Crash in CP Saturday afternoon

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There was a nasty crash in CP Saturday on the West Drive near the southern end--I believe the woman was a participant in the B- or C-SIG. I didn't see any blood. Is she ok?

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Carol Waaser (not verified)

The crash I came upon (West Drive in the 80's) was a woman named Claire. I believe she colided with a child on a bike - the kid didn't seem to be as badly hurt and had a parent there. I don't know if Claire is in the SIG. She was conscious and saying she was okay, but she had landed hard, hitting her head and hurting her lower back. I left when the ambulance got there.

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Hank Schiffman (not verified)

Just as a hospital is no place for a healthy person, the Central Park Drives are no place for serious cycling on crowded weekends.

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phil (not verified)

Totally agree, bike before 7 am or after 7 pm people. But, on that same saturday around 8 am, also on the west drive mid/south side, I saw a crash with two ambulances and a stretcher, I think this was during the morning race... Something about a curb, I think.

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fendergal (not verified)

As someone who was involved in this crash, I can say definitely that a curb was *not* involved. Just the stupidity of a relatively inexperienced bike racer.

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Carol Wood (not verified)

That's a metaphor (four terms), not a syllogism. My error.

Hank, you still slay me.

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Josh (not verified)

Central Park and the Greenway, too, were no places for decent cyclists this weekend. Cabin fever mixed with spring. Tons of runners, three across, many with headsets, and lots of kids, parents, and newbies (and least for the season) all racing around incredibly insane. A mixture of pure disaster.

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Old Man Jenkins (not verified)
An old technology which still works

I bet we could easilly strap this onto the fork of most bikes and no longer worry about those pesky, mindless pedestrians

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Nick Trippel (not verified)
An old technology which still works

"As for ""old technology,"" if you're fan of ""Apocalypse Now"" I always thought the way to do it was to attach very large speakers to your bike and play ""Ride of the Valkyries"" at at least 100 Decibels.
You might remember the scene in Apocalypse Now:
""Put on heading 270, assume attack formation.""
""That's a roger. Ok, we're going in.""
""We'll come in low, out of the rising sun, and about a mile out, we'll put on the music... ""
""Yeah, I use Wagner -- scares the hell out of the slopes! My boys love it !""

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