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Tim Don out for kona
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BaIiQs6FuRf/

Can't believe it, I was so excited to see him race his potential in kona.
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [aerobean] [ In reply to ]
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Me too, serious bummer. Not sure where it happened but Ali'i is inordinately dangerous on race week.
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [noon3225] [ In reply to ]
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Can anyone translate what did he said? I am deaf, so I can't understand what he said on the video. Thanks
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [aerobean] [ In reply to ]
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Geez, I was just watching him with Babbitt on Breakfast with Bob.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2uVzH5bSXI

Terrible break.

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Re: Tim Don out for kona [Dan7] [ In reply to ]
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Hit by a car and fractured his C2 vertebrae.

Out for 5-6 weeks.

Damn. Stay safe out there!
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [Dan7] [ In reply to ]
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Dan7 wrote:
Can anyone translate what did he said? I am deaf, so I can't understand what he said on the video. Thanks

"Hey guys, I’m in Kona A&E, just getting the finishing touches for my Kona race on Saturday, going for a new aero look. I’ve heard that’s the way to beat Jan, Sebi, and Patrick, the podium guys from last year. No, unfortunately I got hit by a car this morning, and I’ve got a fracture in my C2 vertebrae up high. The good news is I don’t have to have an operation and fly to Honolulu in a helicopter—that would have been pretty cool—no, but that’s the good news. The bad news is I’m out for the best part of five/six weeks in a brace and can’t be back. I wish everyone the best of luck. Good luck guys.”
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [aerobean] [ In reply to ]
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Man that sucks! Really wanted to see how he would bike in Kona after all the talk this year!
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [WelshinPhilly] [ In reply to ]
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Bummer for Tim. What does he mean, "I can't be back"
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [aerobean] [ In reply to ]
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thats awful news

terrible fracture, terrible timing - cant even imagine


Best wishes
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [noon3225] [ In reply to ]
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I just watched the Breakfast with Bob interview last night before I went to bed and saw the title thought it was a joke!
Very said news but his spirit and outlook are intact and amazing as seems to be status quo for Tim.
And after reading the headline article on ST about the two triathlete brothers with fast-advancing ALS I think we all, including Tim, should count our blessings everyday.
Wishing fast and seamless recovery to Don. I was really looking forward to seeing him kill it this year!
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [newManUK] [ In reply to ]
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newManUK wrote:
Bummer for Tim. What does he mean, "I can't be back"

I think he said "You can count I'll be back".

Alex Arman

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Re: Tim Don out for kona [aerobean] [ In reply to ]
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Damn, not really a fan, but that is just heartbreaking.

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Re: Tim Don out for kona [aerobean] [ In reply to ]
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Soooooo bummed for him. I was really looking forward to his race.

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Re: Tim Don out for kona [aerobean] [ In reply to ]
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I'm glad he's ok and it wasn't more serious. Props to him for coming across pretty positive. He was having such a good season, I would've loved to see how he stacked up. Heal quickly Tim!

Matt
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [Pun_Times] [ In reply to ]
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There's a slight croak in his voice like he wasn't far off crying towards the end.

I can see a thousand women balling their eyes out and i not bothered at all, total heart of stone, but a man who's slightly upset and i am fighting back the tears, Tim's croaky voice nearly set me off.
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [Pun_Times] [ In reply to ]
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Pun_Times wrote:
I'm glad he's ok and it wasn't more serious. Props to him for coming across pretty positive. He was having such a good season, I would've loved to see how he stacked up. Heal quickly Tim!

It can be a quick or long road back. Don't read much into the the public positive display. That can just be an external face that has nothing to do with what an accident victim is feeling inside. Right now he is likely just in shock more than anything. Best wishes to him. Those who are close to him, be there for him when the spotlight is gone and the world forgets about him. For now we care....but the sports world is filled with replaceable gladiators, and most of us will forget to inquire about him shortly. Then the poor athlete is stuck on a solo recovery path. Hope to see an article next spring about him ripping it up. Real bummer with something like this. Hopefully nothing long term.
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [aerobean] [ In reply to ]
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How many pros have to get hurt during Kona week before some additional controls are put in place to protect them? Seems like every year now a pro goes down at the hands of a driver in Kona.
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [johnnybefit] [ In reply to ]
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Let's not immediately pin it on a driver. Not saying Tim was at fault, but lots of riders seem to think they own the road, and they could often do a lot more to mitigate issues with cars.


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Re: Tim Don out for kona [aerobean] [ In reply to ]
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Very unfortunate. I hope he has a speedy and complete recovery. Please post details of the collision when available. I think we can always learn from such details. Safe travels to all.
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [aerobean] [ In reply to ]
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Stick to the indoor trainer like Lionel.
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [Mark Lemmon] [ In reply to ]
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The details I have was that he was struck by a truck in a construction area and the driver never saw him.

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Re: Tim Don out for kona [natethomas] [ In reply to ]
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We are in Kona. We have driven out past the airport the last 3 days to start rides to get past the construction. Traffic is brutal on the north side. It is pretty much gridlock in both directions from north of the airport into Kona, no matter what time of day we have gone. I've been here 4 times during race week and never seen anything like it. There are cones and orange pylons all over the place in the construction area, it is very confusing for both drivers and cyclists. The gridlock makes drivers impatient. And we have seen a lot of cyclists not paying attention or following road rules. Ali'i drive also seems busier than usual...actually the whole town seems busier than usual.
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [johnnybefit] [ In reply to ]
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 I remain amazed at how dangerous road cycling is. It seems to me to be the only sport, other than motorsport racing, where its stars are routinely injured by external forces. Imagine if Michael Phelps was at risk of being eaten by a shark or hit by a boat every time he went to the pool to train – it would be ridiculous.
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [johnnybefit] [ In reply to ]
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johnnybefit wrote:
How many pros have to get hurt during Kona week before some additional controls are put in place to protect them? Seems like every year now a pro goes down at the hands of a driver in Kona.

I've witnessed several pro's do incredibly stupid things on the bike (especially in town) while in Kona. Not this year as I'm not there, but in 2013 and 2014 when I was there.
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Re: Tim Don out for kona [natethomas] [ In reply to ]
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natethomas wrote:
Let's not immediately pin it on a driver. Not saying Tim was at fault, but lots of riders seem to think they own the road, and they could often do a lot more to mitigate issues with cars.

I have been hit recently (I was fine, shaken up and damage to my bike, but fine). The officer said that the vast majority of times, it is the car at fault not the cyclist. I hate to say it, but I have seen a lot more self-entitled folks who are not afraid to bully others in 2017 than in other years. I can't help but think about political events that have occurred since last year that would make those who think they own the road more emboldened.
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