All, we have had a second descending accident in the past few weeks. First our mega-mile friend Steve Roberts and now this note (emailed from John Barrett):
Many of you know Derek and Kelly Kazlowksi from the Cancun ride on Wednesday and other rides. Derek was coming down Hogback Saturday solo, had a flat in a turn, and went down hard. He got quite a bit of road rash, cracked three ribs, fractured his scapula, and had a partially collapsed lung. He lay in the middle of the road, unable to move because he could hardly breath (from the collapsed lung). He used one foot to drag his bike to him, get his phone out of the seat bag, and called 911. A kind resident, coming down the mountain, stayed with him until the ambulance arrived. (Fortunately, they stopped since Derek was still in the middle of the road!) After the ambulance took him down the mountain to Harmon Field, he was airlifted to Spartanburg Regional. He is home this morning and I’m sure would appreciate any e-mails.
His e-mail address is:
If you’d like to give him a call, his home phone is: 703-3569
Please remember Derek in your prayers."