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Old September 25th 09, 04:05 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Mike Vandeman[_4_]
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Default Nurse Brain-Injured by a Mountain Biking "Accident"!

I hope that this very sad case will convince people that mountain
biking should be banned EVERYWHERE. Trails are not designed to be
predictable, and never will be, making mountain biking inherently
dangerous. No amount of "fun" will compensate for this!

Mike

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oakland...ws/ci_13411131


Family, friends seek help for Piedmont woman injured in bike ride

By J.M. Brown
Correspondent
Posted: 09/24/2009 10:33:12 AM PDT
Updated: 09/24/2009 11:49:32 AM PDT

Friends of a Piedmont woman who suffered a brain injury during a
cycling accident last month are asking for the public's help in
raising funds for her family.

Adriana Ospina, 37, a labor and delivery nurse at Oakland's Alta Bates
Summit Medical Center, was ejected from her mountain bike on a trail
below Mount Tamalpais on Aug. 30 after a long ride with friends. In
addition to the brain injury, Ospina is being treated at Marin General
Hospital for a broken collarbone and shoulder blade.

Ospina was in a coma for 19 days until Sept. 18, when she finally
began to respond to voices and spoke slightly. Relatives anticipate
she will need costly rehabilitation after she fully regains
consciousness.

Loved ones keep a constant vigil at her bedside. More than 430 people
have joined a Facebook page designed to keep people up to date on her
progress.

Friends also have set up a trust fund to help Ospina's family cover
extensive medical bills, as well as their own expenses. The outpouring
of support already has been more than the family could have imagined.

"I never thought this many people would come," said sister Luzangela
Ospina, 34. "For a couple of days at the hospital, we were like, 'Oh
my God, who are all these people?'"‰"

Ospina's parents, Octavio and Myriam, were born in Colombia and moved
to New Jersey before arriving in California 20 years ago. The couple
raised their two daughters in Oakland and San Leandro before retiring
and buying a home in Stockton. Adriana has been helping to support her
parents financially, her sister said.

"They are supposed to be enjoying retirement, and this throws
everything off," Luzangela Ospina said. "We're a nervous wreck.
Anytime the doctor comes near you, you get high blood pressure."

Ospina has lived in Piedmont for about two years and has been a nurse
for 15 years, her sister said. As a registered labor and delivery
nurse, she works one-on-one with expectant mothers all the way through
the birthing process.

"Half of the kids born in Piedmont, she was assigned to their
mothers," said friend Adeline Wood, who added that Ospina is an
accomplished athlete.

Besides mountain biking, Ospina is an open water swimmer with the
South End Rowing Club in San Francisco, where she has competed in the
International Alcatraz Triathlon.

Last year she climbed Half Dome at Yosemite to commemorate a friend's
birthday and has also biked the snow sheds at Donner Summit with
friends.

"She is like a daughter to me," said Wood, a mountain biker who is
working to plan fundraising events for Ospina.

Water World Swims and the South End Rowing Club raised about $6,000
during a recent swim event for Ospina. A group of about 100 met at
sunrise, said a prayer for Ospina and swam the 2.5 miles from Alcatraz
Island to the shore in San Francisco, Wood said.

No one is exactly sure what caused Ospina's accident. Wood said a
large group of riders was coming down a coastal trail from a Sunday
morning ride on Mount Tamalpais when they realized Ospina didn't come
in with them.

Riders went back up the trail and found her lying on the ground about
20 feet from her bike. She was wearing a helmet and protective pads
for her shoulders and shins, but the fall was too severe to avoid
serious injury.

"It's a fluke accident that can happen to any of us," Wood said.

Fellow riders, some who are in the medical field, attended to her
immediately as 911 was called, Wood said. An ambulance arrived shortly
and took to Ospina to Marin General, where she underwent surgery to
address the brain injury.

Ospina's doctors have only told the family that "it is just going to
take a recovery process," her sister said. "They say only time will
tell."
HOW TO HELP Donations to Adriana Ospina's family can be made payable
to the Adriana Ospina Trust, Wells Fargo Bank, 151 40th St., Oakland,
CA, 94611. Keep up to date on Ospina's progress and fundraising events
by visiting www.caringbridge.org/visit/adrianaospina or the Facebook
page called "Family and Friends Praying for Adriana Ospina."
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Old September 25th 09, 05:40 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Kayak44
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Default Nurse Brain-Injured by a Mountain Biking "Accident"!

