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Pebbles

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#1 Sep 1, 2010
First of all, my heart goes out to the family who lost their son in such a tragic accident. I can't imagine what it would be like to have the loss of a child. You are in my prayers.
It seems to me there are a lot of accidents up there. From broken bones to serious injuries and now a tragedy.
Should they close it? I don't know but the record of that place is not looking too good.
What is the answer? Beats me!
JSpringer

Richmond, IN

#2 Sep 1, 2010
Close her down!!!!
I AM ME

United States

#3 Sep 1, 2010
What do you mean, now tragedy? People die up there every year. It's not Haspins fault, it's these people that think they are invisible, and ride like complete idiots. I do think there needs to be a age limit. Some of those hills are dangerous for a young kid to ride.

I feel bad for the family and the kid. It's awful, but seriously, did they not know that could happen at any time up there? Like I said before, people die all the time up there, only difference is, most of them are from Ohio.
BONE BREAKER

Chicago, IL

#4 Sep 1, 2010
Exactly.Haspin has always been there and will always be there.Learn how to ride-IDIOTS.
Bville Buddy

Toledo, OH

#5 Sep 1, 2010
A 13yr old professional motocross rider also died over the weekend as a result of injuries sustained in a track accident.

I am not sure that I would allow a child of mine to compete in such a risky sport. But its really hard to deny your child the right to do something they really love even if your heart feels like its bein gripped by a giants hand whenever they take off.

I guess everybody has to make their own decisions about how much risk is too much.

I make no judgements, my heart goes out to the families.

I dont see Haspin going anywhere.
Haspin Rider - kid races

Franklin, OH

#6 Sep 1, 2010
Riding motocross is no more dangerous than jumping on a trampoline or playing baseball. It's not that he did not know how to ride, it was just a freak accident. People drown in lakes, do they close all the lakes? People in the stands at baseball games and hockey games get hit with pucks and balls and die all the time, do they close them? I have been riding there for over 20 years and now me and my son ride/race there. We have both been hurt before but no more hurt than playing in a club house or wrecking on a skateboard.
IGNORANT statements such as those said by "bone breaker" about idiots and learn how to ride, are from those that like drama and crave attention. Think of what the family would think and feel if they were to read that comment. Think about it.
MOTOCROSS RACER

Mansfield, OH

#7 Sep 1, 2010
AS HASPEN RIDER WROTE I COULD NOT OF SAID IT BETTER MYSELF. I AM AT EVERY MOTOCROSS RACE AT HASPEN AND KNOWN KIT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS NOW. HE WAS NOT AN INEXPEIRINCED RIDER, IT WAS JUST A TRAGIC ACCIDENT.
MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#8 Sep 1, 2010
And tragic accidents can happen any time, any where and no matter what you are doing.
As a child I rode horseback and bikes, helmets? Unheard off. Did I ever get hurt. You bet.

Your child can get killed riding his bike or when she drives a car or tripping over his own feet.

All you can do is like I said, make the decision what is an acceptable level of risk. Make sure, as I am sure these parents did, that your child has all the skills and safety items available and then send them off with a prayer in your heart and a smile on your face.

You can't raise them in a bubble.
BONE BREAKER

Madison, WI

#9 Sep 1, 2010
Haspin Rider - kid races wrote:
Riding motocross is no more dangerous than jumping on a trampoline or playing baseball. It's not that he did not know how to ride, it was just a freak accident. People drown in lakes, do they close all the lakes? People in the stands at baseball games and hockey games get hit with pucks and balls and die all the time, do they close them? I have been riding there for over 20 years and now me and my son ride/race there. We have both been hurt before but no more hurt than playing in a club house or wrecking on a skateboard.
IGNORANT statements such as those said by "bone breaker" about idiots and learn how to ride, are from those that like drama and crave attention. Think of what the family would think and feel if they were to read that comment. Think about it.
When I say idiots I mean the 70% at Haspin that can't ride.When I say ride I mean safety-knowledge-respect.I also have been attending and riding Haspin for over 20 years.My comment was not towards the family of the hurt but intended for the IDIOTS who always preach closing Haspin.What will that solve?Nothing,people will find another spot to ride and there will be death and injuries.So now you can interpret this comment how YOU would like.Now,you think about.
Just A Thought

AOL

#10 Sep 2, 2010
I think there should be an age limit of at least 18 years of age ,to ride at Haspin! If a child is not able to drive a car legally on the roads , than by all means they should not be able to drive a quad at Haspins! Everyone knows how dangerous it is. There has more deaths at Haspin ,than most people realize!
yupp

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Sep 2, 2010
you sir are an ass.. keep ur co ck su cker shut and keep ur comments to urself cuz no one wants to hear it and besides a 15 year old kid died..have some sympathy di ck

Since: Mar 10

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Sep 3, 2010
I don't believe Haspin Acres should be closed. As one post said, accidents can happen at any time, any place, whether you are canoeing on the river, boating or swimming on the lake or riding at Haspin.

