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    She has been found but it sounds like she may have been injured. There has been lots of conversation about Alicia's disappearance on the Colorado Front Range section here Lost Rider Old Stage Road Colo Springs

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    ^^ Good news, thanls!

    Update on her being found...

    Search and rescue teams find 36-year-old cyclist who went missing Sunday

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    Yay! I've been following the story and admittedly, it gives me pause about riding alone sometimes. I always let someone know where I am going, my route and when I anticipate coming back. So glad this story has a happy ending
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    That was a candid and heartfelt video. I'm glad that Alicia is safe and was willing to share her story so that we can learn from her experience. This weekend I'm going shopping for a whistle, compass, and space blanket. I'll think of it as my Alicia kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernina View Post
    That was a candid and heartfelt video. I'm glad that Alicia is safe and was willing to share her story so that we can learn from her experience. This weekend I'm going shopping for a whistle, compass, and space blanket. I'll think of it as my Alicia kit.
    Wow, same here.
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    More than a whistle or space blanket, it would be helpful for those venturing out alone to carry a GPS and/or a Spot device.

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    CO MTB'r Missing

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    Wow. Scary. Glad she's okay.

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    OK, in fairness she'd gorked herself so judgement was off, but she did AMAZINGLY well with the supplies she had and the circumstances she found herself in. Can only give her props for how she handled it... any mistakes are understandable and she mitigated them as well as anybody could have IMO.

    But THIS is the reason I always carry "The Camelbak of Doom". Would still be a crappy awful night but I could make it. Space blanket, fire starting gear, extra clothes, extra food (always have 3 tubes Perpetuem tablets in the bottom- not 'cuisine' by any means but a light/inert/compact way to carry ~600 cals year around). Water treatment tabs. Some first aid items. Flashlight, mount block for helmet/bars, extra bats. A pile of flat fixing stuffs & tools. Maps that cover the whole ranger district I ride in.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tear through your kit and make sure you've got a reasonable pile there for what you're riding, especially now that those of us in the northern hemisphere are entering shoulder season. I just posted a trip report from yesterday that included a lot of mud, frozen puddles, and snow in the back country. The idea of just having to wait for sunrise out there is pretty darn sobering, much less having to un-lost yourself.
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