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  • 12-15-2012
    Buzz Cut
    Bad news in Longridge
    Rider went down, Medical issue, they did not survive

    Rest in peace rider
  • 12-15-2012
    rensho
    That is really sad. :(
  • 12-15-2012
    fuenstock
    Rest in peace rider.
  • 12-15-2012
    ask
    Bad news. RIP
  • 12-15-2012
    fgiraffe
    Rip
  • 12-15-2012
    Stripes
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Buzz Cut View Post
    Rider went down, Medical issue, they did not survive

    Rest in peace rider

    RIP :(

    Buzz, was this on the Long Ridge fireroad? It looks like the singletrack for Long Ridge/Peter's Creek was closed.
  • 12-15-2012
    Buzz Cut
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    RIP :(

    Buzz, was this on the Long Ridge fireroad? It looks like the singletrack for Long Ridge/Peter's Creek was closed.

    it was, approximately 1.5 miles in from gate LR01
  • 12-17-2012
    Buzz Cut
    Rider has been identified as 46 yr old Lawrence Pearl of San Jose
  • 12-17-2012
    JMac47
    Rider has been identified

    Hopefully next of kin was too.

    RIP
  • 12-17-2012
    Buzz Cut
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Rider has been identified

    Hopefully next of kin was too.

    RIP

    Coroner released id to press after notifying family first
  • 12-17-2012
    JL de Jong
    How tragic. I take it from the original post that his death was not due to a biking accident, but some other medical condition. At 46 years young that's way too soon. My condolences to his family and friends.
  • 12-17-2012
    Buzz Cut
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Rider has been identified

    Hopefully next of kin was too.

    RIP

    Coroner released id to press after notifying family first
  • 12-17-2012
    ask
    Article: Mountain biker who died in Santa Cruz Mountains identified as San Jose man - Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Mountain biker who died in Santa Cruz Mountains identified as San Jose man

    By CATHY KELLY -- Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Posted: 12/17/2012 08:08:39 AM PST

    SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS - A mountain biker who died Saturday on a trail near Skyline Boulevard has been identified as 46-year-old Lawrence Pearl of San Jose, the Santa Cruz County Coroner's Office said.

    Pearl fell ill during a ride on the Long Ridge Truck Trail and stopped, telling a friend he felt sick, Cal Fire officials said.

    When the friend returned after retrieving the car, a bystander was performing CPR, Cal Fire officials said.

    Pearl died at the scene.

    Coroner's deputy Mike Pruger said an autopsy would be performed early this week to determine the cause of Pearl's death.
  • 12-17-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    :( Bummer! On the bright side, looks like he died doing what he enjoyed—mountain biking. When I die, I don’t wanna do it sitting in a chair in front of a television, rather, but instead doing something fun. Such as, going backwards 100MPH while on fire drunk on good beer while getting a hummer from a hot chick. Yeah, that’s it. :skep:

    May his spirit continue on those trails.
  • 12-17-2012
    francois
    Good to have info now.

    "When the friend returned after retrieving the car...."

    What the heck? I don't know much but retrieving the car sounds like a bad decision.

    Correct Larry Pearl? http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view...ile_photo_link

    fc
  • 12-17-2012
    Dion
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Good to have info now.

    "When the friend returned after retrieving the car...."

    What the heck? I don't know much but retrieving the car sounds like a bad decision.

    Correct Larry Pearl? http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view...ile_photo_link

    fc

    I would speculate that Larry told his friend wasn't feeling well so his buddy told him to "wait there while he got the car". It's something any of us would've done.

    In 2010, I discovered I had HBP. That was only because I went to the doctor after my wife was nagging me to get checked out, saying, "You don't want you to wind up dead on the trail from a stroke or heart attack - you're at that age."

    I'm glad I did - my little medication has probably saved my life.

    I'm not talking directly about this man, but I'm talking about in general... I know too many guys in their 30's and 40's who, because they workout and eat right, think they have nothing wrong with them and never go to the doctor. I was one of those guys.

    It is disturbing to think that, if I didn't go, I could've had a stroke at my age, but very possible. I'm always nagging my buddies (you know who you are TSP) to get checked out, but there's always excuses.

    So, friends, please go to your doctor regularly - every year - if you have the insurance. Don't put it off or assume you are in perfect health.
  • 12-17-2012
    cornfish
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Good to have info now.

    "When the friend returned after retrieving the car...."

    What the heck? I don't know much but retrieving the car sounds like a bad decision.

    Correct Larry Pearl? http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view...ile_photo_link

    fc

    I was riding with a friend a couple years back who died of a massive heart atrtack on the trail. When the reports hit the internet there were many comments about the situation that were critical of our actions. All I can say is when your time is up, it's up and unless you have been there it is impossible to comment on what should have been done. I am certain that the guy that got the car had the best intentions.

    RIP rider and I hope his friend understands he did what he could.
  • 12-17-2012
    SS Hack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I would speculate that Larry told his friend wasn't feeling well so his buddy told him to "wait there while he got the car". It's something any of us would've done.

    In 2010, I discovered I had HBP. That was only because I went to the doctor after my wife was nagging me to get checked out, saying, "You don't want you to wind up dead on the trail from a stroke or heart attack - you're at that age."

