Originally Posted by Industry_Hack
I ride for fun.
See that's the problem. You are only supposed to ride for cardboard checks, KOMs and cheek smooches from models. How could you not know that????
Absolutely tragic horrible thing that happened. We've lost another cyclist, and that's terrible. Youve got to feel for the family.
Could it have been prevented? Who knows, one variable changes in that ride and we probably arent discussing this.
Should the segment even exist? Probably not, but then is that a form of censorship if it (and ones like it) gets removed? I think it's insane to chase KOMs downhill, other people may feel its perfectly fine.
I will admit, I chase KOMs all the time, however they are always uphill. I couldn't imagine leaving my 10-month- old daughter and wife without a father/husband because of a decision I made on my bike. My wife has made me swear to her I will never do that now that we've got our newest roommate.
That woman should have been sued for her inability to escape being clueless. Unless you order iced coffee, 99/100 times it's coming hot to scalding and you can't be dumb enough to think otherwise. now mcd's MAY have been responsible for the lid being in tight, but honestly, who is stupid enough to put a fresh cup of coffee between their legs and drive off? The case should've been laughed out of court.
Starbucks gives you water hot enough to melt your tongue for tea. It took me ONE order a few years back to learn to always let it breathe.
I felt the cup, it almost hurt my hand to hold let alone drink, and yet I made the decision to take a sip. Pretty stupid on my part. You're telling me this person couldn't feel how hot it was with her legs? Even if you've got pants on you can feel it.
Same thing happened at home when my wife made chicken broth from the stock (its been great for my low back disc issues). You have to boil it to drink it. She serves me up a fresh mug, i take a swig, the BLAHHHH!!! I spit it out because it scalds my tongue.
She didn't warn me, it was implied it was hot. Did I sue her? No because it was my decision. Could I have? I probably could have and won, and thats pretty pathetic.