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ta4645 brianpark's article
Oct 11, 2019 at 8:58
Oct 11, 2019
Jordie Lunn Passes Away After Crash in Mexico
F*ck. Rest in peace bro. :(
ta4645 jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 10, 2019 at 8:09
Oct 10, 2019
Throwback Thursday: 19 Bikes From Red Bull Rampage 2012
Go right back..... Through every year and line up those rigs. :D
Rode in Hartland. view ridelog
Oct 6, 2019 at 8:04
Oct 6, 2019
quotes Mapping access road
1,057 m - 00:04
Rode in Hartland. view ridelog
Sep 28, 2019 at 14:06
Sep 28, 2019
quotes Afternoon Ride
1,178 m - 00:15
Rode in Hartland. view ridelog
Sep 28, 2019 at 12:19
Sep 28, 2019
quotes Start of new trail
149 m - 00:00
ta4645 danielsapp's article
Sep 18, 2019 at 10:05
Sep 18, 2019
Specialized to Close its Website this Friday in Support of Global Climate Strike
Yay let's strike, that will stop the Earth's natural processes!!! Hmm.... The 'climate change' people refer to is actually the human effect on the planet. It's not "climate change" as in humans physically being able to stop/alter our environment. Here's the deal, climate change has been happening for millenia (ice ages come and go), it's also historically a very abused subject by politicians for their own gain. Can we reduce the effect we as a species have on this planet? Yes. Can we stop "climate change"? Fuck no. Mother nature is unstoppable. Try it and die. Nature naturally seeks balance, hot and cold, low pressure and high pressure, nature seeks equilibrium. Thus, when the balance is sufficiently upset, nature will once again create balance by killing off excess population. Which leads me to believe the common hype over carbon this, carbon that is nothing other than fabricated bollocks to line someones pocket.... Carbon Dioxide is plant food. Have an issue with rising levels? Plant more trees, stop clear cutting forests.
ta4645 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 18, 2019 at 2:52
Sep 18, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
@mm2020: haha, must've hit a nerve eh. Perhaps you're one of those people who make Quebec a friggin nightmare for the rest of Canada. ???? lol.
ta4645 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 16, 2019 at 4:31
Sep 16, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
@mm2020: You know what angers me? Arrogance, ignorance and petty people who cannot see fit to treat other people with respect and dignity based solely on the language they speak. There is no good reason for it, and I heard plenty of others making those same comments that weekend too.
ta4645 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 6:33
Sep 11, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
@okidou: Not all Quebecois, but a small percentage have a bad attitude and severe ignorance and cause a bad image for the rest. New Brunswick is the same.. Some of the volunteers were just appalling in their attitude towards visitors, it saddens me to see them representing their beautiful province that way.
ta4645 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 4:58
Sep 11, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
There's few things that have not really been considered in all the commentary. #1 This is Quebec. It's a beautiful place to ride, but never have I met people so arrogant or unmotivated/lazy. Some of the local staff onsite proved that yet again this year. Their contempt for anyone who doesn't speak french is pretty vile. Not all Quebecois are this way, but a considerable proportion. It angers me. #2 The place where Brook, and a number of others crashed is pretty gnarly to get up to. Being a little over half way down the mountain it's a good hike in and not far from the gondola, making for piss poor HLS sites with all the cables and hillside. Doctor was onsite, at the bottom of the hill, with access via quad/atv, not sure what took 30 minutes to get them there. The helo circled for quite a bit trying to find a spot to land, I watched it from the gondola. That being said, I've medevac'd enough guys out of inhospitable places to know that it is not impossible to 'man-pack' a guy out of an area like that, just bloody hard work, and likely beyond the abilities or motivations of a bunch of lazy, arrogant local volunteers with a contempt for anything not french. So why not use the mountain rescue team or fire department? Quebec is a beautiful place, with some amazing riding, but don't ever get hurt there, because you will see a side of it that is impossible to like. Points to take away: 1. Find better staff/volunteers who are more motivated and less contemptible. 2. Have a pre-incident plan, with outlined HLS and evac points. 3. Where the F*** is your mountain rescue team, and why are they not on standby for incidents like this? 4. While the UCI are merely enablers, and they offload the responsibility for everything else onto the organizers, perhaps they would support/insist upon a specialist mountain rescue team at each event for incidents like this. Someone somewhere f*cked up and overlooked a sufficient pre-incident plan. A simple apology would go a long way to making things right, but between the arrogance of the largely French UCI, and the incompetence of the local staff (putting him on a quad??) an apology is unlikely to be forthcoming. With the amount of people onsite, there would have been sufficient physical support to get Brook safely and comfortably down that mountain to an awaiting ambulance, and I would have been more than willing to muck in, why did they not call the local fire dept for medical assist? So many questions. Pre-incident planning should be a bigger priority than what is clearly was at this event. Heal up quickly Bulldog.
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