Monday, October 20, 2008

Someone isn't Happy

Temperature at departure = 50° F (10° C)

Part of the bicycle safety lecture I give the scouts before we ride on the multi-use path is: when you are on a downhill run that you think would be fun to ride as fast as you can, that is the time you need to slow down and be as careful as you can.

It's not that I'm trying to take the fun out of it -- it is an experience thing.  

From the looks of things this morning, someone over the weekend could have used that advice.  I've written before about the monstrously steep, curvy hill on the south side of the Deanna Rose Farmstead.  This morning I came across a brown Specialized road bike that looks like it is/was a really nice bike -- in a heap at the point where the path takes a sharp turn at the bottom of the hill.  I just talked with a police officer and let them know where to find it...

So, to review, when you start down a hill on a multi-use path and think to yourself: "Self, I think I'll go as fast as I possibly can."  Don't do it.

1 comment:

dvicci said...

Sage advice. That's what caused my 2nd wreck this year on the Gary Haller trail not far north of 127th. Blind curve + speed = pain.