Injured bicyclist airlifted to hospital after fall on Laguna Niguel trail

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by Torrent77, May 11, 2017.

  1. Torrent77

    Torrent77 Member

    Name:
    Dave
  2. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Not sure how you can get injured so bad you need to be airlifted on Coyote trail. Of all the trails in Aliso, that's one of the most mild ones!

    Hopefully they recover quickly.
     
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  3. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    Most of my crashes, which seems to be more frequent lately btw!!....are usually in the most tame trails. I think it's because I let my guard down knowing that it is not a very dangerous trail.

    Hope the dude heals up quick!
     
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  4. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    people get hurt at the fully loop all the time.... b/c its the most dangerous trail in the OC...
     
  5. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Not sure if they got the trail right, but like others have said, it doesn't take a tough trail to have a bad crash. I've seen more than a few people hit the turf on Coyote at a simple deep dip in the trail. It's a trail that introduces people to singletrack (like the Fully Loop). Hope this cowboy heals quickly and gets back on his horse. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Take your eye off the ball at 20 mph and it doesn't matter how tame the trail is. Hitting the ground at that speed is no bueno and could easily result in a whoppity-copter ride.
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Can't go 20 on Coyote, but falling at 10 can hurt a lot too!
     
  8. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

    Location:
    .
    Name:
    .
    Oh yeah? Hold my beer...
     
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  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Healing vibes.

    Is it me or is every other mountain biker getting hurt this year? Are you guys seeing more riders than least year down there in da OC? It seems about the same up here in my neck of the woods.
     
  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I don't think there are proportionally more injuries or more serious injuries, but I have seen an increase in the use of helicopters to extract riders who are not necessarily at risk of the loss of life or limb. Perhaps local authorities have decided it's easier, faster and less risky (physical and liability) to just pluck them out rather than hike people out on a litter.
     
  11. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Ubercopters.
     
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  12. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    Actually, I am pretty sure it's "LYFT."
     
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  13. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    I think part of using helo's more might be budget and bureaucracy related.
    If they don't use the toys and justify their existence, then they can't have them.
    What used to be a bad walk or maybe a litter ride is now a mule or helo ride.

    Healing to the downed rider.
     
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  14. pachaven

    pachaven Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    A bunch of them!!!
    My buddy was first on scene and thought it best to report the trail as Coyote to authorities. As you guys know...Some trails are "Not Yet Legal"
     
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  15. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    Okay, I don't condone drinking during any sports but that comment is pretty funny.
     
  16. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Hey y'all......check this out. :cautious: :whistling: :unsure: :eek:
     
  17. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
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  18. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Have there been law suits for trail injuries???
     
  19. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    My understanding is the fire dept is a no-change response and the sheriffs bill you.
    Given that, why would anyone ask for the Sheriffs response? And Sheriffs looking for infractions to cite...a double whammy...

    If I'm mistaken on the fees you can correct me.