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Mike Vandeman...
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:15 am
 
Evolution in action!

Mike


http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/have-your-say/news/two-in-hospital-after-mountain-biking-accident/3914140/

Two in hospital after mountain biking accident

Give us your thoughts on this story.

Two women have been hospitalised after a mountain biking accident on
Mt Ruapehu yesterday.

One woman sustained head, arm and leg injuries when she fell from her
bike coming down Ohakune Mountain Rd, the road that leads to Turoa
skifields late yesterday morning.

She and some friends were coming down the mountain road when she fell.

But, trying to avoid her ,another woman crashed and suffered back
injuries.

The Square Trust Rescue Helicopter was called to Ohakune to pick up
the more seriously injured cyclist who had been taken to the rugby
field in the town because weather on the mountain had deteriorated.

The rescue helicopter flew her to Wanganui Hospital while the other
woman was taken by road to Wanganui Hospital by St John Ambulance.

The 17km-long scenic road leads from the outskirts of Ohakune to the
Turoa skifields and was opened in 1963.
 
Bob Berger...
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 3:30 pm
 
In article <6df25f47-f8de-49de-931c-61c0b75bbaed at (no spam) y6g2000pra.googlegroups.com>,
Mike Vandeman says...
Quote:

Evolution in action!

Mike

<SNIP>

Evolution in action!

Bob


http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011578399_hiker11m.html

Originally published Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Hiker in avalanche calls for aid, is found

By Carol M. Ostrom
Seattle Times staff reporter


Search-and-rescue volunteers gather near Milepost 47 along Interstate 90 to
begin efforts to find the hiker caught in an avalanche near Snoqualmie Pass on
Saturday.

A hiker who used his cellphone to call for help despite being at least partially
buried by an avalanche near Snoqualmie Pass Saturday afternoon was found alive
about 7:30 p.m.

He was dug out of the snow by rescuers and was hypothermic, according to a
spokesman for the King County Sheriff's Office.

He was flown to a landing area at Bandera Airfield near the pass to be checked
before being taken by ambulance to a hospital.

The hiker called 911 on his cellphone about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, telling
dispatchers he had been caught at the tail end of a long avalanche and knocked
100 feet off the trail, according to King County sheriff's Deputy Chris Bedker.

The hiker told a dispatcher that although he was stuck in the snow, he could see
light.

From the man's description, rescuers concluded that he was near the main
avalanche chute on Granite Mountain, which is on the west side of Snoqualmie
Pass.

Six rescue teams went in to look for the hiker in an area where the avalanche
danger remains high.

More than one rescuer noted how lucky this hiker was.

"Most people in avalanches don't make it," one said.

Rescuers, racing against time as the light faded and the air chilled, were able
to reach the hiker before dark and pinpoint his location, which allowed a
helicopter from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station to get into the area and fly
him out, rescuers said. Otherwise, he would have had to be carried out.

Although the hiker's identity was not released, Bedker said the Sheriff's Office
knows his name.

It's the second avalanche rescue in the area in two days.

On Friday, a 28-year-old skier was seriously injured when he was caught in an
avalanche and slammed into a tree in the Commonwealth Basin area just north of
Snoqualmie Pass.

King County Search and Rescue worked with Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue to reach
the man Friday afternoon.

King County's Guardian One helicopter plucked the man from a snowfield. He then
was transferred to an ambulance and taken to Harborview Medical Center in
Seattle.

Material from The Associated Press is included in this report.
 
Mike Vandeman...
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:30 pm
 
On May 17, 2:30 pm, Bob Berger <Bob_mem... at (no spam) newsguy.com> wrote:
Quote:
In article <6df25f47-f8de-49de-931c-61c0b75bb... at (no spam) y6g2000pra.googlegroups.com>,
Mike Vandeman says...



Evolution in action!

Mike

SNIP

Evolution in action!

Bob

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011578399_hiker11m.html

Originally published Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Hiker in avalanche calls for aid, is found

By Carol M. Ostrom
Seattle Times staff reporter

Search-and-rescue volunteers gather near Milepost 47 along Interstate 90 to
begin efforts to find the hiker caught in an avalanche near Snoqualmie Pass on
Saturday.

A hiker who used his cellphone to call for help despite being at least partially
buried by an avalanche near Snoqualmie Pass Saturday afternoon was found alive
about 7:30 p.m.

He was dug out of the snow by rescuers and was hypothermic, according to a
spokesman for the King County Sheriff's Office.

He was flown to a landing area at Bandera Airfield near the pass to be checked
before being taken by ambulance to a hospital.