On Sep 25, 11:05*am, Mike Vandeman wrote:
I hope that this very sad case will convince people that mountain
biking should be banned EVERYWHERE. Trails are not designed to be
predictable, and never will be, making mountain biking inherently
dangerous. No amount of "fun" will compensate for this!


Michael J. Vandeman, why do you keep avoiding my question about
flying? Will it out you as a fraud who is only interested in himself?
  #3  
Old September 26th 09, 04:16 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Jeff Strickland[_2_]
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Default Nurse Brain-Injured by a Mountain Biking "Accident"!

There was a story in my local paper earlier this week about a local that
went surfing on Sunday morning, and had a fatal heart attack later that day.
The conclusion, according to Mike, is that surfing kills.

In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!"





"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
...
I hope that this very sad case will convince people that mountain
biking should be banned EVERYWHERE. Trails are not designed to be
predictable, and never will be, making mountain biking inherently
dangerous. No amount of "fun" will compensate for this!

Mike

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oakland...ws/ci_13411131


Family, friends seek help for Piedmont woman injured in bike ride

By J.M. Brown
Correspondent
Posted: 09/24/2009 10:33:12 AM PDT
Updated: 09/24/2009 11:49:32 AM PDT

Friends of a Piedmont woman who suffered a brain injury during a
cycling accident last month are asking for the public's help in
raising funds for her family.

Adriana Ospina, 37, a labor and delivery nurse at Oakland's Alta Bates
Summit Medical Center, was ejected from her mountain bike on a trail
below Mount Tamalpais on Aug. 30 after a long ride with friends. In
addition to the brain injury, Ospina is being treated at Marin General
Hospital for a broken collarbone and shoulder blade.

Ospina was in a coma for 19 days until Sept. 18, when she finally
began to respond to voices and spoke slightly. Relatives anticipate
she will need costly rehabilitation after she fully regains
consciousness.

Loved ones keep a constant vigil at her bedside. More than 430 people
have joined a Facebook page designed to keep people up to date on her
progress.

Friends also have set up a trust fund to help Ospina's family cover
extensive medical bills, as well as their own expenses. The outpouring
of support already has been more than the family could have imagined.

"I never thought this many people would come," said sister Luzangela
Ospina, 34. "For a couple of days at the hospital, we were like, 'Oh
my God, who are all these people?'"‰"

Ospina's parents, Octavio and Myriam, were born in Colombia and moved
to New Jersey before arriving in California 20 years ago. The couple
raised their two daughters in Oakland and San Leandro before retiring
and buying a home in Stockton. Adriana has been helping to support her
parents financially, her sister said.

"They are supposed to be enjoying retirement, and this throws
everything off," Luzangela Ospina said. "We're a nervous wreck.
Anytime the doctor comes near you, you get high blood pressure."

Ospina has lived in Piedmont for about two years and has been a nurse
for 15 years, her sister said. As a registered labor and delivery
nurse, she works one-on-one with expectant mothers all the way through
the birthing process.

"Half of the kids born in Piedmont, she was assigned to their
mothers," said friend Adeline Wood, who added that Ospina is an
accomplished athlete.

Besides mountain biking, Ospina is an open water swimmer with the
South End Rowing Club in San Francisco, where she has competed in the
International Alcatraz Triathlon.

Last year she climbed Half Dome at Yosemite to commemorate a friend's
birthday and has also biked the snow sheds at Donner Summit with
friends.

"She is like a daughter to me," said Wood, a mountain biker who is
working to plan fundraising events for Ospina.

Water World Swims and the South End Rowing Club raised about $6,000
during a recent swim event for Ospina. A group of about 100 met at
sunrise, said a prayer for Ospina and swam the 2.5 miles from Alcatraz
Island to the shore in San Francisco, Wood said.

No one is exactly sure what caused Ospina's accident. Wood said a
large group of riders was coming down a coastal trail from a Sunday
morning ride on Mount Tamalpais when they realized Ospina didn't come
in with them.

Riders went back up the trail and found her lying on the ground about
20 feet from her bike. She was wearing a helmet and protective pads
for her shoulders and shins, but the fall was too severe to avoid
serious injury.

"It's a fluke accident that can happen to any of us," Wood said.

Fellow riders, some who are in the medical field, attended to her
immediately as 911 was called, Wood said. An ambulance arrived shortly
and took to Ospina to Marin General, where she underwent surgery to
address the brain injury.

