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Old 09-30-2011, 10:31 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by eakins View Post
dale,
your wife broke her ankle or leg when she dumped her hardbag-equipped dr on her leg right?
Bill - Yeah, she broke her left ankle in some deep sand in Moab about 3 years ago, but it wasn't the hard bag that did it. As she lost control and was going down (about 15mph?), she put out her left leg to kick the bike back up and rolled her ankle then the bike fell on her. Actually, the Pelicans held the bike up off her leg while sliding on the ground, possibly preventing a worse injury. In the picture you can see how it holds the bike up off the ground. As it was, in this case, the Pelicans were neutral at worst, or positive at best in this incident. I'm still not convinced that hard bags are inherently better or worse off-road since they can both cause and prevent injuries.

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