The weather heats. The snakes come out. Sometimes they bite and we all know, that ain't good.
Here's a little guide to help if it does happen.
The best advice? Don't let it happen. Stay alert when you're on the trail.
That being said, if you encounter someone who has been bitten or you are bitten by a rattlesnake bite, follow these rules:
Rule #1: Call 911 (If your phone doesn't work, go immediately to Rule #2)
Rule #2: GET TO THE HOSPITAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Rule #3: Monitor the patient's AIRWAY, BREATHING, & CIRCULATION but don't forget the goal of Rule #2.
Rule #4: Remove jewelry, watches or tight clothing. The bite will cause the area to swell dramatically and make circulation difficult.
Due to the rapid growth of the High Park fire in the Rist Canyon area, we have cancelled the pre-ride of the 40 in the Fort. At this time, we do not know if we will attempt to have another.
We can't wait for race day. We hope the training is going well.
Registration is now full. To be added to the wait list, email us.
Volunteers are still needed. Sign up here and be a part of the best race support around.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Lara Williams and Dave Sanders at Green Team Real Estate for their generous support.
Archie Solsky and his team at Lee's Cyclery for race day ride support and giveaways.
Brad, Steve and the whole gang at Full Cycle for packet pick-up prior to race day.
We've partnered with Lory State Park for nearly 20 years on Friends of Lory tral day. Our volunteer numbers are very low for this event.
Please invite your friends and family. Trail days are always a good time.
Sign up now.
The trails will be too wet to ride tonight but the movie premier, Strength in Numbers is on at Road 34. Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. More info.
At one point in my life when I thought I was invincible, I smoked. I smoked. I smoked. I smoked. After this past week's Hewlett debacle and the smoke hanging around town, I'm glad I put my lighter away so many years ago. My lungs rebelled at the carcinogens floating about in the air this week. I'm glad it's out. Thank you to all of the folks up on the fire working so diligently to put it out. You put your lives on the line for our neighbors and the trails we love.
MONTHLY MEETING - TONIGHT
Due to poor air quality from the Hewlett Fire, and predictions that tomorrow morning could be worse than this morning, we have decided to cancel Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day in the best interest of our kids, parents, and volunteers.
At this time, there is no plan to reschedule. We will hold our annual fall Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on the first weekend in October.
I LOVE TO RIDE.
I love to mountain bike. It speaks to my soul. Sometimes that soul deals with some bumps and bruises along the way. This past Wednesday, at the Singletrack Social they weren't my bumps and bruises. They were Luke's. Thankfully, they were minor, but I still hate to see someone go down. (Maybe not as much as I hate going down...but nonetheless, it ain't fun.) When it does happen, the same question inevitably comes to mind. Are you prepared? Can you handle some blood? A broken bone? Get help? As much as mountain biking speaks to my soul, sometimes it bites back. How often have you thought about how you'd handle those teeth?
RIDE OF SILENCE (SINGLETRACK SOCIAL OPTION)
RAIN. SWEET RAIN.
As I sit here this morning and look out the window, I can only think how much this rain is helping the trails. And my grass. And the local farmers. And with a little moisture comes a bit of responsibility. Please don't ride the trails when they're wet. But do enjoy them once they've dried out.
A $1300 SURPRISE
HUGE HEWLETT THANKS!
Saturday's trail day out at Hewlett Gulch was a huge success. We were able to get 20-25% more done than expected. Thanks to all the volunteers, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Team BOB, Shreddin' Betty's, and a couple of hiking groups that I can't remember right now. We had 40+ people show up and get dirty! Let's make our next trail day at Lory State Park as equally successful. Also, thanks to Mugs for providing food and Road 34 for providing gift cards to lucky winners.