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    The hazards of MUPs

    See Seattle Times story here

    My girlfriend works with the widow, and from her description it sounds like the group coming the other way was drafting, and the second position rider got a bit out of control as they were trying to slow. That's a guess, though; she wasn't really able to remember what happened too clearly. For whatever reason, he never got his hands down and so went face-first into the ground. Apparently most of the bones in his face were broken, resulting in massive brain trauma, so his helmet didn't matter. I guess the moral is: auto-free paths are no guarantee of safety.

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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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    My sympathies. A terrible accident.

    I'm very, very sorry.
    No worries

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    Given Dr. Freund's age, education, profession, and family, music, and church activities, this death hits me hard. I have truly just lost a "good friend [German: Freund] I had never met."

    Thirty years ago, I lost a close friend (coincidentally, a 50-year-old physics Ph.D.) because HE had been drafting other riders too closely during a triple century attempt.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
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    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

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