Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-07-02, 04:56 PM   #1
Guest
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Article Launched: 11/24/2005 01:00:00 AM

Truck hits, injures bicyclist; police say teen driver was text-messaging
By The Denver Post


Highlands Ranch - A text- messaging teenager behind the wheel of a Chevrolet truck ran over a 63-year-old bicyclist in Highlands Ranch at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, said Lt. Alan Stanton of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The newer-model truck was eastbound on Wildcat Reserve Parkway just west of Summit View Road when it crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with the bicycle, Stanton said.

The victim, whose name wasn't immediately released, was airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital.

Stanton said the initial investigation revealed the young driver was text-messaging on his cellphone when the accident occurred.
It isn't believed that alcohol, drugs or excessive speed were a factor in the accident.

The youth was released to his parents at the scene.

Both the truck driver and the bicyclist are residents of Highlands Ranch, Stanton said.


As a pre-script to this thread, on behalf of the moderators and administrators on the forum, I thought I would give a heads up about sydney.

sydney (didn't like his name to be capitalized) was a member of our forums since January 24, 2004. Incredibly, during the nearly two years that he posted on this forum, he posted over 14 posts per day and over ninety-four hundred posts, with the majority of them being in the Bike Mechanics Forum, elevating him to the fifth highest poster of the over thirty thousand members (as of today, November 26, 2005).

Earlier this week, sydney (real name Jim Price, of Littleton, CO) was riding in the bike lane when a 17 year old who was driving and text messaging on his cell phone drifted over into the bike lane and struck Jim, seriously injuring him. The paramedics did cpr on the scene, then took him to the hospital, where he remained on life support, until his family could reach his side. Later, his family took him off life support. Jim died.

We remember sydney here and we honor him with our memories, and we do keep him alive. He is not of this world anymore, but his spirit will always remain with us. He lives through these forums. He lives through our memories. We will always remember sydney for his profoundly prolific contributions. No matter how brash or abrasive he was, he was always well respected, sought after for advice, and gave incredible advice to people, often going out of his way to elaborate on subjects. No subject was ever treated with anything but total seriousness when dealing with bikes. It is clear sydney loved cycling. It is also clear he was an authority on the subject, and was a great help to many members here.

It is sad that we were not able to express our gratitude to sydney fully for the wisdom he gave. His life was taken well before his time, and though we all wish we could express to him our thanks and praise him for the wonderful advice he gave, we know that is not possible. We do hope, however, that Jim's family will take comfort in knowing that this thread will remain here in honor of sydney. We also ask that Jim's family feel free to return here and continue to participate and use sydney's username and account. I think we would all take some comfort in that.

I end this by using the words of sydney's daughter, Kimberlee when she quoted her father-
Quote:
Ride Hard, Live Long and Never Give Up!!


Koffee Brown

Forum Moderator
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-05, 11:59 PM   #2
thomson
Senior Member
 
thomson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 3,332
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Regarding sydney

Are you here? I don't have a question or anything, I just would like to hear you are still here.
thomson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 05:23 AM   #3
fmw
Hoosier Pedaler
 
fmw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 2,432
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think he's busy smoking carpet.
__________________
Fred
A tour of my stable of bicycles
fmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 05:33 AM   #4
royalflash
Senior Member
 
royalflash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Munich
Bikes: Lemond Alpe d´Huez, Scott Sub 10, homemade mtb, Radlbauer adler (old city bike), Dahon impulse (folder with 20 inch wheels), haibike eq xduro
Posts: 1,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
it´s better to let sleeping dogs lie

edit: I was just joking but it seems in very poor taste now.

