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    Slow Moving Vehicle Jean Beetham Smith's Avatar
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    Ken Kifer's accident

    I am probably the only one that didn't know Ken Kifer had a fall this March that fractured a hip. I feel a real debt to him because his site was very helpful to me when I was just starting. He has posted a very honest article about his fall and recovery to date on his site.

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    Thanks for the tip JB. I'll go check it out.

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    Don't feel bad, Jean. I just learned about it last week. Wondered why he hadn't updated his site in a while. Turns out he was busy with other things, like relearning how to walk.

    I like his attitude. [Heavy paraphrasing] The results have been rather drastic, but it really is "just" a broken leg.
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    a question from the ignorant, i am just a bit lost here
    who is ken kifer? and what's his website?
    Thanks Stew

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    My hat's off to Ken Kifer for providing all of us with such an intelligent and informative website.

    I am sorry to hear of his accident and wish him a speedy recovery (as pain-free as possible.)
    No worries

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    Ken's recovery is faster than average for this type of injury, as was mine from my clavicle facture. His observations about bicycle, tyre, and road/pothole/gutter geometry are interesting.
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    Where exactly is his account of the accident / fall? I dont see it mentioned on his main page.

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    Click on "news," Joe.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
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    Thanks John! I some how missed that link.

    Heres the direct link: http://www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/health/myfall.htm

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