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Don't ride near trees

Old 12-23-20, 11:27 PM
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Don't ride near trees

Port Angeles – A man in his 60s was struck by a falling tree Tuesday as he rode his bicycle inside Olympic National Park. His injuries, described by a paramedic as traumatic, were severe enough that rescuers decided the best course of action was to call in a Life Flight helicopter rather than try to move him. Photos provided by Clallam 2 Fire Rescue show the man’s bike was crushed beyond repair.

https://www.myclallamcounty.com/2020...national-park/
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It's a terrible shame what happened to that bike.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Don't ride near trees
I know you are being light hearted, but some people may worry about a thousand things that could go wrong. Just go out, live life and have fun.

I cycle a lot, and run the risk of being hit by a truck, or being bitten by a snake. But my increased fitness level will result in a longer life if nothing like that happens. Most importantly I am having fun.
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Bike ? Who cares about that bike . There was a person on the bike.
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If I stopped riding near trees, I'd have to stop riding completely.
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While riding the local mup once, heard a tree falling. Helluva loud cracking noise!! Stopped and looked around to make sure it wasn't headed towards me or the path. Couldn't tell where the tree fell. Sounded close, but didn't see it. Hope he recupes quickly-hurts to even think of the damage a tree could cause.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Port Angeles – A man in his 60s was struck by a falling tree Tuesday as he rode his bicycle inside Olympic National Park. His injuries, described by a paramedic as traumatic, were severe enough that rescuers decided the best course of action was to call in a Life Flight helicopter rather than try to move him. Photos provided by Clallam 2 Fire Rescue show the man’s bike was crushed beyond repair.

https://www.myclallamcounty.com/2020...national-park/
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Sacramento is said to have the densest urban forest in the country. People are seriously injured or killed every by falling trees every year. It’s no joke.
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It's a terrible shame what happened to that bike.
Did you make the first post just to set up this joke?
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Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
While riding the local mup once, heard a tree falling. Helluva loud cracking noise!! Stopped and looked around to make sure it wasn't headed towards me or the path. Couldn't tell where the tree fell. Sounded close, but didn't see it. Hope he recupes quickly-hurts to even think of the damage a tree could cause.
Same here but fortunately for me I was on the other side but was in that spot an hour earlier. Widowmakers

Happy holidays all you 2wheelers and may all your crashes be minor. It's got to be better next year.
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I wonder if this was due to deployment of the Jones Bar?

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Another thing to worry about:


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It's a wonder he didn't freeze to death.
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IIRC, on much of the Natchez Trace the trees were a ways back from the road. Not so great when you're wanting a sliver of shade.

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