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    Biker died in Bridger Canyon

    I just heard about this last night. A 22 year old kid died on the Bangtail divide trail over the weekend. Head injury.

    Really sad to hear, RIP.

    Be careful out there guys.

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    Damn.

    Mikey, was this in the paper or online? I've been out of town for almost a week and won't be back for a while, just wondering how I can find out more.....

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    I think it was in yesterday's chronicle. It was on the news as well. No real details from what I heard.

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    Wow. Someone mentioned this to me, but I didn't see the newspaper and haven't heard any details.

    On many occasions I have thought about how little it would take for serious carnage while flying mach looney down some local trails, Bracket/Grassy/StoneCr included. Very sad to hear. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

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    Article didn't have much info about the accident, outside the fact that the crash happend 3/4 mile or so from bracket creek...

    I'm guessing he must've launched off of one of those sharp switchbacks near the end

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    http://www.kpvi.com/Global/story.asp...&nav=menu546_2

    Thats my guess as well, there are a few that creep up on ya there if you don't know the trail.

    Be safe, be smart, and wear your pads....

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    On most trails around here there is no shortage of things you don't want to smack your head into at speed, helmet or not.

    There are days when I wonder if we wouldn't all be better off going back to fully rigid bikes, narrow flat bars, skinny slippery tires, and lycra (just for the effect). Heck, even Pete's Hill could be fun ...

    So hard to hear. Over the years I have seen many riders beat it hard coming down Grassy to Bracket Trail Head (or going back ending down at the highway). Fortunately never a serious injury, although some bikes have come out worse for wear. The flowy, fast nature of the trail, with minimal techy, is seductive for pushing it.

    Very sad.

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    Bummer. That sucks.
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    next time someone is up there, they should set up a memorial

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    I agree about the trails around here. I think about it a lot...so many sharp things right off the trail...flying down at mach 3 can be dangerous, its part of the thrill i guess.

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    Crazy! I rode Brackett Sunday afternoon. Passed a few dirtbikes on the way down, and when I got to the bottom I saw a truck full of bikes with 20-year olds in it. Maybe it was one of them? Sad.

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    A friend of mine emailed me this link on Tuesday AM:

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