Author Topic: Around the world cyclists killed in Thailand  (Read 1323 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mark Manley

Around the world cyclists killed in Thailand
« on: February 22, 2013, 02:13:43 am »
I have seen this tragic incident reported on a couple of forums but not here yet. Having cycled in Thailand and other Asian countries I can say that the standard of driving and respect for cyclist is not what it is in Europe and North America, no matter how bad we think that is here. A dreadful end to a dream trip.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/british-cycling-couple-die-thailand-crash-092211536.html

Offline mcparsons

Re: Around the world cyclists killed in Thailand
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 03:49:13 pm »
Really sad and a terrible loss.   Having lived in Thailand for several years I can say that road fatalities are pretty common. But reading the details it appears this was the result of a driver taking his eyes off the road - could have happened anywhere.  That's why I'm never comfortable near high speed traffic in any country.    The area they were riding in is a very industrial region with heavy traffic and lots of trucks. I can't imagine many paved roads in Chachoengsao I would be willing to ride.

Offline sendbaht

Re: Around the world cyclists killed in Thailand
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 08:43:21 am »
a late post but I just joined....I remember this and was sadden...I live in Thailand and agree it is more then scary riding a bicycle on main roads here. rest in peace kids...

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Around the world cyclists killed in Thailand
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 11:16:41 pm »
The thing that struck me was that of all the millions of places somebody reached down and picked something up and veered out of control, it had to be exactly where those two people were cycling. It's like I've said all along. Bears with four legs are not the ones you have to be wary of. It's the two-legged kind that drive cars and trucks. Damn bad luck if you ask me. This has always been a dangerous and uncertain world. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Here in my hometown of Stuart, Florida I have known eight guys killed on their bikes over a period of about 20 years. Those are only people I knew or had met. There were others I didn't know, and this is still a small town.