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Old January 23rd 07, 05:03 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Mike Vandeman
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Default ANOTHER Mountain Biker Gets Seriously Injured

Meanwhile, mountain bikers continue to pretend that their sport is
harmless and even healthful! He wasn't even smart enough to stay put!

Mike


Missing mountain biker found in Franklin
By David Riley/Daily News staff
Monday, January 22, 2007 - Updated: 01:06 AM EST

FRANKLIN - Emergency responders spent nearly two hours searching
Franklin State Forest yesterday for an injured mountain biker.

The man ultimately was found and taken to Milford Regional Medical
Center at about 2:36 p.m. with an apparently non-life-threatening
chest or shoulder injury, Fire Chief Gary McCarraher said last night.

Two friends who were riding along with the injured man identified him
last night as Martin Goldstein of Norfolk. Goldstein is a veteran
bicyclist who is used to taking a few spills, but he was hurt when his
cycle skidded out from under him on ice on a patch of ice, his friends
said.

"He was having trouble breathing," said Bob Martucci of Franklin, one
of Goldstein's friends. "He said he needed help, quick."

But help was delayed because Goldstein and a friend unknowingly were
walking away from rescuers and the trail entrance off Forge Hill Road,
McCarraher said.

"The overall incident was prolonged by about an hour because we were
chasing them through the woods," McCarraher said.

About 17 on- and off-duty Franklin firefighters and paramedics
participated in the search, along with Franklin and Medway police,
McCarraher said. A state police helicopter was called off on its way
to Franklin after Goldstein was located.

In the end, a private resident with an all-terrain vehicle located
Goldstein and brought him to paramedics on Spring Street, McCarraher
said. That resident's name was not available last night.

Martucci and John McHugh of Norfolk said they and Goldstein are
familiar with the State Forest and ride the rugged trails quite often.

"He's been doing this a long time," McHugh said of his hurt friend.
"He's been riding all over the country."

They were about a half-hour walk down the trail when Goldstein fell,
they said. Goldstein was unable to get up, so McHugh said he rode his
bike to get help while Martucci used a cell phone to call emergency
responders.

Firefighters and police headed to the scene at about 12:36 p.m. and
began searching the forest from Forge Hill Road, Old Grove Street and
Spring Street, McCarraher said.

Medway Police provided all-terrain vehicles along with Franklin
officers who brought in their own private ATVs, McCarraher said.

But Goldstein began shaking as he waited for help, Martucci said. He
was able to get up and felt better moving, so the pair began walking.
At the same time, McHugh was guiding firefighters back into the
forest.

The men kept moving, though authorities spoke with them via cell phone
and asked them to stay put, McCarraher said.

The fire chief said he understands the anxiety of being lost in the
cold woods. But continuing to move while emergency responders search
can be dangerous and delayed care for the injured biker, he said.

It's a problem not limited to Franklin, McCarraher said. "People with
cell phone technology call for help and don't stay put," he said.

After Goldstein was taken to the hospital, McHugh and Martucci
ventured back into the forest to retrieve their bikes, only to find
them gone. The men said they hoped police or firefighters had picked
up the bicycles.

"I was impressed with how many vehicles were looking for us," Martucci
said.

David Riley can be reached at 508-634-7585 or .


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Old January 24th 07, 04:30 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment
GaryG
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Default ANOTHER Mountain Biker Gets Seriously Injured

"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
...
Meanwhile, mountain bikers continue to pretend that their sport is
harmless and even healthful! He wasn't even smart enough to stay put!

Mike


Missing mountain biker found in Franklin
By David Riley/Daily News staff
Monday, January 22, 2007 - Updated: 01:06 AM EST


What do your family and friends (assuming you have any) think of these
posts, Mikey?

Do they applaud your behavior as a "brave environmental warrior" (as you no
doubt see yourself)?

Or, do they express concern that you may be suffering from a mental illness
(as seems much more likely)?

GG


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Old January 24th 07, 05:47 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment
Slack
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Default ANOTHER Mountain Biker Gets Seriously Injured

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 19:30:30 -0800, GaryG wrote:

"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
...
Meanwhile, mountain bikers continue to pretend that their sport is
harmless and even healthful! He wasn't even smart enough to stay put!

Mike


Missing mountain biker found in Franklin
By David Riley/Daily News staff
Monday, January 22, 2007 - Updated: 01:06 AM EST


What do your family and friends (assuming you have any) think of these
posts, Mikey?

Do they applaud your behavior as a "brave environmental warrior" (as you
no
doubt see yourself)?

Or, do they express concern that you may be suffering from a mental
illness
(as seems much more likely)?

GG



His dad http://jimball.com.au/features/NTtrip1_files/image009.gif left
before birth; don't blame him. And mom
http://herpindiego.com/Australia05/Sal****erCrocodile3.JPG would've ate
him soon after birth had he not been a split image of a floating turd.
--
Slack
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Old January 25th 07, 10:20 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
S Curtiss
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Default ANOTHER Mountain Biker Gets Seriously Injured

More proof that off-road cycling and hiking are similar. Thanks Mikey!

