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    Sullivan Canyon

    has anyone heard about someone dying in Sullivan Canyon? I heard from two different sources last week that some dude went over the handle bars and broke his neck. anyone else hear anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smichels
    has anyone heard about someone dying in Sullivan Canyon? I heard from two different sources last week that some dude went over the handle bars and broke his neck. anyone else hear anything?
    I volunteer for the MBU, and we were told he did just that, on the last little "hot dog" section along side the fire road, almost to the end.
    A real drag.
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    Any links to info on this? I rode it last week and it did require all my skills with all the loose sections and washed out parts.

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    which section was that, those drops ins just above where the single track starts?

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    a 2 second search led me to your answer, next time search before you ask

    Sobering reminder to be safe. . .

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    I never rode that part.

    I walked it and even then I almost killed myself. Well I didn't die, but I did bonk from the effort I had to exert to hike/bike the trail. Lay down on Sullivan Ridge and waited for the ice cream van.

    (thank you whoever you were that gave me food )

    Sullivan can get dangerous after the rains.

    rustyb

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    That link is for the fatal incident on Westridge, not Sullivan Canyon as the original poster mentioned.

    Perhaps the original poster meant Westridge then. Adam Don died at the scene from breaking his neck in several places after crashing on the landing.

    There were flowers placed there a couple weeks ago when I rode by.

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    Are you referring to the death of Adam Don on Westridge, the trail to above Sullivan Canyon? I haven't heard of any deaths in Sullivan itself.

    Adam crashed after taking the jump on Westridge where the singletrack and fireroad come together. He attempted to jump the berm that lead back up to the singletrack section.

    There is an extensive thread over on socalmtb.com with post from those who found him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankenbike
    Perhaps the original poster meant Westridge then.
    That's what I figured, haven't heard anything about Sullivan.

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    All the details here.

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    Pictures of the location can be found here:
    http://www.allsingletrack.com/frm-sg...ite&lang=en_us

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