Block user

Recent

rstokes jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 9:30
Sep 11, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
30mins isn’t bad. There was probably one doctor for the whole course stationed somewhere on the hill in an utv. 0mins, call comes in and 1st responders start heading to scene 4mins, 1st responders on scene and starting their primary assessment 6mins, 1st responders notify dispatch of info and ask for doctor. 7mins, doctor gets call while he is on a shoulder disco at top of track. 10mins He finishes up, grabs his gear and leaves scene. 12mins, doctor hikes back to UTV 14mins, doctor is in UTV with gear ready to go. 25mins, doctor has been battling with crowds of spectators in his UTV heading down to accident site, he gets as far as he can in UTV 30mins, doctor has walked 5 mins into the course and found patient and called himself 10-7. *no idea if this is what happened, just pointing out that 30mins is a possibility.
rstokes jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 7:26
Sep 11, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
@nation: I’m a patroller in the whistler bike park, and although I would say we are actually much more professional than ‘dirt bag bikers’, you are bang on with everything else! There isn’t a single part of the bike park that we can’t get any patient stabilized and moving downhill within 30-40mins, and I’m willing to bet we have much harder to access area’s than the St Anne DH course.
rstokes sarahmoore's article
Sep 1, 2019 at 5:34
Sep 1, 2019
Brook Macdonald Sustains Spinal Injury in Training Crash - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019
No! As stated above the industry is moving away from spine boards ESPECIALLY when a patient is likely to be immobilized on them for a significant time. See study here- https://natajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.4085/1062-6050-462-17 I’m not suggesting that a spine board shouldn’t have been used in this situation, but you saying that once Brook was immobilized theres no rush, is simply incorrect. A code 3 response is defined by ‘life or life changing injuries’ -Brook certainly comes in this category with a spinal injury with deficits- and should be rapid transport. There is no excuse here to not have Brook packaged up and moving downhill within 30mins (ish) of having the first responder on scene. Also, if in doubt- a first responder can make it a code three rapid transport call, there is never any harm in getting someone to the hospital faster, and the call can always be downgraded if patient is trending well. If a heli isn’t option, due to availability, weather etc then that’s ok, get moving downhill conventionally-truck, ATV or even simply being carried in a litter are all much better options than sitting there going nowhere. Having said this, a heli most certainly should be available for an event like this! P.S this is my job, and deal with spinal injuries weekly.
Aug 8, 2019 at 21:48
Aug 8, 2019
rstokes danielsapp's article
Aug 5, 2019 at 22:54
Aug 5, 2019
Video: Riding Whistler's Dirt Merchant Brakeless
@Grego818: no, gravity logic didn’t build dirt merch. This is a WB trail crew creation. They have made most of the best trails at whistler over the years.
rstokes brianpark's article
Jul 31, 2019 at 11:44
Jul 31, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Who is the Most Stylish Mountain Biker of All Time?
@JeffWeed: yeah sorry man, you are obviously a real good rider but the style isn't my cup of tea!
rstokes brianpark's article
Jul 31, 2019 at 8:44
Jul 31, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Who is the Most Stylish Mountain Biker of All Time?
I think he has a really awkward and ugly style. Just because he can manual doesn’t make him ‘the best mtber ever’
Jul 26, 2019 at 23:37
Jul 26, 2019
rstokes danielsapp's article
Jul 24, 2019 at 22:30
Jul 24, 2019
Vail Resorts to Acquire 17 Mountains in North America
@InGoodFaith: Gravity Logic? Can you explain where you have got that from please?
rstokes danielsapp's article
Jul 24, 2019 at 22:21
Jul 24, 2019
Vail Resorts to Acquire 17 Mountains in North America
@waxman: that isn’t true, look up some lift pass prices in Europe. Similar or cheaper prices for much, much bigger ski resorts.
Load more...
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2019. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.033628
Mobile Version of Website