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Old 01-29-08, 09:50 AM   #76
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Well, yesterday about 20 miles out from the end of our century ride we got a call about an accident. Two of the local riders on a different ride were hit by a car. One was killed and the other is in ICU.
http://columbusbikeracing.blogspot.c...be-missed.html

To think that my group was going to be on this ride if not for a scheduling issue...damn.
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Sheldon Brown: 1944 - 2008

"Dear Harris Cyclery friends and customers,
It is with heavy hearts that we convey to you the news that Sheldon Brown has passed away. Our thoughts go out to his family at this time. The cycling community has lost one of it's most passionate members."
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Kristy Gough, 31 and Matt Peterson, 30
Killed by a deputy's car in Cupertino

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Randal Scott McCollum

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Tommy Choi , 13, of Martinez, California. The report stated the 16 year old driver did not appear to be speeding.
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"Craig Robert Murphey. 1981-2007. Community Organizer for Cathedral Community Cares and West Harlem Action Network Against Poverty. Killed by a truck, 10/18/07, while riding his bike in Williamsburg (Brooklyn), NY."





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I did not know John Cuchessi, but rather I learned of his death while doing a Google search for bicycle news:

Popular San Clemente businessman dies in bicycle mishap
San Clemente's John Cuchessi, 54, mysteriously turned and crashed Sunday while doing what he loved best.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/s...6724-bike-shop

When John Cuchessi went for his final bike ride Sunday, he could not have known the impact he would leave behind in San Clemente.
"He can't be replaced – not in my heart anyhow," said his friend and cycling buddy Gary Nicotra.
"He's been such a great person in the cycling community of San Clemente," said Susan Tudor, a friend.
"Nicest guy in town," said Dave Cook, San Clemente's municipal golf-course pro and a Cuchessi surfing buddy since they were kids.
Cuchessi, 54, died Sunday while returning from a bike ride to Camp Pendleton – a ride that he and the San Clemente Renegades did every Sunday.
Witnesses said Cuchessi was on a downhill bicycle sprint from a railroad overcrossing at San Onofre State Beach when he suddenly, mysteriously turned to the right and hit a fence. He reportedly died in an ambulance on his way to Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in San Clemente.
As word spread, the hospital filled with stunned friends and relatives. San Clemente Cyclery – the business Cuchessi founded in 1974 – became a shrine with flowers and messages.
Friends painted a picture of a businessman generous to a fault. He would repeatedly say "Pay me next time" and would drop whatever he was doing to perform a quick bicycle repair for someone at his door.
"A wonderful heart, a wonderful spirit," Joe Rodarti said.
Patrick Maloney, who delivered mail to the bike shop and had known Cuchessi since childhood, attended a Bible study that Cuchessi held on Thursday nights in the shop. "He remembered everybody's name … remembered something good about everybody," Maloney said. "People would go to his bike shop and stay. They just loved him. He loved them back."
Mike Morrill, a cycling pal for 31 years, said: "He had a food bank that he ran out of his shop. He was helping the homeless guys out with food."
Nicotra said he, Cuchessi and a few others founded the San Clemente Renegades in the early 1990s as an offshoot of the San Clemente Velos, a racing group. "We decided to start our own recreational club," Nicotra said. "We're more of a social club. There's about 80 of us. Some of us do race, but we're more about just promoting cycling and fellowship."
The club holds holiday parties and takes recreational rides, including the one to the south end of Camp Pendleton on Sundays.
"One of the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet," Nicotra said of Cuchessi. "I feel like I've been robbed. How many people do you know in business who feed homeless people and take bikes to orphanages in Mexico?"
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I just read of the bad news in this morning's OCR about John Cochessi; he was a great mechanic. Whenever it came to making changes that would help someone get out and ride, John knew what to do. A pair of Gators, Look cleats, a tune-up ... he was the kind of guy you enjoyed doing business with. Honest! Tough luck; I just can't understand how it happened on that stretch.
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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.

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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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Alejandro Alvarez, 37, of Monterrey, Mexico.
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Gordon Galbraith, of Anderson, Indiana. Killed in Beech Grove, Indiana in a hit and run while riding his bicycle.

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/wi...PH0N73V031KQS7

If anyone happens to have info, contact the Beech Grove PD, Beech Grove, Indiana.
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Meredith Hatch and Michael Alfaro were struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver.

DMN Story

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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Old 07-03-08, 03:31 PM   #93
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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

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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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Death of 22yr.-old female cyclist in DC

Alice Swanson, A 22yr.-old female cyclist, was killed yesterday at 8:15am, in Washington DC. When she was hit by a garbage truck at the intersection of 20th and Q Sts., NW.......BY A GARBAGE TRUCK.

For those that don't live in(or near) Washington, DC, this is part of the business district.

While she was killed, near the end of rush hour, it still goes to the fact of driver responsibility.

It also goes to, how cyclists are responded to, the same way as, those on motorcycles and, mopeds. People don't look for them, even if they are aware of their existence.

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Yes, that was a terrible incident here in DC. Shook me up. Here is the link from the Washingtonpost.com (you may have to register for free to see this). My thoughts go out to her family and friends.

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Alice Swanson, A 22yr.-old female cyclist, was killed yesterday at 8:15am, in Washington DC. When she was hit by a garbage truck at the intersection of 20th and Q Sts., NW. By a garbage truck.

For those that don't live in(or near) Washington, DC, this is part of the business district.

While she was killed, near the end of rush hour, it still goes to the fact of driver responsibility.

It also goes to, how cyclists are responded to, the same way as, those on motorcycles and, mopeds. People don't look for them, even if they are aware of their existence.
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Rest in Peace: Nancy Sellars, 48, of Franklin, WI

http://www.journaltimes.com/articles...4272926050.txt

Killed by a hit and run driver who was later arrested but then released on bond. Charged with DUI and possible other charges dependent on the investigation.

"Sellars was an avid athlete. Just last month she was part of Team Badger Bikers in the Race Across America, an ultra-endurance cycling event. The 3,000 mile bicycle race started from Oceanside and stretched through 15 states, across the Rockies and the Appalachians, and finished in Annapolis, Maryland.

The Wisconsin team rode to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.

Sellars also finished four Ironman Triathlons, three 50 mile runs, five 50k runs, five Birkebeiner ski races and over a dozen marathons."

This is a beautiful area with wonderful roads. However, 3 years ago I was run down from behind by a hit and run driver as well just a few miles from here.

This is very sad news.
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Just read through the thread... hats off and heart out to all of the cyclists and their families.
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In memory of Jaryd Brown, killed on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee Florida, May 21st, 2008.

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