Video of What It Looks Like to Ride Strava.Com’s “Castro Street Bomb” – Was Chris Bucchere Racing Down Castro Street?

Here’s the latest regarding the Castro District’s international news:

Expect Strava to get subpoenaed if this tragic story of reckless cycling and a pedestrian death goes to court.”

And here’s the Strava.Com segment what used to be called the Castro Street Bomb (and then the Castro Street Descent). It’s not too exciting. Rather sedate, actually. But I’m sure if you’re hauling butt to become the latest Strava.Com “KOM” (King of the Mountain) and you may or may not be “Idaho Rolling” through red lights, then it could be very exciting / addicting:

Strava still has lots of downhill “bomb” segments listed about town of course. How about the Hyde Street Bomb or the 20th Street Bomb?

What if I started a Market Street Drag Race website for car drivers? They could make a segment like “Second Street to Sixth Street Drag” or something and people could keep track of their times using the GPS. Would you say that I was encouraging recklessness? Or not?

And here’s part of the Strava Kills” topic at the MTBR.Com forums:

Unfortunately, there is no simple way for the biking community to pass on the message of “we are really sorry for your loss, please don’t judge all bikers. this particular individual is an a-hole, please stick it to him in every way possible”.

Sad thing is, even as this story makes it’s way around the cycling community, there are people that pull the same **** — running reds/stop signs/etc. from SF down to SCruz — that won’t connect this situation with possibilities around their own actions.”

And I’d link you to what they’re saying at the SF Fixed.Com boards but I don’t know how to do that. (It’s a bit contentious over there these days, I understand.)

And this just in:

…nothing is worse than red lights.

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8 Responses to “Video of What It Looks Like to Ride Strava.Com’s “Castro Street Bomb” – Was Chris Bucchere Racing Down Castro Street?”

  1. John Murphy says:

    The segment was flagged prior to the accident. Flagged Segments do not have a KOM.

  2. John Murphy says:

    How was this film taken ;)

  3. Jason Thorpe says:

    Yah, so, there’s no “Idaho rolling” through red lights. Understand what a term means before you use it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Term was used sarcastically, eh?

    Actually, Idaho roll means Oklahoma stop means California stop, more or less.

  5. Jennifer says:

    That intersection looks like it is full of pedestrians. If one decides to walk earlier than the crosswalk signals, it is a decent that would indeed be dangerous for all.

  6. Get real says:

    Shooting video while driving = distracted driving

    “…nothing is worse than distracted drivers.“

  7. Bob Cullinan says:

    Thank you for posting this…it gives us a good idea of what this descent looks like going toward and across Market St.

  8. sfcitizen says:

    We report, you decide.

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