The hiker called 911 on his cellphone about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, telling
dispatchers he had been caught at the tail end of a long avalanche and knocked
100 feet off the trail, according to King County sheriff's Deputy Chris Bedker.

The hiker told a dispatcher that although he was stuck in the snow, he could see
light.

From the man's description, rescuers concluded that he was near the main
avalanche chute on Granite Mountain, which is on the west side of Snoqualmie
Pass.

Six rescue teams went in to look for the hiker in an area where the avalanche
danger remains high.

More than one rescuer noted how lucky this hiker was.

"Most people in avalanches don't make it," one said.

Rescuers, racing against time as the light faded and the air chilled, were able
to reach the hiker before dark and pinpoint his location, which allowed a
helicopter from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station to get into the area and fly
him out, rescuers said. Otherwise, he would have had to be carried out.

Although the hiker's identity was not released, Bedker said the Sheriff's Office
knows his name.

It's the second avalanche rescue in the area in two days.

On Friday, a 28-year-old skier was seriously injured when he was caught in an
avalanche and slammed into a tree in the Commonwealth Basin area just north of
Snoqualmie Pass.

King County Search and Rescue worked with Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue to reach
the man Friday afternoon.

King County's Guardian One helicopter plucked the man from a snowfield. He then
was transferred to an ambulance and taken to Harborview Medical Center in
Seattle.

Material from The Associated Press is included in this report.

Hmmm. You had to go back over a month to find that.... Of course, it's
obvious that mountain biking is FAR more dangerous than hiking.
 
Mike Vandeman...
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:32 pm
 
On May 17, 6:39 pm, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj... at (no spam) yahoo.com> wrote:
Quote:
"Mike Vandeman" <mike.vande... at (no spam) gmail.com> wrote in message

news:6df25f47-f8de-49de-931c-61c0b75bbaed at (no spam) y6g2000pra.googlegroups.com...





Evolution in action!

Mike

http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/have-your-say/news/two-in-hospital...

Two in hospital after mountain biking accident

Give us your thoughts on this story.

Two women have been hospitalised after a mountain biking accident on
Mt Ruapehu yesterday.

One woman sustained head, arm and leg injuries when she fell from her
bike coming down Ohakune Mountain Rd, the road that leads to Turoa
skifields late yesterday morning.

She and some friends were coming down the mountain road when she fell.

But, trying to avoid her ,another woman crashed and suffered back
injuries.

The Square Trust Rescue Helicopter was called to Ohakune to pick up
the more seriously injured cyclist who had been taken to the rugby
field in the town because weather on the mountain had deteriorated.

The rescue helicopter flew her to Wanganui Hospital while the other
woman was taken by road to Wanganui Hospital by St John Ambulance.

The 17km-long scenic road leads from the outskirts of Ohakune to the
Turoa skifields and was opened in 1963.

Gosh, mountain bikers riding along the road where Vandemans says they
belong.

Mountain bikers can't avoid running into other people, even on a wide
road!
 
Jeff Strickland...
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:39 pm
 
"Mike Vandeman" <mike.vandeman at (no spam) gmail.com> wrote in message
news:6df25f47-f8de-49de-931c-61c0b75bbaed at (no spam) y6g2000pra.googlegroups.com...
Quote:
Evolution in action!

Mike


http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/have-your-say/news/two-in-hospital-after-mountain-biking-accident/3914140/

Two in hospital after mountain biking accident

Give us your thoughts on this story.

Two women have been hospitalised after a mountain biking accident on
Mt Ruapehu yesterday.

One woman sustained head, arm and leg injuries when she fell from her
bike coming down Ohakune Mountain Rd, the road that leads to Turoa
skifields late yesterday morning.

She and some friends were coming down the mountain road when she fell.

But, trying to avoid her ,another woman crashed and suffered back
injuries.

The Square Trust Rescue Helicopter was called to Ohakune to pick up
the more seriously injured cyclist who had been taken to the rugby
field in the town because weather on the mountain had deteriorated.

The rescue helicopter flew her to Wanganui Hospital while the other
woman was taken by road to Wanganui Hospital by St John Ambulance.

The 17km-long scenic road leads from the outskirts of Ohakune to the
Turoa skifields and was opened in 1963.


Gosh, mountain bikers riding along the road where Vandemans says they
belong.

What a maroon!
 
Bob Berger...
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:47 pm
 
In article <hssr61$4iu$1 at (no spam) news.eternal-september.org>, Jeff Strickland says...
Quote:


"Mike Vandeman" <mike.vandeman at (no spam) gmail.com> wrote in message
news:6df25f47-f8de-49de-931c-61c0b75bbaed at (no spam) y6g2000pra.googlegroups.com...
Evolution in action!

