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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stosh, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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  2. johnbryanpeters

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    Well, d'oh, they took him to a hospital in Kingston...

    Ulster County man dies after his bicycle collides with deer, police say

    Posted: August 27, 2009 - 1:47 PM

    ULSTER PARK - A 68-year-old man died Thursday morning after his bicycle collided with a deer, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office said.

    The man, Warren "Bud" Clarke, of Ulster Park, was riding his bicycle on Pokonoie Road when he struck a deer in the road about 7:22 a.m. Clarke was ejected from the bicycle and suffered cuts and bruises to his head, upper body and legs, police said.

    Clarke was wearing a bicycle helmet when the accident happened, police said. He was taken to Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, where he was pronounce dead.

    The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information should call Det. Debra Montgomery at (845) 338-3640.

    Adam Bosch
     
  3. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    a helmet is fine, but if you roll and snap vertebrae in your neck, it could quite possibly be all over for you. Hence the birth of Leatt neck braces for many DH riders/racers.
     
  4. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    may he rest in peace. there but for sheer luck go the rest of us
     
  5. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    No kidding. When its your time.....
     
  6. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    While doing a charity road ride a deer came flying out of a field and charged right through the middle of a pack of 20 riders. We were rolling a tight double pace line at 25 mph. It was a miracle that not only did no one get hit by the deer but no one crashed trying to avoid it.
     
  7. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    :( RIP!!! Deer really are dangerous (and delicious).
     
  8. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Like what the Drive By Truckers once sang:

    "When it comes your time to go, ain't no good way to go about it
    Ain't no use in thinking bout it
    You'll just drive yourself insane
    There comes a time for everything
    And the time has come for you to shut your mouth and get your ass on the plane"

    (of course, they were referencing Lynard Skynard's fateful plane crash, not a bike wreck).