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    Rider missing lake grapevine.

    I just saw this on the news. A rider went missing at murrell park. North shore trail. Just figured I would pass it on and maybe some one here saw or knows something. I know a lot of people on here ride this trail. I do not personally know the man but still hope the best for him and his family.


    http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Sea...264164051.html





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    Sadly it appears they found his body today. Awaiting autopsy for I.D. confirmation and cause of death, which appears to have been from a crash...??

    I did not know him either other than he was a fellow cyclist. Sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
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    Missing Mountain Biker

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    Any updates on what happened to this guy that was so severe that he died? We all take risks riding, but this is just over-the-top.

    Ride on and keep track of your posse!

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    Rider missing lake grapevine.

    The only other news is from the last person with him. It's posted on the Dorba FB page. I do not use FB so I cannot read it but found the post else where. Here is a link from the thread consolidation that is listed above.


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/dorb...2274581909139/





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    results form the autopsy will take a few weeks to come back and be reported. the physical exam would only be part, they will wait for toxicology to come back before reporting. I would like to know the results, so I am waiting...
    Fat guys need bikes too.

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    from the facebook page incase others do not have FB.

    DORBA family,
    I have personally been contacted by David Bennett. David was Wes's riding partner and the last one to see Wes before he disappeared. David has personally asked me to post his comments on what happened. These comments have already been posted on David's personal Facebook page - everything you are about to read has already been seen, approved and commented on by Wes's family. This is not privileged information and is already in the public domain. David simply wants everyone in the DORBA community to know what happened on that tragic day. Here is his post in its entirety:
    I have been trying to not look at the media and peoples comments here on Facebook because I know people want answers and want something or someone to blame for the tragedy that happened this weekend. Unfortunately, I have seen and read the comments and knew this would fall down on me being that I was the last one with Wes and made a terrible decision to separate from him.
    There are a lot of people hurting I get that, so am I. Let's get something clear though, those of you that have stoned me and criticize me, YOU were not there. You don't know what happened other than what the media has allowed you to know. As a matter of fact, you weren't even there to aid in the search. You sit at the comfort of your home or work and pass judgment on someone from something you have no idea about.
    When Wes met up with us, he had mentioned that he had stayed out too late the night before and was a much better rider than what he was showing while on the trail. However, he still was riding fast and hard just as we all were. This was my first time riding with Wes and also my first time riding at north shore. I didn't know these trails so I let Wes lead. It wasn't long before he and I got separated from the other 3 in our group. Once he and I realized that we stopped and waited a few minutes but the group never came so he and I continued riding. Not much further we came to a spot on the trail that had some rocks on the trail. It was on an uphill climb so we weren't traveling very fast here. Wes' front wheel was caught on a rock and he fell over to the left side of his bike. We were on a hill so when he fell over he fell down the downslope of the hill into thick bush maybe 3-4 feet off the trail. I of course asked if he was alright and jumped off my bike and jumped into the bush to help him get his bike back on the trail. He quickly jumped up and laughed it off like it was no big deal like most guys do when embarrassed. This was no violent crash as the media makes it out to be. He fell over while slowly moving. Once out of the bush we both climbed to the top of the hill and were picking the burrs out of our socks and legs from the bushes and I asked him to call one of the other riders to find out where they were. This is when he told me he didn't have his phone so I began calling on mine. He began saying that he thought our group just passed us and I told him no one passed that they were still way behind us. He was adamant they had all passed and then stopped some hikers asking them what color shirts they had on as if the hikers may have seen out group. The hikers of course didn't see anyone either. I still didn't think anything of all of this.. Wes then told me that he was out of water and said " I'm gonna go this way" and pointed in the direction of a house with a road near it. I assumed that since he was out of water and pointed that direction that he was taking the road back to his truck. He rode off and I took the trail back in the direction I figured out group was. This was the last time I saw Wes. I will forever have the image of him on the top of the hill telling me he was going that way in my mind. That moment has forever changed my life.
    This has all been extremely hard on me. I continue to ask myself what if and I should have.. I wish to God I could go back to that moment and do something different. I can't go back and change the outcome of what has happened And I will always regret that. I would have NEVER left him had I thought he was injured or thought something was wrong. I am not that type of person. If blaming me and calling me a douchebag etc.. Gives you peace with all of this then I will be your scapegoat. Just know that I too am beating myself up over all of this.

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