Its really outrageous - cars suck

- RIP Sydney-
__________________
only the dead have seen the end of mass motorized stupidity

Plato

(well if he was alive today he would have written it)

Last edited by royalflash; 11-26-05 at 06:57 AM.
royalflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 07:09 AM   #5
montana_cyclist
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Miles City, MT
Bikes: Holdsworth Record, Bianchi San Remo, DeSalvo
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi, Just curious were you wondering like me if he might be Jim Price aka biker_billy on the other forum that was reportedly killed by motorist while cycling in the Denver area? I was certainly saddened by reports of Billy's death. He was a valuable source of information and an avid cyclist. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
montana_cyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 07:49 AM   #6
thomson
Senior Member
 
thomson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 3,332
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by montana_cyclist
Hi, Just curious were you wondering like me if he might be Jim Price aka biker_billy on the other forum that was reportedly killed by motorist while cycling in the Denver area? I was certainly saddened by reports of Billy's death. He was a valuable source of information and an avid cyclist. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Yes, Montana, That is exactly what I fear.
thomson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 07:52 AM   #7
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
Posts: 26,617
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
I hadn't thought of it until you mentioned it, but they did have similar writing styles.
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:25 AM   #8
cydewaze
Emondafied
 
cydewaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Maryland
Bikes: See sig
Posts: 4,803
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Sydney was last active on cyclingforums.com Yesterday @ 11:13 PM

His last post here was on 11-23-05

btw, I'm pretty sure sydney is a brit.
__________________

my bike page - my journal
Current Stable: Trek Emonda SL - Trek Top Fuel 8 - Scattante XRL - Jamis Dakar Expert - Trek 9700 - AlpineStars Al Mega
cydewaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:29 AM   #9
thomson
Senior Member
 
thomson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 3,332
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cydewaze
Sydney was last active on cyclingforums.com Yesterday @ 11:13 PM

His last post here was on 11-23-05

btw, I'm pretty sure sydney is a brit.
That is good to hear. As grouchy as he is, I like his straight-forward style.
Sorry to raise a false alarm.
thomson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:46 AM   #10
cuda2k
Unique Vintage Steel
 
cuda2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allen, TX
Bikes: Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
Posts: 11,486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
If sydney is a Brit - than he's living in the States. How I know this - I'm not at liberty to state.
cuda2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 10:06 AM   #11
Al1943
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Bikes: Trek 5500, Colnago C-50
Posts: 9,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
I hadn't thought of it until you mentioned it, but they did have similar writing styles.
I have no doubt they are (were) the same.

http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForum...oto&PhotoID=60

Al
Al1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 11:55 AM   #12
simplify
ride, paint, ride
 
simplify's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: Cannondale R300 Caad2
Posts: 1,204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So is that a picture of Sydney? (I'm concerned too.)
simplify is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 02:13 PM   #13
Al1943
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Bikes: Trek 5500, Colnago C-50
Posts: 9,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lawkd
So is that a picture of Sydney? (I'm concerned too.)
'fraid so.

http://cbs4denver.com/topstories/loc...328082145.html

Al
Al1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 07:05 PM   #14
simplify
ride, paint, ride
 
simplify's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: Cannondale R300 Caad2
Posts: 1,204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can't believe it! I haven't been participating on this forum for very long, but Sydney has always taught me a lot. Despite (and sometimes because of) being a curmudgeon. I feel heartsick that he might be really gone! God save us all from text-messaging teens!!
simplify is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 07:24 PM   #15
CdCf
Videre non videri
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Bikes: 1 road bike (simple, light), 1 TT bike (could be more aero, could be lighter), 1 all-weather commuter and winter bike, 1 Monark 828E ergometer indoor bike
Posts: 3,208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does anyone know for sure here, or do people just guess?

A "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated" moment is awkward for everyone involved, I'm sure...

Don't write the epitaph until you've seen the body, so to speak...
CdCf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 07:32 PM   #16
georgiaboy
Retro-nerd
 
georgiaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Morningside - Atlanta
Bikes: 1991 Serotta Colorado II, 1986 Vitus 979, 1971 Juene Classic, 2008 Surly Crosscheck, 1949 Riva Sport
Posts: 1,583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In winding back Sydney's posts, he seldom went a day without posting. It has now been two days. Has someone sent a message to his email?
__________________
Would you like a dream with that?

