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    Cyclist down on PCH in Sunset Beach

    Regards,

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    RIP fellow rider. I do rides thru here and it can be scary. I refuse to live my life in fear. I will continue to ride.
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    Again? Jesus Christ...like history repeating. PCH + drunk drivers = death and injury to cyclists.

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    That's a messy part of PCH too with all the traffic and parked cars. I'll be riding through there today at about 3pm, wish me luck.

    Those comments below the story are depressing...

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    I was riding on PCH in that same spot just an hour prior. This is pissing me off. Even during the middle of the day we are not safe. At least they caught the driver.

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    What's really gonna piss me off is when they dig further into this story, and find (as they usually do) the driver has repeated prior arrests for DUI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIRview View Post
    What's really gonna piss me off is when they dig further into this story, and find (as they usually do) the driver has repeated prior arrests for DUI.
    eh, so what, this is ameica, we love alcohol and drunk driving and NOTHING is going to get in the way of that !!!

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    I rode through sunset beach today and glimpsed a ghost bike out of the corner of my eye... would they have one up already for him? It was up against one of the buildings on the south-east bound side.

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    Here's the update on the death of Kenneth Prevatte, 52 year old:

    http://bikinginla.wordpress.com/2012...-sunset-beach/

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    There were several disturbing comments, most of which included the opinion that bikes do not belong on the street, and several which stated the opinion that bikes on the street need to stay all the way to the right.

    There is an old saying about opinions that I will not repeat here.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Anyone else feel like Hungtington Beach/PCH needs a MASSIVE Critical Mass ride to bring attention to this issue?

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    "Anyone else feel like Hungtington Beach/PCH needs a MASSIVE Critical Mass ride to bring attention to this issue?"

    Hell yeah! I'd be up for that.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by idoru2005 View Post
    Anyone else feel like Hungtington Beach/PCH needs a MASSIVE Critical Mass ride to bring attention to this issue?
    I support the basic idea behind CM, but find it unfortunate that a small number of cyclists show up for these in full road rage mode, which defeats the purpose of promoting cycling on roads. There was a recent CM in San Diego where the local television press (don't even get me started on those clowns), played up the hooliganism, and spouted rhetoric in full support of the "stay on the sidewalk" crowd. I would love to do one, if we could insure all the bikers were being good, rule following (right hand rule at stops signs, etc.), vehiculists.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
    Here's the update on the death of Kenneth Prevatte, 52 year old:

    http://bikinginla.wordpress.com/2012...-sunset-beach/
    Thanks for posting that.

    I just read what Kenneth's sister wrote about him. Quite moving.

    I hope and pray that his family finds the courage and fortitude to bear his loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idoru2005 View Post
    Anyone else feel like Hungtington Beach/PCH needs a MASSIVE Critical Mass ride to bring attention to this issue?
    Perhaps a Sobriety Checkpoint on PCH?
    "fietser tijdens de week, wielrenner op Zaterdag en Zondag"

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    Quote Originally Posted by idoru2005 View Post
    Anyone else feel like Hungtington Beach/PCH needs a MASSIVE Critical Mass ride to bring attention to this issue?
    Yes, lets get the residents to hate us even more!

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    Sounds like there should be a "ride of silence" in HB. Why do "we" have to wait until May?
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    Quote Originally Posted by volosong View Post
    Sounds like there should be a "ride of silence" in HB. Why do "we" have to wait until May?
    How about a tribute ride for both Kenneth Prevatte and Roger Lippman? Put the word out on all the local cycling message boards, and contact the cycling clubs in Long Beach and Orange County?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmX View Post
    Yes, lets get the residents to hate us even more!
    Not only that, but the residents aren't the ones who hit cyclists. It's the people coming to the beach from inland cities.

    Best thing to do is find a different route and/or get up at the crack of dawn. By the time noon rolls around, you should either be home are far away from PCH.
    "I just googled triple crank set and i see what your saying. this bike has 9 of those "cranksets".
    "They are showing [the TDF of Versus] at 5 different times in the day. It doesn't say which one is the live one."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
    I refuse to live my life in fear. I will continue to ride.
    Unfortunately, it's the family members who pay when a drunk or reckless driver hits someone.

    There are safer routes in the area with better scenery, terrain, and pavement.
    "I just googled triple crank set and i see what your saying. this bike has 9 of those "cranksets".
    "They are showing [the TDF of Versus] at 5 different times in the day. It doesn't say which one is the live one."

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    Quote Originally Posted by idoru2005 View Post
    Anyone else feel like Hungtington Beach/PCH needs a MASSIVE Critical Mass ride to bring attention to this issue?
    Roadies don't do CM rides, except for the Velo Allegro "New Year's Day" ride.

    It takes only a few to ruin it for Road cyclists. I think the cops can tell the difference between Anarchist Fixed gear riders and us.
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    How about mandatory jail time for first time DUI offenders ? Oh wait, that might get in the way of Americans love affair with being drunk and reckless and killing people.

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    I rode past that ghost bike today. And the one for Roger Lippman.

    That is three riders locally in the last three months which I am aware of. I'm sure there are more, even locally. Very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    Those comments below the story are depressing...
    You are so right...so many ignorant drivers out there. It is almost as if it is open season on us.

    Depressing, disturbing, angering...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    You are so right...so many ignorant drivers out there. It is almost as if it is open season on us.

    Depressing, disturbing, angering...

    It's not the comments from ignorant drivers that bother me--it's the ones that are downright hostile, and even threatning.

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