Posted by: oldmanbuilder
our health care workers aren't just risking their lives, but also the lives of their family members.
if the shit hits the fan all this recreational use needs to stop to ensure that no health care resources are spent on avoidable recreational injuries. maybe we're not there yet, but the time may come when riding becomes an extremely selfish act. i do not agree that the risk can be managed. many people have serious accidents on easy sections of trails.
waiting for the trails to get shut down. won't be disappointing. at that point if you go riding, just be prepared to bleed out or crawl home and pray your bones heal in some usable manner.
if you need to workout to maintain your sanity there are less risky ways to do that. if you think it's riding or nothing, see my selfish comment above.
Well people slip and fall in the shower, do we ban showers too? How about lightning strikes, they kill people, can we ban those? Alcohol causes issues too, better stop selling that. And cigarettes. And anything with sugar in it. And, and, and... Just how many people have serious accidents on easy sections of trails? What is the nature of these serious accidents, just how serious are they? Do you have ant data or info to back this up?
C'mon man, you haven't really thought through your statement and are trying to support it with a dubious claim. People can manage the risk, I saw lots of them doing it on Sunday.
However, I will give you points on the thought of whether some people are responsible enough to manage the risk, but that's a deeper conversation.