Last edited by georgiaboy; 11-25-05 at 08:01 PM.
georgiaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:00 PM   #17
cuda2k
Unique Vintage Steel
 
cuda2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allen, TX
Bikes: Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
Posts: 11,486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Wow, uhhh... I have a very bad feeling that it was indeed one in the same person.

News article states that he's in critical condition. Any further information?

God's speed on recovering sydeny, God's speed.
cuda2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:11 PM   #18
cydewaze
Emondafied
 
cydewaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Maryland
Bikes: See sig
Posts: 4,803
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Well let's hope it's not him and he's just visiting his relatives for the holidays or something.
__________________

my bike page - my journal
Current Stable: Trek Emonda SL - Trek Top Fuel 8 - Scattante XRL - Jamis Dakar Expert - Trek 9700 - AlpineStars Al Mega
cydewaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:18 PM   #19
thomson
Senior Member
 
thomson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 3,332
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuda2k
Wow, uhhh... I have a very bad feeling that it was indeed one in the same person.

News article states that he's in critical condition. Any further information?

God's speed on recovering sydeny, God's speed.
Sadly, Mr Price succumbed to his injuries. He was a good man.
thomson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:19 PM   #20
georgiaboy
Retro-nerd
 
georgiaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Morningside - Atlanta
Bikes: 1991 Serotta Colorado II, 1986 Vitus 979, 1971 Juene Classic, 2008 Surly Crosscheck, 1949 Riva Sport
Posts: 1,583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is an article identifying the man in question.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- A 63-year-old Highlands Ranch man died Friday from his injuries in a car-bicycle crash earlier this week.

The Douglas County sheriff's office has identified the man as Jim R. Price. Authorities say he was hit by a car while he was riding his bike Wednesday at Wildcat Reserve Parkway and Summit View Road.

Price was pronounced dead Friday morning at Swedish Medical Center.

The sheriff's office said the 17-year-old driver may have been text-messaging on his cell phone when he swerved into the bicycle lane. The driver's name hasn't been released. He is also from Highlands Ranch.


Authorities don't think the driver was speeding or that drugs or alcohol were involved. But they say it's likely that charges of careless driving resulting in death will be filed.

The driver of the vehicle was released to his parents at the scene.


http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...20/detail.html
__________________
Would you like a dream with that?

Last edited by georgiaboy; 06-18-06 at 02:58 PM.
georgiaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:23 PM   #21
cuda2k
Unique Vintage Steel
 
cuda2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allen, TX
Bikes: Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
Posts: 11,486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Well I might as well share this then:

Several weeks ago sydney sold me several parts for my now completed bike. I just went out to the garage and found the box that the parts arrived in. The return address: James Price

RIP.
cuda2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:24 PM   #22
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
If Jim Price is indeed Sydney, then sadly, he is dead. All of us should lift up Jim Price and his family in our prayers. Such a travesty. News Report
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:25 PM   #23
thomson
Senior Member
 
thomson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 3,332
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuda2k
Well I might as well share this then:

Several weeks ago sydney sold me several parts for my now completed bike. I just went out to the garage and found the box that the parts arrived in. The return address: James Price

RIP.
That is the confirmation I was seeking. RIP sydney
thomson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:25 PM   #24
georgiaboy
Retro-nerd
 
georgiaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Morningside - Atlanta
Bikes: 1991 Serotta Colorado II, 1986 Vitus 979, 1971 Juene Classic, 2008 Surly Crosscheck, 1949 Riva Sport
Posts: 1,583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
...
__________________
Would you like a dream with that?
georgiaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-05, 08:30 PM   #25
hi565
By-Tor...or the Snow Dog?
 
hi565's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ma
Bikes: Bianchi Cross Concept, Flyte Srs-3
Posts: 6,481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh my god.

Holy **** everyone. This is not good. I

I cant even think about this. Oh my god.

hi565
__________________
----------------------------------------------------------
hi565 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:01 AM.