Bicyclist dies in Madison

Bicyclist dies in Madison

There are 32 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jul 22, 2008, titled Bicyclist dies in Madison. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Comments on Topix forums : MARSHALL A man killed in a Madison County bicycling accident had been traveling about 55 mph, according to fellow cyclists, when he failed to round a curve and crashed into a ...

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born here

Great Falls, MT

#1 Jul 23, 2008
alright! like to have a video of that. probably another dumbass Yankee!

“Finally a proud american!”

Since: Oct 07

Charles City Iowa

#2 Jul 23, 2008
Not hard to tell you were born here ... what is troubling is that you are proud of your lack of intelligence.
born here

Great Falls, MT

#3 Jul 23, 2008
Douglas Ewen wrote:
Not hard to tell you were born here ... what is troubling is that you are proud of your lack of intelligence.
not hard to tell your not from here. you wear tights too? fiary~

“Never believe generalizations”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#4 Jul 23, 2008
born here wrote:
alright! like to have a video of that. probably another **** Yankee!
I'd like to see you pronounce his hometown (Pfafftown), particularly if you stutter.
Otherwise, I agree with the American Rag-head.

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#5 Jul 23, 2008
As a cyclist who has done many white-knuckled descents in the Alps and Dolomites, it is too bad this happened. He probably had a mechanical or flatted. At those speeds, you're toast if the unfortunate happens. Fifty mph has always been my limit. VERY scary if you've never done it!

If he was just riding way out of control, well, what can you say other than than "Dayum."

Sorry for his family's and friend's loss.
Ted Underhill

Maxton, NC

#6 Jul 23, 2008
born here wrote:
alright! like to have a video of that. probably another **** Yankee!
Wow, you are a pathetic human being.
joe

Asheville, NC

#8 Jul 23, 2008
DUh wrote:
I'm sure there was some automobile driver that caused this per the bicyclist conspiracy that is so alive and well around assville.
No one said that. Let go of your bitterness.

“Finally a proud american!”

Since: Oct 07

Charles City Iowa

#9 Jul 23, 2008
born here wrote:
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not hard to tell your not from here. you wear tights too? fiary~
Try using spell check ... and stop watching Jerry Springer for inspiration.
rider that was there

Candler, NC

#11 Jul 23, 2008
My sympathy to the family and friends. I came down the mountain a few minutes afterward. I would like people to refrain from insulting each other in times of a tragedy.

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#12 Jul 23, 2008
rider that was there wrote:
My sympathy to the family and friends. I came down the mountain a few minutes afterward. I would like people to refrain from insulting each other in times of a tragedy.
Again, my sympathies as well. Any clues what happened?
Shocked

Eddyville, KY

#13 Jul 23, 2008
That road is on the Hot Doggett 100 I believe.

“8 year nightmare is over”

Since: Apr 07

Denver, NC

#14 Jul 23, 2008
rider that was there wrote:
My sympathy to the family and friends. I came down the mountain a few minutes afterward. I would like people to refrain from insulting each other in times of a tragedy.
55 MPH on a bicycle is not a tragedy, but it is a predictable outcome. He was old enough to know better, just not smart enough.

What was the posted speed limit, you know that applies to bicyclists also, as does not crossing the center line, and all other traffic laws.
Shocked

Savannah, GA

#15 Jul 23, 2008
Asheville_Native wrote:
<quoted text>55 MPH on a bicycle is not a tragedy, but it is a predictable outcome. He was old enough to know better, just not smart enough.
What was the posted speed limit, you know that applies to bicyclists also, as does not crossing the center line, and all other traffic laws.
I have to confess that I'll never understand the animosity that drivers around here hold toward bikers. I've been behind bicyclists in my car and I've never waited more than about a minute at most. There seems to be an unwarranted resentment here.

Since: Nov 07

United States

#16 Jul 23, 2008
reasonable wrote:
As a cyclist who has done many white-knuckled descents in the Alps and Dolomites, it is too bad this happened. He probably had a mechanical or flatted. At those speeds, you're toast if the unfortunate happens. Fifty mph has always been my limit. VERY scary if you've never done it!
If he was just riding way out of control, well, what can you say other than than "Dayum."
Sorry for his family's and friend's loss.
Do these bikes have better brakes than the typical 10 speed bike?
Tourist With A Laptop

United States

#17 Jul 23, 2008
Holy smoke! Do you people all live in the same trailer park? You-all got borned here 'n went ta skool t'gether?
Shocked

Savannah, GA

#18 Jul 23, 2008
dadoldfart wrote:
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Do these bikes have better brakes than the typical 10 speed bike?
Not really. I've seen a Cannondale commuter with disc brakes, but most disks are on Mtn. bikes.
joe

Asheville, NC

#19 Jul 23, 2008
dadoldfart wrote:
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Do these bikes have better brakes than the typical 10 speed bike?
Yes. Most certianly. The materials are lighter and stronger than your typical 500 10speed.
joe

Asheville, NC

#20 Jul 23, 2008
Asheville_Native wrote:
<quoted text>55 MPH on a bicycle is not a tragedy, but it is a predictable outcome. He was old enough to know better, just not smart enough.
What was the posted speed limit, you know that applies to bicyclists also, as does not crossing the center line, and all other traffic laws.
Really? Did you speed in your car today? IF the answer is yes (5 over is speeding) Then shut up. You do not know anything about the situation. Yet you want to get on a soap box about how bikes do not belong the road. A person made a mistake or his bike broke and it cost him his life. You claim compassion in you other post and yet claim to be open mineded. Your true colors show the more you talk. You should fly your flag upside down because you are in distress.

Since: Feb 08

Canton, NC

#21 Jul 23, 2008
joe wrote:
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Yes. Most certianly. The materials are lighter and stronger than your typical 500 10speed.
when i see a bicyclist now . i wonder could that be joe.makes me not want to run them over. so make a friend with a bicyclist and visualize your friend when approaching a bicyclist.kind of like the waterboy movie but opposite.
Avl Cyclist

Hickory, NC

#22 Jul 23, 2008
I do have to say the large majority of drivers give me space and do not give me a hard time when I am cycling; thanks to all of those willing to share the road.

I also own a motorcycle and understand how easy it is easy to get into a corner to fast (I have never been 55 mph on a bicycle) and it sounds like the guy just got into the corner to fast and lost it; very sad.

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