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    Strava Blamed for Death???


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    Quote Originally Posted by claystrick View Post
    Good. Maybe it will put an end to this foolishness.

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    Are these the same people that sued because their coffee was to hot?

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    Holy frivolous lawsuit batman!

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    Crazy Indeed

    Quote Originally Posted by claystrick View Post
    Is Strava killing folks??? crazy...
    When I first heard about this I just assumed it was because some strava$$hole ran the guy down while pursuing a KOM. But no, they blame strava for this happening. Not his bad judgement--he was riding a pavement downhill too fast while pursuing his own KOM!

    This is one click away from saying that companies who make mountain bikes should be liable for any accident that happens to a mountain biker; because they've made them so much fun to ride fast, so sometimes people ride them too fast.

    "This would never have happened if that bike wasn't such a kick in the pants to ride!"

    College should be illegal because some of the people who go there die from binge drinking or hazing.

    Mountains should be sued when somebody is killed or hurt by an avalanche.

    If these people get anywhere with this suit it will be a sick, sad thing. Makes the MacDonalds coffee thing seem almost valid.
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    Wow people cant own up for there own actions. What happened? little fancy pants wife run out of money 2 years later since her free ride got killed so now its time to get more free money. People now a days kill me, I'm going to sue my friends soon since they made me ride fast to keep and didnt tell me to slow down because I'm clearly to stupid to figure it out on my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    ...I'm clearly to stupid to figure it out on my own.
    Your butchery of the Engrish language certainly qualifies that statement!

    Edit: sorry, sorry... that was unduly harsh!
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    I feel bad for the family but come on. Next thing you know they're gonna sue god for giving him a d!ck which enabled him to wave it around.

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    We have a winner!

    Quote Originally Posted by kosayno View Post
    ... Next thing you know they're gonna sue god for giving him a d!ck which enabled him to wave it around.
    Ah, thank you. I believe you have captured the perfect analogy.
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    This would be laughable if it weren't so sad, sick and twisted. Yeah, I get it. The family is upset and looking for someone to blame, so they target Strava instead of acknowledging the dude was entirely responsible. What would have happened if there were no Strava but only word of mouth? What if someone made up a time? There is a point when you just need to back off and say, "Who really cares?"

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    I think the family should sue the dude that topped the dead dude's time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    This would be laughable if it weren't so sad, sick and twisted. Yeah, I get it. The family is upset and looking for someone to blame, so they target Strava instead of acknowledging the dude was entirely responsible. What would have happened if there were no Strava but only word of mouth? What if someone made up a time? There is a point when you just need to back off and say, "Who really cares?"
    +1...about Strava entirely
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    Anybody here remember the guy who was trying to sue the sunglass company when his wife crashed and cut her face on the glasses? That was an awesome thread. Good times and great oldies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russman View Post
    Holy frivolous lawsuit batman!
    X2, for certain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Your butchery of the Engrish language certainly qualifies that statement!

    Edit: sorry, sorry... that was unduly harsh!
    The "redneck" in my name means you can pretty much count on bad grammar and " butchery of the engrish language" However thanks for pointing it it One day we all can be ass smart as you.

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    Gotta love those Ambulance Chasers!


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    Quote Originally Posted by broz View Post
    I think the family should sue the dude that topped the dead dude's time.
    FKNA...


    THAT guy is the one that FORCED him to go faster, I don't understand how they don't see this guy as an obvious party to the lawsuit?? Simple math, sue more people, waste more people's money defending frivolous suits! Go after him!!!!
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    How about we take the "let it burn approach" with the rotting cesspool of the Denver metro?

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    meanwhile...

    Strava should definitely sue mtbr.com for allowing this kind of discussion to happen. Clearly, mtbr is responsible for this slanderous rhetoric!

    Quote Originally Posted by backcountryislife View Post
    FKNA...

    THAT guy is the one that FORCED him to go faster, I don't understand how they don't see this guy as an obvious party to the lawsuit?? Simple math, sue more people, waste more people's money defending frivolous suits! Go after him!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenbikesnob View Post
    Good. Maybe it will put an end to this foolishness.
    What foolishness? Trying to ride a mountain bike faster than your friends? I'm pretty sure that's been going on since the start of mountain biking.
    It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    Strava should definitely sue mtbr.com for allowing this kind of discussion to happen. Clearly, mtbr is responsible for this slanderous rhetoric!
    Now you're getting the right idea... lawsuits for all!!! yay...
    Quote Originally Posted by thump View Post
    How about we take the "let it burn approach" with the rotting cesspool of the Denver metro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    One day we all can be ass smart as you.
    I arse no smartz! I'm one of those "dootchbag" who likes Trestle and land on my head lots...
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    You know guys, someone died. As much as I go for sarcasm at just about anyone's expense, this time there is nothing to laugh about.

    This person was dangerously obsessed with a sport to the point that his behavior became reckless. I have no idea what his family had said to him prior to this, but, from personal experience, they should have just put him in restraints and sent him to a shrink. The trouble here, I believe, is that he was "old enough to know better". There is a fine line between being into a sport to a healthy extent and being obsessed. You get good, you feel good, you push yourself, you die.

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    Having been hospitalized twice myself after being hit by other riders I no
    longer have any sympathy for idiots. Hit me while doing a Strava KOM
    DH attempt and I'll sue both you and Strava. Just something to think about
    when you're trying to get that KOM going downhill.

    I predict the family will win or receive an out of court settlement.

    By awarding KOM and ranking Strava is a de facto event being held on open
    roads and places not just riders, but innocent people at risk.

    It's an outlaw non-sanctioned event being coordinated on the Internet.
    Cool (uphill). But not cool (downhill) at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTrail View Post
    Having been hospitalized twice myself after being hit by other riders I no
    longer have any sympathy for idiots. Hit me while doing a Strava KOM
    DH attempt and I'll sue both you and Strava. Just something to think about
    when you're trying to get that KOM going downhill.

    I predict the family will win or receive an out of court settlement.

    By awarding KOM and ranking Strava is a de facto event being held on open
    roads and places not just riders, but innocent people at risk.

    It's an outlaw non-sanctioned event being coordinated on the Internet.
    Cool (uphill). But not cool (downhill) at the same time.
    Yeah, good point. I can't wait until Boulder bans large soft drinks at restaurants. I hope it's soon, type II diabetes can't be far away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopsalot View Post
    Are these the same people that sued because their coffee was to hot?
    Have you got any idea of the backstory behind that suit against McDonalds? If you did, you'd think it was the best thing ever that they got sued, and you'd understand completely why the judge awarded the settlement he did.

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