Mike


http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/have-your-say/news/two-in-hospital-after-mountain-biking-accident/3914140/

Two in hospital after mountain biking accident

Give us your thoughts on this story.

Two women have been hospitalised after a mountain biking accident on
Mt Ruapehu yesterday.

One woman sustained head, arm and leg injuries when she fell from her
bike coming down Ohakune Mountain Rd, the road that leads to Turoa
skifields late yesterday morning.

She and some friends were coming down the mountain road when she fell.

But, trying to avoid her ,another woman crashed and suffered back
injuries.

The Square Trust Rescue Helicopter was called to Ohakune to pick up
the more seriously injured cyclist who had been taken to the rugby
field in the town because weather on the mountain had deteriorated.

The rescue helicopter flew her to Wanganui Hospital while the other
woman was taken by road to Wanganui Hospital by St John Ambulance.

The 17km-long scenic road leads from the outskirts of Ohakune to the
Turoa skifields and was opened in 1963.


Gosh, mountain bikers riding along the road where Vandemans says they
belong.

What a maroon!

But, but, but... They were biking in New Zealand, which is just plain
unforgivable. Smile
 
Bob Berger...
Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 4:41 pm
 
In article <3bfd97d8-fa00-47bd-baff-38f9e37faf5b at (no spam) y6g2000pra.googlegroups.com>,
Mike Vandeman says...
Quote:

On May 17, 2:30=A0pm, Bob Berger <Bob_mem... at (no spam) newsguy.com> wrote:
In article <6df25f47-f8de-49de-931c-61c0b75bb... at (no spam) y6g2000pra.googlegroups.=
com>,
Mike Vandeman says...

Evolution in action!

Mike

SNIP

Evolution in action!

Bob

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011578399_hiker11m.html

Originally published Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Hiker in avalanche calls for aid, is found

<SNIP>

Quote:
Material from The Associated Press is included in this report.

Hmmm. You had to go back over a month to find that....

Nope. I just picked that one out of a very large directory I started a while ago
when I realized how important posting such activity mishap media pieces was to
you. But, to keep you happy, I've posted another below that the NPS posted to
their website this morning.

Also, at least I try to keep the pieces I post to incidents occuring in this
country/continent/hemisphere. I notice that the last two you posted were about
mishaps in New Zealand. I refer to:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10645355

and

http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/have-your-say/news/two-in-hospital-after-mountain-biking-accident/3914140/


Quote:
Of course, it's obvious that mountain biking is
FAR more dangerous than hiking.

How did "dangerous" get into it? Are you starting new crusade against activities
you consider "dangerous"?

Please explain in detail what level of danger you consider acceptable in human
activities.

Hiking acceptable? Mountain biking unacceptable? What about sky diving, or (God
forbid) croquet?

Anyway, here's the promised media piece (and yes I know the climber in question
was from France)...

http://home.nps.gov/applications/morningreport/

THE MORNING REPORT
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Denali National Park & Preserve (AK)
Climber Suffers Fatal Fall From Mt. McKinley

A French mountaineer fell to his death while climbing Mt. McKinley
on Sunday, May 16th. Pascal Frison, 51, and his partner were
approaching a feature at the top of Motorcycle Hill known as
‘Lunch Rocks” near 12,000 feet on the West Buttress when Frison
lost control of his sled. In an attempt to stop it from sliding
over the ridge, both the climber and his sled tumbled towards
the Peters Glacier. Frison, who was unroped at the time, was
unable to self-arrest and ultimately fell over 1,000 feet to a
steep, crevassed section of the Peters Glacier. A nearby climbing
team witnessed the fall and made a radio distress call to rangers
shortly after 3:00 p.m. At the time of the notification, the park’s
high altitude A-Star B3 helicopter was at the 14,200-foot camp on a
resupply flight. Within five minutes, the helicopter flew to the
accident site with two mountaineering rangers on board as spotters.
They saw several pieces of fallen gear, then followed the fall line
down to what appeared to be the climber lying in a crevasse at
approximately 10,200 feet. As the steep terrain at the fall site
offered no feasible landing areas, the helicopter and crew flew
back to the Kahiltna Basecamp at 7,200 feet. After a two-man
communications team was inserted at the top of the Peters Glacier,
the helicopter returned to the crevasse site with NPS mountaineering
ranger Kevin Wright on the end of a short-haul line, i.e. hanging
beneath the helicopter at the end of a 120-foot rope. Helicopter
pilot Andy Hermansky lowered Wright into the crevasse a distance of
approximately 20 feet. Wright could not safely reach the climber,
who was lying an additional 20 feet down in the crevasse, but
readily determined that the climber had not survived the long fall.
Hermansky and Wright returned to the Kahiltna Basecamp. NPS rangers
will return to the site for further reconnaissance and to determine
if a body recovery is an option. Frison’s accident represents the
park’s first known fatality in this area of the route. The terrain
where the fall started features smooth, compact snow and a slope of
roughly 20 degrees, but it quickly drops to a crevasse-ridden, 40-
to 50-degree slope.

