Adam Wesley Little was only 35 when the road bike he was riding was struck by Stacy Shaw's 1995 Nissan early on the morning of March 17, 2010.
Little was riding on US Highway 49 near US 601 when he was mowed down by Shaw. He was pronounced dead at Carolinas Medical Center Northeast a short while later.
Shaw, 24, has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle in connection with the crash. She was also charged with a child restraint violation.
Half a world away from South Africa, Cycling Champion Lance Armstrong is in a war of words with ESPN Radio's Tony Kornheiser, the "us vs them" of "motorists against cyclists" may be good for talk radio but to the family of Adam Little it is all hateful.
On March 18th Armstrong tweeted: "Listening to Tony Kornheiser's comments on ESPN radio re: cyclists on the road. Disgusting, ignorant, foolish. What a complete fucking idiot,"run 'em down". Really? Big mistake, Tony.
What has Lance Armstrong upset and promising the wrath of his 2.4 million twitter followers?
Have a listen here go to the March 11, Part 1 Segment at 31.3 mins.
If you thought Tony's Hanna Storm comments were out of line just listen.
Cedar Posts take away:
Cedar Posts loves cycling, always have, but I also know that when your passion clouds your judgement the result can often be fatal.
This applies to cycling, skydiving, skiing, surfing, diving, mountain climbing and sex. This I have learned at the cost of broken bones, busted blood vessels in my eyes, one awful looking tangled chute and one scary stalker girl.
Cedar Posts Update:
Tony Kornheiser and Lance Armstrong back down details here.