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    DV accident report

    “People seriously underestimate the potential for serious injury in mountain biking”

    Man dies in Deer Valley mountain biking accident | ParkRecord.com

    Let's all slow down a little and smell the Aspens.


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    There's no doubt that just like in many other "outdoor pursuits" such as snow skiing, snowboarding and riding off road motorcycles/ATV's that mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport. In 25+ years of riding, I've been seriously hurt twice; both within the last (4) years and both at the closest neighborhood riding area to my house. On my most serious injury, (2) fractured vertebrae in my neck, I was literally traveling at walking speed as I tried to roll down a two foot drop. I went ass over tea kettle and speared right into the dirt. For the life of me, I don't know how or why I didn't just put my hands out ion front of me to soften my fall. The bottom line is simple, you can get hurt anywhere at any time on any trail.
    Carpe Diem!!

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    Most avid riders have crashed, that's just part of the sport. My worst one put me in the hospital a few days with fractured ribs and a collapsed lung. I know someone who suffered a TBI and will never be the same. My intent of posting this link is to remind us all how dangerous this sport is, just something to keep in mind next time out.

    Last edited by shif; 09-07-2016 at 08:44 PM.

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    We were there on that day and we were wondering what became of the rider. It's sad to know that the rider did not make it. RIP fellow biker.

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