Transplant Athlete
Thursday, June 01, 2006
  Crash McGee

I finally convinced my wife that she should ride her bike the 7 miles to work instead of taking the 20 mpg Escape. She's done it a couple of times including on Bike To Work day. Yesterday she was apparently riding fast to try to get by security before they came out and stopped her, but they came out of their booth and they waved her to stop. She must have hit the front break pretty hard because she went over the handlebars. The security people were scrambling around saying, "Employee down... We have an employee down, call 911!" I'm guessing it was like something out of RENO 911. There was a half dozen calls on our machine from her and various other people trying to reach me to let me know. Panic much?

When I finally got to the Hospital...One of our neighbors was already there. After we left, one of her co-workers showed up looking to take her home. She needed 6 stitches in her chin, she's got a cut below her right eye and some road rash on her knee. She also sprained her wrists a bit.

It kind of defeats the purpose of riding to work if you are going to go for a joyride in an ambulance. Her co-workers want to put training wheels on her chair. I think they should get the security camera footage, I think that would be funny to watch.


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I've gone through kidney failure twice. The first time in 2000, my mother donated a kidney; and again in 2008, I'm on dialysis waiting for a breakthrough in immuno-suppression medicines before seeking a new kidney.

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