It would be interesting to know, however, the statistics of police calls, ambulance runs and others (fire, first responders, coroner) to these places to see how they affect our service resources in the county and what, if any, financial drain the number of calls causes.

Since: Feb 10

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Sep 3, 2010
are the areas roped off or anything like that to show beginner/intermediate/advanced courses or somethin? perhaps this could help with the injuries. there is no way they are gonna close it it brings in too much money for the count and that would just be plain stupid anyway like everyone one else has said it was an accident nobody is a t fault here sometimes bad stuff happens, nothin you can do about it
RnEmOvr

Hinesville, GA

#14 Dec 3, 2012
Haspin is safer than I-275 but are you trying to close that? No! If you don't know what you are talking about then stay out of it. I have rove my Jeep at Haspin for years and the people who get hurt are 90% accidents. It's not like we have a lot of options in this area to go off-road LEGALLY. Riding quads and dirt bikes keep a few kids off the streets. Even if only one it is worth it to me. I now live in southern GA here there is no legal places like Haspin and it sucks. Every month I hear about some OHV park getting closed then the same people who closed it complain that some guys (the ones who give us law abiding wheelers a bad name) go tear up their farm lands or woods or front yard. Let us have a place to play.
ok but

Brookville, IN

#15 Dec 3, 2012
Then Haspin should provide their own emergency medical services on site. The runs from EMS to Haspin are ridiculous and a drain on county services. Why should I have no local ambulance--meaning have to wait on another EMS unit from farther away in the county--because a bunch of wheelers want to play? I have no problem with them playing--but Haspin enjoys their money, let Haspin use some of the profits to either fund EMS or provide their own onsite.
Property owner

Chicago, IL

#16 Dec 4, 2012
As a property owner along the route to Haspin, I cannot put into words how much I hate this place. People fly down the road on their way to drink it up and put the hammer down on the muddy slopes. I would only wonder how much the county has spent on repairing the road that runs along Haspin's property line. The erosion and degradation of the land as well as the noise pollution and intoxicated drivers that are never apprehended when the leave the place, traveling on county roads.
People who go to Haspin are not policed to make certain they are operating their vehicles in as safe a manner as possible. I know professional motorcross riders that have been to Haspin one time--yes, it took only once for them to realize the place was a dangerous dump.
And out of curiosity, do the owners of Haspin give back to the community in some form? What do they do with the profits from their business?
dicky

Orleans, IN

#17 Dec 4, 2012
ya all want some whine with that cheese?
River rat

Erlanger, KY

#18 Dec 4, 2012
Who was the kid killed?
Bea

Brookville, IN

#19 Dec 4, 2012
It's always been a dump. The difference now is that it's Franklin County's dirty little secret. Since quads and bikes have become popular with the "in" crowd who has the money to spend on the baddest wheels and the trucks/trailers to haul them, along with the helmets, gloves, blah blah blah that the same guys on TV wear, Haspin is seen in a new light. Adults looking to get their macho on, and their kids who they want to brag about come out here because there are essentially no rules, no limits. No, Haspin has never done a damn thing for the community. Why should they? Making money hand over fist with dirt and mud? Pretty low overhead, I'd say. The alcohol and grass flow freely out there and everybody turns the other way. Raid it once and see how wholesome it is. Add that to the constant medical runs and really severe injuries, aircare at least once a week, and deaths. Haspin is not the unique little playground some people would like to think.
dicky

Orleans, IN

#20 Dec 4, 2012
Bea wrote:
It's always been a dump. The difference now is that it's Franklin County's dirty little secret. Since quads and bikes have become popular with the "in" crowd who has the money to spend on the baddest wheels and the trucks/trailers to haul them, along with the helmets, gloves, blah blah blah that the same guys on TV wear, Haspin is seen in a new light. Adults looking to get their macho on, and their kids who they want to brag about come out here because there are essentially no rules, no limits. No, Haspin has never done a damn thing for the community. Why should they? Making money hand over fist with dirt and mud? Pretty low overhead, I'd say. The alcohol and grass flow freely out there and everybody turns the other way. Raid it once and see how wholesome it is. Add that to the constant medical runs and really severe injuries, aircare at least once a week, and deaths. Haspin is not the unique little playground some people would like to think.
Once again you want some whine with that cheese?
Whiney a$$ people aint ya got nothin better to do then put down people or business's ? I bet everyone of you are Great Pillars of your community!
So go get ya another beer and a camel get dressed it is almost 9am.
Bunch of worthless people, keyboard commando's,Let me come to your house and see how nasty you live then i can talk trash about YOU!

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