Death at snowmobile race
Yoyo

Syracuse, NY

#29 Jan 30, 2011
Accident? Really? So if I get killed playing chicken it was an accident? No, it was reckless, selfish, and I feel so bad for those who he left behind. Sorry Mr. Scouten, but you should have grown up and taken care of your responsibilities rather than race around like a yahoo and leaving your wife a widow and you children without a father. What if he died doing something else that other people love, like I dunno, smoking crack or something, would that justify this?

Sorry but this man should have known better than partaking in such reckless behavior when he had so much responsibility. Truly tragic and sad.

Sadly I bet he had no life insurance.

Oh but what the hell he was doing what he loved and you never know, he may even get a trophy (posthumously). I hope it will feed his family for a while.

Furthermore, this bloodsport should either be ended or restricted to those who have no children.
Not

Brooklyn, NY

#30 Jan 30, 2011
Yoyo wrote:
Accident? Really? So if I get killed playing chicken it was an accident? No, it was reckless, selfish, and I feel so bad for those who he left behind.

Furthermore, this bloodsport should either be ended or restricted to those who have no children.
I agree and we shouldn't stop at just restricting snowmobiling to the folks with no children.

We should also restrict driving automobiles to those without children. Over 33,800 people died last year in auto accidents. If you have children and drive an auto, you are just plain selfish by playing chicken with every driver coming at you in the other lane. It is reckless and selfish. Driving an auto is nothing more than a blood sport and should be ended. Stay home. Live in your bubble. It is the safe thing to do. Leave the driving to others.
Blowme

Syracuse, NY

#31 Jan 30, 2011
Not wrote:
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I agree and we shouldn't stop at just restricting snowmobiling to the folks with no children.
We should also restrict driving automobiles to those without children. Over 33,800 people died last year in auto accidents. If you have children and drive an auto, you are just plain selfish by playing chicken with every driver coming at you in the other lane. It is reckless and selfish. Driving an auto is nothing more than a blood sport and should be ended. Stay home. Live in your bubble. It is the safe thing to do. Leave the driving to others.
Yeah ok that makes a ton of sense. Care to compare percentages there? Millions of people drive every day, MILLIONS. How many people ride sleds? Well, I am sure the formula is something like:

Amount of total rednecks that live near snow DIVIDED BY how many gallons of alcohol they drink PLUS the amount of extra chromosomes the remaining have.

You twit, that is like comparing NASCAR racing to actual driving. The only thing I like about your remark is that chances are you partake in similar behavior and therefore your genes will probably be yanked out of the pool before their time which will raise the intelligence of the rest of the populace.
Dated

Fort Plain, NY

#32 Jan 30, 2011
I am only one small voice but here is my message. Please stop this forum. Please stop for the sake of the family. If you have any decency in any of you would walk away from this and let the family heal.
Danger

Brooklyn, NY

#33 Jan 30, 2011
Blowme wrote:
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Yeah ok that makes a ton of sense..
It gets worse. 341 people died in bathtub drownings. If you have children, the last thing you should be doing is taking a bath. Waiting 21 years to bath to protect your children is something that should be taken seriously. With that many deaths, and being a parent, bathing is simply selfish and reckless. Bathing is considered a blood sport given all of the people who die from it. Live in your bubble. It might stink a bit, but you will be safe and your children will thank you for it when they are older.
RoscoooooPecoooo Train

Syracuse, NY

#34 Jan 30, 2011
This is not a forum, it is a thread, that is why it says at the bottom "Tell me when this thread is updated".
Dated

Fort Plain, NY

#35 Jan 30, 2011
I am only one small voice but here is my message. Please stop this forum. Please stop for the sake of the family. If you have any decency in any of you, you would walk away from this and let the family heal.
RoscoooooPecoooo Train

Syracuse, NY

#36 Jan 30, 2011
Danger wrote:
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It gets worse. 341 people died in bathtub drownings. If you have children, the last thing you should be doing is taking a bath. Waiting 21 years to bath to protect your children is something that should be taken seriously. With that many deaths, and being a parent, bathing is simply selfish and reckless. Bathing is considered a blood sport given all of the people who die from it. Live in your bubble. It might stink a bit, but you will be safe and your children will thank you for it when they are older.
If you want to plug your ears and believe sled racing is no more dangerous than taking a bath, I will not stop you. All I can say to that is that I hope you wear your helmet when you get in the tub.
Danger

Brooklyn, NY

#37 Jan 30, 2011
RoscoooooPecooooTrain wrote:
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sled racing is no more dangerous than taking a bath.
Now you are getting it. After thousands and thousands of snowmobile races held in NYS over the past fifty years, there has been only one fatality on a closed racing oval. It isn't dangerous. It was an accident. Get over it. Now back to your bubble - boy.
RoscoooooPecoooo Train

Syracuse, NY

#38 Jan 30, 2011
Danger wrote:
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Now you are getting it. After thousands and thousands of snowmobile races held in NYS over the past fifty years, there has been only one fatality on a closed racing oval. It isn't dangerous. It was an accident. Get over it. Now back to your bubble - boy.
Just google snowmobile racing killed and you will see how full of shit this is. You sir are the one living in a bubble, an ignorance bubble.