    I'm glad I did - my little medication has probably saved my life.

    I'm not talking directly about this man, but I'm talking about in general... I know too many guys in their 30's and 40's who, because they workout and eat right, think they have nothing wrong with them and never go to the doctor. I was one of those guys.

    It is disturbing to think that, if I didn't go, I could've had a stroke at my age, but very possible. I'm always nagging my buddies (you know who you are TSP) to get checked out, but there's always excuses.

    So, friends, please go to your doctor regularly - every year - if you have the insurance. Don't put it off or assume you are in perfect health.

    How high was your pressure? Mine had been a little high and single speeding fixed that. I went from like 133/85 to 100/62 with just a couple rides a week. Resting pulse went way down too.
  • 12-17-2012
    Dion
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    How high was your pressure? Mine had been a little high and single speeding fixed that. I went from like 133/85 to 100/62 with just a couple rides a week. Resting pulse went way down too.

    It runs in my family. Even my brother, a Cat2 racer and Class B CX'er podium dude has it. No matter how I eat, lose weight or exercise - it will always be high unless controlled by a medication. I am a vegetarian and ride 3-4 days a week.

    It's a thing with some Filipinos.

    My point is that I would've never known hadn't I listened to my wife nagging me about it. And, quite possibly, been in a stamp sized newspaper blurb, myself "38 year-old mountain biker found dead in Santa Teresa County Park".

    I advocate for guys to get checked out every year - make sure they're okay to push themselves on a ride without risking their life. If they need a medication to control their issue - take it!

    A lot of us are fathers, husbands, breadwinners - it's our responsibility to maintain a preventative health program with our doctors.
  • 12-17-2012
    SS Hack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    It runs in my family. Even my brother, a Cat2 racer and Class B CX'er podium dude has it. No matter how I eat, lose weight or exercise - it will always be high unless controlled by a medication. I am a vegetarian and ride 3-4 days a week.

    It's a thing with some Filipinos.

    My point is that I would've never known hadn't I listened to my wife nagging me about it. And, quite possibly, been in a stamp sized newspaper blurb, myself "38 year-old mountain biker found dead in Santa Teresa County Park".

    I advocate for guys to get checked out every year - make sure they're okay to push themselves on a ride without risking their life. If they need a medication to control their issue - take it!

    A lot of us are fathers, husbands, breadwinners - it's our responsibility to maintain a preventative health program with our doctors.

    Good advise. Plus, if I die on a trail, it better be a more exciting one.
  • 12-17-2012
    Marty_Cunningham
    RIP Larry. To his friend, you did the right thing. Please dont let this keep you from doing what you love.
  • 12-17-2012
    Tim F.
    [QUOTE=francois;9980141]Good to have info now.

    "When the friend returned after retrieving the car...."

    What the heck? I don't know much but retrieving the car sounds like a bad decision.

    Correct Larry Pearl? http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view...ile_photo_link


    His freind did the right thing. Even he didn't have a pulse and quit breathing, before starting CPR your sopposed to call for help (per Red Cross guidelines). If someone is having symptom's of heart attach or stroke it's important to get them to the ER asap.
  • 12-17-2012
    francois
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tim F. View Post
    His freind did the right thing. Even he didn't have a pulse and quit breathing, before starting CPR your sopposed to call for help (per Red Cross guidelines). If someone is having symptom's of heart attach or stroke it's important to get them to the ER asap.

    We really don't know if his friend did the right thing or not. And I want to learn from this event. But Cornfish is right, it's not our place to discuss and speculate here.

    Another cyclist died last week in Santa Cruz. A friend said it was a road biker on a group ride who dropped back because he was having some kind of difficulty...

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    Santa Cruz Coroner: Cyclist died of natural causes in Rio Del Mar

    By Stephen Baxter - Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Posted: 12/12/2012 06:24:10 PM PST

    RIO DEL MAR - A Scotts Valley man died of natural causes while riding his bike in Rio Del Mar on Saturday, the Santa Cruz County Coroner's Office reported.
    Richard Lucero, 45, crashed his bike on Bonita Drive about 10:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Paramedics administered aid to Lucero at the scene, but he was pronounced dead a short time later, said CHP officer Grant Boles. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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  • 12-18-2012
    Okie Dokie
    His friend did not do the wrong thing. Perhaps in hindsight it would have been better to call 911 but in all honesty it probably would not have changed anything (unless EMS could have gotten there quickly which I am assuming was not the case as they were mtn biking). As the most likely cause of his demise was v-fib or some other dysrhythmia nothing other then carrying a defibrillator (or being nearby someone who had one) was going to change this outcome.

    This is the risk we all take everyday. And the risk people who live out of town take as well. I dont remember a case of real cardiac arrest that happened outside the city proper that had a good outcome. By the time EMS arrived (usually 10+ min) there was already anoxic brain injury.

    Sad story...lot of that going around lately it seems :(
  • 12-18-2012
    francois
    Doc Okie Dokie,

    How do we prevent it? What's the one or two tests that we all need to take to determine if we have hidden problem or not.

    Is it the EKG test? Electrocardiography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    fc