Saturday, June 20, 2015

Carl Miiller's condition after crash at Wheeler's ride this morning.

One of our club members, Carl, unfortunately crashed this morning while enjoying the Wheelers ride. Here is an update of his condition:

UPDATE:   I went to see Carl in the hospital and brought him a smoothie in a Banff Bike Fest water bottle to get him pumped for when he'll be back on the bike. The doctors right now are saying they'll probably keep him in the hospital a couple days just to make sure his lung on the broken rib side isn't compromised. He looks like the Terminator with staples in his head and stitches in his lip. When I visited him, he was still in his bike shorts, so since we all know 'All chamois time is training time' he essentially got the best training effect from the Wheelers today.

The story is that there was a small paceline going north toward Cochrane on the 22 and it has just passed another cyclist. All the cyclists in the paceline moved right after passing the cyclist, but at that moment the lead cyclist noticed something sticking out on to the shoulder and drifted left. The next two were able to drift left but Carl was still coming right and took an extra second to start drifting left and saw the obstruction so tried going right but still hit it. It turns out it was a fence post sticking out so quite long, high, and solid. Bad luck.
Staples?!?!


Trev

10 comments:

Andres Perdomo said...

I will pray for Carl's fast recovery and strengthen his family as he is In the hospital. For everyone else in Golden ride hard, ride safe.

Sarah Foster said...

Wishing you a quick recovery Carl!!

Mark said...

Ouch! That is really unfortunate luck - a fence post! Glad to hear you are OK though and wish you a speedy recovery.

Chuck J said...

Unlucky Carl, get better fast!

Roman Cotra said...

Carl was the first person I met yesterday on my first Wheelers ride. We talked a little bit as we waited for the other riders. After all that I saw yesterday can only say that he is really Carlminator. ;) Carl, I wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you soon.
Roman

kingstrup said...

Speedy Recovery Carl. Cheers, Keith

Carl Miiller said...

Hi everyone. Thanks for everyone's support and the gifts at the hospital. I'm a bit broken up but in great spirits. 4 broken ribs, collar bone broke in two places, punctures lung, staples in the head, and a couple sriches on the lips. I think my recovery is going well and I'm hoping to get outta here in a couple more days.

I've only seen pictures of my bike, handle bars and shifters are toast but the frame and wheels look OK at first glance!

Carl

mikehealy said...

wow, serious stuff, glad you have a good attitude about it all, get well soon.

Clarence Poon said...

Hey Carl: sad to hear about your bad luck - get better soon !!

Harley Borlee said...

Hey Carl, hope you heal up soon and get out of there! With luck we'll see ya riding in the sunshine soon! :)

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