This Blog Post was originally published on the platform "writelier" (formerly "co-writers" and "200wordsaday"). Sadly the blogging platform was discontinued. I downloaded all my blog posts and prepared them to be republish them here.
Most of today I was working as paramedic again. Here in Austria was a bank holiday, so I hadn't to work.
Since there is currently a larger cycling event in the area I am normally doing my duty, I helped there of course.
As far as I know, it is an international competition of cyclists. I saw people from all around the globe. If I remember correctly I even saw a group of cyclists from Australia.
The event is observed by the FIS and it seems like you need an official license to compete against the others.
It is held once a year over about a week. The trails where they are driving are also public roads, so the next accident is sadly never far away.
With my co-driver I was placed on about the end of the first third of the circuit, in whole, I think it was about 22 kilometres. The cyclists were coming downhill and quickly passing by on our emergency vehicle, which I already almost parked in the trench.
Obviously, the road was very tight and since it was downhill they were really fast, sometimes I thought they will drive off the right mirror.
Luckily no one did and we hadn't to do anything. My other colleagues, which were located at Start/Finish had to do more, as several cyclists fell in a roundabout.