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Wish him a speedy recovery.

ChopStiR's picture

By ChopStiR - Posted on 05 May 2013

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

Just read this FB post and wishing the bloke a speedy recovery.

"An injured mountain bike rider was flown to hospital after a CareFlight team searched and found him on a track in Garigal national park at Belrose in Sydney’s north today.

Ambulance paramedics alerted the rapid-response trauma team just before 11.30 am following a “000” call from another biker who found the unconscious man.

CareFlight conducted a search along the Heath track and found the man beside his bicycle.

The CareFlight doctor said the Belrose man, aged in his mid 30s, crashed while riding down a steep hill and remained semi-conscious when they reached him.

The man’s riding helmet saved him from further injury.

The man was flown to Royal North Shore Hospital where he remained in a stable condition on arrival."

Black Flash's picture

I'm sure one of the members on here will know who it is. Just another example of why it's a good idea to wear a helmet on the trails... Wishing the rider a speedy recovery.

pancakes's picture

Hope the guy is OK. 1/2 page in the Daily today...guess a chopper evac will do that...

amarkie's picture

The Heath and Bare descent is my favourite place to blow out the cobwebs and get a dose of "speed-fear" due to the kick arse water bars and the open trail. This news was a massive reality check. It must have been some hit.

My best wishes to the family in what must be a terrifying period.

I hope that our fellow rider is back on the pedals soon.

hawkeye's picture

Yep, I've nearly been kicked in the arse by those water bars trying to keep up with jacojoco - had my rear shock rebound set way too fast and almost over-rotated. Brown trouser moment! Sad

That's now a regular check for me - seems to move on its own sometimes, not sure if I'm bumping it when flipping the platform lever... don't think so.

Hope he's OK. No news is good news let's hope!

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