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Old 03-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #21
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I am sorry to hear that bad news and hope for her speedy recovery.
Thank goodness for bicycle helmets.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:53 AM   #22
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You guys have so many great bike adventures, it would be a shame to stop. Bikes are like horses, ya gotta get back on them. Lena will heal quickly.
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Oh my goodness, Al!!! I am glad she is released from the hospital and back at home, but what a scary, scary incident this must have been for both of you.

People driving their cars just don't watch for bicyclists like they should any more.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #24
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Al, So sorry to hear about this, it must have been terrifying for you both. Glad to hear Lena is now at home and I hope she feels better soon.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:06 PM   #25
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So sorry to hear about the crash. As an avid cyclist I understand the love of road riding, but also understand if the crash has changed Lena's attitude about riding. Give it time & perhaps she'll come back to it after a generous recovery time. If I had bleeding on the brain there's no way I would go back out until FULLY healed up.
God bless you both.
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Wow, that had to be scary for both of you. Hope she bounces back fast. I can understand her fears, but in time she might be open to easy rides as you mentioned.

Good luck to you both.
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All the best to her (and you) from a fellow cyclist and admirer of your adventures.

Although you don't know what caused her accident, I am an advocate for disc brakes with everyone I talk to. The extra stopping power can, and has, meant the difference between embarrassment and injury for me. Thankfully she was wearing her helmet and had you to take care of her. Kudos on your quick thinking, level head and quick response. You did well by your wife that day.
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Oh my, I'm so sorry this happened.

Take good care of each other...I'm sure y'all will have plenty of adventures to enjoy together. Hugs to you and Lena.
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That is terrible. My wishes for a smooth and fast recovery for her. Your thoughts at this time are perfectly reasonable; you can always rethink after some time has passed.
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Oh my!! Glad to hear that she will make a full recovery.
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What an awful and scary experience for both of you! Especially since she can't remember why it happened. I understand her hesitancy to ride again but perhaps with time and the accident in the past, she will reconsider. Am thankful she will make a full recovery. My thoughts and prayers to both of you!
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Al, I am very sorry that this hapened to Lena, and I completely understand her feelings, and also the confusion and doubt that it may create in you.

I am glad she is recovering very quickly.

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Lena's blessed to have a husband like you who understands the physical and emotional trauma she's been through. With that kind of love and support, she's sure to recover more quickly. I wish the best to both of you during this difficult time.
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Wow. Fingers crossed here for a quick and total recovery.
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Scary. Hoping for a full recovery!
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Al, I got the chills reading that. I hope she recovers and starts to miss bicycling, it's something you both enjoy so much.

My DH goes out on his bike every chance he gets. He like to ride around the neighborhood but ventures much farther at times. I don't go because I don't like riding with cars. He has told me of too many close calls. I wouldn't want him to stop riding because it's what he loves. About all I can do is remind him to be careful and make sure he has his phone with him.

He bought a bike carrier for the car and we have some nice Bike & Hike trails in the metroparks but he doesn't like having to drive to the park and maneuver around the strolling pedestrians .

We'll all be hoping for Lena's full recovery.
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Al, that is really frightening! Hope Lena recovers soon.
+1 - hope the best for her.
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So sorry to hear of Lena's accident. I hope for her full recovery and that she eventually decides to get on the bike again. It's good you were with her and could get the emergency services to her. What a scary and painful experience. Take care and send my best wishes to Lena!
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Sorry to hear about the crash but glad she is making a speedy recovery
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Sorry to hear this Al. I am glad Lena is recovering well. Seeing the photo it looked like such a beautiful ride. Get back in the saddle if you can.
Take care and God Bless
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