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Dallas rider passes away after accident...(8 posts)

Dallas rider passes away after accident...dustin73
Apr 27, 2002 9:24 AM
http://www.dorba.org/events/al.html

man, pretty sad...for lack of better terms. who said cycling was childish?
Calgary rider survives after horrific accidenttuffnick
Apr 27, 2002 11:34 AM
To a degree accidents happen to anyone... but people definitely have amazing moments. I hit head first into the ground in a track race at 60 km/h... and we all know like my neck... head... any of that could have been broken. But its not. Just like flying was forever changed 6 months ago and not as fun anymore... we have to push through and enjoy it. You have no idea how amazing a gift it is to me to be able to ride again when people have died from accidents that were no doubt as severe as mine. And it is sad.... but just like a funeral. You mourn before and after but you move on to.

Nick Corcoran
-driving force behind podiumbound.ca
Hit head first into the ground???!!! Oh my god!....Allen az
Apr 27, 2002 12:25 PM
So thats why your'e so damn messed up.

-az
hahatuffnick
Apr 27, 2002 12:48 PM
You definitely get a whole new perspective on stuff :)
My condolences to the family. (nm)Bike Fool
Apr 27, 2002 3:24 PM
Agreedtuffnick
Apr 27, 2002 7:07 PM
I know how hard its been on my family just seeing me change so rapidly. But definitely I'm an amazing exception.
I did that ride, that was a nasty corner.EpicX
Apr 28, 2002 2:15 PM
i rode the 45 mile route and I knew exactly which corner he was talking about when I read the message. You are going down this hill and everyone starts cranking, then just as you really start getting some speed, there was a little sign on the right of the road with an arrow pointing left. like 90 degrees out of the blue. with shit on the road. we almost had a mess in the group I was in due to that one. woke me up for sure. this is the first I heard about anyone getting seriously injured on that ride. what a shame, it was a great day.

here's the memorial for Fabio Casartelli. I kind of think of it as a memorial for all the cyclists that don't walk away from an accident:
Its sad but true...tuffnick
Apr 28, 2002 6:46 PM
I completely agree with you. Its a miracle in so many ways I can even walk let alone be alive. But what doesn't take your life... makes you stronger. In ways I can hardly imagine. I have more drive more focus more passion than ever.

-Nick
Crash survivor and as of tomorrow riding force behind PODIUMBOUND.CA!