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    Noble Canyon/Lower trailhead gate

    On saturday, one of the riders in our group was badly injured. We were in the lot at the lower trailhead, hanging out after our ride. We were waiting for the last remaining riders to come in.

    Suddenly, there was a loud bang and the sound of someone obviously in pain.

    He had come around that last corner and was still pedaling hard. He failed to see that there was that bar across the gate. He slammed into it at full speed and endoed hard. His shoulder was dislocated. He was in a lot of pain and a trip to the hospital ensued.

    I spoke to another rider yesterday who recanted a similar story , but with someone else.

    I'm thinking that perhaps that lower bar should be painted in flourescent orange or yellow, or? It would only take a minute with a can of spray paint.

    I'm not sure what kind of red tape has to be cut to make something like this happen.

    Just an idea, I hate to see/hear of this kind of thing happening at the end of an otherwise perfect ride.
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    O man, that is a bummer - to get to the very end of the ride only to take a big spill right at the parking lot! Yeah, I hate that bar right there...even if you do see it, it's a pain to get off your bike...

    Anyway, you could call or even just walk in to the office in Rancho Bernardo - they're pretty helpful there. http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland/contact/

    btw - how was the weather? how has the recent rain affected the trail?

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    I came within inches of doing the same think. I second puting some red cloth tape or something similar.

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    I third the motion

    there shouldn't be a problem I think cows are color blind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic

    I'm not sure what kind of red tape has to be cut to make something like this happen.

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    Why even bother with the red tape? Just take a rattle can out there on your next ride and paint it yourself. It will take all of 30 seconds.

    Hope your friend is OK. That's a crappy way to end a ride.
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