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    Wow, what a sad story...

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...ov07/nov24news
    No official cause of death as of yet. It's a shame to hear of this happening both around this time of year and to a guy who has a wife and a child on the way . At 40 it seemed he was really young for something like this to happen.

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    Man, I feel for his wife, and moreso, his baby.

    Let's just hope it wasn't that dirty word.

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    awful, i really hate to hear such young guys being snipped off so early especially when in such great shape.

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    very sad, throw a few dollars that way when the fund is setup.

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    Epo
    "It teaches you not to be such a softie" - Heinrich Haussler on riding bikes in the winter

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    No need for that response. Have a little class

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodaciousguy View Post
    Epo
    Good grief- can people involved in cycling die without someone stooping to this level?
    As a paramedic, I can assure you people die all the time without using EPO!!!
    With people involved in our sport saying things like this, how can we expect the general public to ever look at cycling as a true sport?
    Anyway- back to isue at hand- We all need to keep this family in our prayers. We also need to give our loved one's an extra hug...life is short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodaciousguy View Post
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    The lack of class on BF is often amusing.

    Not this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodaciousguy View Post
    Epo
    Call up his wife and tell her that, i'm sure it'll go over real smooth...
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    I don't need to call her, she already knows...duh.
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    A nice tribute...

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    RIP Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodaciousguy View Post
    I don't need to call her, she already knows...duh.
    Isn't that a bit rude?
    RIP.

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    Vaya con Dios.

    Never knew or even met but I'm saddened by this news. God's peace to his family.

    Bodaciousguy, the true definition of a jerk is someone who doesn't realize how stupid their comments really are. No sense replying as I will not engage in flaming on this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resq305 View Post
    With people involved in our sport saying things like this, how can we expect the general public to ever look at cycling as a true sport?
    People are saying it because IT is the most abused drug in the sport. That may not be the cause of Mike's death, and regardless of whether it was or not (and we may never know either way), his death is a tragedy, made worse by the fact that his wife is carrying his unborn baby.

    But don't blast the guy who says what many of us would guess is the cause (if we had to guess - and let's face it, when a young, healthy guy drops dead for unknown reasons, we are prone to guess).

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    [QUOTE=serpico7;5698722]People are saying it because IT is the most abused drug in the sport. That may not be the cause of Mike's death, and regardless of whether it was or not (and we may never know either way), his death is a tragedy, made worse by the fact that his wife is carrying his unborn baby.

    But don't blast the guy who says what many of us would guess is the cause (if we had to guess - and let's face it, when a young, healthy guy drops dead for unknown reasons, we are prone to guess).[/
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    There's still no need for the juvenile, classless response that was posted earlier!

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    That is extremely sad. 40 is such a young age these days. I hope the family stays strong to support the wife and baby so they can get through such a tragic time. Losing parental figures is extremely hard. Its just so sad. my condolences to the family
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    you certainly can question the tact of raising the EPO question at this time with nothing more than speculation.

    However you know we all thought about it. Relatively young man, trained professional athlete, dies in his sleep. It is consistent with a number of reported EPO deaths in the late 90's.

    I wonder what sort of drug testing is done in endurance events like the 24 hours of Moab. My guess is not much.

    if drugs had nothing to do with this tragedy an additional tragedy will be that Cycling is at such a point that any unexpected death of a cyclist is clouded with the suspicion of drugs.

    Whatever the cause, his death is a tragedy and my prayers are with his family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    The lack of class on BF is often amusing.

    Not this time.
    +1. The jerk just became the 2nd member to make my ignore list.
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    Interesting responses on morality, if this were a European rider, you guys would be all over this with racist, nationalist or otherwise ignorant comments typical of this forum.

    I'll wait for the autopsy press release.

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    Doc- You think we are blinded by patriotism? If a rider is busted for questionable behavior then sure fire off the doping, alcoholism, child abuse or any other insult you see fit but when a guy dies leaving behind a wife and soon to be newborn I think it is tragic regardless of nationality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post

    However you know we all thought about it.
    Exactly. Everyone seems to be on their high horse for not saying what they were thinking.


    It's a crap situation, and I do feel bad for the wife and kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    Exactly. Everyone seems to be on their high horse for not saying what they were thinking.


    It's a crap situation, and I do feel bad for the wife and kid.
    Truth.

    I truly hope that the guy was as pure as the driven snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Flatlander View Post
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...ov07/nov24news
    No official cause of death as of yet. It's a shame to hear of this happening both around this time of year and to a guy who has a wife and a child on the way . At 40 it seemed he was really young for something like this to happen.
    Jeeez, that sucks....

    But not uncommon for endurance athletes to myseteriously pass away for no reason (especially cyclists and runners). Perhaps there was some funny business of some kind going on and then maybe not. Hopefully the autopsy will uncover something or nothing at all. Don't pass judgement quite yet!

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    What an unfortunate report.
    Condolences to his surviving friends & family.


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