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Nicky Hayden

Very sad to read this. At a time of Rossi domination, he was one of the few that challenged him.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/129589/hayden-suffered-severe-brain-damage

Very sad indeed, he's one of the good guys. I love the story I read in an interview with him, where he explained his racing number, 69. It was Earl's (his Dad), and Earl chose it because it was the same when upside down, so still readable when he crashed. And he crashed a lot.

 

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sadly he didn't made it.

RIP top bloke

Bakewell, I prefer a tart

Unbelievably sad. The tragedy is that it same so many of these great racers are losing their lives Doing something that should be a safe and fun recreation , but the reality is they've ended up leaving us doing something less risky than their professional and potentially risky careers. RIP  to the " The Kentucky Kid " 

Very sad news, this.  RIP!

In the same hospital this week died a German duathlon champ being in a coma for a week, she collided with a truck. I am not sure if the risks taken on the race track being it a motorcycle racer or car racer are greater than training on the road whilst cycling. At some places parents are afraid to go out cycling with the whole family due to the behavior of cyclists with race bikes and the speed they develop.

Now an open question : would you accept that Sebastien Ogier does some training on the open road with his WRC ?

I am sad for Nicky Hayden. He was a good rider

 

Now an open question : would you accept that Sebastien Ogier does some training on the open road with his WRC ?

To answer that question no.

The main issue with this type of cyclists is there disregards for any other type of road users. or they don't use cycle lane because there are "slower" cyclist and therefore take unnecessary risk.

If they want to race or ride as fast as they can, they need to go on a circuit, i.e "track days". We do that, why not them?

Jack

Risky cycling rarely to blame for bike accidents, study finds

Worth remembering that the current world record for cycling 1000m was taken while traveling at less than 40mph. So if you think that cyclists are speeding on flat public roads you are mistaken.

It's not what I am experiencing in this part of Oxfordshire.

The number of cyclist not wearing helmets hi-vis jackets, light etc and being on the road where there is a perfectly good cycle lane which has been recently re-surfaced is very high.

I do cycle and I don't like sharing a road with a vehicle which is a minimum of 10 time my weight and displacing such amount of air that i can be sucked behind them.

It is not worth the risk.

Jack

According to the police there is some CCTV ( from a residential house ) evidence from the accident scene where it looks like Hayden entered a crossing without respecting priority rules. Also there is a I phone with headset found at the accident scene. Both not confirmed yet by the police, and google translation from Italian is also not at it's best.

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