^^This.Steve maybe your post wasn't meant to be disrespectful , but you also gotta take into acct that this subject is STILL very raw for most people on here . Afterall it's been almost barely a wk since this tragedy happened .
I mean, I understand where you, Steve, are coming from. When a tragedy happens in any sport, usually an investigation follows it to determine IF it would be possible to prevent a similar situation in the future. Obviously, the nature of our sport makes it much more difficult because there are so many variables that we just cannot control.
We know the risks and accept them, right? Kurt Caselli knew this and we all know this. It was just an accident and I don't think it could have been prevented; yes, they couldn't find him right away but that was just a combination of factors (no spectators nearby, the next bike was 2 hours away, no easy way to access the course). This is not NASCAR where the longest track is just 2.6 miles long and you have a controlled environment; like I said, we all know the risks but accept them and still do it because we love it. It is a tragedy, but Kurt was doing what he loved; I guess that brings everyone of us some kind of comfort.
I don't think Steve meant to be disrespectful or anything, maybe the timing and/or wording wasn't the best.
Ride In Peace, Kurt Caselli