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Lawyers, Bikes, and Landowners January 26, 2011

Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Recreation, extreme sports, Mountain Biking.
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It always amazes me when I hear about a mountain biker taking legal action aka. suing, a land owner after they have injured themselves while riding on the landowner’s property.

I guess¬† good personal injury lawyer (if there is such a thing) can dig around and come up with something that the landowner did or didn’t do that made it unsafe for the mountain biker….but hey, mountain biking is unsafe to start with!

Bicycle magazine just ran an article about lawmakers in Colorado that are trying to change that.  The article is here.

Can you imagine….you rolling through some sweet single track, and come up on a corner that you can’t make at the speed you are carrying, so you swing wide, and meet a tree with your face…..how is that the landowner’s fault??

It’s a ridiculous, litigious society we live in.