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It seems like a few things have come together at the same time this week that has made me want to share my thoughts on this topic again.....
Yesterday I retuned young Meg James DH bike back to Trek, as her rookie World Cup Downhill season ended early when she had a big crash at Lenzerheide World Cup back in July. Meg is recovering well but with a big concussion she has taken the rest of the year off her DH bike...at 17yrs old with so much time ahead of her, taking time now I believe is the wisest decision to make for a full recovery.....
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Over two years ago Lorraine Truong, suffered a concussion at a round of the EWS and since then has been on the long road to recovery...ever since then I have been so much more aware of concussion and have tried to spread the word to educate all of us who love to ride our bikes... I dont confess to be an expert or know much about concussion but what I do want to do is increase awareness so we can try and reduce the number of people who have to go through what Lorraine has been through....
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I really do believe that lots of positives steps are being taken, with both the Enduro World Series and UCI Mountain Bike World Cup DH races now having some kind of protocol and logging of concussion at their events, but its early days and I believe there is still more that can be done..
People are talking about it more openly and just the other week I was talking to Martin Maes after his crash in Whistler EWS race. He was sitting in 4th place in the overall with just 2 stages to race when he had a big over the bars having just crossed the finish line of a stage. He hit his head hard and just didn't feel right and made the most impressive decision, for a young guy to make....he pulled out of the race and took time (weeks) to recover before getting back on his bike. He said that he has learnt to be sensible and make smart choices having seen what Lorraine has been through in the past two years....
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As a rider this is the hardest decision to make as often if you have hit your head you are not in a good place to make a sensible decision and need to rely on the others around you to help make that right decision...
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This recent video from Katy Curd Kathryn Curd is a great watch and having seen Katy over the last 12 months I have seen how tough some of those times have been and how hard she has worked to help her body recover....
These guys are shaping our sport and helping increase awareness and safety so please take the time to follow Lorraine Lolotte Triangle in her journey and if you can support her by following hashtag Mybrainrules and supporting her in her road to recovery please do ....
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Follow Katy Curd's journey and lets look out for one another and continue the education of concussion in MTB....

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Darrell SouthSimon Baker

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Garreth WardWell said Tracy

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Kai AshbeeGreat to spread awareness about this Tracey. Even with a smaller concussion you think you're ok and carry on like you are. It's not until later you reflect and realise your decision making was impaired and you really should have rested.

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Napalmjeff AdamHad to stop the video at three minutes seeing her get physiotherapy treatment if that's what it was. I had an over the bars accident once on a road bike smashed my face on the ground fractured my cheak split the side of my head in hospital for two days cheek wired up for six weeks stitches on my head can't remember how many I was pretty sore for a while I got out of hospital and was back to work in a couple of weeks never got no other treatment. I suppose things are different now.

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Piers Bickerton-JonesWell said Tracy, I always make time to chat with Lorraine on her instagram, like you say we need to look out for one another

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Adrienne SidfordThank you Tracy, so important to increase awareness. Particularly as research is indicating that brain injury increases the likelihood of other conditions including severe depression, anxiety and risk of Alzheimer's and dementia

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Anne LintonAgree Tracy. I’ve coached a few athletes with head injury and it’s really hard to see it so they think they are ok. I have some guidelines put out by the medicine of Cycling group that I follow.

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Noelle WarrickGarett this should be a future trip we do! This place looks like so much fun πŸ™‚

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What a great weekend at #TemtiwrCoedyBrenin Ladies Weekend at Coed-y-Brenin πŸ‘

Great to see so many ladies out on not the nicest weekends of weather, riding bikes, doing yoga, learning new skills and knowledge from workshops. We also got to watch an uncut version of the great film - Mountain biking:The Untold British Story and a Q&A session with myself !!

Thanks to everyone that took part and was involved in making it happen:::::
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Lisa SteadmanWould have loved to be there for this but us Hadleigh girls were shredding Cannock. Is there another one soon 😎

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Katie HesdenEnjoyed meeting you and hope to make use of your advice on riding techniques. If your ever up this way again let me know and could go a ride again sometime.

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Carl JonesWell done one and all, Dyfi winter warm up is where you need to be to put it all into practice

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