tour from CA killed in Montreal crash

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sars1981 said:
I'm already aware it is dangerous :D. Call me a rouge genius, but I decided long ago that riding along roads built for cars and having masses of steel fly past you from behind at 100 kmph is more risk for reward than I am willing to trade. I enjoy my time on the bike-ways.

Hey....roads existed before cars....it takes educating the bad drivers who show no awareness or concern for other road users to change things....not giving up and hitting the bike-ways. You have as much right as they do to be there. And it genuinely annoys me that some people feel intimidated into not riding at all by the risks some people put them in.

Here in the UK...bike-ways are a joke. Almost non existent. I don't know where you are from, and if they are adequate for you then fine....but honestly i think it is a sad indictment of what is happening.

If i want to enjoy the experience as I climb Alpe D'huez or Puig Major or even the speed bump at the end of my road, then i think I am perfectly entitled to....and if someone is stuck behind me in their Hummer while i do it....wait....I am not even making you late....and if you beep...I can gaurantee one thing....i will slow down.

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Hey....roads existed before cars....it takes educating the bad drivers who show no awareness or concern for other road users to change things....not giving up and hitting the bike-ways. You have as much right as they do to be there. And it genuinely annoys me that some people feel intimidated into not riding at all by the risks some people put them in.

Here in the UK...bike-ways are a joke. Almost non existent. I don't know where you are from, and if they are adequate for you then fine....but honestly i think it is a sad indictment of what is happening.

If i want to enjoy the experience as I climb Alpe D'huez or Puig Major or even the speed bump at the end of my road, then i think I am perfectly entitled to....and if someone is stuck behind me in their Hummer while i do it....wait....I am not even making you late....and if you beep...I can gaurantee one thing....i will slow down.

P.S is the picture above necessary?

I agree with your passion on the issue .. I simply do not want to die :p
I'm from Australia and the bike-ways are not very good here either.
 

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Mother of dead Woodley Park cyclist (18) can't stop grieving

In tears, the grieving mother she said she left Singh behind because he had recently gotten a job as a labourer with carpenters.

Surujdai Ramin, 33, said she was in Georgetown when she received the news of her son’s death.
The driver had claimed that the cyclist turned suddenly in front of him and he could not have avoided the collision. Ramin believed that her son did not turn in front of the car because he was struck from the back. She said that her son’s back was badly bruised and that he sustained injuries to the back of his neck. He was also thrown face down on the road after the impact.

Further, the woman said the back wheel of his bicycle was also badly damaged. “If he bin turn suddenly in front a the car then the middle of the bicycle woulda get hit,” she pointed out. Singh succumbed to his injuries some minutes after. The slippers he was wearing were some 30 feet from his body.
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Whole story+pics:http://www.stabroeknews.com/2010/stories/07/26/mother-of-dead-woodley-park-cyclist-says-driver-at-fault/
 

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Family left devastated after kill Hwy. 1

Sherry says the family’s grief has been ten-fold given what they had planned in the coming weeks. Boersma was to walk Sherry down the aisle at her Aug. 11 wedding in Finland, the same day he was to turn 66.

Also at the wedding, Boersma, who Sherry says has lived with a form of blood cancer for 12 years, was going to surprise his wife of 44 years, Diana, by renewing their vows.

But while her family is devastated, she says they are going to come together and try their best to move on.

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Fam...hile+cycling/3347497/story.html#ixzz0vLdoGeK2
 
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change legislation and priorities

1. I understand that in the Nederlands, the cyclist is given "priority" in that: in event of a collision (or incident) between a cyclist and motorist, the motorist be be presumed to be at fault.

This formula shifts the burden of proof entirely to the non-cyclist. Such a situation will not prevent people from: being drunk, falling asleep, becoming enraged... however I believe it would result in giving "road users" pause.

My guess it would also operate sub-consciously to temper the actions of all.

Perhaps we could push our respective legislatures to consider the above.

2. IIRC, Dutch motorists are preternaturally aware of cyclists and the resulting positive outcome is a benefit to all road users.:)

My apologies as I do not have references to either 1 or 2.
 

