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Cheating Death on Skateboard

Original post made by David, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jan 5, 2014

What is it with kids longboarding (skateboards) down the mountain roads in Los Altos Hills. All I can say is stupid! And parents are allowing this by following them with their cars (great parenting). [Portion removed.]

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Posted by David V
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jan 5, 2014 at 5:26 pm

David V is a registered user.

Ha! What we did on & around the roads & pathways of Los Altos Hills in the 70's makes these kids look like Tykes on Trykes. Back then helmets had yet to be invented. Chill out, and why do you even care?


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Posted by I care
a resident of Los Altos
on Jan 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm

I care as well. Hate to see people risking their lives for no good reason. Just to show the other kids they aren't scared?
Life is precious, even if you are a dumb testosterone poisoned kid (like David V).


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Posted by Obscene
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Jan 5, 2014 at 7:19 pm

What David's original post stated about these kids being organ donors and doing society a favor by dying is obscene, chillingly cold, and should have been deleted!


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Posted by the truth
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2014 at 8:22 am

Supposedly back when Highway 17 over to Santa Cruz was more out of control, motorcyclists there who went off the road were the heart donors. This was stated as medical fact by the heart transplant folks, not for enjoyment...but it is cautionary.


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 6, 2014 at 8:46 am

There are a million videos on You-Tube that show the gamut of results this, from very lucky to dead and all shades in between. People watch them for entertainment, but a few seconds of it proves just too painful if you have any empathy or concern for other people at all ... which perhaps David V is lacking.


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Posted by Obscene
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Jan 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jan 6, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Ok I'm confused. Was the original post made by David V, or just the first response? Are these the same David or different? Are the other responders mixing them up?

My most memorable bicycle wipe-outs were in Los Altos Hills. Good thing we didn't have GoPro cameras when I was a kid.