Ospina's doctors have only told the family that "it is just going to
take a recovery process," her sister said. "They say only time will
tell."
HOW TO HELP Donations to Adriana Ospina's family can be made payable
to the Adriana Ospina Trust, Wells Fargo Bank, 151 40th St., Oakland,
CA, 94611. Keep up to date on Ospina's progress and fundraising events
by visiting www.caringbridge.org/visit/adrianaospina or the Facebook
page called "Family and Friends Praying for Adriana Ospina."


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Old September 26th 09, 04:18 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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"Kayak44" wrote in message
...
On Sep 25, 11:05 am, Mike Vandeman wrote:
I hope that this very sad case will convince people that mountain
biking should be banned EVERYWHERE. Trails are not designed to be
predictable, and never will be, making mountain biking inherently
dangerous. No amount of "fun" will compensate for this!


Michael J. Vandeman, why do you keep avoiding my question about
flying? Will it out you as a fraud who is only interested in himself?

JS
You have to post a story about a mountain biker that died in an airplane
crash for your question to be relevent. DUH!"


/JS


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Old September 26th 09, 06:26 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike
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I hope that this very sad case will convince people that mountain
biking should be banned EVERYWHERE.


I'M CONVINCED! I'M CONVINCED!

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Old September 26th 09, 05:39 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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On Sep 25, 3:05 pm, Mike Vandeman wrote:
I hope that this very sad case will convince people that mountain
biking should be banned EVERYWHERE. Trails are not designed to be
predictable, and never will be, making mountain biking inherently
dangerous. No amount of "fun" will compensate for this!

No Mikey, YOU should be banned everywhere. You are a blight to human
society with no redeeming qualities.

Opus, car-free since 1995, victim of terrorist attack 08/31/01
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Old September 27th 09, 07:43 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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On Sep 26, 9:39*am, Opus wrote:
On Sep 25, 3:05 pm, Mike Vandeman wrote: I hope that this very sad case will convince people that mountain
biking should be banned EVERYWHERE. Trails are not designed to be
predictable, and never will be, making mountain biking inherently
dangerous. No amount of "fun" will compensate for this!


No Mikey, YOU should be banned everywhere. You are a blight to human
society with no redeeming qualities.

Opus, car-free since 1995, victim of terrorist attack 08/31/01


The degree of denial among mountain bikers is amazing!
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Old September 27th 09, 08:05 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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On Sep 27, 6:43 pm, Mike Vandeman wrote:
snip

Opus, car-free since 1995, victim of terrorist attack 08/31/01


The degree of denial among mountain bikers is amazing!


Wrong again banana brain, I only rode a mountain bike because the
roads where I lived were so bad that I had to have suspension to keep
a headlight on to ride home from my 2nd shift job. My regular road
bike would only keep a headlight for about 10 miles before it would
shake off the bracket or destroy the bracket.

I just think you are a nut case with no redeeming social qualities.
  #9  
Old September 27th 09, 10:04 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Mike Vandeman[_4_]
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Default Nurse Brain-Injured by a Mountain Biking "Accident"!

On Sep 27, 12:05*pm, Opus wrote:
On Sep 27, 6:43 pm, Mike Vandeman wrote:

snip


Opus, car-free since 1995, victim of terrorist attack 08/31/01


The degree of denial among mountain bikers is amazing!


Wrong again banana brain, I only rode a mountain bike because the
roads where I lived were so bad that I had to have suspension to keep
a headlight on to ride home from my 2nd shift job. My regular road
bike would only keep a headlight for about 10 miles before it would
shake off the bracket or destroy the bracket.

I just think you are a nut case with no redeeming social qualities.


Sounds like projection to me. It's obviously BS, since you don't
provide a shred of evidence. That's exactly what nut cases are like.
  #10  
Old September 27th 09, 10:54 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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On Sep 27, 2:43*pm, Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Sep 26, 9:39*am, Opus wrote:

On Sep 25, 3:05 pm, Mike Vandeman wrote: I hope that this very sad case will convince people that mountain
biking should be banned EVERYWHERE. Trails are not designed to be
predictable, and never will be, making mountain biking inherently
dangerous. No amount of "fun" will compensate for this!


No Mikey, YOU should be banned everywhere. You are a blight to human
society with no redeeming qualities.


Opus, car-free since 1995, victim of terrorist attack 08/31/01


The degree of denial among mountain bikers is amazing!


Michael J. Vandeman, why do you keep avoiding my question about
flying? Will it out you as a fraud who is only interested in himself?
 




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