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DISCLAIMER. MOUNTAIN BIKING CAN BE DANGEROUS. YOU JOIN US AT YOUR OWN RISK.

SAFETY BRIEFING.

  • Wear a helmet. Despite recent advances in medical science, brains still cannot be mended nor replaced.
  • Wear gloves or mitts. Hands often hit the ground first. Cuts and grazes invite infection and a hospital visit.
  • Wear eye protection, it only takes a twig or thorn to lose an eye. Crud catchers are a good idea in mucky weather.
  • When downhilling, for your own protection, allow plenty of space behind the rider in front.
  • Bring a bare minimum emergency tool kit and a spare inner tube.
  • Breakdowns are a bore. Plan not to have any by ensuring your bike is in perfect working order.
  • Punctures are also tedious. You can minimise them by fitting latex tubes, slime tubes or running tubeless tyres.

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Duncan got off lightly

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/video/2011/oct/11/antelope-crashes-cyclist-race-video

Re: Duncan got off lightly

One of the CCC roadies got taken out by a deer down near Saffron a few years ago - a herd crossed the road in front of the chain gang with no problems but then the stragglers got each other...

Paul

Re: Duncan got off lightly

oh deer!

Re: Duncan got off lightly

A bloke crashed right in front of me on the last lap of D2D on Sunday because a deer shot out right in front of him. I stopped to ask if he was alright, and he stared up at me from the muddy, tangled mess of his bike, with the look of a broken man, and said 'I'm a bit startled'.
The deer was unavailable for comment.

Re: Duncan got off lightly

I blame the rider for failing to notice the antelope's audible warning. Didn't he hear the horn?