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    62 yo Bicyclist Clothes Lined on Bicycle Path, Very Seriously Injured

    DENVER - It is a very popular bike path that winds along the Platte River near Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

    Last Friday night around 6:30, a 62-year-old bicyclist had his ride end abruptly when he was clothes lined by fishing line stretched across the path. more . . .

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    No investigation? Outrageous!

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    Only a worthless coward would do something so sick.

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    It is being investigated according to bike denver. 9news's reporting is a bit out of wack.

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    Denver is such a beautiful city, it makes me angry that such trash exists here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewok View Post
    Denver is such a beautiful city, it makes me angry that such trash exists here.
    It's best not to expect the worst in people and over react. Further information here. The guy ran into a line between a fisherman and his fish, lost control and crashed. The fisherman called 911. It wasn't malicious.
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    Yup. Everyone overreacted a wee bit. No need to march on city hall quite yet.

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    Still seems like fishermen need to watch where they cast. There was a dude casting very elaborately from the MUP when I was riding home the other day. Couple people had to duck.
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    Yeesh! Glad he didn't get snagged by this clod's hook or something! That happened to me once while surfing. Hurt like hell, but the wetsuit saved me from an ugly injury.
    Better to be the victim of cupidity than malice I suppose, but those injuries are pretty bad. Hope he heals up okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    Still seems like fishermen need to watch where they cast. There was a dude casting very elaborately from the MUP when I was riding home the other day. Couple people had to duck.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
    Yeesh! Glad he didn't get snagged by this clod's hook or something! That happened to me once while surfing. Hurt like hell, but the wetsuit saved me from an ugly injury.
    Better to be the victim of cupidity than malice I suppose, but those injuries are pretty bad. Hope he heals up okay.
    Again, read the story before flying off the handle. The fisherman wasn't casting. He was dealing with a hooked fish. I'm not privy to all of the details but I have seen fisherman along this stretch of the Platte fly fishing. Everyone of them that I have seen go out of their way so that they don't interfere with cyclists (and walkers) on the bike path, especially when casting. He may have had to go up and over some obstacle as he was fighting the fish and may have stepped out onto the path to do that. The bicyclist ran into his line, for whatever reason, and lost control. Technically, the fisherman is a pedestrian and he has the right of way over the cyclist. Walking the multiuser path to catch a fish that you have hooked is on the far end of the 'multi-user' concept but he was still, technically, a pedestrian.
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    Yeah, I caught that (sorry for the bad pun). Essentially, the fisherman was the same as one of those dog walkers with a very long retractable leash (only this one you can't see and is at head height). Sure the cyclist should have slowed down when saw a dude with a fishing pole, but the fisherman also should have watched where he was. At least he called 911 rather than just leaving.
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    I don't think anyone over reacted toward the original reports where they were saying it was a 'booby trap' set up. Story is straight now, I'm glad it wasn't malicious, nuff said from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewok View Post
    I don't think anyone over reacted toward the original reports where they were saying it was a 'booby trap' set up. Story is straight now, I'm glad it wasn't malicious, nuff said from me.
    The only problem is that you posted 2 days after the update had been made to the original story.
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    Why does it matter so much? I missed the update, FORGIVE me, please.

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