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Feb. 8, 2020, 7:14 a.m. -  Kelownakona

So many riders don't ever consider carrying any first aid. Even media articles about carrying gear very rarely mention anything about basic first aid stuff.  Unless your ride is well under an hour and very close to help if needed I think it'd be impossible to go completely bagless (hip or otherwise) .  I've stopped 3 times in last couple of years to help trailside injured. One guy had broken a rib but he wouldnt believe his luck as my riding buddy was a doctor!  Another guy just randomly passing had  knocked a tooth out when he couldn't unclip bailing on a skinny so we could at least offer him a painkiller!  Anyone coming from a mountain background would get it but so many mtbers are townies and don't even think about self-reliance.

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