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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 06:35 PM

Endurance cyclist Mike Hall killed in collision


Mike Hall was an amazing cyclist in the extreme endurance category.

If you haven't seen the movie Inspired to Ride, it follows the riders on the cross country cycling race along the 4,233 Trans America Trail.

He has done so many epic rides:

http://deadspin.com/endurance-cycling-legend-mike-hall-killed-by-car-driver-1793898930

"Hall also holds a number of other world records, including the fastest unsupported ride across the continental United States (just over 17 days) and the fastest ride all the way around the world (91 days not counting transfers, good for an average of over 200 miles a day). He organized the Transcontinental Race, which spans the entirety of Europe and encourages riders to take different routes every year."

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Reply Endurance cyclist Mike Hall killed in collision (Original post)
jberryhill Mar 2017 OP
GentryDixon Mar 2017 #1
jberryhill Mar 2017 #3
Skittles Mar 2017 #2
TexasProgresive Mar 2017 #4
hermetic Apr 2017 #6
The River Mar 2017 #5
Kolesar Apr 2017 #7
jberryhill Apr 2017 #8

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 06:39 PM

1. Very sorry to hear this.

I know this hits close to home for you. Be safe.

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 06:46 PM

3. "This is just for the crazies"


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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 06:45 PM

2. sounds like bike racing alleviated his ADHD

interesting

my condolences to Mr. Hall's loved ones and fans

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 07:47 PM

4. So sorry to hear this- we have our own double tragedy recently

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Man is alledged to have run over cyclists on a supported group ride to the south of me and near where Towelie lives. The driver is being held on charges of murder and other charges.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Driver-accused-of-plowing-down-bicyclists-11029448.php

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 01:40 PM

6. OMG!

How awful. So very sorry.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:12 PM

5. Sad News

I had a bad crash in '05.
It's always in the back of every riders mind.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 08:14 PM

7. I don't understand why rear racks are passe'

My rack weighs 330g. It has got to be more solid than that floppy burrito on the saddle.
BTW, where is his tent and sleeping bag?

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 11:18 PM

8. He just uses a bivy


The things he rode weren't really camping trips.

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