Another Death

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Another Death

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:02 pm

Another life taken to soon. :cry: RIP Jason Lowndes

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Re: Another Death

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:14 am

The all-too-common taken out from behind.

How the hell do we get such a simple maneuvre as passing another so wrong so often? :? :cry:
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Re: Another Death

Postby Duck! » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:03 pm

Although we shouldn't speculate, the demographic of the driver makes it difficult to not jump to a particular conclusion....

I knew Jason, and although we were not close friends he would always share a smile and encouraging words as he steamed past on the MTB trails.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Another Death

Postby fat and old » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:14 pm

Mate of Warty's? Small enough crew in Bendigo :(

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Re: Another Death

Postby uart » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:20 pm

Duck! wrote:the demographic of the driver makes it difficult to not jump to a particular conclusion....

Definitely one of the most easily distracted demographics in my opinion. Way too many other things to be thinking about (how is my hair today, what's going on with my social media etc), rather than what is on the road ahead.

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Re: Another Death

Postby warthog1 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:52 pm

fat and old wrote:Mate of Warty's? Small enough crew in Bendigo :(

Yeah I knew him.
Really friendly young fella, always with a smile on his face.
No shoulder on that part of the road.
Very popular cycling route out to the local climb Mt Alexander, though he was headed back into town.
I rang the police just to confirm they are checking the young drivers phone (which of course they are)
She was distraught.
I suspect the same as Duck but know no facts.
The paramedics who attended did a fantastic job but there was no hope really :cry:
I have seen photos of the car from the attending crew. Massive damage to the passenger side windscreen/roof.

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Re: Another Death

Postby trailgumby » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:05 pm

Hope you're OK warty. :cry:

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Re: Another Death

Postby warthog1 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:44 pm

Thanks TG. I'm OK
The whole cycling community here is upset. He was well liked. :(
There was a large turnout on the 7's this morning for him.

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Re: Another Death

Postby Chuck » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:21 pm

warthog1 wrote:Thanks TG. I'm OK
The whole cycling community here is upset. He was well liked. :(
There was a large turnout on the 7's this morning for him.

http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/sto ... ete/?cs=80


I thought of you as soon as I read about this. Just makes me so (AT)#$*$# angry and sad at the same time.
Thinking of you and the whole cycling community down there mate.
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Re: Another Death

Postby g-boaf » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:03 pm

warthog1 wrote:
fat and old wrote:Mate of Warty's? Small enough crew in Bendigo :(

Yeah I knew him.
Really friendly young fella, always with a smile on his face.
No shoulder on that part of the road.
Very popular cycling route out to the local climb Mt Alexander, though he was headed back into town.
I rang the police just to confirm they are checking the young drivers phone (which of course they are)
She was distraught.
I suspect the same as Duck but know no facts.
The paramedics who attended did a fantastic job but there was no hope really :cry:
I have seen photos of the car from the attending crew. Massive damage to the passenger side windscreen/roof.


I don't know what to say - very sorry. :(

This is awful. I can't believe that this can still keep happening again and again. :cry:

Edit: just saw a photo of the car. He never had a chance.
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Re: Another Death

Postby fat and old » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:44 pm

Thoughts are with you and your crew mate

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Re: Another Death

Postby warthog1 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:17 pm

Thanks fellas.
I only knew him a bit through cycling. There are younger fellas in the bunch who were very close.
They also must know it could have been any of them.
Very popular stretch of road.
Everyone will miss him and everyone will be looking over their shoulders.

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Re: Another Death

Postby Duck! » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:28 pm

warthog1 wrote:Thanks fellas.
I only knew him a bit through cycling. There are younger fellas in the bunch who were very close.
They also must know it could have been any of them.
Very popular stretch of road.
Everyone will miss him and everyone will be looking over their shoulders.

I'm in the same boat. Jason and I were friends by association more than anything else, as we came in contact through the HPV scene, which is particularly dense for some reason around the Bendigo region, and several of my team-mates over the years came from that circle, and that later carried over to MTB. He was just one of those top-notch guys who even if he barely knew you would still have a smile and a kind word as he rode by.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Another Death

Postby warthog1 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:51 pm

Duck! wrote:I'm in the same boat. Jason and I were friends by association more than anything else, as we came in contact through the HPV scene, which is particularly dense for some reason around the Bendigo region, and several of my team-mates over the years came from that circle, and that later carried over to MTB. He was just one of those top-notch guys who even if he barely knew you would still have a smile and a kind word as he rode by.


Yeah gave me a tow a few times when I was struggling, always positive with a friendly word wnenever he was in the bunch. Nice young bloke.

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