Dave is a good friend of ours. He’s a commuter. He needed a bike that would get him around in all kinds of weather. Just prior to “the accident”, Sam had finished off Dave’s frame. Thanks to the help of another Dave ( David Lounsbury ) the bike was finished and is ready to roll! Yup, it’s belt drive with a Shimano Alfine 8 spd. Swurvy Curvy design.
While the weather outside is frightful and my pains are less than delightful, getting some graphic work done. Here are some designs I did this morning for an upcoming bike.
While Sam heals his body, bike building takes a bit of a nap, Winter takes a bit of a dump and all life at Naked Bicycles and the property enjoy a snow day (or week really).
First things first – everyone is fine. Now for the details: For those of you who don’t know already, Sam was in a mountain bike accident on Sunday. He landed on his face when he took some unexpected air causing spinal impact. He had temporary paralysis, then extreme pain in his arms (very sensitive to any touch). He was rushed off to emergency, then sent to Victoria for an MRI. The diagnosis is good!! Looks like spinal shock (basically bruising to an area of his spine). No operation is needed, just time to heal.
He is one lucky fella. Huge thankyou to the ambulance crews on Quadra Island and Campbell River. Big props to all the nursing staff and doctors at both hospitals and a MONSTER HUGE THANKYOU to Jeronimo Dikkentman and Joyce Overnes Pielou for being there, keeping Sam positive, and taking action. I owe you guys some beer!
UPDATE: Sam’s MRI is complete and all is looking good. No fractures. Bruising of one area of his spinal cord only. He’s already starting to feel significantly better. Dr. prescribes no mountain biking for a minimum of 2 months with heavy emphasis of staying away from it for 6 months. That was close!!!!! .
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