Board of Director Provides Safety Tips

I realize that my record does not qualify me to lecture people about safety. However, I received the tips below from real medical professionals – Brad Burger and Carla Mitchem.

  1. Whenever possible, avoid riding alone.
  2. Let someone know where you will be going and stick to the ride plan.
  3. Carry a cell phone whenever you ride. Even when you can’t get a signal to make a call, there’s a chance you will be able to send a text message. Also, Search & Rescue might be able to triangulate the signal.
  4. Carry adult-size aspirin for chest pains, Benadryl for allergic reactions, and Motrin or Ibuprofren for owies.
  5. If you suspect that someone is having a heart attack, have them chew one adult-size aspirin. If they chew it, it will have a faster effect.
  6. If the situation is severe, try to get the injured person to a road if possible so that extraction will be quicker.

As per a suggestion received from Keith Gianella, I will try to put together a list of cell numbers for riders who are close to Stella and Growlers and could respond fairly rapidly if someone doesn’t return on time and a search is needed.

If you’d like to volunteer for this, let me know and send along your cell number.


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  1. Duct Tape and Maxi-Pads for the really big owies…seriously, I’ve patched up some pretty big wounds with this combination in my guiding days.

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