RR » UGP: UPDATE: Lee Vernon has died

'He was lovely lad and a credit to the sport and to his family. He will be sorely missed' - Noel Johnston

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Keep her lit - Unregistered

August 12, 2012 7:33 PM

Does anyone know which part of the track Lee's accident happened at? Mentioned Rock Crossroads in one report. Where is that?


August 14, 2012 2:35 AM

Humans are the only creature on earth that are born with a clean slate and no set role to play. Animals in contrast, have a set role and environment and can do little else but play it out. To a large degree, we people need to choose our environment and design our lives, and we do so for our own edification and pleasure. So it was for Lee.

I didn't know Lee, but having raced some myself, and idolized real-road racers back in my day, I imagine I like him. Godspeed, fellow. Your path was rich, though short for reasons we'll never understand. Somebody good always gets nicked out along any path of life from one thing or another. We can only assume there was a good reason somewhere.

From the responses here it looks like Lee has touched many lives positively. He'll get another chance, I imagine. My condolences to those left behind.


August 14, 2012 2:43 AM
Last Edited 1204 days ago

To an Athlete Dying Young, A. E. Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place.
Man and boy stood cheering by
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

To-day, the road all runners come
Shoulder-high we bring you home.
And set you at your threshold down
Townsman of a stiller town.

Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields were glory does not stay
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.

Eyes the shady night has shut
Cannot see the record cut
And silence sounds no worse than cheers
After earth has stopped the ears.

Now you will not swell the rout
Of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man.

So set, before its echoes fade
The fleet foot on the sill of shade
And hold to the low lintel up
The still-defended challenge-cup.

And round that early-laurelled head
Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead
And find unwithered on its curls
The garland briefer than a girl's.

roy wilmot - Unregistered

August 15, 2012 10:15 AM

SAD Just about every here someone getts killed at this UGP,IRISH ROAD RACING IS FAR TO DANGEROUS,the bikes are to fast for these circuits.

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