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Old 10-23-07, 01:45 AM   #1
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In Memoriam- Brett Jarolimek

One of our racers was killed today.

http://bikeportland.org/2007/10/22/v...ee-avid-racer/
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Old 10-23-07, 03:29 AM   #2
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>>Updated: Police; Truck driver will not be cited<<

Well of course not.

Very sorry to read about your loss. Could have been any one of us.
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Old 10-23-07, 07:37 AM   #3
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My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

It's difficult to know what happened in these situations from short excerpts, but its sounds like a right turn hook.

Not to absolve the truck driver, or cast blame on the deceased, the incident does point out that we need to be very careful around trucks, and not stay in the "No Zone" i.e. the area the driver can't see. Whether that's what happened here or not, it's a reminder to be vigilant around trucks.

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Old 10-24-07, 06:28 AM   #4
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Man, that's terrible to hear. Sorry for your loss. I like the ghost bike idea!
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Old 10-24-07, 06:58 AM   #5
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This is a cold reminder to us all that cyclist vs. anything else on the road, regardless of fault or who's in the "right" = cyclist loses. Be careful out there, when you're riding a bike, you're very exposed and unfortunately, humans are very fragile.

Thoughts and prayers to Brett Jarolimek, his family and friends, and also to the driver of the garbage truck.
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Old 10-24-07, 07:01 AM   #6
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My condolences. Reading the comments, he sounds like a guy we'd all like to ride with.
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