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Old 06-23-12, 08:34 PM
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Lance Oldstrong serious Diablo crash

On Wednesday, some time after Diablo Scott shot this photo of LanceOldStrong (Dan) at the Diablo Junction, Dan had a bad crash while descending the mountain.

He was found by another cyclist (we don't know who, but would like to know) who directed emergency personnel to the scene.

Dan has a serious head injury and was taken to emergency room.

As of today (Saturday, June 23) he is conscious, talking a bit, and even able to walk and has been moved out of ICU. That said, he is still in the hospital. The side of his face is badly swollen and he's still very much suffering the effects of his head injury. In addition, he has a lot road rash, but no broken bones.

LanceOldStrong doesn't remember the crash, so we aren't sure what happened.

He's pretty beat up, so his wife is asking for no visitors, but I know he'll be on BF reading this thread when he get's home (as soon as he finishes analyzing his Garmin data is my guess.)

Despite the seriousness of this post, in the spirit of BikeForums "But how's the bike?" mentality, I will report that his bike is only minimally damaged, a bit beat up around the left shifter.


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Old 06-23-12, 08:36 PM
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Wow! Glad to hear that it doesn't appear to be very serious. Though quite scary. Get well soon Dan!
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Old 06-23-12, 08:43 PM
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Joel, maybe it's my vague writing. It appears he will recover, but it is a very serious head injury. He's been in the hospital three days and they aren't letting him out yet.
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This sounds serious as I read, but glad to know he's in good hands now. Really hope a speedy and complete recovery for Dan!
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Here's hoping he has a quick and full recovery.

Lance, sleep is good for head injuries. When you get home take a lot of naps.
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Ah, that wasn't so clear. Sorry about that. I am very glad he's on the mend. Hopefully there will be no lasting issues.
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Old 06-23-12, 09:07 PM
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Get well soon, Lance Oldstrong! Head injuries suck, I'm just glad you're around top recover from it!
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Old 06-23-12, 09:22 PM
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Damn. Haven't been on here in a while, and this isn't what I wanted to see coming back. Get better soon, Dan!

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Old 06-23-12, 09:23 PM
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Oh my. Certainly there is no such thing as a minor head injury, but hopefully he will have a full recovery. I have always enjoyed his posts and adventures and I look forward to more of the same as soon as can be.
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That is sad. I hope for quick and full recovery.
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Old 06-23-12, 09:35 PM
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Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery Dan.

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Oh man, really sorry to hear this. Hang in there, Dan. Sending lots of good wishes your way, spending any time in theICU is serious business.

Curtis, thanks for letting us know, please keep us posted.
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hopefully a speedy recovery. Head trauma is no fun under any circumstance!
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Got my fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.
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Daniel was incredibly kind and supportive when I had my own crash & associated head trauma a few years ago. I hope his kindness is re-payed a hundredfold with a fast, complete recovery.
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Dan, heal up well and don't rush the recovery.
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So sorry to hear of this......just want the best for him. Please let me know if I can help with forwarding his Alta Alpina Challenge registration to next year. I will call the Ride Director for him.

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Wow. So sorry to hear this!
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He invited me to go down the South side with him and then come back up to the Junction, but I was too tired Wednesday night after once up NGR.

Best wishes for a complete recovery.
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OK...WTF! I heard that on the news this morning and guess who I thought of?... You Guys scare the Sh*** out of me when your descending! Won't mention any names but there is a few. Have you noticed last few rides down the mountains I'm last because I'm so F*ing scared to see one of you go off a cliff. Just stop that Sh*t PLEASE!
Dan, I hope you'll be OK and nothing lasting but, DUde!...

I'm sticking to running for awhile.
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Damn.

May the healing process be quick and uneventful, Dan.
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lance, may you heal well, and soon.
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Heal up fast. Wishing you a complete recovery.
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Sorry to see this. Hoping for a quick and complete recovery.
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I don't know Dan, but I'm sending good thoughts his way.
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