But go ahead, bury your head in the sand and keep racing and sooner or later someone will be burying the rest of you.
ummmmm

Crown Point, NY

#39 Jan 30, 2011
Yoyo wrote:
Accident? Really? So if I get killed playing chicken it was an accident? No, it was reckless, selfish, and I feel so bad for those who he left behind. Sorry Mr. Scouten, but you should have grown up and taken care of your responsibilities rather than race around like a yahoo and leaving your wife a widow and you children without a father. What if he died doing something else that other people love, like I dunno, smoking crack or something, would that justify this?
Sorry but this man should have known better than partaking in such reckless behavior when he had so much responsibility. Truly tragic and sad.
Sadly I bet he had no life insurance.
Oh but what the hell he was doing what he loved and you never know, he may even get a trophy (posthumously). I hope it will feed his family for a while.
Furthermore, this bloodsport should either be ended or restricted to those who have no children.
You are not only a YOYO, you're an idiot. Bloodsport. You really show your stupidity with statements like that. Its a sport. Like football, baseball and soccer. All of which have more fatalities than snowmobile racing. I guess we should all set down gently and just do nothing. What a freak.
I think you should wait till this is over and ask his family what they think. I promise you his wife and kids will have nothing against the sport.
Info UPDATE

New York, NY

#40 Jan 30, 2011
Pete came together with another racer out of turn 2 on the backstretch. The other racer made it back to the start line then was attended to by EMT's while another ambulance and EMT's worked on pete. The other rider received a broken leg but pete did not move a bit after the wreck. Sad, Sad turn of events, my heart goes out to his children who unfortunatly witnessed this happen.
blue blood

Brooklyn, NY

#41 Jan 30, 2011
Sport wrote:
It is easy to get on topix and say things like "RIP" or "he was my good friend." If you were a true friend of the family, you would not be on here typing. You would be over to Pete's house helping wherever you could help. Not just this week, but all year long. This is what true friends do; shovel snow, rake leaves, stack wood, babysit, bring food, take the kids places, mow lawns, and be there (not here) when the family needs you. This is the test of a true friend. Any fool can be here. It takes a real friend to be there.
Well your typing hypocrite.Most of the educated world calls it posting. What lamo
Ruth Luczka

Rome, NY

#42 Jan 30, 2011
Reading this news about Pete has brought back to mind a poem I send with sympathy to those who have lost a loved one. Please think of this poem when you think of Pete Scouten. A young man of our community, gone in body, but with us in spirit always.

The poem was written by Mary Elizabeth Frye in 1932

DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep,
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow,
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain,
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the grateful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing,
Do not stand at my grave bereft,
I am not there......I have not left.

God Bless young Pete and his grieving family.
Yoyo

Syracuse, NY

#43 Jan 30, 2011
ummmmm wrote:
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You are not only a YOYO, you're an idiot. Bloodsport. You really show your stupidity with statements like that. Its a sport. Like football, baseball and soccer. All of which have more fatalities than snowmobile racing. I guess we should all set down gently and just do nothing. What a freak.
I think you should wait till this is over and ask his family what they think. I promise you his wife and kids will have nothing against the sport.
Yeah, how many people died playing baseball last year? How many died in Boonville playing baseball? You know what else? Those people get PAID to play those sports. There is actually a reward to justify any risk. There is also millions of dollars protecting them. What protects racers in Boonville? Some hay bails?

The family may have nothing against the sport, but if Pete had no insurance, they may have nothing to eat either.

Sure people can die in car accidents (which they have insurance), sure they can die in bath tubs, but people need to drive and they need to bathe. They do not need to drive around in circles leaving their family out to dry if they screw up. I think it is extremely selfish to risk your life for nothing except for your own personal jollies, when people at home depend on you to be there.
Big Papa

Syracuse, NY

#44 Jan 30, 2011
Snow Bird

Miami, FL

#45 Jan 30, 2011
Ummm. I just read about this. Didn't it happen early yesterday. Okayyyy, was it held back from the press until after the snow festival? That does not seem right. Who has the power to do that?
un signed fellow racer

Chittenango, NY

#46 Jan 30, 2011
who do you people think you are trashing pete for doing what he lived to do I watch him every week race along with his boy who is in pre juniors its in the blood in the family it was a terrible tradgedy. my prayers are with pete and is whole family .
Yoyo

Syracuse, NY

#47 Jan 30, 2011
Nobody is trashing him, just pointing out that it was immature.. Dying doing something that you love is a weak excuse to a fatherless child..
New Yorker no more

Durham, NC

#49 Jan 30, 2011
My sincere condolences go out to his wife Colleen, his brother Ron, his children and the family. Pete was a phenomenal and kind person, traits so atypical to the area. God Bless.

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