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Old 08-07-09, 08:54 PM   #1
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Another reason to avoid earbuds

...just kidding.

Woman Jogging in Philadelphia Park Killed by Falling Tree Branch

I know this isn't cycling, but since it's on a park path (where many cyclists also ride) i thought it was somewhat relevant. Maybe not though.
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Old 08-07-09, 09:05 PM   #2
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Well, with everyone "going green" now perhaps it's equally worth pointing out that the method of this person's unfortunate demise left no carbon footprint. Still not bike related though.

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Old 08-07-09, 09:27 PM   #3
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If she'd worn a jogging helmet, this would never have happened.
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Weak argument.

I'll keep my earbuds.
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Damn, iPods are tough.
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Here's a good reason to avoid triathlons.
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Weak argument.

I'll keep my earbuds.
I was joking with my thread title, but the story itself seemed to blame the earbuds for the incident.
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Since the tree branch was 30-feet long, it's hard to say if she would have been able to avoid it. I don't use my iPod when cycling, as I enjoy the chirping of birds and relative quiet of my morning ride.
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