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Cyclist killed on last days of 3yr world tour

dilemnadilemna Posts: 2,277
edited March 2009 in Tour & expedition
Saw this thread on the bikeforums. Very sad.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=521338
Life is like a roll of toilet paper; long and useful, but always ends at the wrong moment. Anon.
Think how stupid the average person is.......
half of them are even more stupid than you first thought.

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  • HillClimber101HillClimber101 Posts: 149
    edited March 2009
    a bit more brave and heroic than jade goody.

    maybee he should be headline news
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    Not wishing to trigger the old debate on here (not the place really), I can't believe the article is suggesting wearing a helmet may have saved him.

    Very sad though, at least he lived his dream first.
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  • daviddddaviddd Posts: 637
    How sad. When I was touring around Oz late 2007 I read about another guy who died on his very last day riding around Oz, as he cycled from Gawler to Adelaide. I cycled that road a few weeks after him, and it scared me to death, so dangerous, but I knew no alternative route. The refs to no helmet are so derogatory, as if it would have made any difference.
    Oct 2007 to Sep 2008 - anticlockwise lap of Australia... http://www.davidddinoz.blogspot.com/
    French Alps Tour 2006: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=r ... =1914&v=5R
    3 month tour of NZ 2015... http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/nz2014
  • dilemnadilemna Posts: 2,277
    Here's a further link with more info from Crazyguyonabike

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3 ... =4967&v=2a

    Josie Dew wrote in her travelogue around NZ that the driving there is particulary dangerous toward cyclists especially the trucks.
    Life is like a roll of toilet paper; long and useful, but always ends at the wrong moment. Anon.
    Think how stupid the average person is.......
    half of them are even more stupid than you first thought.
  • swagmanswagman Posts: 115
    I met Stephen at a campsite in Katherine, NT Australia. He was a lovely bloke, he was brought up In Eastern Germany and almost became a alcoholic before changing his life around. He used to travel around Europe by car before selling everthing and buying his bike for his world tour.
    When i met him he was trying to get some work in hospitals helping alcoholics,he was a selfless guy who had turned his life around and was commited to helping others change theirs.
    A cruel loss in a cruel world. RIP may he be riding heavens highway.
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