Barry Gutierrez, the former colleague they quoted in the story, is an old friend of mine (almost 20 years). I found out about this on his Facebook page and have been following it since, but I haven't found out any details of the accident. From what I've read, he was wearing a helmet, which cracked in half on impact, but didn't have any brain trauma.
First off, my prayers go out to the Meadows family and friends.
On the news last night they had a brief "memory" story for James Meadows. All they really said concerning the cause of death was that he died as a result of a bicycle accident at Chatfield. I think it would be beneficial to the cycling community if someone who was there (or knows) could post how the accident happened. As many of us ride through Chatfield on a frequent basis, any information to avoid a similar accident in the future would certainly be helpful and appreciated.
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