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Old 09-12-07, 03:57 PM
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Local Commuter get news coverage

My friend Paul is featured on wfaa.com websites. Please take a look he commutes 3-5 days every week 42 miles round trip.

First one during bike week

http://www.wfaa.com/video/index.html?nvid=144000

Second one is about his accident. He was hit from behind by an 80 year old man who did not see him

http://www.wfaa.com/video/index.html?nvid=162862&shu=1

Third one is about his return to commuting back and forth to work.

http://www.wfaa.com/video/index.html?nvid=173968

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Old 09-12-07, 04:33 PM
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The traffic he rides in looks pretty scary. My commute is the same distance as his, but I live in an area which is semi-rural. I have to deal with a half mile section of heavily trafficked 2 lane---and I got hit there. Not as bad as Paul's crash, but it does suck to wake up on the ground surrounded by strangers telling you to lie still. I commend him for getting out there, and wish him a speedy recovery.
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He feels he is about 80% now and he is back to commuting three days a week till he is out of PT. After PT is over he is going to try to work his way back up to 5 days a week. He is still dealing with his ankle if he trys to push to big a gear his ankle starts to act up. His road rash is still there but is going away pretty quickly.

When he got hit he was literaly right next to an ambulance they got to treating him right away. He thinks they where working on him before he stopped rolling. LOL
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looking at him in that wheelchair and his busted bike in his garage made me almost break out in a sweat thinking about the similar accident I had a couple months ago, the only difference being that the driver who hit me slowed down enough that all he hurt was my back wheel. I feel for this guy though, I wish him a speedy recovery, and hope he is back on the road soon.
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The first thing I remember asking once I regained consciousness is "Where's my bike?".
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