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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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Re: what the victorians did for us

All too true Pat.

I've rounded off a wonderful year for injuries of one sort or another with two days in hospital and the subsequent four (and counting) on crutches, after hitting black ice on my road bike on Monday. Nothing broken (they say, although they said that last time...) but I can't stand on my right leg and the ribs on that side make using the crutches... interesting.

Hey ho. At least it's not as bad as 5 years ago and I'm still reasonably hopeful of being able to pack the car for the journey up north in January.

Happy Xmas one and all and I will see you out on occasion next year to say good bye properly.

Cheers

Paul

Re: what the victorians did for us

Nice one Pat.

Sorry to hear about your fall on the black ice, Paul. Funny that these things happen just in time for Christmas.

Happy Christmas one and all!

PT

Re: what the victorians did for us

Sorry to hear about your fall Paul, get well soon.

I have to say that is why I have fitted snow studded tyres to my commuter bike after a scary off a couple of years back. They went on 2 weeks ago and will stay on for the next 3 months, just in case.