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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Why helmets are a must

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Just take a close look at this photo – the helmet is cracked in about 5-6 places. Fortunately the helmet took the brunt of a fall and not my friend’s head!

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I have written about the importance of helmets before. Just take a close look at this photo – the helmet is cracked in about 5-6 places. Fortunately the helmet took the brunt of a fall and not my friend’s head!


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David was biking alone along a part of the Withlacoochee State Trail which is less used. He did not have his cell phone with him. He is a vibrant athlete who was in serious training mode, racing down the pavement.

My friend splatted.

A big time splat. Ribs punctured his lung. Bruising. Bleeding. Pain.

So he began gingerly to walk his bike back towards the parking lot and his vehicle – a very long way. A couple of bicyclists started to pass him by, assuming he simply had a flat tire. One look at his face, posture and gait, however, stopped them in their tracks and they offered their assistance. This Trail has rightly earned its tagline of being the friendliest trail! They got him back to his vehicle and made sure he reached his wife, who quickly took him to a trauma center for care.

There is a happy ending. David is biking on the Trail again, and he never leaves his cell phone behind!

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