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    Default Even in Kona, distracted driving.

    https://triathlonmagazine.ca/news/ti...-championship/

    You'd think with the island full of triathletes for the big race this weekend and roads full of cyclists, people would be more careful.

    I can't see how you can hit a cyclist on the Queen K unless you swerve onto the shoulder while looking at the ocean, texting on your phone or something else stupid. It's basically straight and wide.
     

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    I lived on Oahu for three years, people driving in the places where we liked to ride were tourists. They rent a vehicle to go see things and not necessarily what's in front of them on the road. You ride defensively. My closest calls were near Huanama Bay and Sandy Beach, I actually had a small SUV stay in contact with me while the passengers were pointing at a migrating humpback. Don't know why Kona would be any different.
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    I'm glad that this looks like an incident he can recover from.

    Not surprised. Didn't live there as bigbill did, but every time I'm on that highway (heck, that island) I feel like I'm in Mario Kart. Whereas in Florida I feel like I'm in Fury Road.
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    From slowtwitch:

    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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    Any details on how the crash happened? Driver cited or arrested?

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    Triathletes are universally renown for their excellent cycling skills.
    So that cannot be a factor in this unfortunate incident.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays View Post
    Triathletes are universally renown for their excellent cycling skills.
    So that cannot be a factor in this unfortunate incident.
    Too soon.

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