[Submitted by Maureen McLaughlin, PIO]
 
Edward Dolan...
Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 5:47 pm
 
"Bob Berger" <Bob_member at (no spam) newsguy.com> wrote in message
news:hssv3i02u9k at (no spam) drn.newsguy.com...
[...]
Quote:
But, but, but... They were biking in New Zealand, which is just plain
unforgivable. Smile

New Zealand is nothing but another New England. What the hell did you think
it is?

Why not try to control your stupidity instead of putting it on display for
all to see!

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota
 
Jeff Strickland...
Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:01 pm
 
"Edward Dolan" <edolan at (no spam) iw.net> wrote in message
news:ab0c4$4bf3271c$d8102c96$21114 at (no spam) KNOLOGY.NET...
Quote:

"Bob Berger" <Bob_member at (no spam) newsguy.com> wrote in message
news:hssv3i02u9k at (no spam) drn.newsguy.com...
[...]
But, but, but... They were biking in New Zealand, which is just plain
unforgivable. :-)

New Zealand is nothing but another New England. What the hell did you
think it is?


ED, THE STORY CLEARLY STATES THEY WERE RIDING ON THE ROAD. ON THE ROAD. Even
Mike says they are okay ON THE ROAD.
 
Jeff Strickland...
Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:02 pm
 
"Mike Vandeman" <mike.vandeman at (no spam) gmail.com> wrote in message
news:f504e3a1-63bf-46c7-9fd0-e4a3f3bec997 at (no spam) j36g2000prj.googlegroups.com...
Quote:

Gosh, mountain bikers riding along the road where Vandemans says they
belong.

Mountain bikers can't avoid running into other people, even on a wide
road!


<JS>
Vandeman is doing his Happy Dance, again.


</JS>
 
Edward Dolan...
Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:40 pm
 
"Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff at (no spam) yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:hsvd9a$743$1 at (no spam) news.eternal-september.org...
Quote:

"Edward Dolan" <edolan at (no spam) iw.net> wrote in message
news:ab0c4$4bf3271c$d8102c96$21114 at (no spam) KNOLOGY.NET...

"Bob Berger" <Bob_member at (no spam) newsguy.com> wrote in message
news:hssv3i02u9k at (no spam) drn.newsguy.com...
[...]
But, but, but... They were biking in New Zealand, which is just plain
unforgivable. :-)

New Zealand is nothing but another New England. What the hell did you
think it is?


ED, THE STORY CLEARLY STATES THEY WERE RIDING ON THE ROAD. ON THE ROAD.
Even Mike says they are okay ON THE ROAD.

Jeff, you would not believe the kind of horrible accidents that occur here
in southern Minnesota where the roads are good and the sight lines extend
forever. How do such accidents happen? Some of them happen due to drunk
drivers but others seem to happen for no good reason at all. It is why I do
not like to ride my bicycle on high speed highways anymore.

Even these rural blacktops can be extremely dangerous. I prefer to ride in
town where the speeds are minimal and I can stay well out of the driving
lane. Yea, take the lane and get run over, ever the battle cry of idiots!

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota
 
Bruce Jensen...
Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:10 am
 
On May 19, 9:28 am, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj... at (no spam) yahoo.com> wrote:
Quote:
"Edward Dolan" <edo... at (no spam) iw.net> wrote in message

news:66ca5$4bf3b209$d8102c96$11727 at (no spam) KNOLOGY.NET...







"Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj... at (no spam) yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:hsvd9a$743$1 at (no spam) news.eternal-september.org...

"Edward Dolan" <edo... at (no spam) iw.net> wrote in message
news:ab0c4$4bf3271c$d8102c96$21114 at (no spam) KNOLOGY.NET...

"Bob Berger" <Bob_mem... at (no spam) newsguy.com> wrote in message
news:hssv3i02u9k at (no spam) drn.newsguy.com...
[...]
But, but, but... They were biking in New Zealand, which is just plain
unforgivable. :-)

New Zealand is nothing but another New England. What the hell did you
think it is?

