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Old 09-01-03, 12:33 PM
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Injured

Well, I got myself hurt pretty badly. Friday night I crashed at the velodrome during the national championships. It was the scratch race, and a woman touched wheels and went down. She slid right in front of me, and I had nowhere to go.

I went over my handlebars and landed on my face. I got an ambulance ride to the hospital where 8 hours in the ER found me w/ a fractured collar bone, 3 loose teeth, 19 stiches in my face and mouth, and a big black and blue calf + road rash.

Hey, at least it's the end of the season! I am beginning to improve now, although I'm going to miss some school (begins tomorrow). Well, I just wanted to let you guys know what's going on (it takes a long time to type with 1 hand).

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Old 09-01-03, 01:06 PM
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Sorry to hear of your accident, Velo! Get well soon, and back on the bike!
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Old 09-01-03, 01:21 PM
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Dang... it's good to see you in good spirits despite the fall! I hope you heal up quickly and if you need anything, let me know.

Did you have a hand injury too?

Glad to hear you're gonna be ok. Take care.

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Old 09-01-03, 01:23 PM
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Ow! Hope you feel better soon. Looks like you ought to recover, and what a story you'll have to tell when you do get back to school. How's the woman who went down in front of you?
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Old 09-01-03, 01:44 PM
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Sorry to hear about the crash! Hope you feel better soon.

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Old 09-01-03, 01:45 PM
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Ouch - so sorry to hear of your incident. However, I'm happy to hear that you will heal, and your attitude is good!!
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Old 09-01-03, 02:11 PM
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Ouch! I went endow and broke my collarbone in July, same day Tyler Hamilton did. Most painful part was the 5 weeks I was off my bike. (Although the first few days after the accident were very painful too)

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Old 09-01-03, 02:19 PM
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Sorry to hear about your accident, but glad to hear you will be back again and ready to race!
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Old 09-01-03, 02:21 PM
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Hope you mend quickly!
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Old 09-01-03, 02:34 PM
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To those who asked:

I didn't hurt my hand; my arm is in a sling, that's why I have 1 hand to type.

The woman who crashed in front of me is okay. She got back in the race when it resumed.
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Old 09-01-03, 02:40 PM
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So sorry, that hurt just reading it, get well soon!
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Old 09-01-03, 03:38 PM
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Velo .....

Hope you recover quickly. Being in great health and physical condition will sure help.
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Mend fast, Velo! And try to miss as little school as possible...it is awfully hard to catch up!

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Hope you heal fast.
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Old 09-02-03, 06:23 AM
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Velo,

Missed this before.
I hope you are ok, and that you get well soon.
Give yourself time we don't want to see that promising
career jeapordized by coming back too soon.

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Old 09-02-03, 07:31 AM
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Sorry to hear the bad news but I'm glad you're ok, sort of.
Keep us posted about your progress.
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Old 09-02-03, 07:52 AM
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Too bad about your crash. You do sound indomitable though and that is good - takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!
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