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SadThe Human G-Nome
Jun 9, 2003 3:46 PM
a co-worker of mine who rides for Team In Training just told me that one of her riding partners died on Saturday of "massive head trauma". it seems he was doing about 40mph on a decent, lost control, was airlifted to a hospital and then died shortly thereafter. i didn't get the 411 as to why exactly he went down (flat, pothole, etc.), but i am told his name was "Cody" and he just had the third or fourth fastest time at the Tahoe Century. just thought i'd pass on the ever present reminder to just be careful out there. i hate hearing about these stories, but they can be a good lesson as well.
hmm... awful. I think I'll start wearing a motorcycle helmet nmrwbadley
Jun 9, 2003 6:44 PM
hmm... awful. I think I'll start wearing a motorcycle helmet nmThe Human G-Nome
Jun 9, 2003 8:08 PM
sorry if you thought it was particularly lame to mention the death of a cyclist. equally sorry that you think saying "be careful" merrits such a glib retort.

rider dies... answer: sarcasm. just don't get it.
hmm... awful. I think I'll start wearing a motorcycle helmet nmrwbadley
Jun 9, 2003 8:50 PM
No sarcasm intended. I was on that Tahoe ride last week.

I am sorry to think that one of 'us' is now no more.

Every time I'm bombing down a hill at forty, I think of the possibities if an 'occurrance' took place.

A friend of mine has built a bike with 77x12 gearing. We plan on seeing how fast we can descend. We may even motorpace on it. We want to see seventy. It's geared for eighty.

For 'fun'.

It is absolute I will wear my MC helmet while doing so. Maybe leather also.

We cyclists are naked on a bike at forty, it's scary.

Sorry if you took my remark the wrong way...

heyThe Human G-Nome
Jun 9, 2003 9:35 PM
i'm sorry. i did take it completely the wrong way. sorta on edge for some reason. again, my apologies.
Was he from San Francisco?Fender
Jun 10, 2003 7:00 AM
Was he from San Francisco?The Human G-Nome
Jun 10, 2003 7:30 AM
I'm not sure. my co-worker is from east bay and they only road "together" occasionally because he was a much stronger rider then she is. wish i had more info, but i don't want to ask her now because she seems pretty broken up about it.
Was he from San Francisco?Fender
Jun 10, 2003 8:34 AM
Thanks. I'm curious because I met a rider who was interested in joining my team, but his TnT commitment kept him from joining until after July. Also, last week he was at my place when I sold him a frame he wanted to build up as a beater bike.

Thanks for the info. Please keep me posted if you hear anything else.
Yes, as far as I know. nm)PseuZQ
Jun 10, 2003 8:59 PM
Heard this as well. Back side of Ebbetts.PseuZQ
Jun 10, 2003 12:47 PM
Got a note from an e-mail list I am on, then a follow up note from the orginal poster to that list. Apparently he was descending the back side of Ebbetts as TNTers were training for the Death Ride. A friend saw him go down but could not attribute an apparent reason.

When they retrieved his bike the bars were broken at the stem, but no one knows whether this occurred before or after the crash.

I was really shaken up about this. I met the guy, only once. He seemed very nice.

If anyone knows more, please let us know.