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Old 06-13-2017, 09:32 AM
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Another SoCal Masters Racing Douchebaggery

Seth has a good summary and link to video of a hideous and potentially criminal incident at Ladera Ranch that took out one of our local cycling coaches, John Walsh. While some viewers may say that this is just racing, Doyle has a rep and people who know him are clear that this was intentional.

Use password doyle to view the video on Vimeo:

Start at 3 minutes if you're impatient.

A fund for John's medical expenses is circulating on social media. Beyond the broken bones, he has bleeding on the brain: https://www.gofundme.com/2mjn6bg/donate



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Old 06-13-2017, 09:36 AM
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Password didn't work. Dang that sounds ruff I hope you friend is gonna be okay.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:39 AM
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Password didn't work. Dang that sounds ruff I hope you friend is gonna be okay.
"doyle" now works as the password.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:44 AM
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That's the SoCal way! Justin Williams, and that whole crew, just watch his Youtoube uploads. Legitimize it even more with some awesome rock music and slow-mo. Rubbin' is racin! etc and all that bull. That behavior is celebrated in that scene so why is it surprising when the chickens come to roost? Frankly I'm amazed one of the Williams or their buddies isn't breathing out of a tube by now.

It really sucks that this dude got hurt, and I hope there are some real world consequences for the offender because that's just plain bad. The guy who caused the crash sounds like a psycho!

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Old 06-13-2017, 09:58 AM
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Ugh that's messed up


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Old 06-13-2017, 09:58 AM
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sickening.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:01 AM
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Earl, have you raced or ridden with Justin (or Cory).


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Old 06-13-2017, 10:03 AM
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That was a hard hit.

I can see this from both sides.

It looks like the offender tried to steal the line from the offended, got in a bit over his head, made contact, hooked bars, and shook the offended rider off, which caused him to crash.

However, if this guy has a history, which it appears that he does, then one has to question if it was reckless, or possibly intentional.

As for the comments in the article regarding banning the offender from future races, a USAC official cannot "ban" a license holder from racing. They can penalize the rider for infractions, up to and including license suspension. The higher level penalties are usually done at the LA/USAC level.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:03 AM
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All done in the name of a hobby and fun. Just think of what this guy can do when there's really something on the line! Whatta stud!
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:04 AM
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Every time I consider a return to usac, I get a reminder.

Sucks bad someone had to learn the hard way...


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Old 06-13-2017, 10:09 AM
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That's not "rubbing is racing" and he needs to be dealt with by the police or the racing community. In my day as districracing.if I had seen that, this guy would have had a very long vacation from racing. But I have actually seen worse. Even here in Louisiana.
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