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Nice Jersey - Nice cause(4 posts)

Nice Jersey - Nice causeMe 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:

http://www.decorah.com/backintherace.

I received the jersey yesterday and it is every bit as colorful as shown in the picture.
My God....muncher.
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.

Nige
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.