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Old 11-06-09, 02:40 PM   #1
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Dimitri De Fauw dead

Died today, suicide.
Was one of the guys involved in that horrific crash that killed Isaac Galvez.
Depression seems to be the reason.
This sport is filled with so much tragedy, you'd think we were in the Gladiator days.

http://road.cc/content/news/10862-be...ommits-suicide
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Old 11-06-09, 02:43 PM   #2
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Damn. Depression is horrible, I've been there. He was probably pre-disposed genetically, and then thinking he killed another rider put him over the edge.

RIP, and my condolences to his family.
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Old 11-06-09, 02:50 PM   #3
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I think depression hits hard on cyclists when compounded with the endorphin withdrawal from being off the bike.
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Died today, suicide.
Was one of the guys involved in that horrific crash that killed Isaac Galvez.
Depression seems to be the reason.
This sport is filled with so much tragedy, you'd think we were in the Gladiator days.

http://road.cc/content/news/10862-be...ommits-suicide
saw it, thought about posting it, but figured you'd be one of the few to care.


is it me, or is it something about the 'off season' and suicidal cyclists?
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Old 11-06-09, 03:00 PM   #5
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I think depression hits hard on cyclists when compounded with the endorphin withdrawal from being off the bike.
which is what i found myself thinking. thing is, de fauw had just returned from racing a 6 day.
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Old 11-06-09, 04:12 PM   #6
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is it me, or is it something about the 'off season' and suicidal cyclists?
Down time is horrible for many pro athletes.
Too much time to think about their selfish existence.

Better to keep busy with a heavy scehdule of racing/training/travel.
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