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    Tasha Enloe, 41, died May 28, 2008. Tasha was a member of the Old Tascosa Cycling Club. She was riding along I-40 near Vega, TX when she was hit and killed. Tasha was also a breast cancer survivor.

    http://www.amarillo.com/stories/052808/obi_obit2.shtml
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    6-8-08
    Meredith Hatch and Michael Alfaro were struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver.

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    UPDATE:
    Last night's CBS 11 Story.

    This morning, the driver was charged with two counts of Intoxication Manslaughter.
    Fox 4's Story.
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    Alejandro Alverez is the Mexican racer killed by the drunk driver near Brownsville, TX, on June 3, 2008. Joe's obit is from bicyclepaper.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 'Metal Cowboy' Kurmaskie
    Farewell To a Friend

    Alejandro Alverez had a way of moving a bicycle so effortlessly that, even though I stood half a foot taller than him, he dwarfed me with his skills. My friend from Monterrey, Mexico rode like it was the first and last time he might own a pair of legs. I hated him a little for that. But he seemed to live as effortlessly as he rode and for that I loved Alejandro as a brother. I featured him in the final chapter of Riding Outside The Lines, and tried, but surely failed, to learn much from his style.

    We met on a mountain bike adventure high in the hills above Puerto Vallarto. Alejandro and Chiquis were our guides for the week. When I asked why they weren’t taking the small airplane of questionable mechanical repute the next morning, Chiquis mumbled something about being attached to living for another day, but it was Alejandro who offered up the real reason, “Because I want to get in a warm-up ride.”

    Sweet weeping Jesus, that warm-up ride involved pedaling uphill while we flew, not metaphorically, but actually flew to the starting point. When Alejandro arrived not ten minutes behind the last panic stricken shuttle of tourists and bicycles, many of whom were kissing the ground after disembarking the Cesna, I knew I wanted to hang with my guides more than any of the guests.

    “When did you start?” I asked. His smile was the size of the world. “Today.”

    Autumn in the mountain town of San Sebastian, high up on “La buffa,” is almost heaven. We were relaxing in what was still John Houston’s villa. Lit only by hurricane lamps and a fat harvest moon, we decided to hike out to a cornfield where a flatbed truck missing its wheels, but featuring a working radio, provided a comfortable bed to view the stars. We passed around some herb and concurred that even Mexican radio stations overplay the Eagles.

    By the end of the week the three of us were joined at the hip. On a long climb, just to show me how strong he was, Alejandro would talk during the push to the top of the switchback. And though he would not have been confused for a New Age facilitator, at that moment he did ask me what animal I would compare my riding style to. I told him el gato, but only because that it was one of the few animal names I knew how to say in Spanish and to say in one quick breath. He knew as much, laughing so hard I was able to pass him for a few yards. When this racer, once ranked number one in Mexico, caught up, Alejandro looked me in the eye, gave me a keen smile and said, “ No, no, my friend. I ride like el gato. I float and glide and pedal lightly. You? More like el armadillo.”

    On the downhill, back in earshot, I yelled, “The world needs armadillos, you know!”

    So last week, when someone emailed me the link to that article and horrific photo of the bike race tragedy in which a Texas man killed a cyclist and injured 10 more in a drunk driving nightmare in Mexico, I did what most of you who saw it did. I wrung my hands, felt a piece of myself sag, and even though it is not my daily practice, I said a silent prayer for the dead. Then I read the name of the cyclist who had been killed. Then his age and his hometown, and, this respect for the passing of an anonymous fellow cyclist became very personal. The bottom fell out of my heart and I desperately needed to put some speed in the saddle, some velocity to help slow my anger and dull this loss.

    When I told Alejandro I thought he was bigger than Mexico’s race scene, that he could be a player on the world stage, he just smiled, “You know, I used to sell crap to tourists at the airport. We are friends now so I say it’s a nice idea, but it won’t sell for someone like me, someone from here...not today.”

    I like to think that the reason Alejandro was the one cyclist out of 420 racers who got his ticket punched that day...he was the one out front, always floating and gliding and making it look effortless.
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    Alice Rowan Swanson, age 22. 2007 graduate of Amherst College.

    July 8, 2008, 7:40 a.m. Washington DC, near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and R Street. Run over by a truck turning onto 20th Street NW.

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    Just read through the thread... hats off and heart out to all of the cyclists and their families.
    When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.

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    Edgar "E.J." Juarez, 30, and Jayson Kilroy, 28, August 6th, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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    In memory of Arthur "Trey" Hayworth, 24, who died yesterday in Tallahassee, Florida. Hayworth was riding his new touring bike on Gaines street when hit by a truck. This portion of Gaines Street is on the ACA Southern Tier transcontinental bike route. http://www.tallycast.com/?/2008/08/1...n-tallahassee/

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    Ken Fox, collision with a bike on a bike path in Littleton, CO, other rider was on his side of the trail at an underpass. About 5 years ago.

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    9-29-08

    Rito "Anthony" Mungioli, 51 struck from behind by a teenage driver. Sun in his eyes cited as the cause. The case has been referred to the Grand Jury.
    He was very involved in youth soccer, in the area. I met him a few years ago when I played adult soccer at the Soccer Spectrum. I didn't know he was a cyclist.

    Dallas Morning News.

    Local news station.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Fabio Casartelli

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabio_Casartelli

    Fabio Casartelli (August 16, 1970 July 18, 1995) was an Italian cyclist and an Olympic gold medalist, who died in a crash on the descent of the Col de Portet d'Aspet, France, during the 15th stage of the 1995 Tour de France.

    Lance Armstrong at the time riding on the Motorola Squad went on to win a Stage just a few days later. When he crossed the finish line you can see him point to the sky as a victory in Casartelli's honor.

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    In memory of Century Steve Nelson, Team Beer, PDX.

    http://bikeportland.org/2009/04/17/g...-steve-nelson/




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    Barbara Savage

    Barbara Savage was killed in a cycling accident shortly before the publication of the now classic book, Miles From Nowhere. The inspiring story of Barbara & Larry Savage’s 2 year, 25,000 mile world bicycle tour.

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    Just glancing through this made me tear up.
    I have one...
    Christopher Lee Johnson, 1987-2009, took his own life.
    One of my best friends and my first real, regular riding partner.
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    Don't know there names but All three cyclist that were hit and killed outside of my house by a drunk driver on a suspended license several years ago, I will never forget the screams and look of utter horror on the only surviving riders face.

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    Phil Wood, creator of some of the best components known to man.

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    I recently saw a ghost bike on a street in my town.
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    Friday May 21, couple of miles down from my office.

    "Gary Anthony Thorne, 31, of Blue Gray Circle in Manassas, was the driver of an SUV that veered across Lee Highway Friday and hit and killed bicyclist Abdelouahid Chadli, 18, of Morrison Way in Fairfax."

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/cri...uv-driver.html

    SUV crossed six lanes of traffic, over a median, and up a bike path to hit a high school kid waiting for the light to change. His girlfriend managed to get out of the way in time.

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    Elizabeth Bradley, 29. Hit while riding in a group...

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    Rebecca Johns of Alexandria
    9-year-old Rebecca Johns of Alexandria has died after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle.

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    Glenna Evans, 27, Vancouver BC, July 9, 2010. Hit a minivan skating Mt. Seymore.

    Glenna died skateboarding but I knew her from the bike scene, she was dancing in the Velo Vixens from Victoria BC a few years ago when I met her.





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