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Old 10-08-10, 10:16 AM
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Cyclist in Florida killed

https://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/M...item20011.html
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Old 10-08-10, 10:48 AM
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Such a waste.
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Old 10-08-10, 11:56 AM
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I'm tired of reading about this kind of crap.
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Old 10-08-10, 12:50 PM
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and the cops in St Pete are cracking down on cyclists like it our fault drivers don't pay attention
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Old 10-08-10, 05:53 PM
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Sad, Sad, Sad...... On a charity ride to boot.
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Old 10-09-10, 12:10 PM
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Yes, it's always a shame when a bicyclist is killed just because some drivers are careless. I really wish that more roads in Florida (and all over the US) were bicycle-friendly. It would be nice to have more bike lanes and/or bike trails to get from point A to point B. The Suncoast Trail is great, but I have to ride 4 miles to get to it.
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Old 10-10-10, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by scott1977 View Post
Yes, it's always a shame when a bicyclist is killed just because some drivers are careless. I really wish that more roads in Florida (and all over the US) were bicycle-friendly. It would be nice to have more bike lanes and/or bike trails to get from point A to point B. The Suncoast Trail is great, but I have to ride 4 miles to get to it.
Me too...not only do I wish the roads were more biker-friendly...I wish the government put money into building bicycle trails....maybe in the national parks.

Maybe its just me, but there are no trails in south Georgia.
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Old 10-21-10, 11:56 AM
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I just read alot of blogs re this accident and saw many ignorant cager entries who believe we don't have a right to be on the road.

A year ago I had a carload of rednecks intentionally open their door on me as I was descending a steep hill at 25mph +. The door barely clipped my left leg - it would have hit me full on had for some reason I not moved over in time - God was looking out for me. There was a 30-40 foot ravine drop on my right side, which is where I could have gone. They were hanging out the windows and yelling the **** "f" word at me etc as they drove past.

I can deal with the "f" word, the taunts, but that was nothing short of deadly force. That experience left me so scared and bothered that in anger I sold my bike, stand, truing stand, everything. I am now gaining weight, lethargic, winded, and a prime candidate for a heart attack and looking to get back in the saddle and shopping for a good road bike. Whats ironic is I am using BP oil money to get it - I worked as a consultant for BP for this oil spill for 3 months this summer. Mr. Grooters was riding for Oil Spill charity.

I will ride again... but I broke my chops learning to ride in Philadelphia, which in my mind is bike city USA for the East Coast - I loved it there. Here in the South is another story.

My prayers go out for Mr. Grooters and his family.
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Old 11-06-10, 06:34 PM
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I am currently touring the Southern Tier and I met a westbound couple who told me about this

https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39618140

The picture on this link is the guy who was killed and the couple I met in Hatch NM yesterday
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Old 11-24-10, 09:42 AM
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I really don't feel safe in bike lanes. I"ve caught myself drifting into them while driving.
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