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    Albion hills rescue

    apparently there is a rescue going on at albion hills.
    mountain biker went over an embankment.
    it sounds like it's back in the "handle with care" trail area.
    Anybody know if that is where the tuesday night race series was being held tonight?
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    It must have been nowhere near the course, as we were unaware of anything - it was a main chalet area start. On the way out around 8.30pm we noticed an OPP cruiser going by as we stopped at the stop sign on the main road out, and then right around the entrance gate house there were a bunch of fire trucks and other vehicles with their flashing lights on. We had no idea what was that about.
    Hope nothing serious happened to the rider involved...

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    the call for the fire dept. came in at around 8:45.
    i know they loaded the rider on to a stokes basket then into an ambulance.
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    I spoke to the OPP on my way out as they had suggested the rider had fallen "off a cliff" as that was the description giving to them. I tried to suggest how to get across Duffy's as there is the embankment right after you cross the road, that was the only thing I could think of that someone might refer to as a cliff. I am glad to hear that they found them.
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    Eeps. Hope the guy is ok.

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    A cliff? Maybe along "Live and Learn" is the only 'cliff' like spot, complete with the netting on the left of the corner, which I believe goes down into a ravine.

    Sure hope they're going to be ok.

    I bike usually alone and have certainly wondered what would happen if I got incapacitated along a trail. Have been able to ride, walk (or limp out) so far..

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    I went over one of the cliffs at Mono Park last week. While climbing puke hill I spun my rear wheel on a wet root and the bike kicked me to the right. It was straight down for about 8 feet and then tumbled about another 10-15 feet. Got up amazed that I was still alive and nothing broken. The worst part was getting the bike and myself back up to the trail. I thought I was going to have to wait for the usual Wednesday night gang to ride up there to rescue me.
    I also found a multi-tool at Mansfield today, if any one was riding there and is missing one, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgage View Post
    I went over one of the cliffs at Mono Park last week. While climbing puke hill I spun my rear wheel on a wet root and the bike kicked me to the right. It was straight down for about 8 feet and then tumbled about another 10-15 feet. Got up amazed that I was still alive and nothing broken. The worst part was getting the bike and myself back up to the trail. I thought I was going to have to wait for the usual Wednesday night gang to ride up there to rescue me.
    I also found a multi-tool at Mansfield today, if any one was riding there and is missing one, let me know.
    you must have been right near the top of puke hill.
    glad we didn't find you there LOL
    We were also up at Mansfield yesterday evening.
    i'll let the group know you found one.
    no one mentioned anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    you must have been right near the top of puke hill.
    glad we didn't find you there LOL
    We were also up at Mansfield yesterday evening.
    i'll let the group know you found one.
    no one mentioned anything.
    Yep, almost at the top of puke hill trailtrash and I was just thinking how well the new Maxiis tires were hooking up in the wet conditions when it happened.
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    Asked about this at the gate today but they didn't know anything about it. Side note - Albion is bone dry at the moment, haven't seen it this dry all year, very sandy and loose in sections.

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    found out the guy that crashed broke 4 vertabrae in total. 3 in his neck and one in his back.also a concussion and front teeth.
    but is expected to make a full recovery.
    one of the guys i work with was riding with him.
    a couple of years ago there was a section of fire road that was in the 24 hour race up in the area not to far from th hot august nights trail.
    had a long down hill with a very rooty right hand turn at the bottom.
    sounds like this was the spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    found out the guy that crashed broke 4 vertabrae in total. 3 in his neck and one in his back.also a concussion and front teeth.
    but is expected to make a full recovery.
    one of the guys i work with was riding with him.
    a couple of years ago there was a section of fire road that was in the 24 hour race up in the area not to far from th hot august nights trail.
    had a long down hill with a very rooty right hand turn at the bottom.
    sounds like this was the spot.
    That used to claim a lot of victims. I don't remember any cliffs in that area though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    That used to claim a lot of victims. I don't remember any cliffs in that area though.
    media hype
    no cliffs involved
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    media hype
    no cliffs involved
    Confucius said:

    one does not need a cliff to hurt himself badly. or herself.
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