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jrouellet jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 12, 2019 at 5:52
Sep 12, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
@sentiersboreals: Merci pour l'info, c'est exactement ce que je pensais. sauf que je ne voulais pas rien affirmer sans avoir les vrais informations! Au bout du compte, on dit tous sensiblement la même chose: l'organisation n'aurait pas dû se fier uniquement sur le temps de réponse habituel d'Airmedic, mais bien de les avoir sur place en standby prêts à intervenir considérant l'ampleur de l’événement.
jrouellet jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 12:46
Sep 11, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
@Loki87: In your case, I assume that you were riding/skiing with your buddies and an helicopter was on standby near enough. From the moment of the crash, your buddies called for rescue/help then it took "10 minutes (for the heli I guess) to reach (you) in Saalbach. Another 20-30 or so to lift in the doctor, stabilize the patient, carry them to the heli landing spot by winch, put him down again and then load him into the heli. The whole thing was done in about 45 minutes". All of your experience correlate with Brook's accident in MSA : 5 mins for first responders, 30mins for doc to hike up, then another 30mins for him to get stabilized, evaluated and ready to be evacuated. Where it went wrong, and that was my point earlier, is that it took almost 2 hours (50mins prep + 50mins flight) for the heli to show up at MSA after the medics decided on an air evacuation. If it would've been possible to use an ambulance in Brook's case, all of that would have been taken care of in about 1h30 from the moment of his crash to his arrival at the hospital. Again, my point was that Velirium (which organized the event, Not UCI or MSA which is the ski hill corporation), should'nt have have relied on the turn around time of the air evacuation (which must have been "sold" to them as way less of 1h40) instead of having them on site.
jrouellet jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 8:42
Sep 11, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
While we all agree that total time to get Brook at the hospital to get surgery is absolutely unacceptable, based on the UCI explanation and time line of the events, I honestly think that the fault lies on the private evac services. 50mins of prep before take off and another 50mins of flight while it's about 45min drive from Québec City to mount Ste-Anne ski hill is hugely questionable. Aren't they supposed to be on standby 24h/7days just as firefighters? Assuming that the facts in UCI response are correct, how UCI/Velirium/Medics on site dealt with the situation: 5 mins for the first responders, 30mins for the doc to reach Brook and then 1h from the accident to call the heli is, in my opinion, acceptable. What I mean is that you have to take in account that the doc had to hike up the track, futher stabilize him, evaluate and then make the decision to evacuate him by air... I highly doubt that on any ski hill (Alps, Rockys, whatever), any mountain bike events or any high risk events where NO HELIS ARE ON SITE ON STANDBY, that the very same accident that Brook suffered would've been dealt more efficiently. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
Jul 17, 2019 at 11:12
Jul 17, 2019
jrouellet jamessmurthwaite's article
May 24, 2019 at 9:00
May 24, 2019
Short Track Start List - Nove Mesto World Cup XC 2019
Or at least, Pinkbike should include it in the fantasy rosters, it keeps coming back race after race. If that's not reliable enough, I don't know what is...
jrouellet CraftworksCycles's article
May 9, 2019 at 5:46
May 9, 2019
The New Craftworks ENR v1.1 High Pivot 160mm Enduro Bike
Well the issue I see is more with the lower chain guide... Would'nt it strech the derailleur beyond it's capacity at full travel if the chain is on one of the larger cogs?
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