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Our Thoughts are with Liberty Kat aka Misty

Submitted by on January 3, 2012 – 5:18 pm4 Comments

Jan 12, 2012 update:  Kat is home and on the mend. She has several broken (or fractured) bones and lacerations but all indications are she’s going to recover, over time, without complications or permanent damage.  Obviously we’re delighted to hear this and glad to bring the news.  Plans are in the making for a Kat benefit, I’ll publish those details when I have them. 

For those of you who are not aware, last Saturday Kat crashed during a downhill on the group ride in McKinney.  Someone who was with her said that they noticed her front wheel began to wobble and the next thing they knew she was down.  After the crash her chain was undone but that could have been a result of the impact and not a contributing factor to it.

I’ve been told that she has a fractured vertebrae in her neck, fortunately there is no damage to the spinal cord.  The doctor said if you’re going to fracture a vertebrae, you want the one that she fractured because it is not associated with paralysis.  She also has a broken clavicle, and some broken ribs.  She can move all her fingers and toes and everything just fine.  She’s out of ICU and in a regular room now.  She was wearing a helmet and that likely saved her from a more severe head injury.

My guess is her recovery process is going to be lengthy.  I’m trying to determine what if anything we, the greater Dallas cycling community, can do to help. I’ll post updates when I have them.

So, Kat, in case someone mentions this to you, many folks are pulling for you and keeping you in our thoughts.

– Chris

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Chris started riding a bike again when he noticed the Preston Ridge Trail being constructed across the street from his house. Since then he co-founded Biking in Dallas, has gone through countless Craigslist bike projects (some better than others) and can be found pedaling around town on a Electra Ticino with a camera in tow.

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