- Chris Akrigg – Not IF but WHEN
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 ?Posted 8 years ago
‘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.Posted 8 years agoUnderhillMember
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 aroundPosted 8 years agospacehopperSubscriber
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?
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..!Posted 8 years ago
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.Posted 8 years agospacehopperSubscriber
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.Posted 8 years ago
thats why we have setup these quite frankly amazing emergency services to help us out when something doesnt go quite according to plan.Mental MickeyMember
That photo idea is excellent, must remember that one if I ever need to. 🙂Posted 8 years ago
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