British couple killed during round-the-world bike trip

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British couple killed during round-the-world bike trip

Postby brentono » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:25 pm

The Adventure begins here http://www.twoonfourwheels.com/
And ends here... CHACHOENGSAO
Peter Root and Mary Thompson, who were on a round-the-world cycling odyssey,
died Wednesday when they were hit by a pickup truck in a province east of Bangkok.
The couple left Britain in 2011 and had biked through Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia
and China while blogging about their travels.
http://news.yahoo.com/round-world-uk-cyclists-killed-thailand-161455377.html
Sad way to end such a great adventure. RIP.
Too many times, too many wrong actions, by drivers.
:(
Lone Rider- I rode on the long, dark road... before I danced under the lights.
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Re: British couple killed during round-the-world bike trip

Postby WestcoastPete » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:57 pm

Devastating.
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Re: British couple killed during round-the-world bike trip

Postby il padrone » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:02 pm

Already posted here.
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
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Postby im_no_pro » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:31 pm

il padrone wrote:Already posted here.


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