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    A mountain biker is lucky to be alive after he lost control of his bike Wednesday evening and plummeted 40 feet down a cliff, authorities said.

    The man was riding on a narrow cliff-side path near Westline and Skyline drives when he and his bike shot over the edge and ended up on a beach below that had been softened by low tide, said North County Fire Authority spokesman Matt Lucett. The man, who was not identified, was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital as a precaution.

    "He is really lucky," said Lucett. "They didn’t find any life-threatening injuries."

    Read more here: http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-co … uthorities

    Just a reminder to always ride within your limits!

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    POD! That photo of him and his bike at the bottom of the cliff is classic. I would have it framed and hung on my wall if I were that dude. 😆

    That had to be one hell of a ride down.

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    "jtorlando25" wrote

    POD! That photo of him and his bike at the bottom of the cliff is classic. I would have it framed and hung on my wall if I were that dude. 😆

    That had to be one hell of a ride down.

    I’ve gone flying off of a ~7 foot cliff before… that was enough for me! Can’t imagine a 40 footer.

    #112987

    Reminds me of a spill a fella took on my old home trail in Great Falls–only in this case, the spill was 50′ into the Missouri river. He had to swim along the cliffs for a quarter mile just to get to a place he could extract himself. Of course, the water helped break the fall, but the bike was lost.

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    "skibum" wrote

    Reminds me of a spill a fella took on my old home trail in Great Falls–only in this case, the spill was 50′ into the Missouri river. He had to swim along the cliffs for a quarter mile just to get to a place he could extract himself. Of course, the water helped break the fall, but the bike was lost.

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    Wow glad he didn’t get stunned by the impact w the water, he could have drowned!

    #112989

    I see the 40-foot cliff in the top picture, where’s the trail?

    @skibum
    I’m not letting the wife read that, she’d never let me go ride! Glad to hear he was alright though.

    *note to self*
    Install flotation devices on bike before moving to Montana.

    #112990
    "Jared13" wrote

    *note to self*
    Install flotation devices on bike before moving to Montana.

    Maybe fat bikes float? 😆

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    "maddslacker" wrote

    [quote="Jared13":vjtxz8la]*note to self*
    Install flotation devices on bike before moving to Montana.

    Maybe fat bikes float? 😆[/quote:vjtxz8la]

    I was thinking water wings on the handle bars. 😄

    #112992

    Im thinking maybe dont ride near 40 foot cliffs…

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    "Johneblz" wrote

    Im thinking maybe dont ride near 40 foot cliffs…

    Then don’t go to Moab. 😆

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    "maddslacker" wrote

    [quote="Johneblz":32tg7xi9]Im thinking maybe dont ride near 40 foot cliffs…

    Then don’t go to Moab. 😆[/quote:32tg7xi9]

    Lol +1. Try 400 (or more)

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