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2 Roadies Dead near Pemberton

May 31, 2015, 4:14 p.m.
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Didn't want to post until it was official.

Hope I didn't know any of them…

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/3-dead-in-collision-involving-alleged-drunk-driver-on-highway-99-north-of-mt-currie-1.3094843

May 31, 2015, 6:33 p.m.
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My condolences to their families and friends.

May 31, 2015, 8:10 p.m.
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RIP

#northsidetrailbuilders

June 1, 2015, 10:09 a.m.
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really sad, so brutal and tragic…condolences to family and friends

June 1, 2015, 11:23 a.m.
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Devastating. So sad for their families.

June 1, 2015, 11:27 a.m.
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road bikes on the highway is to bloody dangerous. such a shitty way to die. RIP

http://www.epiccyclist.com/

June 1, 2015, 11:32 a.m.
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Horrible. Sad. RIP.

Wrong. Always.

June 1, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
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I have been reading comments that people should not ride highways (in response to this accident).

That section of road, is not what most people would consider a highway. It has little traffic, tight turns, and a steep grade. Pretty much forces drivers to drive slow, and pay attention (would be a hard place to text while driving).

On the other note, of riding on highways. I do it tons, yes I am scared, yes I try to pick the right hours. But simply being near any road in any type of vehicle (moped, bike riding, motorcycle, car, truck) is risky. Presently, rehabbing a knee, and road riding is what the doctor ordered. Doing it inside or on the valley trail, will break me.

I live in Squamish and there is never a weekend that there are not numerous accidents on the Sea to Sky. FYI - be scared anytime you drive near Brohm Lake - that spot produces an accident nearly every weekend.

June 1, 2015, 6:48 p.m.
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From the Whistler cycle club, high end riders, one of the guys was a former team Canada rider

bummer, RIP

June 1, 2015, 7:17 p.m.
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Heard about the highway closure on Mountain FM yesterday. Sad to learn the cause behind it. RIP

June 1, 2015, 7:40 p.m.
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i saw those guys yesterday just minutes before the accident .

i was riding my DR up and over the duffy and they were about 1 km east of the joffre high point .

three guys out for a great time ; looked like they'd ridden across the pass for a bit and had turned back . you don't often see roadies past the summit .

i have a huge amount of sympathy for the third rider in the group . . . what a scene to be confronted with .

first i heard about it was that afternoon when i met two other moto ADV guys who had been on a multi day tour of BC . they were on their way home and had gone over the duffy only to be turned back by the MVA and had found themselves at the Seton Portage pub .

June 1, 2015, 8:41 p.m.
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I have been reading comments that people should not ride highways (in response to this accident).

I don't know what those people making comments are thinking. Report said the car crossed the median and hit them head on. What does that have to do with being a cyclist?

June 1, 2015, 10:04 p.m.
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Sad news for the family and all cyclists in general.

Condolences to the families and friends of the riders.

BFJCC - NSOBC
Ride'n the Shore since '84

June 2, 2015, 7:54 a.m.
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cycling-safety-too-often-bikes-still-ignored-on-canadian-roads-1.3095946

June 2, 2015, 8:54 a.m.
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reading the comments on cycling related stories make me sad for society.

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