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Old 09-20-07, 07:52 PM   #1
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Cyclist Died in SD

Man, I see these guys riding the wrong way at night and thinking they're going to get hit. Sure enough, some guy was nailed last night on Black Mountain Road without lights.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/m...20cyclist.html
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Old 09-20-07, 07:56 PM   #2
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Whoa:
1) No Lights
2) Wrong Way
3) Ran a red light

I always get kind of worried about being one of the unfortunate ones, but the more I read about these incidents, the most I see how many mistakes were made on part of the cyclist, as opposed to freak accidents. (Makes me feel a little more safe as opposed to a target on the road)

Anyway, it's still sad

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Old 09-20-07, 08:02 PM   #3
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Whoever is at fault, it is still sad and a total waste.
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Old 09-20-07, 09:01 PM   #4
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Whoever is at fault, it is still sad and a total waste.
True enough, but it's sounds like it was EASILY avoidable which makes it even worse.

I love riding at night but there's not a chance in hell you'd catch me blowing a red on the wrong side of the road with no lights!
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Not good news. I hate hearing that.
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Old 09-21-07, 10:06 AM   #6
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It's tragic that a life is lost. Even worst for the family in the car that have to live the rest of their life having killed someone.
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Old 09-21-07, 10:45 AM   #7
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It's tragic that a life is lost. Even worst for the family in the car that have to live the rest of their life having killed someone.
+1 I feel for the cyclist as it is horrible that he lost his life. But on the flip side, one of the family members who were in the car could have been injured or killed in that accident. From the report, the cyclist blew through a red light at night without lights on his bike. I doubt the motorist even had the chance to avoid hitting him, and I'm sure he has been severly affected by this.
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Old 09-21-07, 11:57 AM   #8
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I read somewhere that cycling is 1/4 as dangerous as riding in a car, when you go by hours spent doing the activity. I bet if you factored in stuff like riding the wrong way, riding with no lights, etc., it would be even safer than that.
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Last night I was driving home on the PCH around 10:30pm. I saw two separate guys on bike between the California incline and Chataqua (where no cyclist should ever really be). They were both wearing black, had no rear tailight, no headlight, and neither could be seen til car headlights hit them.

I realized some time ago that some people feel they have so little to live for they just do stuff like this.
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Last night I was driving home on the PCH around 10:30pm. I saw two separate guys on bike between the California incline and Chataqua (where no cyclist should ever really be). They were both wearing black, had no rear tailight, no headlight, and neither could be seen til car headlights hit them.

I realized some time ago that some people feel they have so little to live for they just do stuff like this.
I disagree, Ron. I believe people honestly think "it won't happen to me." I have that thought too at times, when I foolishly ride out in the middle of the road. I've had many people (many on here, in fact) scold me. It's not that I wish to die, it's that I sometimes am in a self absorbed bubble. But then I really think through what would happen if I WAS hit by a car...that usually sobers me over to the far right of any road I'm on.
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[QUOTE=merider1;5311638]I disagree, Ron. I believe people honestly think "it won't happen to me." /QUOTE]

Well, there are those types also.
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i know who those guys in all black are i think. probably members of cubcamp.
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Old 09-21-07, 09:23 PM   #14
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The paper identified the cyclist as a 30 year old migrant worker from Guatamala.
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