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Old 01-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Saturday morning Old Forge corner of Trail 5 and Carter Road.
Saying speed was a factor.
I read on Christy's post from Friday and it was around 3:30 am.

Check the Adirondack Express newspaper.
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Sorry to here stuff like this!
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Lot's of fatalities and injuries so far this winter in comparison with the amount of snow. Sad. Very sad and really casts a shadow on our sport.
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It is sad to hear stories like this but there are too many people out there that feel invincible and they have the "that won't happen to me, I'm smarter than that" type attitude and they make bad decisions that cost lives and in my profession, I see it alot more than most people do. My thoughts go out the the family and friends of the downed rider but on the flip side, people need to wake up and realize there is a time and place for certain things and excessive speed in the middle of the night with limited experience is not a wise decision. When the reports come back we shouldn't be surprised if alchohol and/or drugs played a factor. Too many people ignore the little voice in their head that alerts them that it doesn't feel quite right to continue on their current heading and that's what gets alot of people in trouble. So on one hand I feel bad and it's a shame that someone had to perrish doing something they loved but on the other, we are all adults and need to stop being ignorant when operating these machines. I watched my good friend die years ago in a head on crash because a drunk inexperienced rider thought he was big shit riding a borrowed machine from his buddy riding at a high rate of speed and crossed over the centerline and plugged him in the middle of a corner in daylight so my buddy never saw it coming. I have witnessed several t-bones and various other accidents and multi-sled pile ups from people making bad choices. Not trying to be a jerk about this as it is serious and I do feel bad for the family but way too many accidents happen in the short period of time we have to operate this things yearly and most of them could be avoided. Noone or nothing is perfect so accidents will happen and thats understandable but most of us already know that most accidents are self inflicted and alot of the time, an innocent person riding within their limits and/or bystanders end up paying the price for other peoples ignorance and that makes most angry.
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Jetpilot785 I hesitated to say what you mention about waiting to see or hear if he had been drinking. At 3:30 am some do ride safitly and do so because there is less traffic on the trails. With that said there are also some who are coming from bars and over the limit.
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I saw the Ambulance past me going south ..lights on..going slow..not a good sign.

The (iced) turns around Rondaxe/Tr.5 are(were) absolutely a bad day waiting to happen.

I think Smith Marine - had in possession about 5 sleds in various states of crash/totaled, from the weekend.
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Rode from Thurs. morning till this morning and saw quite a few places on the trails with sled pieces laying on the ground. Lots of idiots out racing the trails Sat. big time ! Came back from a early ride to sabbatis Sat. and pulled off Raquette lake @ the tap room n saw a group fly in and then the dad ream out his kid for smashing the rental sled. Guess his inexperience trying to keep up got the best of him. Then Sat. night was out on the deck at Daikers and saw a group race down from Inlet past Daikers n kept on going down into the channel. Guess they got damn lucky n didnt go in the drink!
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Jetpilot785 I hesitated to say what you mention about waiting to see or hear if he had been drinking. At 3:30 am some do ride safitly and do so because there is less traffic on the trails. With that said there are also some who are coming from bars and over the limit.
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You are absolutely right brother. I personally know of people and I myself have ridden at all hours of the night and early morning due to rotating shifts. I have a few guys I work with that I ride with from time to time and we all work the 3-11PM shift so we don't start rides until after midnight when we do ride so I would agree with you that there are people that work odd hours that have to ride at odd hours to get it in but unforunately there are alot more riders out there at those late hours that are riding after they have been drinking whether it was 1 or 20 and the statistics have shown that over the years. Our arrest records over the past 5 years have shown that the average rider pulled over after 7PM on friday, saturday and sunday evenings have averaged a .12 on the breathalizer.
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