Here’s a perfect example of why some First Aid knowledge can go a long way when you’re out mountain biking. When this rider hit a slippery hip jump, came off and punctured his leg, he could have been in serious trouble. Thankfully Alex (also known as the Singletrack Sampler) was on hand within seconds to make a makeshift tourniquet and stem the bleeding.
It’s impressive how little the rider actually bled given the severity of the injury. We wish him a full recovery that will probably be a lot shorter thanks to the work of his buddies.