Re: [RC] [RC] Very young riders in AERC rides - Sullivan
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From: "Nancy Mitts" <mitts_n@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> On a more serious note, accidental injuries are no more (or less) horrible
> at age 5, than 10, or 15 or 50. Lets hear some medical facts from medical
> professionals about the dangers particular to a growing young child.
> the criteria we need to go by. If damage to growing bodies is the issue,
> couldn't it be a factor thru the teen years as well?
> Nancy Mitts
Nancy, this is exactly my point. We need some imput from qualified medical
I DO think there are ratios of head size versus body size in pre-school
children that prove they are
top heavy and do not have the balance of older children. Very young
children also have not the
experience or knowledge to understand ANY of the risks of the sport, as
opposed to, say 10 year
olds who have a better concept of getting hurt.
But it's not just the intensity of the sport, it's the DURATION! This is an
Can anyone else here think of a sport similiar where little kids are
actively participating for 12-24 hours?
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- Re: [RC] [RC] Very young riders in AERC rides, Nancy Mitts