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Last Post 07/09/2013 03:05 PM by Jack Pouchet. 21 Replies.
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jpouchet

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07/07/2013 01:17 AM
Waiting for the full details to come out of the investigation. One of my local riding buddies, I was riding MTBs with him and other riders involved on the Fourth. Today Kurt lost his life in what may have been a failed component on his road bike or a simple case of high-speed error. Knowing Kurt's solid bike handling skills and. Familiarity with the road I doubt he just rode straight through the turn and went headlong into a wall.. Two other good buddies were with him when it happened..one was right by his side going into the turn when it happened.. Silverado Canyon Road in OC..I was considering the ride but went with another Saturday group ride instead..as it was I came through the connecting main road, Santiago Canyon, with my neighbor when we saw an ambulance coming out from the Silverado direction about the time we later learned Kurt was going to the ER.. Apparently he was somewhat alert but with massive internal head injuries. Helmet did its best but the impact blew it to pieces. Fortunately Kurt passed fairly quickly in the hospital. His wife was able to get there in time to be by his side. I will share more details as they become available. This one really hurts! JP
vtguy

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07/07/2013 05:11 AM
So sad. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Dale

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07/07/2013 07:43 AM
Sorry JP Not how a ride is supposed to end
jacques_anquetil

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07/07/2013 08:28 AM
this news breaks my heart. so sorry to hear about your friend, Jack. please take care.
huckleberry

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07/07/2013 09:07 AM
So sorry to hear the sad news of your friend, Jack.
6ix

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07/07/2013 09:37 AM
Oh my, that is just awful. Can't even imagine how difficult that must have been for his wife to be there next to him when he passed. Even though we have many internal and external struggles during our day-to-day lives, these kind of stories just reinforce that we should never take what we have for granted. It can go away in the blink of any eye.

Hang in there, JP. Continue to ride because you love it. He would have wanted you to.
Keith Richards

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07/07/2013 09:46 AM
Damn Jack. Lo siento.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
cycling chick

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07/07/2013 10:03 AM
Jack, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Such a tragedy.
Orange Crush

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07/07/2013 10:26 AM
Sorry to hear that Jack. Hang in there.
madvax

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07/07/2013 12:19 PM
JP, So sorry about the loss of your friend.
zootracer

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07/07/2013 01:15 PM
So sorry the hear this. We all know that cycling is very dangerous, but it's heartbreaking to read stuff like this....
Gonzo Cyclist

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07/07/2013 03:19 PM
Sorry to hear about your riding buddy Jack.
steve

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07/07/2013 04:27 PM
Sorry to hear about that Jack, very sad news.
jpouchet

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07/07/2013 04:42 PM
Thanks folks. Did a little solo ride this AM to spend some time with my thoughts. Then hammered a strava segment that was tailor-made for Kurt's power style of riding. I was chasing him the whole way.

The way I see it the Heaven Cycling Team just got a lot stronger. Guess Jesus was looking for the best lead-out man he could find.

jmdirt

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07/07/2013 04:43 PM
Sorry to hear this sad news! RIP Kurt!
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