Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > > >

Mountain - Plains Colorado | Kansas | Missouri | Montana | North Dakota | Nebraska | South Dakota | Utah | Wyoming

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-08, 02:57 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
velo2000's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Durango, CO, USA
Posts: 204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cyclist Killed Near Denver

I didn't see any other posts about this, so I hope this isn't a re-post, but I wanted to make sure everyone had heard about this tragedy:

I learned of this because I was biking the same road the next day and someone had put up a simple sign indicating there had been a cyclist fatality the day before. I'm sure most of you are familiar with that curvy stretch of 32nd Ave between Lakewood and Golden, East of the Coors brewery. I don't know if the lack of a shoulder on that stretch contributed to this accident, but it sure couldn't hurt to add one.

Let's be careful out there.
velo2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-08, 03:08 PM   #2
Raising the Abyss
celticfrost's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: TTing on the MUP
Bikes: Expensive ones that I ride slowly
Posts: 3,821
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

I think I've ridden that part of 32nd at least 20 times over the past year or so and it was only a few weeks ago that I really noticed how blind those turns a mile or so east of the brewery really are. Not to mention the complete lack of a shoulder on either side.
" Las Vegas where -the electric bills are staggering -the decor hog wild -and the entertainment saccharine -what a golden age -what a time of right and reason -the consumer's king -and unhappiness is treason..."
celticfrost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-08, 04:25 PM   #3
Mountain Goat
dark13star's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: Cannondale Synapse 3 Carbon
Posts: 2,244
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Really sad. This is my biggest concern in cycling. I do this to live longer and that will likely be true. However, this type of thing happens too regularly not to think about it.
"I would be an historian as Herodotus was." Charles Olson
dark13star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-08, 12:40 PM   #4
Senior Member
bvfrompc's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I posted this on 4/7/2007 on a thread here in Mountain/Plains. I wish I had been wrong. I came across the accident site that Saturday, driving back from a ride out on the Eastern plains, I remembered my post and had a moment.

"Knock on wood and cross my fingers, but...

The twisty winding road of 32 between Mcintyre and Ford in Golden is just a tragedy waiting to happen, Coors trucks, no shoulders and Mommy's Suburban going 40mph <> fun for me.

I agree whole heartedly that it is a great stretch of road, I just don't like the blind corners and no shoulders. "
bvfrompc is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:42 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.