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    Substructure, what happened?

    After your race I saw you surrounded by ambulances. I know there was a wreck but I didn't see and blood or protruding bones. You ok?

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    what?? hope he's ok!!
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    oh, man...

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    Last lap. Attack after attack I was up front and someone went left to right, clipped my front wheel at about 35mph. I went down hard - real hard. Then bike after bike hit me in the back. The first bike that hit me broke into three pieces. No joke. The down tube shattered off the bike and the forks crumpled. Then I think 10 bike ran into me. I had guys and bikes all over me. It was a nightmare. I couldn't breathe or move. They forced me into an ambulance because they thought I broke some ribs and my lung collapsed. My back took at least three or four bikes at full speed. My helmet is scraped and there are sprocket teeth marks on the top. I also have marks on my forehead from someone's cranks. My jersey, shoe covers, leg warmers, undershirt, bibs, gloves, and helmet are totaled.

    It was ugly. I'm scraped and bruised and sore. But no broken bones. But that poor kid's bike. I can't believe how smashed it was. My back took the brunt of everything.

    The bad thing is, my bike is mangles and I have nothing else right now. My wife is out of work and I've paid for several races that I may not be able to do. I'm pretty torn up right now physically, mentally, and spiritually. Seems I can't stand before I get knocked down again. Sux.

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    **** man. First, I'm glad you're ok. Last lap speeds are murderous and you're lucky to have come out mostly unscathed.

    Second, don't worry about the bike man - something will come together. There are far bigger things in life.
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    Holy cow dude! At least you made it without breaking anything in your body.
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    Sorry to hear the latest Sub. Believe it or not you have been an inspiration to me. With all of life's drama you have always found a way to get back in the race. I have admired that and you have set the bar for me as I battle on.

    You'll be back and stronger. Take time to heal.

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    Thanks Greg.
    If there is a will there is a way.

    If I can get a bike for next week, I'll be in the race. Even if I'm off the back.

    My teammates have really picked me up. I hate that I disappointed them however. They had such high expectations for me. But the season is young and I will heal.

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    Accidents happen man. Don't beat yourself up over it. I don't think in the least they are disappointed. Obviously you can show that you got the winning spirit in you.
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    oh damn sub. very sorry to hear this, but glad that you are relatively ok. be strong, have faith. you'll good as new before you know it.
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    Heal fast subby. I hope everything works out. After what you've gone through, you'll bounce back from this like its nothing.
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    scary **** man.

    get well subby!

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    What size bike you ride Sub? Ive got a 2008 Tarmac 61 sitting in the garage. If it will work your welcome to it.

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    damn dude - glad you're ok. sounds like a freakin' nightmare!
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    another idea - post up a paypal address and maybe we can throw a couple $$$ your way to get you rolling again? I'd like to chip in a little. Assuming of course you're cool with this sub.
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    Wow Sub, you are really getting tested lately. I know that as always, you will rise above. I would be glad to support the "get sub a new ride" fund a well.
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    sorry to hear sub

    get a cheap used CAAD 7-9 you won't miss a beat
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    Thanks guys. That really means a lot. Really does.
    Let me see what my LBS can do tomorrow with it first. But I will definitely let you guys know.

    This morning I'm actually able to move and walk around. I very well could be good by next weekend.

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    Hope you get sorted soon mate! Glad to hear no one was seriously hurt, the way you bounce back from adversity impresses me no end, so please, impress me again!
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    Bummer man! Hope you heal up soon and find a ride for this weekend!
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    Sorry to hear, especially on the last lap of the race. Every racer's worst nightmare... Heal up soon, but don't push yourself too hard too fast.
    Good luck with the bike! I know how much you loved that Fuji

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    You're a hard man for wanting to get back in right after something like that.

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    I know you're hurting now, but being able to limp quietly away from a bad crash like that is pretty fortunate. I had a former teammate go down in a field sprint and he woke up in a pool of his own blood breathing out of new places. Of course "it could have been much worse" is a pretty dim "bright side" when you first look at it. Couple of days from now the bright side will lighten nicely. If it'll cheer you up I'll post my collection of Ex's post crash photos.

    Sorry to hear about the crash, really glad your up and walking. Let us know on the fund or if you need some parts. Ex is cleaning out the workshop.

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    Wow, like everyone else has said, it good to know your mobile and not injured too seriously. Heal quick.

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