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Re: holy cow - drive by shooting on cyclist
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 12:04:00 PM »
WHAT??????????????????????

This totally sucks...  I ridden in that area two times.  Once at Share the Road Ride and a solo ride on the Pinellas Tail.  Where this happen in around the south east side of the Pinellas trail which is a MUST AVOID area.  I hate to say it but it does not look safe at all. 

Gary lives out here somewhere and if you going for a ride on this part of town, you better ask Gary where to park and what areas to avoid. 

Sorry for the family of the cyclist who died.  I hope they catch the shooters and stick them in jail later to fry on the chair.
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Re: holy cow - drive by shooting on cyclist
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 12:05:53 PM »
i do a st pete group ride tuesday and thursday mornings - i is sad that something could happen like this

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Re: holy cow - drive by shooting on cyclist
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 03:33:12 PM »
I doubt if these "cyclists" as they were described, were wearing spandex, if you know what I mean.
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Re: holy cow - drive by shooting on cyclist
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007, 03:37:18 PM »
That was someone getting paybacks for some thug dealings, not a recreational road cyclist!

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Re: holy cow - drive by shooting on cyclist
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007, 04:28:48 PM »
I heard the story on the radio, they were not "cyclists"as we think of them. Still sucks that anyone should be getting shot at, though! :(

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Re: holy cow - drive by shooting on cyclist
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2007, 07:18:43 PM »
I just road a st pete ride this am

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2007/sep/06/1-dies-after-double-shooting-st-pete/?news-breaking



I did an earlier ride and got back by 8:40, but this incident was also near a really bad area many blocks away from where the SPBC rides, and considering the record these guys had - it sounds like the drive byers were looking for them.

My loops that I do go past a bad area too, but a few blocks of a buffer help keep me away from it.  With that said I wouldn't ride my route at night though. 

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Re: holy cow - drive by shooting on cyclist
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2007, 07:28:47 PM »
i do the 7am every tues and thurs Garry.  maybe i will see you there sometime

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Re: holy cow - drive by shooting on cyclist
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2007, 09:49:34 PM »
i do the 7am every tues and thurs Garry.  maybe i will see you there sometime

I don't usually do the earlier ride.  I, for some reason, thought it was 7:30 so I ended up riding by myeslf.  Still did it in my regular time though.  Some mornings I will have to do the 7:30 ride, others I can do the 8:30 like tomorrow - Friday.

 

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