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Old 11-17-2012, 05:15 AM   #25951
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:48 AM   #25952
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My cycling friend was killed, Thursday. He was a great man. Hard to believe.

Ironically, my GF and I were hit, Sunday, in my pickup, just the other side of the town where Grover was hit.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:13 AM   #25953
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Ugh. That sucks.

My heartfelt condolences to the family.

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:18 AM   #25954
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My cycling friend was killed, Thursday. He was a great man. Hard to believe.

Ironically, my GF and I were hit, Sunday, in my pickup, just the other side of the town where Grover was hit.
What a waste, I'm so sorry.

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:55 PM   #25955
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Ducnut - so sorry to hear about that. He seemed like a really nice guy....condolences to his friends and family
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:56 PM   #25956
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Dunut, I am so very sorry about your friend.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:08 PM   #25957
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My cycling friend was killed, Thursday. He was a great man. Hard to believe.

Ironically, my GF and I were hit, Sunday, in my pickup, just the other side of the town where Grover was hit.
and the murderer gets cited for 'improper lane use' ?!?

arrrrgh.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:11 PM   #25958
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My cycling friend was killed, Thursday. He was a great man. Hard to believe.

Ironically, my GF and I were hit, Sunday, in my pickup, just the other side of the town where Grover was hit.
Man, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was fairly well known in rando circles. From an email that I received yesterday:
Grover started his love affair with Randonneuring in 2009 with 5 RUSA rides, 1,016 kmís. In 2010 he almost doubled his 2009 rides with 9 rides 1,837 kmís. In 2011 Grover rode 23,640 Kmís on a total of 185 different RUSA rides, an average of over 3.5 rides per week, and I think that he fell and broke a leg that year, only one of those rides was a Brevet. Grover had already surpassed his 2011 kmís this year, and was on track to earn more than 25,000 kmís, making him one of the very few RUSA members to acquire a ďDouble Dog and Half K-Hound StatusĒ.
I can only hope that I'm half the cyclist he was at the age of 70.

It's unbelievable that the driver was cited only for an improper lane change.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:56 PM   #25959
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Ducnut, That is sad news. Sorry for your loss. Be careful out there, people...
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #25960
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Wow, I so sorry to hear of this. He didn't let age slow him down. My condolences to the family.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #25961
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #25962
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Thank you, for your thoughts, everyone.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #25963
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Thank you, for your thoughts, everyone.
That just sucks for everyone involved. Our hearts go out to them all.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:50 AM   #25964
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wow that is shitty news Ducnut.

Seems like a great guy has been lost.


this I don't get:

Cohen was cited for improper lane usage, state police said. No additional charges are expected.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:50 AM   #25965
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and the murderer gets cited for 'improper lane use' ?!?
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It's unbelievable that the driver was cited only for an improper lane change.
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this I don't get:

Cohen was cited for improper lane usage, state police said. No additional charges are expected.
Grover was killed, just west of Auburn, IL. I was hit, in my pickup, a few days before, just east of Auburn, IL, on the same highway. I was following a van that signalled a right turn. They initiated a right turn, but, decided to flip a u-turn across the highway, in front of traffic. I took evasive action and swerved to the left shoulder, where they hit me in the door. I got the ticket for "failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident" (I was doing 35mph-slowed behind them). The trooper stated that he had to ticket me or he'd get in trouble. He'd made several statements that he opposed ticketing me. Now, I have to go to court and fight the ticket, to which the trooper said he wouldn't appear. Thankfully, my insurance company is behind me, as I have pictures of the scene that show my tracks on the shoulder and the other driver stating what he did. F*ck the Illinois State Police!
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