Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mountain Bikers Beware: Spike Strips Ahead

As if mountain biking weren't hard enough as it is, it just got a little bit harder.  Police in Colorado are looking for the person who thought it would be a good idea to place spike strips at various points on a mountain bike trail running through a public park.

At least one biker was injured from the home-make spike strips, which were created from barbed wire, wood and nails, and then intentionally concealed along the bike path so that they would not be seen until it was too late.

For the sake of those who are actually keeping in shape and getting out for some exorcise in the fresh mountain air, lets hope this practice does not catch on.

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1 comment:

  1. I agree, these spike strips were very unsporting. But as a hiker, I would like to say that mountain bikers tend to take over the trails and force hikers to jump out of their way, risking sprained ankles and other injuries. Someone probably got overly angry and created the strips. So sad!