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    fellow mtbr'er "tiffany in anthem" is down

    when are people driving cars gonna start looking out for us cyclists??!!??.........

    sorry for the horrible bike pics (not one piece of her bike is still functional) but i thought that this might scare some people straight. from what we know as of this afternoon, tiff is stable at the hospital with head truama. send out your love and prayers........and keep the rubber side down!!

    wed nite we are doing a tribute/fundraiser for tiffany call the shop for more info....(480)-488-5261

    kaolin @ the flat tire bike shop

    UPDATE!!

    heres the plan.......we normally have a fundraising wed nite ride that benifits cave creek park and other local entities. this week (i.e tommorrow) we are riding in support of our pal tiffany. meet at the flat tire bike shop at 6:30pm or so, ride rolls out at 7pm sharp. the ride is a mountain bike ride that loops into cave creek parks go john/overton trails. after the ride we walk across the street and eat bomb bbq, at bryans black mountain bbq. hang out and ride/eat/drink in good measure for tiffany's sake. please show up and donate whatever funds you can to alliviate some financial hardships for tiff and will. call for more info.

    heres a gps file of the regular wed nite loop.
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/37998731

    heres our facebook page
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    its threads like this that make me proud to be an arizona mtbr user..............

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    UPDATE #2!!

    due to tiffany's popularity we are also hooking up a road ride on wed nite for those who want to support but don't own a mtb bike. meet at the flat tire bike shop at 6:30pm on wed, ride up cave creek rd starting at 7pm. this will conjunctivlely end with the mtb ride at 9pm at bryans black mtn bbq. make sure to bring both front and rear lights to raise awareness for all cyclist while keeping it legal. come one come all!!!!

    UPDATE #3!!
    another quick bit of information for everyone interested in the nite ride to help out tiffany on wed nite. the road ride from the shop at 7pm will be escorted by the cave creek town marshall, adam stein, until we get out of town. very cool for da police to help us out in our quest to raise awareness for cyclists in this area.

    UPDATE #4
    mike rigney who works for the town of cave creek is helping out with the wed nite road right in tiffany's benifit heres the proposed route

    To view Graves Benefit Ride, follow the link below:
    http://www.mapmyride.com/view_route?...28093398244521

    FINAL UPDATE
    good news, due to overwhelming support for tiffany we are expecting a huge number of riders this evening. bad news, the mountain bike portion of ride is cancelled. we simply just can't ride after dark on maricopa park property with this many riders without a permit and or planning. because of this we are asking all riders to meet at the northwest corner of cave creek rd and school house rd. from this point we can stage all riders and police escort off of a main rd while we wait to start. this ride is for all riders of all abilities, we just ask to ride safe, use lights and wear a helmet. i cant wait to have this "show of force" for the cycling community while we are raising funds for a wounded warrior.

    call my cell for ANY questions at all.

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    Oh no, that's awful. Best wishes and heal up soon!

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    wow.. that sucks .. 'stable' is good though.


    details, what happened? Looks like her bike was run completely over.

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    Holy $hit.

    I hope she is ok! Healing vibes to her for sure.

    That bike looks horrific...
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    Yikes! I certainly hope she fared better than her bike. Sending happy vibes to Tiffany... be well girl. You will heal!

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    Yikes!!! Get well soon.

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    That's terrible. Best wishes to her and her family.
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    $hit
    Hope for quick recovery. That site is sickening. People need to put the damm cell phones and double cheeseburgers down and just drive.

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    That looks awful. Good vibes to Tiffany. Heal fast and strong,

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    Such a nice person....Get well soon!

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    Heal up fast!
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    Oh man thats bad news. Heal up fast Tiff.
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    Damn! That doesn't look much like a bike anymore. Hopefully Tiffany has a full recovery.

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    Did this happen in Anthem? I live up here and I've heard of quite a few people getting hit by cars over the years, including my daughter a couple years ago. She got bumped on her way to school. A chipped tooth and a few scrapes and bruises, but she's ok. Sorry to hear about this accident. Best wishes to her. A lot of people don't look twice before gunning it.

    On another note, we have a few new stop lights up here and I keep seeing roadies just blow through the red lights. I wish they would follow the rules of the road.

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    Oh crap! Kaolin, please let her know we all love her and are wishing her well..Please keep us updated on her condition/progress.

    Tiffany, get recovered and we'll see you soon..

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    Tiff

    This happened on cave creek road. There was a backhoe behind her and a landscape truck passed the backhoe and went to pull back into the lane and never saw her. He hit her with the right front of his truck! She never saw it coming. As Kaolin said, she has a fractured skull and some brain trauma. They are monitoring her hourly.

