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    Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI


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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    Don't you have to sign a waiver saying you will not sue if something happends to you? The county should have fought this, it is not their fault a bicyclist fell.


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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    Im so sick of lawsuits. It sucks that he died, i feel sorry for him and his family but give it up. Youre on a bike and can feel road conditions. Watch where you are going, take precautions. Should they fix their roads? Of course they should. But Im very doubtful of negligence.



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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    Way off topic, but I wonder if Paul Assman is related to the guy Letterman used to call, Dick Assman.



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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Way off topic, but I wonder if Paul Assman is related to the guy Letterman used to call, Dick Assman.
    I wonder if he got alot of crap growing up?



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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    I am mixed when it comes to this story...

    Very sad story indeed. But when you ride on any bike ride you sign a waiver and you are at risk for anything that happens. If you get hit, heat stroke, anything your usually at fault for yourself.

    Although, if you want RAGBRAI to come through your area. Make sure the roads are safe and holes and big cracks are filled in. There is no reason why they have to be riding on unsafe worn out roads. Iowa has enough roadways that are more then safe to ride on.

    I ride about twice a week. Usually on trails but sometimes expecially back home on the roads going around the lake in Lake View. I almost got hit Tuesday night because some High School kids were not paying attention. I except and know the dangers when I ride.



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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    3 things...IMHO

    1. Thats too bad that the county won't be in ragbrai any more. Great Iowa event.

    2. I can't believe that is not some type of release that all riders have to sign. I rode only one year and we were on gravel a couple of times.

    3. I'm sure the law suit lady was hurt after losing her husband, but a lawsuit against the county is stupid. And it won't give her a husband back.




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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    Wow, now that is the stupidest thing I have read for quite a while now. Getting $350,000 because her hubby probably didn't have a helmet on and hit a crack in the road. She's probably related to the scumbag who got burned by McDonalds coffee.

    Man some people are scum..



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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    How much longer will Ragbrai happen? With this crap going on its a matter of time before they shut it down.



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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    How much longer will Ragbrai happen? With this crap going on its a matter of time before they shut it down.

    I think it will come down to which counties want to take the chance of hosting and having Ragbrai come through. Its a fun experience but some idoits drink way too much party way too hard and ruin it for others.


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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    I did my part this week in jury duty from keeping some slime balls from winning a frivolous lawsuit.


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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    Her husband dies on a bike, and she's mad at the road? Can't be that dangerous if 10,000 people rode it successfully. :/

    bs lawsuit. hate.



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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    bs lawsuit. hate.

    Some of your posts are like a message in those old timey movies. Its like someone is charging you per word.

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    Re: Crawford County bans RAGRBRAI

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    Her husband dies on a bike, and she's mad at the road? Can't be that dangerous if 10,000 people rode it successfully. :/

    bs lawsuit. hate.
    I know why this happened...

    Idoits....



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