The obvious lesson we can learn from the rattler, it's important to clean Ute Valley's trails. I don't mean clean them of all snakes, St. Patrick-style. I mean, clean in the mountain bike sense: ride the whole ride without ever taking a foot out of the pedal. Easier said than done. The rocks are big. The drops are too. I've never cleaned it.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
The lesson from the rattler
The Gazette reported today that a local district court judge was bit by a rattle snake while riding the popular, and fairly burly trails in Ute Valley Park. He put down his foot to walk up a tough section and bam!, bitten by a snake. No rattle, no warning, nothing. His leg is now swollen to twice the normal size.
Posted by Dave Philipps at 7:29 AM