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Old 10-25-06, 08:15 PM   #1
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I got nailed

I finally got computer access in my hospital room, so I had to post.

My hometown paper (not the city I live in) wrote an article on it http://www.morganton.com/servlet/Sat...=1149191031974

I'm getting transferred to a rehab program to get me back to functiional tomorrow.

At least I've now got some funky scars!
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Old 10-25-06, 08:22 PM   #2
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I wish you speedy recoveries, bro. Keep looking forward.
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Old 10-25-06, 08:23 PM   #3
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Holy ****! I'm glad you're alive dude! I bet your family's even happier. Did the cops catch the ****er?
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Old 10-25-06, 08:23 PM   #4
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Dude, sorry about that man Sounds awful. When did this accident happen, and when are they gonna catch the @#($&@#$ that hit you?

I hope your recovery goes well and that you'll be able to get back on the bike soon. Keep us posted on BF!!
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Old 10-25-06, 08:25 PM   #5
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Hoooo man Chester! They got you in the heart! That suxs. We'll be thinking about ya and praying for you
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Old 10-25-06, 08:26 PM   #6
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WOW !

Glad your alive and able to post, keep us updated.
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Old 10-25-06, 08:29 PM   #7
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I just re-read the article. Doesn't sound like the cops are going to do anything!
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Old 10-25-06, 08:29 PM   #8
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Unbelievable. So very glad you're alive... take care of yourself and do keep us posted.
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Old 10-25-06, 08:30 PM   #9
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Holy cow! Good to hear that you are recovering.
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Old 10-25-06, 08:31 PM   #10
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Oh, boy. Two crashes in the first 10 posts of the Commuting forum.....

I wish you a good recovery. Happy to see that you're alive and kicking.
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Old 10-25-06, 09:03 PM   #11
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Holy moses! VERY VERY glad you survived that one. Christ.. I hope they get the damn driver. Its good that they specifically said you ran lights and all.

Having survived a high speed accident today, I'm glad I walked away.
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Old 10-25-06, 09:07 PM   #12
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So glad you're OK. Can you tell us what happened or what we can learn from your misfortune?
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Old 10-25-06, 09:20 PM   #13
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Wow! Glad you're alive, keep in there!

About the cops not doing anything, we should all write emails to his local police dept. complaining about the lack of attention to bike/car related accidents or something.
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Old 10-25-06, 09:47 PM   #14
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Can't nobody hold me down
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I got to keep on movin'

I wish you a speedy recovery and will send good energy every time I ride.
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Old 10-25-06, 10:09 PM   #15
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A very healthy and speedy recovery to you. My sympathies.

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Old 10-25-06, 10:55 PM   #16
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Jeeze, a torn aorta. My stubbed big toe can't compete with that. Hope they don't mock your pain in rehab by making you ride one of those stationary bicycles with a leather strap around the front wheel.
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Old 10-25-06, 11:06 PM   #17
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oh my god i am so sorry that happened to you!
hope you're back in action soon.
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Very best wishes to you for a fast recovery. Hope you're back in the saddle soon.
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Old 10-25-06, 11:15 PM   #19
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Torn aorta...that is SERIOUS stuff. Thank the cycling gods that the cager didn't get the best of you. Good luck eventually getting back in the saddle.
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Old 10-25-06, 11:52 PM   #20
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Best wishes for a full recovery.

This stuff sucks.
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Old 10-26-06, 12:03 AM   #21
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Hey look at the chances of survival - and you did it. Gotta be cyclist's luck man!

You'll be back and at it soon!
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Old 10-26-06, 01:56 AM   #22
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Glad you're posting, and all the best for a speedy recovery. Please keep us updated on your condition, and let us know what happens to the driver.
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Wow, talk about beating the odds. Get well soon dude and hope they catch the car that nearly put you out for the count. Tell anyone who will listen that you want this car found.
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