"Missing hikers found safe in N.M.
Jan. 24, 2007 at 12:13AM

"Two adults and two young boys were found safe early Tuesday, more than a
day after they got lost on a hike in New Mexico's Guadalupe Mountains.
Rescuers combed the Lincoln National Forest after the four were
reported missing when they hadn't returned from a Sunday afternoon hiking
trip, the El Paso (Texas) Times reported."

"Seven young hikers have been found dead and four others are missing after
their expedition was swept away by a mudslide triggered by a flash flood in
central Colombia, authorities said.

The Colombian youths, all under the age of 16, were on an expedition with
adult guides near a snowcapped mountain close to their home city of
Manizales, 165 km west of the capital Bogota, Maria Pilar Perez, emergency
coordinator of Caldas province, told The Associated Press."

How many more hikers are injured in any given year? A simple search finds
several. Hikers get injured - mountain bikers get injured.

WOW - The similarities are staggering! Thanks Mikey, for offering yet
another opportunity to show that off-road cycling and hiking have similar
impact and should be considered as such for trail access and land use.

"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
...

Meanwhile, mountain bikers continue to pretend that their sport is
harmless and even healthful! He wasn't even smart enough to stay put!

Mike



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Old January 25th 07, 10:24 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Jeff Strickland
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Default ANOTHER Mountain Biker Gets Seriously Injured

Perhaps you can explain how a bike rider is found after only 2 hours of
looking, but a family of hikers was lost for more than a day.

Moron.


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Old May 3rd 07, 11:15 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
jmusielewicz
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Default ANOTHER Mountain Biker Gets Seriously Injured

check this out -- in Minneapolis, Minnesota state law has been written
as so:
if you are over a certain age (40, I believe) and bicycle, you are
considered to be mentally ill. Just check out the 4th district court
cases in Hennepin County court.

john


On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Mike Vandeman wrote:

Meanwhile, mountain bikers continue to pretend that their sport is
harmless and even healthful! He wasn't even smart enough to stay put!

Mike


Missing mountain biker found in Franklin
By David Riley/Daily News staff
Monday, January 22, 2007 - Updated: 01:06 AM EST

FRANKLIN - Emergency responders spent nearly two hours searching
Franklin State Forest yesterday for an injured mountain biker.

The man ultimately was found and taken to Milford Regional Medical
Center at about 2:36 p.m. with an apparently non-life-threatening
chest or shoulder injury, Fire Chief Gary McCarraher said last night.

Two friends who were riding along with the injured man identified him
last night as Martin Goldstein of Norfolk. Goldstein is a veteran
bicyclist who is used to taking a few spills, but he was hurt when his
cycle skidded out from under him on ice on a patch of ice, his friends
said.

"He was having trouble breathing," said Bob Martucci of Franklin, one
of Goldstein's friends. "He said he needed help, quick."

But help was delayed because Goldstein and a friend unknowingly were
walking away from rescuers and the trail entrance off Forge Hill Road,
McCarraher said.

"The overall incident was prolonged by about an hour because we were
chasing them through the woods," McCarraher said.

About 17 on- and off-duty Franklin firefighters and paramedics
participated in the search, along with Franklin and Medway police,
McCarraher said. A state police helicopter was called off on its way
to Franklin after Goldstein was located.

In the end, a private resident with an all-terrain vehicle located
Goldstein and brought him to paramedics on Spring Street, McCarraher
said. That resident's name was not available last night.

Martucci and John McHugh of Norfolk said they and Goldstein are
familiar with the State Forest and ride the rugged trails quite often.

"He's been doing this a long time," McHugh said of his hurt friend.
"He's been riding all over the country."

They were about a half-hour walk down the trail when Goldstein fell,
they said. Goldstein was unable to get up, so McHugh said he rode his
bike to get help while Martucci used a cell phone to call emergency
responders.

Firefighters and police headed to the scene at about 12:36 p.m. and
began searching the forest from Forge Hill Road, Old Grove Street and
Spring Street, McCarraher said.

Medway Police provided all-terrain vehicles along with Franklin
officers who brought in their own private ATVs, McCarraher said.

But Goldstein began shaking as he waited for help, Martucci said. He
was able to get up and felt better moving, so the pair began walking.
At the same time, McHugh was guiding firefighters back into the
forest.

The men kept moving, though authorities spoke with them via cell phone
and asked them to stay put, McCarraher said.

The fire chief said he understands the anxiety of being lost in the
cold woods. But continuing to move while emergency responders search
can be dangerous and delayed care for the injured biker, he said.

It's a problem not limited to Franklin, McCarraher said. "People with
cell phone technology call for help and don't stay put," he said.

After Goldstein was taken to the hospital, McHugh and Martucci
ventured back into the forest to retrieve their bikes, only to find
them gone. The men said they hoped police or firefighters had picked
up the bicycles.

"I was impressed with how many vehicles were looking for us," Martucci
said.

David Riley can be reached at 508-634-7585 or .


===
I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to
humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are fond of!

http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande

 




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