    Our thoughts go out to Will also!! Another lesson learned - get your road id! Tiff only had a cell phone on her (as most of us do) and it was several hours before Will knew. They did not know who to contact.

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    Our thoughts are with Tiffany. Stay strong and heal.

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    Get well soon Tiffany, our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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    Sad news. Get well soon!!

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    Get well soon!!

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    Dam I hate hearing news like this .....Tiffany I wish you a speedy recovery

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    This sucks. I hate seeing posts like this. I hope she heals soon.
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    Here's to a quick recovery. Sending out the healing vibes ~~~~~~~~~~
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    Recover quickly Tiff.
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    wishing you a quick and full recovery, everyone please ride safe!
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    Ouch, that looks absolutely horrible Damn all the 'not paying attention' motorists!

    Here's to a speedy recovery, get well soon Tiff!

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    I ride Cave Creek Rd quite a bit actually...

    Definitely going to get the Road ID. Something I've thought of before.

    Best wishes for a full recovery!
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    First and foremost thoughts and hopes for a full and speedy recovery Tiffany!

    Another quicktip to go with the road ID. Put your emergency contacts in your phone under ICE, ICE2,... (In Case of Emergency) A lot of the time the emergency personnel will check the phones for this information.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wacik
    Our thoughts go out to Will also!! Another lesson learned - get your road id! Tiff only had a cell phone on her (as most of us do) and it was several hours before Will knew. They did not know who to contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crAZy Irish
    First and foremost thoughts and hopes for a full and speedy recovery Tiffany!

    Another quicktip to go with the road ID. Put your emergency contacts in your phone under ICE, ICE2,... (In Case of Emergency) A lot of the time the emergency personnel will check the phones for this information.
    I always carry my license, Med ID and I have the ICE contact in my phone.

    Think I'm going to add the Road ID as well though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    I have the ICE contact in my phone.
    Thanks to the previous poster for clearing that acronym up, because while I certainly could see a need for having the Immigration & Customs Enforcement contact info close by these days, In Case of Emergency makes more sense on a road ride...

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    Damn. Best wishes to a fast and healthy recovery..

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    this is horrible news...we ride CC Rd quite often. If the landscape truck hit her on the right front of the truck, he should have been able to see her!!! How did the guy NOT see her?

    Road ID I have always thought about but never have done it. Do carry a card with vital info and med cards and have ICE info on both our phones.

    Tiff, healing vibes sent your way!!! Hang in there girl! Will, if you need anything, let us know.
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    ...whoa, that is terrible. Heal up, Tif!

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    So sorry to hear this. I don't know Tiffany but wish her a smooth recovery. That's terrible. I rode Cave Creek Road on Sunday as I do most Sundays. I must say that road feels like the safest part of the ride, with well-marked bike lanes all the way from Greenway Pkwy. to Pima Rd. (I always find Pima Rd. itself to be a little scary). Just goes to show there IS no truly 'safe' road out there and to take all the precautions you can. I need to get a Road ID! Does anyone know where on CC this occurred?
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    Get well soon.
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    Wow that sucks...your in my prayers, get well soon.

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    Positive thoughts for Tiffany, this is a terrible injury, and with the looks of her bike she is lucky to be alive...my prayers go out to you!!!

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    Thinking of you as well Tiffany and hoping your recovery will be speedy!

    +1 on the road ID. I hope I never have to use mine.

    (I always carry my cell but it has a security code so not sure what good it would be to responders - I think of it as more for saving my own ass)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zukicidal
    On another note, we have a few new stop lights up here and I keep seeing roadies just blow through the red lights. I wish they would follow the rules of the road.
    Sometimes it's safer to safely blow a red light rather than stay in an intersection taking up a turn lane in heavy traffic. All it does is piss people off and either turn right right on your wheel as you're clipping in, or fly past you and cut back to the right lane 100 feet down for making them wait while you clip in. eff that, I've run them and explained my way out of tickets. Have you ever traveled internationally and seen how others manage red lights well enough?

    Hate seeing a roadie down like that...vibes.

    Illegal landscaper driving on a Mexican license? Yes, I went there because I think it matters and I'm sick of being cut off by trailered landscaping trucks in tukee/chandler.

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    is there a news story ?

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    Hope your back on the bike soon!

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    Tiff oh no. We're sending healing vibes your way.
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    Sad news! I hope the injury isn't as bad as it sounds.

