Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby Ross » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:26 am

Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE southbound near Belconnen Way off ramp. Just heard a report on the radio, don't know any other details, hope it's not anybody from here. Even though there is a large bike lane on GDE it feels dangerous to me and I won't ride on there, except <6am.
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby twizzle » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:51 am

I ride there all the time, I *almost* went that way this morning. The bike lane is good, but bicycles wanting to continue on the GDE have to get across the exit lane, and it can be pretty hairy as there is a fairly continuous stream of traffic heading down it.
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby find_bruce » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:44 am

Assuming it is the same incident - what are the chances of two in one day - unfortunately the cyclist has died Cyclist dies on Gungahlin Drive

Odd though that the paper reports him as "falling off his bicycle" but the radio says hit by a car.
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby cp123 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:57 am

medical condition? you wonder if he just kind of wobbled and fell. The CT story doesn't indicate another car involved.


Either way - condolences to this gentleman's family and friends. Thanks to those who obviously stopped to help and/or rang an ambulance.
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby HAKS » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:08 am

There was heavy fog down south this morning. Not sure about north side? Could have possible played a role.
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby twizzle » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:56 am

HAKS wrote:There was heavy fog down south this morning. Not sure about north side? Could have possible played a role.


The fog tends to form up around dawn, was probably clear-ish.

A fairly long way from Yass, so not a casual cyclist. Something nasty happened, anyway. :(
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby cp123 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:58 am

http://forum.vikingscycling.org.au/show ... php?t=5523


I didn't know this chap personally, other than reading about the team, but very sorry to hear it ended this way. :(

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/former- ... es-aged-27
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby cp123 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:50 pm

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/ne ... asses-away


thanks to those who tried their best to help him.
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:24 pm

I just heard that this was Robbie Williams who rode for Drapac. I just lost a mate.
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby twizzle » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:35 pm

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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby cp123 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:41 pm

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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby mrgolf » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:19 pm

Man, heart attack! Crazy stuff. Second athlete I have known this year. Other was a former colleague who died at the Aust MTB champs at Stromlo a month or so ago. Very sad.

Meanwhile, adding to the sadness, fellow 3Fidi rider Nicko finally succumbed to his illness after a 4 year battle this afternoon. Very sad day indeed. Condolences to all the families.
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby cp123 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:41 am

and I have seen THE vilest comment ever on the riot act website.... :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby mrgolf » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:28 pm

I dont even know why that site exists anymore. Its not like Alan Jones broadcasts that much in Canberra.
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Re: Cyclist hit by motorist on the GDE

Postby petie » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:39 pm

mrgolf wrote:I dont even know why that site exists anymore. Its not like Alan Jones broadcasts that much in Canberra.


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