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    Francois is doing well

    Both Raymond and I met up at Regional Medical Center in San Jose to check up on Francis. The word got out to family members about the accidend and Francis had a nice support group in the waiting room of the ER late Saturday afternoon while we waited for some news.

    When we left, Francis was scheduled for plastic surgery on his upper lip and had a splint on his left hand -- which was broken. If I remember correctly, a cast will be put on the broken hand later in the week and oral surgery might be required as well. Don't ask me what they did with his teeth. Overall, Francis was in good spirits happy that his family was nearby.

    Raymond shot some photos of Francis being loaded into the heli-vac and a video of the takeoff. Hopefully, Raymond will find this thread and post up the visuals later.

    Many thanks to everyone that helped out either riding out to call for help or standing by Francis and taking care of him after the accident. A special thank you to Thom Sutfin and the CDF and EMT emergency crews that took good care of Francis. I'm sure all the positive vibes being put out are going to help Francis heal a little quicker.

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    Get well soon, Francis. It was really tough seeing you hurt like that today.

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    I heard about his crash off the log.

    Best wishes.

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    get well francois. my shoulder is killing me from my endo on ridge but my wishes are with you and i will self medicate with beer in you honor!

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    Whew...good to hear he's doin' ok.

    All positive thoughts your way Francis!

    That was some scary sh!t.
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    Ouch. sounds like scary stuff!

    Heal up bro

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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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    Get well soon Francios. I was with you guys in spirit today.

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    Get well soon ultralord. We missed your good spirits on the ride out and the bbq. That was a scary moment when we rolled up to Tractor and you were standing there dazed with your bike and your mouth was taped up. I thought you had broken your jaw, but didn't want to ask any questions.

    Let me know what the oral surgeons say about the teeth making it back in and can be salvaged. If not, i'm putting in a Boone order for a 17t cog, and could set you up with some Ti insissors or bicuspids. LMK by tomorrow around 4pm. I know how you like the Bling. I'll pick up the tab and shipping if it is not too much. Nothing's too good for you bro!

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    They will probably revoke my lurker union card for this but I had to post. I hope you heal up and are back on the trails real soon.

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    Good News. Get well soon Ultra lord. Healing vibes are heading your way.
    You were missed at the que. When your ready we will have to have a que and pool party.
    Hey, Kmax, hows the pool doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack B. Nimble
    They will probably revoke my lurker union card for this but I had to post. I hope you heal up and are back on the trails real soon.

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    Francis,
    I'm glad you're getting patched up, and was sorry to see you in that state. I feel bad this happened on a ride I asked for. I hope your recovery is a speedy one, and thank you for introducing me 'The Demo' last week. I won't be around for your comeback, but wish you happy trails after you're back in the saddle.

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    Francios, here's wishing you a speedy covery. Glad your ok., Fred
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    Positive healing vibes coming your way Francis. Have a happy, healing Fathers Day too.

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    About $3k per tooth/implant with the titanium posts. Don't ask me how I know.

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    Hope you heal quick. We all have better riding experiences because of you and the site you built.

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    WTF happened???

    Does not sound pleasant.

    Oh, man. Get better quick! The Downieville rides are next weekend!!

    Owwwww....

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    Francis,

    My wife and I wish you a speedy recovery. Get well soon.

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    Come Back Soon, Francois

    I was shocked to see the emergency crews as our C group rode up Hihn's Mill, only to find out it was Francois. Couldn't Be!!

    I'm happy you didn't fare any worse, are healing now, and your family is near by you.

    Get well quick, we need you to help lead, motivate, and inspire our MTBR gang!


    Oh, and my dentist said "his" implants were $6K, until I found another better dentist, and found I didn't even need them. More than anything, second opinions are VERY important in dentistry. Unchecked, that dental bill can sometimes be the worst pain of all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    WTF happened???
    I posted a simple summary here on the Demo Thread.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    Francis,

    Get well soon our fearless leader, and do what the doctors says that's why they went to school so long.

    Jeff

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    Hey Francois,

    We met at Annadel (story about CC night riding...) I'm carrying around a few titanium parts myself, my advice is don't be in too big a rush to pick up where you left off. Take your time, you'll be back. Get well.

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    wow, sorry to hear that, get well francis. Sorry I couldn't be there to help you out.

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    Francois,
    get well soon. Best wishes.

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