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Good article on my teammate's car vs. bike incident(11 posts)

Good article on my teammate's car vs. bike incidentlonefrontranger
Jan 16, 2003 10:09 AM
Check the link:,1713,BDC_2422_1668855,00.html

I don't know that I could be as forgiving as Heather; she has done a good job of getting on with her life. I have a lot of respect for her as a teammate, and she's probably going to work me over but good in this year's races.
She's an amazing human. Thanks for sharing.......nmDave Hickey
Jan 16, 2003 10:20 AM
Very inspirational (nm)LC
Jan 16, 2003 10:28 AM
what willpower and determination!velocity
Jan 16, 2003 11:22 AM
When an accident like this happens -- and the jerk leaves the scene of the crime on top of it -- it would be easy to fell sorry for yourself and hate the world. All of us who love to ride, at times, have had to overcome obstacles, but what sheer will and determination Heather shows! When I'm cursing my plight, on the bike and in life, I'll remind myself about Heather, who dealt with and overcame a lot worse.
re: Good article on my teammate's car vs. bike incidentMR_GRUMPY
Jan 16, 2003 12:23 PM
Sorry, but I couldn't be so forgiving. I would have wanted my pound of flesh.
Impressive story!rollo tommassi
Jan 16, 2003 12:41 PM
This should be sent to that guy who wrote about Lance so disparagingly in

Not a sport? No, it really isn't, is it?

It's more than something so simple as that, and it is made of people harder than anything we call 'sport'.
Jan 16, 2003 1:19 PM
there's not much else to say, is there, aside from the fact that I'm forwarding this to my team.
Thank You for the story (nm)Uprwstsdr
Jan 16, 2003 1:49 PM
re: Good article on my teammate's car vs. bike incidentdave woof
Jan 16, 2003 2:22 PM
I thought it meant "Cyclist hit by truck on the road, again!"

glad that wasn't the case..


good for herDougSloan
Jan 16, 2003 2:31 PM
Glad she is well.

Forgiveness is not for the other person, it's for yourself. It frees you from bad feelings, maybe even hate, toward another. Those feelings harm you more than the other. Forgiveness may have played a vital role in her recovery.

Rock Solid for Her... I feel her pain!jtolleson
Jan 16, 2003 2:38 PM
My big crash, followed by four surgeries and a total of nearly 40 weeks on crutches, was 4 and 1/2 years ago and I'm not anywhere close to my previous riding form or condition so I can't imagine what she's done to be riding again at that level.

Riding through pain, disparate leg strength, mentally overcoming a catastrophic cycling incident ... many, many obstacles that plague a rider who has had that experience. She can be a role model for me.