Monday, June 15, 2015

Helmets

This post has been knocking around in the back of my mind for some time now - ever since I was offered a photo to post of a child in a TrailRider without a helmet

There were, of course, some very real reasons why the child did not have a helmet but the thought prevailed - Should anyone, ever, ride without a helmet?

The argument was presented that a waiver could have been lodged (it wasn't by the way) such that the TrailRider provider was exempted from any insurance claim if there was an injury or worse. However I have found no legal expert who could say that a waiver, under Australian law, was watertight.

That leaves me concluding that it is the absolute bottom line of all TrailRider use. The first serious accident or death of a rider could be a death knell for the TrailRider in Australia.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Spreading the word

The Wild page - click to view
Wild Magazine is an Australian magazine that talks about the Wilderness - the places and the people who get out there. They too have heard the news about the Daylesford TrailRider track and here is their article.

Click on the photo to see and read. It is an outstanding piece of writing by Genevieve Barlow. Way to go!

I've been having a quieter time as my broken leg heals but I know there are some exciting announcements coming up