I under stated the extent of Jon's injuries from his crash of last week. He had a partially collapsed lung and maybe like most of you, I assumed he'd walk around with a tube down his lung for a couple of days and then be good to go but no, it was quite a bit more complicated. An incision is made through his side and a tube inserted through the rib cage in to the lung. Ouch and Jon was laid up in the hospital for 3 days. It was great to see him out, prowling the parking lot like a caged animal, anxious to get back in the action.
The Thursday ride does have what I believe to be a unique atmosphere. Almost without exception, it is comprised of a great bunch of guys and gals. I get the sense if instead of cycling, the Thursday bunch found themselves together on a diamond playing softball, in a bar drinking, playing golf, hiking, really anything, it would be a blast. People like Jon, Marty, Patrick, Hendra, Farmer Mike, Jeff S, Mark Rossi, Gus, Peggy. Ron B, Mick, Jay P, Eugene and Phillipe (that's just some who showed up tonight) contribute mightily to what we have going on Thursdays. Let's keep it going and collectively pay a bit more attention to the world around us when we are out there jamming the pedals.