    My thoughts are with you Tiffany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerDoger
    Sometimes it's safer to safely blow a red light rather than stay in an intersection taking up a turn lane in heavy traffic. All it does is piss people off and either turn right right on your wheel as you're clipping in, or fly past you and cut back to the right lane 100 feet down for making them wait while you clip in. eff that, I've run them and explained my way out of tickets. Have you ever traveled internationally and seen how others manage red lights well enough?

    Hate seeing a roadie down like that...vibes.

    Illegal landscaper driving on a Mexican license? Yes, I went there because I think it matters and I'm sick of being cut off by trailered landscaping trucks in tukee/chandler.
    This is a good vibes thread for a super nice and friendly rider who is injured. let's do our best to keep it that way so that she's ready to read this it is full of good vibes.
    I'd hate for this thread to turn into a another illegal immigration or roadie vs car thread.

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    mend tiff. mend.

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    Positive thoughts your way Tiffany, hang tough.

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    Ugh, landscaping trucks are the scourge of the desert roads. With so damn many Palm trees that need tending too these things are everywhere. Every close call I have had with accompanying traffic has been with a landscape truck and trailer.

    As far as accompanying traffic they are much worse than any other user on the roads. Cross traffic not so much but accompanying heck yes.

    Glad that she is stable, especially after seeing that first picture. Keep strong Tiffany!
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    Get well soon. Those pics made my skin crawl.

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    Hang in there Tyff! Hoping for your quick recovery.

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    best wishes Tiffany and Will

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    That looks scary, glad to hear she is stable. Hoping for a full recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chongoman
    This is a good vibes thread for a super nice and friendly rider who is injured. let's do our best to keep it that way so that she's ready to read this it is full of good vibes.
    I'd hate for this thread to turn into a another illegal immigration or roadie vs car thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chongoman
    This is a good vibes thread for a super nice and friendly rider who is injured. let's do our best to keep it that way so that she's ready to read this it is full of good vibes.
    I'd hate for this thread to turn into a another illegal immigration or roadie vs car thread.
    Well said.

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    oh my, that's terrible news - road riding is so darn dangerous! prayers and good thoughts sent your way, tiff. heal up quickly!!
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    ... and if we just ...

    Best wishes and prayers go out for you Tiffany!
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    Sorry to hear the news. Hope you heal quickly with no long lasting injuries, Tiff. My thoughts are with you and Will.
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    This is horrible news!! Tiff is such a sweet and generous person. Tiff, you and Will are in our hearts and prayers! I hope you have a speedy recovery!

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    I don't know Tiffany either but I hope the best for her and her family. Not able to make the charity ride but will def stop by the shop next time I ride thru. Please keep us posted on her progress and if there is anything else we can do.

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    Get well Tiffany.

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    Never rode with her, but she seems to have the passion for the sport. I hope she heals.
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    Sending healing vibes your way Tiff. Positive thoughts, healing, recovery.
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    The state of Tiff's bike is truly blood curdling. Whilst I have never met her it is really bad to see something like this happen to a fellow rider. I hope she makes a good recovery - my thoughts are with Tiff and WIll. Please keep us posted on her progress.
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    Wishing Tiffany a speedy recovery...thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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    Tiff, haven't emailed with you in a long time, but been thinking about you on the in-between, and I'm really sorry you're going through this. Sending the best of thoughts your way. (((hug)))
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    Best wishes for a full and quick recovery!!!

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    Tifffany, thoughts and prayers are with you! Get lots of rest...

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    Get well soon Tiffany!!!!
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    Tiff, have a speedy recovery. Be strong Bill!!

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    good news, due to overwhelming support for tiffany we are expecting a huge number of riders this evening. bad news, the mountain bike portion of ride is cancelled. we simply just can't ride after dark on maricopa park property with this many riders without a permit and or planning. because of this we are asking all riders to meet at the northwest corner of cave creek rd and school house rd. from this point we can stage all riders and police escort off of a main rd while we wait to start. this ride is for all riders of all abilities, we just ask to ride safe, use lights and wear a helmet. i cant wait to have this "show of force" for the cycling community while we are raising funds for a wounded warrior.

    call my cell for ANY questions at all.

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    Godspeed in your recovery Tiffany.

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    It was nice to see so many people come out on such short notice for this.

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    Tyff!...take'n out trucks is my job!....
    sending healing vibes your way from Prescott town
    hope your good as new, very very soon.

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    Hi All!

    Thanks so much for all of the kind words! Reading everything made me feel so honored to be part of this community! This thread has helped me.

    Quick update: I got home from the hospital yesterday. I have head trauma, a few broken ribs and a lot of bruises on my body and road rash. The drs think my brain injury should eventually heal but its going to take some time and some speech therapy. I'm just going to take it day by day and hope that each day i get a little better. I think its good that I don't remember the collision. Looking at my bike I dont want to remember that!

