Rants on Cycling and on Life


Bicyclist Dies After Fall, Is Still Unidentified

Car Key Among Few Clues In Case

POSTED: 1:29 p.m. EST November 4, 2003
UPDATED: 4:15 p.m. EST November 4, 2003

WASHINGTON -- Park police are trying to identify a bicyclist who was killed after falling from his bike earlier this week.

Officers said the man fell off his bike on Hains Point Sunday at about 3 p.m. He was seriously injured in the fall and was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The man had no identification on him and has not yet been identified.

Officers said the bicyclist appears to be an Asian male in his 30s who is about 5 feet 7 inches tall. He weighs 170 pounds and has short thinning black hair.

The man had a key to a BMW in his possession. He was wearing a red, white and blue jersey with the sponsor name "Robert Forster Sports Physical Therapy and Massage" on it.

Police released a picture (right) of the bicycle on Tuesday. It is a silver Titanium Lightspeed Catalyst with a yellow seat and blue handlebars.

Anyone with information about the accident or the man should call the Park Police Tipline at (202) 610-8737.

end of another week
start of another weekend
this week did not include much riding
this weekend will not include any racing
any formal racing that is!

it seems that my brother is coordinating an informal cross gathering
not a race perse
but when you ride with my brother you usually end up racing
and lately I have come to expect losing
he has become quite the force
his speed and fitness has hit a new level
as I am finishing mid pack in the B category cross races
he has moved up a class to the 35+
and has some very positive results

there should be an assortment of riders
a current talley of 10
a variety of cooks and characters
such is cross racing
(not unlike cross dressing....refer to an earlier post for more on that)

we should be setting up the course on saturday afternoon
expect an update early next week