Today we had a group ride. I’m sure many of you have been a part of these. I am one if not the fastest rider in our group. So I typically cycle from front to back, to make sure “my sheep” are still intact. During one of these cycles I was Midway through the group skating…A random boosted board rider that saw us and tried to catch up to us. I was lagging behind trying to wait for the uniscoot riders to catch up. We we’re catching up to the rest of the group and found him in the street knocked out twitching. Broken jaw, head trauma, broken shulder and elbow. Not pretty, ambulance there within 7 minutes.
It wasn’t anything good. I had a come to Jesus meeting with our group about full faces, and proper protection.
Needless to say, the only reason I am mentioning this, is there are alot of new people on the road skating. If you see anyone not part of your group, please slow down and stop. Take the time to introduce yourself. These new guys can be over confident and under padded, and trying to catch up to fellow riders they didn’t know existed.
Just… We’re all a community even if we don’t know each other. You stopping to say hello could mean life or death for another rider.
Everyone please be safe… Embrace your fellow skaters.