    I have been thinking about riding my bike again and I'm not sure I can do it. I hope with time it will draw me in again and I wont be afraid.

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    Thanks for the update. I think a lot of us were wondering "how bad" it was, but being released from the hospital is definitely good. Hang in there with the road to recovery!
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    I'm glad to hear that you're home!

    A recliner sometimes helps with trying to sleep with broken ribs, so you can change your position easily.

    Just take it one small victory at a time.

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    Speech therapy?! Holy smokes, Tiff. That's some serious business. Glad you're out of the hospital.

    Good luck with the recovery. Looking forward to seeing you get back up on that horse. Bike. Whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiffanyinanthem
    Hi All!

    Thanks so much for all of the kind words! Reading everything made me feel so honored to be part of this community! This thread has helped me.

    Quick update: I got home from the hospital yesterday. I have head trauma, a few broken ribs and a lot of bruises on my body and road rash. The drs think my brain injury should eventually heal but its going to take some time and some speech therapy. I'm just going to take it day by day and hope that each day i get a little better. I think its good that I don't remember the collision. Looking at my bike I dont want to remember that!

    I have been thinking about riding my bike again and I'm not sure I can do it. I hope with time it will draw me in again and I wont be afraid.

    Tiff
    Glad your back home with loved ones. Good luck in your recovery.

    On a sidenote, I had dinner with DirDir last night, and he asked "Is Tiffany dead?" I told him I didn't think so, but wasn't sure if I missed anything. Glad to find out I didn't.
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    Hey best of luck on the rehab.... you'll be riding soon enough!

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    Tiffany so glad to hear you're out and healing well.

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    Thanks for the update Tiff, we miss you at work, so take care and see you when you return.

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    Get better soon, So very sorry to hear this

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    Hi Tiffany, So glad you are out of the hospital already. Focus on recovery and we'll see you soon

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    Tiffany - we've never met but I've seen your posts here on the board. Sorry you had to go through this, and glad to hear you're home and will recover! Heal fast
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    Tiff - The folks at work already miss you, grateful it wasn't worse. Jav, JD, &DC say, Hey! We were at the Cave Creek benefit for you; you would've been proud to see the influence you've made on so many folks.

    Get Well Soon!
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    Great to hear that you are on the mend Tiffany! For all those interested in increasing awareness by motorists of cyclists on the road, please consider showing your support by attending the phoenix critical mass ride;
    http://bloomingrock.com/?p=824

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    I am glad ur back at home.

    Stay positive, never met but I was definitely worried about your situation. Sometimes life throws something at you that forces you to step back & reflect on our everyday routine. Hope you get back on your bike soon!

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    Good to hear from you Tiffany! We were all very concerned and worried about our Anthem riding girl. Get your recovery rest, and time will get you there eventually. Take notice of the very small improvements each day and it will really help pull you through this. Pain eventually goes away, range of motion, and strength does return, just takes a while. A lot of times something like this actually motivates to come back stronger than ever....I have a good feeling you will too!

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    Hi Tiff - Your accident occurred shortly after I slammed my head on A-line at Whistler. I woke up in a haze to some nice Australian boys making sure I was ok and remember absolutely nothing about my spill. I got off lucky with no significant injuries, but it's left me reflecting about the dangers of head trauma. I am thankful that you are on the mend and trust that you will make a full recovery. Chances are good that you will ride again because I know hom much you love your bikes!

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    Tiffany
    TurtleGerl said "A recliner sometimes helps with trying to sleep with broken ribs, so you can change your position easily."

    also grab your self a pillow and keep it close at hand...just encase you have to cough or sneeze give that pillow a big hug...
    it will help with the pain
    and if someone makes you laugh.....well you can beat the crap out of them with it

    all the best
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    Holy COW! This thread is like reading a thriller novel! I went from opening the thread to-OMG- to near tears thinking of friends and passerby I have seen injured or killed from stupid accidents, to rage ( I may do Critical Mass this year-I get it now) and then happiness to see Tiffany typing about how she has been sent home. Heal quickly and strongly- and take care!
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    Tiffany, speedy recovery! But, let your body heal. Don't try to rush back just for the sake of getting back on your bike. Trust me I know how that feels (titanium plate in collar bone & full rotator cuff).
    Hope to see you back out on BCT someday soon!

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    Scary stuff! Glad you are home and the healing can begin.

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    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery! You've got a lot of support here! Stay positive, its the best prescription out there!

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