ED, THE STORY CLEARLY STATES THEY WERE RIDING ON THE ROAD. ON THE ROAD..
Even Mike says they are okay ON THE ROAD.

Jeff, you would not believe the kind of horrible accidents that occur here
in southern Minnesota where the roads are good and the sight lines extend
forever. How do such accidents happen? Some of them happen due to drunk
drivers but others seem to happen for no good reason at all. It is why I
do not like to ride my bicycle on high speed highways anymore.

Even these rural blacktops can be extremely dangerous. I prefer to ride in
town where the speeds are minimal and I can stay well out of the driving
lane. Yea, take the lane and get run over, ever the battle cry of idiots!

Nobody gives a flying f--- where YOU prefer to ride.

The issue is that MIKE VANEDMAN insists that bikes belong on the road, then
gleefully posts arciticles of riders ON THE ROAD that suffer an accident. ON
THE ROAD, where, "THEY BELONG."

Now you are siding with the idiot by saying that RIDING ON THE ROAD IN NEW
ZEALAND is unforgivable. On the road.

Your agenda is, supposedly, that bikes should be banned from TRAILS because
you are incapable of sharing the great outdoors with people that enjoy it
differently than you. Now your agenda is expanded to bikes not beilg allowed
outside of the garage, or if you are Jerry Seinfeld, hanging from a hook in
the living room.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -

Ed "What the hell do I know about rattlesnakes?" Dolan is nothing if
not grossly inconsistent.
 
Jeff Strickland...
Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:28 am
 
"Edward Dolan" <edolan at (no spam) iw.net> wrote in message
news:66ca5$4bf3b209$d8102c96$11727 at (no spam) KNOLOGY.NET...
Quote:

"Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff at (no spam) yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:hsvd9a$743$1 at (no spam) news.eternal-september.org...

"Edward Dolan" <edolan at (no spam) iw.net> wrote in message
news:ab0c4$4bf3271c$d8102c96$21114 at (no spam) KNOLOGY.NET...

"Bob Berger" <Bob_member at (no spam) newsguy.com> wrote in message
news:hssv3i02u9k at (no spam) drn.newsguy.com...
[...]
But, but, but... They were biking in New Zealand, which is just plain
unforgivable. :-)

New Zealand is nothing but another New England. What the hell did you
think it is?


ED, THE STORY CLEARLY STATES THEY WERE RIDING ON THE ROAD. ON THE ROAD.
Even Mike says they are okay ON THE ROAD.

Jeff, you would not believe the kind of horrible accidents that occur here
in southern Minnesota where the roads are good and the sight lines extend
forever. How do such accidents happen? Some of them happen due to drunk
drivers but others seem to happen for no good reason at all. It is why I
do not like to ride my bicycle on high speed highways anymore.

Even these rural blacktops can be extremely dangerous. I prefer to ride in
town where the speeds are minimal and I can stay well out of the driving
lane. Yea, take the lane and get run over, ever the battle cry of idiots!



Nobody gives a flying f--- where YOU prefer to ride.

The issue is that MIKE VANEDMAN insists that bikes belong on the road, then
gleefully posts arciticles of riders ON THE ROAD that suffer an accident. ON
THE ROAD, where, "THEY BELONG."

Now you are siding with the idiot by saying that RIDING ON THE ROAD IN NEW
ZEALAND is unforgivable. On the road.

Your agenda is, supposedly, that bikes should be banned from TRAILS because
you are incapable of sharing the great outdoors with people that enjoy it
differently than you. Now your agenda is expanded to bikes not beilg allowed
outside of the garage, or if you are Jerry Seinfeld, hanging from a hook in
the living room.
 
Tom Sherman ° °...
Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 9:05 pm
 
On 5/19/2010 8:14 PM, Bill Weir wrote:
Quote:
[...]
The Jonas Brothers will be in Wheatland on September 17th, make sure
you get your tickets soon because it will probably be a sold-out
concert. Text it!!

Unless Barack "I'm a Republican pretending to be a Democrat" Obama has

the CIA take them out with a drone fired missile.

--
Tom Sherman - 42.435731,-83.985007
 
Edward Dolan...
Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:00 pm
 
"Bruce Jensen" <bpnjensen at (no spam) yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:f77cde0c-7deb-4e2f-8e27-324301941f58 at (no spam) 40g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
[...]

Quote:
Ed "What the hell do I know about rattlesnakes?" Dolan is nothing if
not grossly inconsistent.


Bruce Jenson knows all about snakes because he is a snake in the grass
himself!

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota
 
 
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