Australia's "Best Mountain Biker" Is A CRIMINAL!

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Mike Vandeman, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Surprize, surprize! Even IMBA once posted a study on its website
    showing that the vast MAJORITY of mountain bikers don't obey the law:
    http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande/mtb76. They removed it, once they
    discovered the truth accidentally being told....

    Mike


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/feedarticle/7614406:

    Australia's best mountain biker overlookedReuters, Friday June 27 2008
    SYDNEY, June 27 (Reuters) - Australia's best mountain biker Chris
    Jongewaard has been overlooked for the team for the Beijing Olympics
    because he is facing criminal charges.
    Jongewaard is Australia's highest-ranked rider but was not considered
    for the 28-member cycling squad named on Friday, with his spot going
    to Daniel McConnell.
    Jongewaard faces charges over a hit-and-run driving incident last year
    in which fellow cyclist and training partner Matthew Rex sustained
    head injuries.
    Cycling Australia said they could not include Jongewaard because he
    had failed to meet the Australian Olympic Committee's strict by-laws
    on behaviour.
    Earlier this year, butterfly specialist Nick D'Arcy was kicked off the
    swimming team for Beijing after being charged over an alleged assault
    in a Sydney nightclub.
    "The committee believes it cannot in good faith nominate Chris
    Jongewaard," Cycling Australia said in a statement.
    "We acknowledge he met the performance criteria but nomination for
    selection in the Australian team for the Olympic Games is based on
    more than results."
    Cycling Australia said Jongewaard had been notified that he had until
    Tuesday to decide whether to appeal.
    The squad included five track sprinters, eight track endurance riders,
    eight road cyclists, five BMX riders and two mountain bikers.
    (Reporting by Julian Linden. Editing by Clare Fallon)
    (For more stories visit our multimedia website "Road to Beijing" at
    http://www.reuters.com/news/sports/2008olympics ; and see our blog at
    http://blogs.reuters.com/china )
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  2. Mike Vandeman <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Surprize, surprize! Even IMBA once posted a study on its website
    >showing that the vast MAJORITY of mountain bikers don't obey the law:


    Less than 100%? Mike, are you getting friendlier in your old age?

    -Beej
     
  3. On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 01:26:07 +0000 (UTC), Beej Jorgensen
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Mike Vandeman <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>Surprize, surprize! Even IMBA once posted a study on its website
    >>showing that the vast MAJORITY of mountain bikers don't obey the law:

    >
    >Less than 100%? Mike, are you getting friendlier in your old age?


    The study said it is 87%, if memory serves me. Or close to it. It has
    nothing to do with me.

    >-Beej

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    humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
    years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

    Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are fond of!

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