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    Anyone know what happened in Lyons?

    Just saw it in the news. Thoughts and prayers to the riders family!
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    What did you see on the news?
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    Local guy pulled out if the Outlaw Saloon and creamed a bike. Apparently, the bike was so toast it was in a million pieces. Dont know who was on the bike. The vehicle driver is allegedly a long time bike hater that has wanted to ban bikes in Lyons. Tragic all the way around.
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    Makes me want to throw up. Also allegedly the sherrif says he thought he knew the cyclist as well. Likely a Lyons local.
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    That's horrible. Again, thoughts and prayers.
    Was the driver drunk?
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    "The SUV driver, 69-year-old Patrick Allen Ward, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide and careless driving resulting in death. According to 7News, the SUV was traveling the wrong way down Main Street."
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    9news just reported that the driver was drunk.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    So we have a drunk guy who hates bikes, who gets drunk then creams a cyclist in a peaceful happy bike friendly town and takes him away forever from his family and friends.

    I'll withhold my judgement till all facts are in, but if it turns out this is about right, then this guy should spend his next 20+ years(till he is 90 ish and likely passed), thinking about why he's an idiot behind bars.
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    Edited... don't want my comments to be taken the wrong way. Thoughts and prayers go out to the deceased and all that knew him.
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    My thoughts/prayers for the family/friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    After reading the comments in the DC (which are typically FAR from accurate, mind you) it sounds like the biker was riding the "wrong way" on the side of the road.
    Come on out and you can see the markings and blood on the pavement and make your own judgement. The reality of the situation is that, where the bike got f*cking creamed (he didn't just get hit) - it could've been anyone. It happened at a crappy, illogical intersection and it could've just as well been my wife or kids there. It makes me sick to my stomach.

    I see this not as a car v bike incident, but a car v pedestrian incident. The whole community here is pretty shook up, especially given that the syphillis ridden mush brain drunk ahole that annihilated an innocent dude on the street was a not so highly regarded member of this community.
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    I figured my comment would be taken the wrong way... all I was saying is that given the recent track record of court decisions in Boulder County I'm curious to see how this is ultimately handled once all the details are figured out. Regardless of that decision, I feel horribly for the family and friends of the deceased.

    I'm just as disgusted with what happened as anyone else, especially given this ******* was drinking. I'm against drunk driving more than just about anyone you know, trust me.

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    No worries, Steve. Not saying I took it the wrong way. Simply trying to point out that direction of travel of the bicycle was kind of a moot point given the intersection. It could've been another car, pedestrian, or dog or whatever. It's easily the worst intersection in Lyons. That kinda stuff happens all the time there - just this time it was a drunk guy running over a cyclist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaj View Post
    So we have a drunk guy who hates bikes, who gets drunk then creams a cyclist in a peaceful happy bike friendly town and takes him away forever from his family and friends.

    I'll withhold my judgement till all facts are in, but if it turns out this is about right, then this guy should spend his next 20+ years(till he is 90 ish and likely passed), thinking about why he's an idiot behind bars.
    Good God I hope there's eventually some will in this country to actually hold drivers accountable for their actions. It's so often that drivers who maim or kill cyclists AND pedestrians get off with no jail time. To call this vehicular manslaughter is such a travesty... let's just pull the blinders off and call it what it was, murder. This creepy old fart might as well have pulled out a .45 and shot the cyclist.

    Driving is a privilege and not a right. If you're going to drive in a way that endangers others, you should be held accountable just as you would if you poisoned somebody or set their house on fire.

    Ridiculous. Sad. Outrageous.
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    saw you on the news, Dave. Good words.
    Thoughts to friends, family, and the community.

    The one thing I can't get my head around, are the speeds involved to have such a horrible accident.
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    Sad to hear about the cyclist, after getting hit and run over a few years back I stay the hell off the roads as much as poss, too many aholes out there.

    At least that POS behind the wheel is off the roads, hopefully he stays in jail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    The one thing I can't get my head around, are the speeds involved to have such a horrible accident.
    No doubt. If he was coming from the Outlaw, that's not even a block. I bet the driver was looking to shoot a gap between cars on 36, didn't see beyond the highway and just pegged the throttle. Hit him so hard it jacked up the front of his truck.
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    Thoughts and prayers to the riders family. Hate to hear these stories.
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    Can't even begin to wrap my mind around this.

    My sincere condolences to the rider's friends and family.
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    Just saw this story about it on the Post's site. Very sad...to say the least.

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    He could have walked home from the Outlaw--assuming that is where he was headed.

    It's less than 1/2 mile (10 minutes walking) from Outlaw to 429 Park Street (this residence is listed on Boulder County Property Tax as owned by a Patrtick Ward and is on the Jail Report for Patrick Ward on May 12).

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    Anyone know what happened in Lyons?

    That's just horrible news. I got a buddy who lives there. Great town, great people, great vibe and really dig the redstone. I can't believe something like that happened. It makes since where I came from but not in that tiny paradise. I hope they lock him up and throw away the key so he can't do that again. I never did understand why people hate cyclist. Cyclist are the back bone to America. They started the good roads movement which started the first paved roads in north america well before cars. They are the reason Madison square gardens was built( original Madison sq was a velodrome) ad it was the popularity of cycling at the turn of the century that made baseball and football famous ( people didn't like football or baseball but started going to the games because the cycling events were always sold out and cost more than a baseball or football game)

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