Wednesday, July 15, 2009

hoping for a speedy recovery

Sam Jackson of the BRA went down hard today on a training ride, sustaining two broken ribs and a punctured lung. It was on a steep and winding descent that nearly took my tire down to the tube navigating it safely. The front left portion of his helmet was caved in and probably saved his life.
The likely cause of the wreck was the washout ( sand and fine pebble gravel ) that had spilled into the turn from a hard rain earlier in the day. Combined with the speed of the descent, there was virtually no avoiding the crash.
Please, everyone, WEAR YOUR HELMETS ! and be safe out there !
Sam, I hope you're back on your bike soon -- I'm gonna miss training with you in the meantime !

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