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    RIP - Mirra

    I was never much of a bmx guy but Dave always struck me as a genuine kinda guy.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...aign=editorial

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    RIP Dave. I have a feeling this is a case of CTE. Dave certainly had
    his fair share of concussions. Really sad for his wife and kids. Sucks

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    Shit I just heard this and came here. Sad.

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    What. The. Fuck. I don't even.... That sucks.

    RIP Dave

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    Local authorities are still investigating the incident and noted an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound was the preliminary cause of death

    Very sad. Rip.
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    A class act. Dave was the man. RIP

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    Rip. Enjoyed watching ya over the years

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    Fuck, always loved watching Mirra ride. Suicide is so sad,A friend of mine called two hours ago to tell me a close friend of his just ended his own life
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    "If the road You followed brought you to this,of what use was the road"?

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    Brutal.

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    What the fuck....I follow him on instagram and he was just posting earlier today. Sad to see a legend gone like this. RIP Dave

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    RIP. Sad to lose someone anyone of his caliber

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    Almost sounds fishy. But if true, more proof mental illness is an ILLNESS, not a choice.

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    Truly sad. RIP.

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    Very sad, and almost certainly CTE (aside from his bike work, he'd been into boxing, and I seem to recall that he got hit by a car and head-injured in his teen years). RIP.

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    This is a bummer and such a sad loss for his family.
    it ain't just football players that suffer
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    I heard this this morning on ESPN. Bummer. I'd only met him briefly once at a winter rally race in NH in 2009. My impression was he was a really nice guy and he liked to have fun.
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    Wow.

    RIP Dave.

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    Always stoked to watch him tear up the X-Games as a teenager.
    Can't imagine the reality for wife and kids. Scary.

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    No words. Can't imagine the agony his family is going through right now.

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    So sad. Dave Mirra was one of my idols growing up. I had posters, the video games, and all his parts from Haro. My brothers and I would watch him in the X Games then try to tear it up on our bikes in our yard on sketchy built jumps. Compared to a lot of other riders, Dave always seemed genuine and kept his image clean...I feel like he could connect with both young kids and adults. Too bad to hear this news. RIP Mirra

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    Super sad. Dave was an inspiration growing up.

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    I wonder about the CTE connection as well, but it's all just conjecture at this point. RIP Dave, and vibes to the family.

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    Those who wondered about CTE... you were correct.

    http://espn.go.com/action/story/_/id...l-lauren-mirra

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    Those who wondered about CTE... you were correct.

    http://espn.go.com/action/story/_/id...l-lauren-mirra
    That's an eye opener.
    Good story about a very sad event.
    I start running a mental list of all the people of our past who burned so bright, and then later "The Wheels Just came off" ?????

    I might be a good candidate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTT View Post
    That's an eye opener.
    Good story about a very sad event.
    I start running a mental list of all the people of our past who burned so bright, and then later "The Wheels Just came off" ?????

    I might be a good candidate.
    Agreed. It's becoming increasingly clear that we've drastically underestimated the seriousness of concussions. I played four years of football in HS, thankfully with no concussions but uncountable sub-concussive impacts, and I've had probably half a dozen legit concussions from skiing crashes and other accidents. I can't help but wonder how it may be affecting me now and how it may affect my future.

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