Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling - Jure Robic has passed away.
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09-24-10, 10:28 AM
No other details yet other than he was hit by a car in his home country of Slovenia.
Rest in peace Jure......
That is very bad news. Sorry to see him go. He
was a very unique individual.
09-24-10, 12:09 PM
That's a shame, the guy was a very intense competitor.
This is tragic. I can hardly believe it...
09-24-10, 04:07 PM
This is sad news indead. The guy wasn't just and intense competitor he was an ultradistance legend.
A bit of news about the crash: http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/09/news/raam-winner-jure-robic-dies-in-traffic-accident_142872
It happened so close to his home.
This man was a legend. His feats on a bicycle may never be duplicated.
09-24-10, 08:16 PM
That was a good read islandboy, thanks. It sure is a sad day in cycling.
09-27-10, 06:57 PM
Getting hit by an automobile - is NOT "passing away."
I had a chance to meet the guy - briefly while he was riding RAAM in the midwest. Obviously quite a physical specimen. A real shame, but after getting hit myself, and knowing so many others who have been hit, I figure half the cyclists that ride much over 100,000 miles in their life will end up hit sooner or later.
09-27-10, 07:26 PM
... I figure half the cyclists that ride much over 100,000 miles in their life will end up hit sooner or later.
Thanks for making me feel good today...think I'll go for a ride, that'll make me feel better!
09-27-10, 07:41 PM
Not trying to be a downer...but...the news of Jure being killed has been somewhat haunting. Lately, my thoughts while riding have turned towards issues of safety, etc. I used to shield myself against the known risks of riding with the knowledge that my bike handling abilities and years of experience have given me pretty good intuition about behaviors, etc. in traffic that weren't quite right (and I have indeed been able to avoid lots of potential risks by listening to that little voice in my head whenever it decided to shout at me), and the skills to avoid a problem when it arose. But here we are, facing the fact that a racer who personified talent and experience is now dead. Where does that leave a mere mortal like me? This has been the kind of wake up call that all of us reading on this forum need to hear from time to time. Take heed. Listen to that voice every time.
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