RIP Burry Stander

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RIP Burry Stander

Postby georgelza » Thu Jan 03, 2013 17:15 pm

Hi all

Sad day for MTB'ing world wide.

Been confirmed, Burry Stander was killed in a hit and run while out riding with his father just over a hour ago.

Thoughts are with his wife Cherise and the Stander family.

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Re: RIP Burry Stander

Postby lostboysaint » Thu Jan 03, 2013 17:19 pm

WHAT? A very sad loss to the MTB and cycling communities of someone far too young and passionate about the sport. As you say, thoughts and condolences to the family.
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Re: RIP Burry Stander

Postby MountainMonster » Thu Jan 03, 2013 17:22 pm

Shame to hear, I wonder when specialized will issue a press release.

What a loss!

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Re: RIP Burry Stander

Postby Raymondavalon » Thu Jan 03, 2013 18:14 pm

A sad loss to the sport indeed... and it highlights the hazards that cyclists in South Africa face when riding on public roads, Many cyclists are killed in S.A. every year. There needs to be an awareness campaign to prevent this senseless loss of life.

My thoughts are with his family.. RIP champ

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Re: RIP Burry Stander

Postby georgelza » Thu Jan 03, 2013 18:23 pm

Some information:

http://www.bicycling.co.za/news-people/ ... -training/

we need government to stand behind us, not a 2 week campaign, but a concerted effort, make an example of people, throw the book a them, lock them up so that they forget what the sun looks like, show people/drivers that this is not a just a ahh well and walk away from it. when will this be stopped... :( The Epic will not be the Epic this year with out Burry there.

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Primary ride:
Merida 1-20 500:
XT groupset, (i-spec shifters), XTR FD, Easton Haven wheels, RS SID RLT (100), Continental Mountain King:Rear, Race King:Front.

Secondary ride in making:
Pyga OneTwenty650b growing up

Garmin E500, GoPro Hero 3 Black

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Re: RIP Burry Stander

Postby georgelza » Thu Jan 03, 2013 19:26 pm

An update,

more accurate information, was not a hit and run, the driver that hit Burry did stop, has been taken into custody and charged with culpable homicide.

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Merida 1-20 500:
XT groupset, (i-spec shifters), XTR FD, Easton Haven wheels, RS SID RLT (100), Continental Mountain King:Rear, Race King:Front.

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Pyga OneTwenty650b growing up

Garmin E500, GoPro Hero 3 Black

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Re: RIP Burry Stander

Postby ddraver » Thu Jan 03, 2013 19:34 pm

Horrible Horrible news. I always enjoyed watching him ride, he rode like a demon at the Olympics and deserved a podium place.

THoughts with his family and friends! :(
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Re: RIP Burry Stander

Postby cooldad » Thu Jan 03, 2013 20:09 pm

Bad news and a sad day. SA's roads are scary enough in a car. On a bike they can be terrifying.
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Re: RIP Burry Stander

Postby njee20 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 20:59 pm

A real loss. He was a nice guy, chatted to him a couple of times when he was over here riding the NPS in 2007.

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Re: RIP Burry Stander

Postby FODCADEMON » Wed Jan 09, 2013 17:19 pm

A ******* hero. I found this poignant tribute from an inspired teen. http://involuntarydismount.wordpress.co ... y-stander/
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