Sad update from Ironman Boulder: cyclist hit by car during this morning's race has died.
— KOA NewsRadio (@KOANewsRadio) August 7, 2016
Andrew was struck & dragged under a truck during a ride. He was hospitalized & his injuries are being evaluated. Keep him in your prayers.
— Andrew Starykowicz (@starykowicz) August 9, 2016
This is starting to become too routine. Just part of our sport. You go out for a ride, either a race or in training, and you run the risk of being run over. We have seen several posts on the forum talking about giving up road riding for training all together. 100% indoor training year round? Seems a bit excessive to me, but the stakes couldn’t be higher, so extreme risk leads to extreme caution. What about races? Only closed courses from now on? Do we as triathletes start insisting on more protection from our race directors? Any activity can lead to injury or death. So, what we are talking about is our appetite for risk. Some activities are naturally more risky than others. So what percentage of risk are we willing to accept, can it even be quantified? I’m not sure. I mean some people willingly jump out of perfectly functioning airplanes, for fun! Their appetite for risk and mine are not the same.
If you are new to road cycling, or if you need a refresher, check out this video that gives some great tips for sharing the road.
So head on over to the forum and vote in the poll!!! Are you considering indoor cycling training because of all these accidents and fatalities? TRS Triathlon wants to know!!!