Thursday, April 10, 2008

Video Thursday PSA

So did you see the bear?

I thought this was a great reminder to watch out for cyclists. It's amazing how fast an accident can happen. An Alaska friend was hit by a car (ok more than a car. a 3/4 ton chevy truck)a few years ago while he was riding his bike. The asshole that hit him, tried to take off...luckily witness followed and he was caught. That didn't help my friend who after being struck, suffered a seizure was taken to the hospital by ambulance where it was discovered that he had a fractured skull which caused bruising and swelling of his brain and still years later still has remaining memory problems. In addition to a brain injury, he had numerous broken bones including separated shoulders and a fractured pelvis. It took a long time, but I know he's riding and racing again and some blessings came along with the heart ache. It was a lesson for all of us that life is fragile and you can't ever take anything for granted.

In honor of Kevin I'll leave you with one of his favorite quotes that I also happen to love...
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion... you must set yourself on fire


  1. excellent reminder, C! And I **LOVE** that quote. I think I need to print it and put it in my studio.

  2. what a great post, love it! thanks for helping me get my own head out of the clouds to slow down and pay attention. HUGE hugs and happy weekend, rach

  3. Thanks for the PSA. Glad to know your friend is out racing again!