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Old 04-18-14, 08:26 PM   #1
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Bad Luck for Horner- training accident

Lampre reveals more details of Horner accident, Tour comeback possible - VeloNews.com

Horner leaves hospital after training accident
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i'm digging this up because this is first i've heard of it.

does anybody have more bad luck than this guy? he can't seem to stay in one piece for long. i'm wondering if he has some kind on early onset osteoporosis or something.

maybe he named his dog Jonah, or bought a pet Albatross....

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Old 04-26-14, 07:19 AM   #3
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Or, maybe he just isn't real bright? Why is a guy that gets paid to race, riding through a dark tunnel by himself?? I wouldn't even do that...
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Or, maybe he just isn't real bright? Why is a guy that gets paid to race, riding through a dark tunnel by himself?? I wouldn't even do that...
Maybe he saw a Twinkie truck going in.
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That could be - the old Twinkie truck chasing habit.
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Maybe they should all just train and race indoors.

Seriously? Have you been to Italy? There are tunnels everywhere. There are dark tunnels anywhere there are mountains or hills. I've ridden through them here in Washington and when I was in Colorado I had to ride through some there too. They aren't real pleasant and vehicles can get a bit close but if you want to ride on some roads they are necessary.

Pro riders have been killed on straight roads in the middle of the day. Drivers don't always pay attention and since they are out there sometimes 30-40 hours a week on a bike they are going to have a lot more encounters than recreational riders.

I feel bad for Horner, he is an exciting rider to watch. We had an Olympic selection race here in Seattle back in the mid-90's and this fresh faced kid lit the race up. He ended up not winning but he was the rider of the race. Been a fan ever since. Hope he recovers soon.
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I've ridden in these tunnels in Italy. They are dark and narrow. No bike lane whatsoever. And they are bumper to bumper. You have to carry some light for visibility. If not, then you're asking for trouble.
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