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Offline Jim DeLuca

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Another South Abyss Victim
« on: July 18, 2009, 07:28:21 PM »
Well it doesn't matter if your young or old anyone can become another casualty on South Abyss.  My son who is getting to big for his britches decides he wants to give South Abyss a run.  Well, needless to say he didn't make it up a climb and rolled back down and smacked his head on a tree.  Luckily there was a nurse and a pediatrician near by that checked him out, and he was okay and ready to move on.  I don't know their names, but it was very nice of them to check him out, and offer him words of encouragement, and I can't thank them enough.  The funny thing is they told me to join SWAMP and have a SWAMP ride guide train him. 

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Re: Another South Abyss Victim
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009, 07:56:58 PM »
Jim, Glad to hear Cody is OK. Lucky that the nurse and Dr were close by.

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Re: Another South Abyss Victim
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2009, 09:17:09 PM »
Glad to hear he is OK. I remember meeting you both at a workday. It's funny I never thought going up could make you crash until I moved to FL.
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Re: Another South Abyss Victim
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2009, 09:51:17 PM »
PROTECT YOUR CHILD

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Re: Another South Abyss Victim
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009, 10:09:53 PM »
Jim didn't you crash there yourself not to long ago? Or was that Spur?

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Re: Another South Abyss Victim
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 11:01:11 PM »
Jim didn't you crash there yourself not to long ago? Or was that Spur?

chuckle chuckle....
lil man had to lead big man out that day, lol
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Re: Another South Abyss Victim
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2009, 07:15:23 AM »
Thanks everyone for your concern.....He is fine not even a scratch. My wife asked him if it knocked any sense into him, and apparently, it didn't.   I'm about to get him up for another ride today.  I'm not sadistic,,,, ;D
Jim didn't you crash there yourself not to long ago? Or was that Spur?

chuckle chuckle....
lil man had to lead big man out that day, lol

It was Spur back in Nov. when a Hog ran into me, and I think a piece of debri from outer space hit me on the head....LOL  I just let him pretend to lead me out.  No crashes on South Abyss to date.......I try to plan my crashes on the safer trails. 

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Re: Another South Abyss Victim
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2009, 08:03:25 AM »
You can pick up some crazy stupid speed on the downhill part of Spur if you feel so inclined. It's pretty easy to make the turn at the top at full speed then big ring it all the way down. The grass at the bottom isn't a terribly great braking surface when damp though...

I'm totally going to get myself killed if I ever go someplace with real hills and a fast rolling surface. Croom is the closest thing nearby but the sand limits your top speed to some degree and I don't know of any sections of trail that are as steep as Spur (though length does compensate for that).

 

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