Monday, February 28, 2011

Random Objects Found on the Trail

There has been a discussion taking place on the Singletracks.com forums about various random objects that we have found while out mountain biking. During one of my rides this past weekend, I came across one of the most random and intriguing pieces of trail decoration that I've ever seen:


I posted it to the forums as I thought it was very interesting, and I was eager to hear if anyone knew the story behind it.

GoldenGoose offered this possible explanation:
There was a guy who is a regular over on the SORBA forums that slammed into a tree up there on one of the pinhoti sections and had to be taken out by medics because of a bad neck injury. He put it there in commemoration of being back on the bike. I believe I remember reading that the actual tree that did the damage has since been cut down.
If that's where this neck brace came from, that's a dang good story... and a fitting memorial!

Your Turn: What random objects have you seen out on the trail?

2 comments:

Chrissa D.,  February 28, 2011 at 12:33 PM  

That is pretty awesome. There's a mtb'er at my church that pogo'd off his head and had to be life flighted out of Chicopee. His testimony is on YouTube, Matt Rhule. It would be cool if he marked the site in a similar fashion.

Greg Heil March 4, 2011 at 12:52 PM  

Thanks for sharing Chrissa. I need to look that up!

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