Friday, April 25, 2008
Marking trails and GPS
A mountain biker from the Philadelphia area passed away yesterday from a heart attack suffered while riding at Wissahickon. The other riders in his group, members of PMBA, are discussing the incident on their message board. One of the topics of discussion is the frustration at getting emergency help to the location. I'd like to propose that we endeavor to have a working cell phone and GPS unit on any of our group sanctioned rides. This might also be a good time to discuss marking trails with signage to help direct emergency personnel if the need ever arises.