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Old June 10th 16, 01:33 PM posted to rec.bicycles.soc
John B.[_6_]
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Default Mountain biking is dangerous

On Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:45:13 -0500, "EdwardDolan"

A summary report of how dangerous mountain biking is in just one locale. I never waste any time feeling sorry for these scofflaws. but it does at times seem like the punishment exceeds the crime. I wouldn't want to end up a quadriplegic, but maybe some think it might be worth it.

“Every day our emergency room doctors see concussions, broken bones, internal bleeding, organ damage and head and spine injuries,” Carsley says in the video. “Last year over 100 bikers needed **major** emergency surgery.” Those numbers do not cover the gamut of common injuries incurred in mountain biking requiring surgery, ie. broken arms, collarbones, etc.

Absolutely Horrifying.

But then I googled "hikers hurt" and got nearly a half a million hits.
Lets see.... 500,000/100 = 5,000.

It looks, according to Dolies figures that something like 5,000 hikers
are hurt or killed for every MTB rider.

Of course that is ridiculous, but of course, but then, we are talking
with Dolan for who the ridiculous is commonplace.

Dolan the ridiculous ( of Minnesota)

John B.


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