|Nice Jersey - Nice cause||Me Dot Org|
Dec 5, 2001 9:53 AM
|While looking at Voler's "Jersey of the Month" ( http://www.voler.com ), I came across the jersey shown below. Profits from the sale of this jersey go to pay the medical expenses for a rider who had a rather nasty accident, which you can read about at the "back in the race" site which sells the jersey:
I received the jersey yesterday and it is every bit as colorful as shown in the picture.
Dec 5, 2001 10:11 AM
|That is the worst kind of hedious accident story - there but for the grace of God...
Got to be worth a jersey.
|Not for the faint of heart!||nigel|
Dec 5, 2001 4:10 PM
|I'm certainly glad that Deke's back in the saddle, so to speak. I agree with Muncher: the description of his accident and of the procedures required to get him "back to normal" are of the grotesque sort which not everyone can stomach. I began reading this to my wife (Who just so happened to be having a bowl of tomato soup at the time--honest), and she made me stop before the tale got too hideous.
While I can't say the jersey's my style, it's a nicely done piece of art, more suitable for one's wall I'd say. Best of luck and fortune to Deke and his family.
|Happen to me once but without the injuries...||Bruno|
Dec 6, 2001 10:39 AM
|I was riding on a MTB on the street without my glasses so I didn't see how wide the gaps of a large drain that ran across the street were. This was after a long descent so I was going pretty fast. The front wheel went into the drain up to the hub. I was projected forward and finally stopped after about 22 yards from the drain. The front rim bent in and the fork bent as well (it was a steel bike). I got some major road rash in my arms, chin and left eyebrow and still have two small scars. The cars going by stopped to see if I was ok. I had to carry the bike back to my house. It was my brother's bike and he wasn't very happy since I had one myself but that day decided to take his because it was better.|| |