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  1. Sherpa

    Sherpa Basking in fail.

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  2. johnbryanpeters

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    The number of bicyclists hit by cars on a daily basis is astounding.
     
  3. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    Protect and swerve I guess.
     
  4. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    falling asleep behind the wheel at 10:25am? WTF dude, its called coffee!
     
  5. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Sounds like something you'd see on Reno: 911
     
  6. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    Gross.
     
  7. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Sad.

    And when he's not properly punished, it will continue to send the message that cyclists are not important, hit at your own pleasure :(
     
  8. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Imagine if a bike cop was killed by a motorist. Man, that person would get the chair.
     
  9. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Tragic.
    But please dont focus on the fact that he is a cop, instead the focus should be on the fact that he was an inattentive motorist, thereby causing a tragic, avoidable accident.
     
  10. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    It's tragic whenever a cyclist is hit, but the fact that it was a deputy makes it worse. I know they are no differant than the rest of us, but you can't help holding them to a higher standard
     
  11. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    And why is that? If he was engaged in the commission of a crime when he hit these guys, he should be held to a higher standard for misusing his position and betraying the public trust. But from what I read, this was an accident, vehicular manslaughter if anything.
    Tragic for all parties involved...
     
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    bikenweed Turbo Monkey

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    Wow. I ride that road all the time when I'm visiting my parents.
     
  13. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    I am not denying that it was anything but an accident, and the consequences should not be any different then with an average motorist. But as an officer, he has received special drivers training and should realize when his driving is impaired and the consequences thereof both from a training standpoint and from experience dealing with motorists.

    All I’m saying is that anytime you are in a position of authority, people will hold you to a higher standard whether that is right or wrong.
     
  14. wreckedrex

    wreckedrex Monkey

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    True, but I wonder if I would be
    or sitting in jail for killing two people and seriously injuring another. He should be held to the *same* standards at the very least, and I doubt if a civilian would get a paid vacation out of this deal...
     
  15. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    all the more reason to never ride on the road...

    dirt my friends... dirt, is where it's at.
     
  16. johnbryanpeters

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    Ummm, crap. Not in the absence of intent.
     
  17. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    My colleague owns roaring mouse (the shop sponsoring the rider) and is pretty tore up over it. That road has an extremely wide bike lane (extra lane wide). There have also been local reports of a county sherrif in a white SUV (same description) speeding and crossing the double yellow 15 miles away on the same road about 10min prior - which is about the correct speed/time to get there. Should be interesting, as this was highly trafficed as a cycling route because of it's safety and havey police patrols keeping the speeds down...
     
  18. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    Cop: "I'll have a scotch on the rocks"

    Waiter: "It's 9 in the morning!"



    :disgust1:
     
  19. vtjim

    vtjim Beware of Milo & Otis

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    I'm just starting to gather parts for a road bike (have the frame already) and plan on having it built by the summer. It's story's like this that make me think I should stick to dirt.
     
  20. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    didn't look like a white SUV in the pics it looks like a regular cruiser!
     
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    I must have conflicting stories then.
     
  22. johnbryanpeters

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    Build the bike and ride.
     
  23. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    OK, that might be a little extreme, but you could guess the punishments would not be equal.

    My brother was run over on a motorcycle by a police officer the blew a stop sign for no reason. His bike was totaled and he was messed up for about 6 months. He was awarded medical expenses + $6000 and the cost of motorcycle repairs, not replacement.

    Had it have been a civilian that hit him, he would have gotten quite a bit more.
     
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    maddog17 Turbo Monkey

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    good point, but what if your riding alone in the woods and say a wolverine attacks you, then what?? or a badger, fisher cat, bear, cougar, or if your down under, a really pissed off wombat!!

    ok, i'll stop the sillyness now.