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    Tara Llanes severly injured

    On Saturday, September 1 the 2006 Downhill National Champion and two-time National Four-cross Champion, Tara Llanes, crashed at the Jeep King of the Mountain final in Beaver Creek, Colorado and was left paralyzed from the waist down. She was airlifted to Denver Health Hospital, where she underwent seven hours of surgery to correct massive trauma in her lower back. She also has a C-7 fracture, which was deemed stable prior going into surgery.



    Tara made it through another surgery and is now breathing on her own and able to communicate with friends and family. Unfortunately at this time she has no feeling below her waist.



    Her family will continue to keep us posted on her status as they learn more about her injuries. Since coming out of surgery, Tara, drugged and very happy, has kept in good spirit and has promised not to let this beat her.



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    Her family asks that you have as much faith as Tara does throughout this difficult period. Please leave a message on her Myspace page www.myspace.com/mtbtara as she really enjoys hearing from her fans.



    Flowers and/or gifts may be sent to:
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    777 Bannock Street
    Denver Colorado, 80204



    A relief/rehabilitation fund for charitable gifts is currently being arranged. Information will be available later in the week.

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    Sucks for her.
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    Tara Llanes is an outstanding rider and a 1st class individual. One of the most down to earth individuals that I have ever talked to. She is a great role model for the sport. Felt bummed when I heard the news. It makes one really realize the risk we and the few that races for a living take every time out. You may get better through experience, but as experience and skills grow, so does the potential for harder crashes and worse injuries. None of us are indestructible.

    I hope for the best for Tara.
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    I didnt mean it to come out that way. It sucks she cant ride is what Im trying to poke at. Srry if i rubbed you the wrong way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tra!l ! View Post
    I didnt mean it to come out that way. It sucks she cant ride is what Im trying to poke at. Srry if i rubbed you the wrong way.
    I felt a response like Gastro's coming on until I read your 2nd post.

    Yeah it "sucks for her". It's going to suck for of all of us that appreciate her passion for MTB'ing.

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    This happened on Saturday September 1 2006, any updates on her condition? if anyone knows anything please let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    This happened on Saturday September 1 2006, any updates on her condition? if anyone knows anything please let us know.
    it happened last weekend, Sept 1, 2007

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    Oh, the orig post states,"Saturday, September 1 2006 " please keep us updated

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    No need to turn this into an argument. On September 1, 2007, Tara, the 2006 National Downhill Champion, had this accident.


    Best wishes for her recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Oh, the orig post states,"Saturday, September 1 2006 " please keep us updated
    FAIL

    read it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by edzo View Post
    FAIL

    read it again
    Original website I copied it from must have had a typo on the date. bikemag.com I think was where I first saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klondike300 View Post
    Original website I copied it from must have had a typo on the date. bikemag.com I think was where I first saw it.
    LOL No, no typo. It say's 2006 downhill national champion. That is seperate from On sat september 1rst.

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    Well she is doing better from what I read!!!! Still in a wheelchair!! I wish her a full recovery from her horrible wreck!

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    Thanks for the update. I was wondering what has happened since.
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    That's very terrible! Best wishes and and speedy recovery Tara!

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    That really sucks. Best wishes!
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    I wonder who deleted my post without even bothering to contact me. Weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    I wonder who deleted my post without even bothering to contact me. Weak.
    It was me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you want to make trouble meet me at Whitepines next month!
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