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Dec. 19, 2018, 11:04 a.m. -  Greg Bly

Mountain biking is a privilege. So is owning a car. Both have consequences if you are not very careful. Both have risks. We weigh the risk with the joy of the luxury of such endeavours. The only difference is that my risk taking on my bike will only injure me not others. I do not take the privilege for granted. Mountain biking promotes cardio fitness and possibly a closer connection to nature. I have broken bones from this sport and I apologize if my callous actions  that may have cost taxpayers money to patch me up. I'm quite certain the benefits of a healthy life style out weigh the cost to the community. Mountain biking involves risk, people will get injured. All sports have a level of risk. I believe it's far more important to talk about the benefits of cycling.  BTW those super old school trails with rocky gnar and wooden stunts are ridden slow. I feel much more fear when going Mach speed on flow trails. I prefer to crash at 5 kph verses 30 kph.

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