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Honolulu cop collapses to death on his mountain bike

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Officer Andrew Young lost his life at the age of 45.
When the department maintained a full-time bicycle patrol, he patrolled the city on bike, Kapp said. "I think a lot of people will remember him from his time as a bicycle patrol officer downtown and in neighborhoods across the city," Police Chief Cliff Cook said Tuesday. "He was a very well-liked bike officer."

http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/aug/03/officer-andrew-young-dies-on-mountain-bike-trip/
 

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Impressive memorial for

27-year-old Francisco De Jesus, was hit and killed by a suspected drunken driver Tuesday morning.

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“Francisco died doing something he loved,” Wilson said. “And I know he’s in a better place.”
“And I know he’s safe now,” Wilson said, as he urged others to work through their anger to find forgiveness for the senseless tragedy.


Francisco was hit,” said Caterbone, creator of BikingLasVegas.com, a site for bicycling enthusiasts. “We’re doing this for Francisco, and it means a lot that everyone is here.”

Metro Police said De Jesus was riding his bike Tuesday morning on Rampart, just north of Del Webb Boulevard, when a 1999 Toyota Rav4 traveling north went off the road and hit him from behind.

The collision ejected De Jesus, who was in the bicycle lane, and he landed on the landscaped shoulder of the road, police said. He was taken to University Medical Center, where he died.

Police arrested the driver of the sport utility vehicle, 38-year-old

A story to tell: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/aug/04/cyclists-conduct-memorial-friend-killed-while-ridi/
 
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That kind of *** disgusts me.

If there is any justice in this world today that weak and disgusting excuse for a man will pay heavily for this.

My thoughts are with the poor guy's family.
 

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The Washington Post August 8, 2010; 2:51 PM ET

1 killed, 3 hurt after car hits family of cyclists

Anne Arundel County fire officials say a woman is dead and three people are severely injured after a car crashed, then rolled into a family taking a break from a bicycle ride.

Battalion Chief Steve Thompson says the car hit a light pole at Russett Green West and Ridgemere Crossing in Laurel on Sunday morning, then rolled into benches where a couple was sitting with their children.

Thompson says the driver, a 60-year-old woman, was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center's trauma center where she died. He says a 45-year-old man was flown to the Shock Trauma in Baltimore and his 39-year-old wife was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Thompson says both have life-threatening injuries.

He says the couple's 4-year-old son was taken to Johns Hopkins Pediatrics with head injuries. A second child was not injured.

--Associated Press
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August 11, 2010 | 24-year-old lovely woman killed in a steep hill helmet shocker

The woman was taken by ambulance to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

A spokeswoman for the Boston EMS, Jennifer Mehigan, said that “paramedics at the scene indicated serious head trauma could have been avoided, had she been wearing a helmet.’’

She was the second bicyclist fatally stuck in a short time. On April 7, Eric Michael Hunt, 22, of Mission Hill, was killed in a collision with an MBTA bus on the same road.

Here some reactions on the MassBike Blog:http://www.massbike.org/2010/08/10/fatal-crash-in-brighton/

News article: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/08/11/cyclist_is_killed_by_a_car_in_brighton/
 
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A 53-year-old cyclist was killed when he was involved in a collision with an SUV in the Britannia Park neighbourhood Friday morning, police said.

The man was riding northbound on Boyce Avenue just before 7 a.m.

Police Const. Alain Boucher said the SUV had just made a right turn onto Boyce Street from Walter Street when the cyclist drove through a stop sign at Boyce and came up on her right-hand side, bumping her vehicle.
 

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Tragedy in Tuscany a 'rookie Thomas Cavorso killed in action.
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Giovedì 26 Agosto | 15:01
His bearthday for 14 years was on October 19. Thomas Cavorso, Eagle Ganzaroli rookie team, was killed this morning in training between Pontassieve Vicchio in Mugello near Florence. The impact with the car was violent for the young and unfortunate Cavorso there was nothing to do.
Given the dramatic story of this accident, the race next Sunday, August 29, at Le Palaie of Pelago the Eagle Ganzaroli team will not start.
Team website: http://www.aquilaciclismo.com/?page_id=75

Story: http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=32091&tp=n
 

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Tears and tears and so much grief ...

