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    His recovery will be lengthly

    ...but he's alive and expected to recover.
    http://www.13wham.com/guides/health/...kTnnMLryw.cspx

    Our local news sources are inundated with this story as this man is CEO of our areas largest employer. They are taking several different tacts, one station has turned this into a soapbox for helmet requirement (EDIT: which he was wearing). This report tends to be more biased to the road engineering aspect.

    My purpose for posting this is as a reminder to ride within our skill limits and to be careful on roads we're unfamiliar with. Accidents happen, unfortunately, so a bit of caution is always wise. IMHO
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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Yeah, helmets sure prevent neck injuries. But you don't want to mess with the Department of Highways.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Ride safe on roads that you are familiar with.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    +1!

    I'm sure we all have tales of close calls, self-inflicted or otherwise. Be safe.

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    I guess I don't have to apologize for being kinda slow on descents and turns. On group rides I strive to be the first up a hill and the last down.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
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    Odd coincidence, my brother lives on that very same road. There's a very steep hill that ends at a T intersection at the bottom. If you approach the other way, there's a very steep S curve down to the bottom that I had a close one on when I hit some sand. I made it thru, but it was a wakeup call!

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