July 19, 2005

Newly licensed driver crashes into Australian women's cycling team: An Australian team cyclist has been killed and two others are in a critical condition after six cyclists were involved in a head-on crash with a teenage driver in Germany.

posted by Joey Michaels to other at 01:22 AM - 30 comments

Very sad story. My prayers go out to all involved.

posted by daddisamm at 06:35 AM on July 19

"...hit the entire group head on," my God. What an appalling story. Amy Gillett sounds like she was a truly amazing athlete, to be able to compete at the elite level in two different sports. This is a terrible, sad thing.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:26 AM on July 19


posted by DETROIT DIESEL at 08:21 AM on July 19

That's too bad. Tough break for someone so accomplished, so young. The driver of the car was an 18-year old girl - I feel for her as well. Recently one of my countries skiing hopefuls was eaten by a bear. I have no idea was this reminded me of that.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:04 AM on July 19

Wow, after hearing this story my 1st thought was "how is it possible that women's car insurance is lower than mens", with my second thought being "At lest she hit women when she recked". My sympothys go out to the family's though.

posted by BubbaG at 12:56 PM on July 19

Bubba uh, wow. Just, wow.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:37 PM on July 19

Wow, after reading your comment, Bubba, my first thought was "how is it possible that we're into the 21st century now and really stupid mysognists like you are still allowed to breathe?"

posted by fabulon7 at 02:06 PM on July 19

I realize we are in the 21st century, but I was raised to be a man. Perhaps but apparently you were raised to be a man without a brain. Instead of posting more here why don't you call your mom and dad and ask if you left it at home on the last visit?

posted by billsaysthis at 03:09 PM on July 19

Nope - Im going out on a limb, here. Small penis. Or supertroll. But it's too crass and limited for a real supertroll. So small penis is what I'm going to go with.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:18 PM on July 19

Naw I take it back - just a troll. Whom I've now totally overfed. Where's the guy offering Mississippi weed? I need him now.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:22 PM on July 19

Bubba, you may have been raised to be a man, but you fail miserably at it. Try again putz.

posted by curlyelk at 03:33 PM on July 19

Note to readers...don't respond to Bubba's ignorance (geeze, with a name like "Bubba," that should tell you all you need to know anyway!) anymore & give him a platform...just ignore him!

posted by runcoach at 03:40 PM on July 19

Uh, yeah. Well. This is horrible, and certainly my thoughts are with the team and those who love them. Props to Cadel Evans for going all-out (and winning one of the mid-stage climbs) in the Tour de France today in their memory.

posted by chicobangs at 03:41 PM on July 19

Did Evans dedicate the climb to the woman who died? I missed today's stage... Cadel Evans doesn't seem to be in the same Aussie clique as all the other Australian sprinters... McEwen, O'Grady, Cooke, McGee et al. I read that they all wore black armbands, but I didn't see one on Evans in the pics I saw.

posted by afx237vi at 05:09 PM on July 19

Hey folks, Bubba is just saying all that to rile people up. Think. Nobody could really be that backward.

posted by roberts at 05:12 PM on July 19

And I thought you guy's hated me! At least I would like to belive that I can bring a small part of intelligence to a conversation. As I also stated before, we should be able to walk away from this with something, no matter what. Thank God that there are people like "bubba" who can show us what an education really means. Keep your children safe. And it is a total tragedy to lose a team this way. Especially in the heat of competition.

posted by volfire at 05:15 PM on July 19

Aww, a sock puppet. Bless.

posted by squealy at 06:16 PM on July 19

So your valid piont would be?.............I'm waiting?

posted by volfire at 06:35 PM on July 19

So your valid point would be?..........I'm waiting?

posted by volfire at 06:36 PM on July 19

What about a sock puppet?

posted by BubbaG at 06:38 PM on July 19

Bubba, oh, never mind, I'd rather watch Blue collar TV, It's more entertaining anyway.

posted by volfire at 06:43 PM on July 19

I know you dont mean that Volfire, I am way more entertaining. You need people like me in your life so that you can feel validated that all the wierd thoughts you have all day arent worse than the things I am saying. I say what most people just think, and for that I would say that Im a good man....no a great man.

posted by BubbaG at 06:50 PM on July 19

By the way, what the hell is a pig racer?

posted by BubbaG at 06:52 PM on July 19

Im a good man....no a great man. Good or great men are usually not self-proclaimed.

posted by dfleming at 07:53 PM on July 19

I can't wait for the SpoFi purge...

posted by grum@work at 09:23 PM on July 19

Weedy said: Recently one of my countries skiing hopefuls was eaten by a bear. I'm sorry Weedy, I don't know if you intended to be funny. But that was LOL funny. Even in this context. Sorry.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:56 PM on July 19

Hey I always intend to be funny. It's the execution that sometimes prevents it from being so.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:02 AM on July 20

So, who was it that got eaten by the bear, Weedy?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:58 AM on July 20

I'm really beginning to think typing/spelling ability is an accurate indicator of a human's worth.

posted by fabulon7 at 01:02 PM on July 20

I've never understood the correlation between depth of vaginal walls and personal worth. Care to elaborate?

posted by yerfatma at 01:53 PM on July 20

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