This is so shocking TopCarbon and makes one :mad:

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August 26| 10:16 - Thomas Cavorso pronounced dead
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Giovedì 26 Agosto | 21:39 next report from TuttoBici

FLORENCE .- The tragedy that claimed the life of the not yet fourteen year old rookie Thomas Cavorso, remembers dramatically of that one, that occurred on November 22 last year, that cost the live of the eighteen year old Italian junior time trial champion the Pistoia Antony Orsan, who during a workout crashed against a car near Vinci.
Siro Gavilli of Florence Campo di Marte, a character known in cycling in the past for being a great rider with numerous victories to his credit, is the director of dell’Aquila Ganzaroli di Ponte a Ema.
Destroyed by the pain he tells us what happened after talking by telephone with his colleague John Ducci, and other sporting director Stefano Ballerini who was training in Florence with the young riders, who as did several other riders, after wearing the shirt of the company Bridge Ema for years wanted to remain in society.
Ducci, was in the team car that followed the training of teammembers included Thomas Cavorso, the stretch of road linking the Mugello Valdisieve.

"They were all together - says Gaville grief-stricken - when Thomas tried to escape, as happens among boys during training. He gained a little advantage and soon after he got out of sight the tragic accident occurred. "

Thomas his companions, arrived after a few seconds at the accident vicinity passed it and didn't notice a thing except?

"Exactly, so the teammates of the poor Thomas have passed the point where it happened, which must have been a tremendous impact, noticed noting only some glass on the asphalt.
Thomas was flown off the road and the bike with him. Only a car later reached the group of Thomas and informed of what had happened aback there. "

Ganzaroli current president of the aquilaciclismo team, founded in 1927 and as an rider who has raced with the great Gino Bartali and Renato Masini. He was with Thomas the last minutes of his life at the Hospital of Careggi, along with other team leaders, family members and relatives of the young Vicchio.
Team website: http://www.aquilaciclismo.com/?page_id=75


"We hoped that Thomas would make it, his life was hanging by a thread for half an hour."

This were the words of the president of società storiche del ciclismo nazionale in tears, right after Thomas died in front of their eyes, he is destroyed by pain.

"I have no words, you can not die like that. There was joy and happiness in the team that was training for the race on Sunday Casenuove Empoli, this is a great loss for our society.
By Sunday morning we should have held the competition for students in Le Palaie of Pelago, a place not far from the scene of the accident there were 85riders entered, but of course the event is canceled, it is now the time just crying for Thomas with his parents. "

{This is so heartbreaking but must be told, sorry it was very diffiicult this time to translate this, sorry to all of you.}

Original: http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=32105&tp=n
 
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From Medline...

Accidents are, by far, the leading cause of death among children and adolescents...
The automobile accounts for the largest number of these accidental deaths. Make sure that all infants and children use the proper child car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.

Other top causes of accidental death are drowning, fire, falls, and poisoning.


I think I will stick to the bike.
 

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Sky is not always the limit Team SKY soigneur is dead

Txema Gonzalez, known masseur in the professional peloton and was now fore Team Sky pro cycling in the Vuelta Espana, died in a hospital in Seville some hours ago.
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Txema González here with Óscar Kintana also a masajistas.

Txema, previously carried on its work forEuskaltle-Euskadi and Saunier Duval, was admitted as a result of viral illness suffered by the Sky since the start of the Tour of Spain, but his condition has worsened in the last hours and the news os his death has shocked the whole peloton.

Rest in peace.
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It's shocking to mourn two people on the same day. Fignon was buried at Père Lachaise, and now the shock of Txema the soigneur passing away. Deepest condolences to his family, and to Team Sky who have lost a valuable member.
 
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Our thoughts will be for always with him.

20 years old

Source: http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=32574&tp=n.

Translate: He dit not make it.

Tomas Casarotto, 20 years of Schio, Gs-bearer of the General, died in Udine hospital after being injured in an accident during the third stage of the Giro cycling in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

The incident occurred in Pesariis (Udine), during a descent. According to a first reconstruction, Casarotto has hit the exterior rearview mirror of an SUV parked on the side of the road and was hit on the head.

Casarotto was airlifted to the hospital in Udine, where he arrived unconscious and in serious conditions appeared immediately. Shortly before 22:OO hour, the boy's heart stopped.

Casarotto was considered a great Italian cycling promise. Was in his second year among Elite amateurs, after winning a lot at junior and youth categories. He started with cycling rather late, at age of 14, according to Utensilnord Palladio Schio.

The method of death reminds me of Cuddles almost hitting a van on the mortirolo descent. It didnt seem that fast at the time but could have killed him to. It just shows how dangerous this thing of ours can be. I understand people might die crashing into a mountain but there shouldnt be parked cars on races.
 

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