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08-03-2012, 01:30 PM #26"I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."
08-03-2012, 01:32 PM #27
[QUOTE=Canada1;3704438What's weird is that they called 911 instead of getting in touch with a friend? I'd only call 911 if it was serious crisis time.[/QUOTE]
It's possible that was the only number they could call. At least on T-mobile, I can be on top of Olympus or similar places with perfect line of sight to the SLC valley and full bars, but a crossed-out phone icon and "Emergency Calls Only" shows up on my phone. Presumably I have service but can only call 911 in these locales. I have no idea why that is.
08-03-2012, 03:21 PM #28
Knowing nothing about the terrain they were in but having been lost in hikeabike terrain (i was in sneakers, but still), man the fuck up. 10 miles downhill? They be out by nightfall. Could probably even get that wheel spinning in some ghetto not so safe fashion.
Other than getting a ride back to my car that time I was lost, I have always made it home on my own power, and I'm a hudge pussy.
Sent from my cell phone. no, a cell phone.No longer stuck.
08-03-2012, 04:02 PM #29
Fucking Lame. The only thing worse is the guy felt the need to write a trip report about it.
Pussification of america continues.
08-03-2012, 04:25 PM #30
08-03-2012, 04:38 PM #31Registered Lurker
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08-03-2012, 06:48 PM #32
Add me to the 'these two are pussies' group.
I don't care how steep, hot, smoggy or otherwise yucky the conditions might have been, they should have been carrying enough food, water and other gear to self rescue for anything less than major injury.
Shit happens on MTBs - part of what makes it interesting. Plan for it or dont go. No reason to call SAR unless there's major trauma- and 'I'm hot, tired and thirsty' doesn't count.
[/old school curmudgeon]
08-03-2012, 07:53 PM #33
Disclaimer: I have had many, many long epic's with arty and many mechanicals, so i really trust his judgement and understand his points.
BUT, these guys just aren't gonna die from dehydration in this short a period of time. they shoulda stuck to the trail and hiked out. perhaps figured out a way to get the wheel spinning as stated above.
but calling SAR to confirm your position? they were hoping for a ride. fuck, just stick to the trail and hike out."A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles."
— Edward Abbey (Desert Solitaire)
08-03-2012, 08:30 PM #34
How could a new hub even completely seize?
How is that possible?
One must assume that one of these tools didn't build the wheel and that the hub was adjusted.
Take the fucking wheel out and make it spin. Hit it or something.
Idiot probably had the quick release on too tight or something. I mean, wouldn't it at least roll around that?
whoops, forgot about the "shredded" rear wheel. My other statements still stand.
And after clicking the link, I see that it was such an emergency, super rad d00d had his camera out the whole time.
What a tool. Harden the fuck up. Is it just reflexive for southern Californians to call 911 at the slightest inconvenience?No longer stuck.
08-03-2012, 08:50 PM #35Registered User
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I have no sympathy for these dudes.
10 miles downhill? The guy with a working bike could have left some water with his friend, been down the trail in an hour, picked up some water, and started on the way back up to meet his buddy.
A few years ago skiing Mt Adams, my friends all ran out of water ~5 miles from the car, it was hot as fuck and slushy so it made for difficult progress. I left the rest of my water with my friends, jogged back to the car, and jogged back up the trail with a gallon jug of water and met my friends a few miles up. I'd say without bikes and with snow, it's about the same.
I know its fun to push your limits but it sounds like the real problem here is these guys didn't leave any gas in the tank for unforseen circumstances. In my experience, the *most* important safety gear is just leaving a little energy in reserve. All my dumbest sketchy moments were when I was completely exhausted.
08-03-2012, 09:32 PM #36
08-03-2012, 10:53 PM #37
08-04-2012, 06:16 AM #38
08-04-2012, 06:45 AM #39
1) As stated before, ditch the bikes and hike out.
2) I want to have a beer with Tech Tonics.