Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

'It sucks the joy right out of it:' Texas racer dies after Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb crash

June 29, 2014 Updated: June 30, 2014 at 8:17 am
0
photo -

For the first time since 1982, a motorcycle racer at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb died while competing.

Motorcycle racer Bobby Goodin, 54, succumbed to injuries suffered Sunday when he wrecked his 2014 Triumph Daytona 675R moments after crossing the finish line.
Goodin lost control as he slowed on the gravel parking lot atop Pikes Peak.
The accident sent his bike tumbling up into the air with Goodin landing on large rocks downslope to his right.
He was lying face down, unconscious and motionless when EMTs arrived.

They gave the Flower Mound, Texas, resident CPR within 10 minutes and continued to do so until he was taken from the 14,115-foot summit by a Flight For Life helicopter to Penrose Main Hospital. He later died, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department announced about seven hours later.

The helicopter left about an hour after the wreck, which occurred at about 9:10 a.m. The race was delayed about 95 minutes.

Goodin was racing for the second time at the annual event after placing third as a rookie in the 1,250 pro class.

The fatal accident ruined the day for some riders.

“It sucks the joy right out of it,” said Dan Elders of Palmer Lake. “They’re our compatriots. We all love the same thing. When you lose someone, it hurts.”

“It is very sad,” said rider Daniel Fernandez of Colombia, who met Goodin during practice.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

or
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 
This is your last FREE article for the month
This is your last FREE article for the month

Subscribe now and enjoy Unlimited Digital Access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
You have reached your article limit for the month
You have reached your article limit for the month

We hope that you've enjoyed your complimentary access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.