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MTBer falls off 40 foot cliff, survives

Postby Greg Heil » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:48 am

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A mountain biker is lucky to be alive after he lost control of his bike Wednesday evening and plummeted 40 feet down a cliff, authorities said.

The man was riding on a narrow cliff-side path near Westline and Skyline drives when he and his bike shot over the edge and ended up on a beach below that had been softened by low tide, said North County Fire Authority spokesman Matt Lucett. The man, who was not identified, was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital as a precaution.

"He is really lucky," said Lucett. "They didn't find any life-threatening injuries."


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Re: MTBer falls off 40 foot cliff, survives

Postby JT Orlando » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:57 am

POD! That photo of him and his bike at the bottom of the cliff is classic. I would have it framed and hung on my wall if I were that dude. :lol:

That had to be one hell of a ride down.
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Re: MTBer falls off 40 foot cliff, survives

Postby Greg Heil » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:02 am

jtorlando25 wrote:POD! That photo of him and his bike at the bottom of the cliff is classic. I would have it framed and hung on my wall if I were that dude. :lol:

That had to be one hell of a ride down.


I've gone flying off of a ~7 foot cliff before... that was enough for me! Can't imagine a 40 footer.
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Re: MTBer falls off 40 foot cliff, survives

Postby John Fisch » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:43 pm

Reminds me of a spill a fella took on my old home trail in Great Falls--only in this case, the spill was 50' into the Missouri river. He had to swim along the cliffs for a quarter mile just to get to a place he could extract himself. Of course, the water helped break the fall, but the bike was lost.


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Re: MTBer falls off 40 foot cliff, survives

Postby Greg Heil » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:05 pm

skibum wrote:Reminds me of a spill a fella took on my old home trail in Great Falls--only in this case, the spill was 50' into the Missouri river. He had to swim along the cliffs for a quarter mile just to get to a place he could extract himself. Of course, the water helped break the fall, but the bike was lost.


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Wow glad he didn't get stunned by the impact w the water, he could have drowned!
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Re: MTBer falls off 40 foot cliff, survives

Postby Jared13 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:05 pm

I see the 40-foot cliff in the top picture, where's the trail?

@skibum
I'm not letting the wife read that, she'd never let me go ride! Glad to hear he was alright though.


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Re: MTBer falls off 40 foot cliff, survives

Postby maddslacker » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:18 pm

Jared13 wrote:*note to self*
Install flotation devices on bike before moving to Montana.

Maybe fat bikes float? :lol:
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Re: MTBer falls off 40 foot cliff, survives

Postby Jared13 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:11 pm

maddslacker wrote:
Jared13 wrote:*note to self*
Install flotation devices on bike before moving to Montana.

Maybe fat bikes float? :lol:


I was thinking water wings on the handle bars. :mrgreen:
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Re: MTBer falls off 40 foot cliff, survives

Postby Johneblz » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:27 am

Im thinking maybe dont ride near 40 foot cliffs...
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Re: MTBer falls off 40 foot cliff, survives

Postby maddslacker » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:33 am

Johneblz wrote:Im thinking maybe dont ride near 40 foot cliffs...

Then don't go to Moab. :lol:
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Re: MTBer falls off 40 foot cliff, survives

Postby Greg Heil » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:29 pm

maddslacker wrote:
Johneblz wrote:Im thinking maybe dont ride near 40 foot cliffs...

Then don't go to Moab. :lol:


Lol +1. Try 400 (or more)
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