Chris Akrigg – Not IF but WHEN

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  • Premier Icon Stu
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    Lucky boy all things considered! Get well soon Chris!

    [video]http://vimeo.com/24606775[/video]

    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    Ouch. Get well soon indeed! Quite hard to watch, that, could’ve been much worse: those are some big old rocks near where he landed.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    i don’t think i’d be talking to the camera with a broken femur, pro to the bitter end Mr Akrigg GWS

    mtb_rossi
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    Ouch. But yes, it was innevitable at some point. Very lucky!

    Yaldy that’s goona sting!

    Rorschach
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    Affy’s back racing wc at for bill a year after breaking his neck (C1 and C2) and being in a halo (brace screwed into his skull) for 5 months.GOOOOOO ON DAN!!!!

    Gary_C
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    Ow!! So philosophical about it too. Get well soon fella.

    nice to know i’m not the only great bike handler with their arm in plaster,. . . . welcome fella.

    What a naughty boy! Playing near the cliff, tut tut tut…
    Get well soon, more RIDING videos please!

    JonEdwards
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    Jeesus H…

    How in the name of f… did he manage to get away with **ONLY** a broken arm and a broken leg.

    Heal quick!

    I like Chris, all his bids make me want to play on a bike…. Apart from maybe this one!

    philfive
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    was it at Lee Quarry?

    nah looks like calderdale, maybe up around gorple but not sure, just glad the lad is OK

    Edit: it was Earl Crag, a large grit stone outcrop near Cowling, Keighley.

    Premier Icon vondally
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    respect on so many levels….get well soon, a true cycling legend.

    is it not silsden way

    steve_b77
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    Lying on the ground with enough about him to say that it’s gonna be a long time off, gotta give him respect for that.

    Klunk
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    lets just hope no one who needed it was inconvenienced by not having access to the air ambulance.

    Underhill
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    ^ Tool ^

    So you’re suggesting he should have been left there & see if he could make it down unaided?

    Lifer
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    One of my favourite riders, such a laid back guy as well. Get well soon!

    +1 on Affy as well, looking forward to him racing DH only this year

    retro83
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    Lifer – Member

    One of my favourite riders, such a laid back guy as well. Get well soon!
    Same here, love the vids. Always get me in the mood to go out on the bike.

    Underhill – Member

    ^ Tool ^

    +1 🙄

    gus
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    Klunk

    Have you ever been to A&E most of the people are in there due to something they could of avoided if they sat at home and watched TV.
    The rest of them have suffered a heart attack because they have been sat at home watching TV all there life!

    Klunk
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    ^ Tool ^

    So you’re suggesting he should have been left there & see if he could make it down unaided?

    no I’m suggesting doing something that dangerous he makes his own safety arrangements before hand. Do you think they leave it to chance on one of those redbull events ?

    Lifer
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    Redbull event is slightly different to filming a vid with a mate.

    Klunk
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    Have you ever been to A&E most of the people are in there due to something they could of avoided if they sat at home and watched TV.
    The rest of them have suffered a heart attack because they have been sat at home watching TV all there life!

    does that include strokes, farm accident and rta’s ?

    Klunk
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    Redbull event is slightly different to filming a vid with a mate.

    advertising promo more like.

    Premier Icon john
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    Quick thought – wonder how many people will watch that video and think about making a donation to a mountain rescue team or air ambulance? Could be quite effective fundraising.

    gus
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    I’l give you strokes, but Farming and driving cars are dangrous things to do.

    Klunk
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    I’l give you strokes, but Farming and driving cars are dangrous things to do.

    not all rta’s involve just drivers.

    gus
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    Would not be suprised if Chris Akrigg is think of doing some fund raising himself.

    Klunk
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    So you’re suggesting he should have been left there & see if he could make it down unaided?

    and how does hoping that no one else is disadvantaged by this completely avoidable incident translate to “oh just leave him there?”.

    gus
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    ‘not all rta’s involve just drivers’

    ok getting out of bed is dangrous.

    What I’m getting at is if Chris Akrigg needs to organise his own safety plans, what about the average mountain biker? I know we might not all be gap jumping on top of a cliff, but we do ride bikes in remote areas and could call on an air ambulance.

    ianv
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    lets just hope no one who needed it was inconvenienced by not having access to the air ambulance

    and the prize for sanctimonious a__hole of the day goes to……….

    Underhill
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    Fair enough, we have to take some measure of responsibility for our own actions. What measures do you take when out on the bike? Or crossing the road?

    I’d suggest that mostly we don’t expect the consequences of something going so spectacularly wrong and so we don’t make provision for the worst case scenario. Fortunately there are services staffed by some great people who are willing to help us at those times.

    Happily, those who receive their attention rarely forget who looked after them and so the love spreads around

    I like that little manoeuvre @ 1:46 where he pops a little endo then ride down that steep bit on the front wheel only, I’m gonna learn that, oh yes I am. 8)

    Premier Icon spacehopper
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    if it had been a climber on the same crag whose rope may or may not have snapped?

    should they have organised their own private ambulance and rescue team on site ‘just in case’ ?

    should these guys have had their own rescue and medical team on standby too?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-13640925

    this is what the air ambulance is for…

    theres always a risk someone else will need it when its on a shout..
    and why they have magical inventions called radios so they can speak to each other… and divert to more serious emergencies if need be..

    🙄

    Heal quickly Chris.. you are an inspiration..!

    Klunk
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    i do like these crossing the road and mountaineering analogies.

    crossing the road, blind chicken on M1 would be closer, being flatten by a juggernaut at the second attempt after being bounced of the bonnet of a jag first time.

    mountaineering. yes but climbing on a rope knitted by your gran having it snap once but hey lets see if it will hold this time.

    Premier Icon spacehopper
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    climbing on a rope knitted by your gran having it snap once but hey lets see if it will hold this time.

    his bike was capable of the jump… he slipped and didnt get quite enough speed..

    a better analogy would be having a climbing rope somehow get accidentaly damaged.. rather than your ridiculous rope knitted by gran idea.. would a climber use a rope like that? no.

    theres an element of risk in everything we do… people have entirely avoidable accidents everyday.
    thats why we have setup these quite frankly amazing emergency services to help us out when something doesnt go quite according to plan.

    Klunk
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    would a climber use a rope that had already snapped once if he didn’t need too ?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-13640925

    That photo idea is excellent, must remember that one if I ever need to. 🙂

    crikey
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    Klunks house.

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