MTBCast: CTR14 – Karlos Bernart called in from aruond mile 33

Karlos Bernart called in from the route near Green Mountain! He’s hoping to complete the Tarryall detour today!

MTBCast: July 31, 2014 Episode!

Episode 176: We wrap-up TransAm Bike Race and Tour Divide, look forward to the CTR, and Rob Murray’s call with Crazy Larry as we wish him well!
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Crazy Larry Speaks!

Rob Murray with Mountain FM posted some audio up on the station’s site:

I was pleasantly surprised to get Crazy Larry on the line almost immediately when I called the Foothills Hospital this morning. It’s obvious from his voice that he’s been through some pretty major trauma – his usual over-the-top exuberance was much more subdued. Nevertheless, he was candid about the accident, emotional when talking about the amount of money people have donated to his recovery and what he plans to do with some of it, and genuine when professing his profound thanks to the community he calls his extended family.

So good to hear him speak and know he’s going to be okay! There had been speculation that he was hit but it sounds like that he just lost control pulling a Bob trailer.

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It’s also good to hear how the community is pulling together for him! You can donate here!

Crazy Larry Update!

A friend just saw CrazyLarry and said he is in great spirits considering what has happened. He has a 4″ gash on his head, a small skull fracture and a collapsed lung. He we be at the Foothills hospital for at least three more days and after that the road to recovery really begins.

Crazy Larry!

Crazy Larry Injured in Bike Crash!

Crazy Larry Melnik, who we are all familiar with from the Tour Divide, was injured this afternoon on the Trans-Canada HWY between Canmore and Banff. Details are sketchy as it was first reported that he lost control and crashed sustaining significant head trauma. The video below would indicate that he was possibly struck and that caused him to crash. Either way he was airlifted to the Foothills Hospital.

A GoFundMe campaign has been setup for Crazy Larry as well. Please consider contributing!

The latest news I have is from John Thiessen’s Facebook post: “**UPDATE*
He is being moved to ICU. They were worried about his breathing but it had stabilized. He has a big gash on his head and his eyes are black and swollen shut. He is currently unconscious and intubated. Otherwise his body seems alright aside from a possible elbow fracture… BUT… he is still with us”

MTBCast: TD14 Day 39 True Up!

TD14 Day 39 True Up! Our Lanterne Rouge, Tony Litson, called in from Silver City about to make his final push for Antelope Wells!
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MTBCast: TD14 – Tony Litson called in from Silver City

Tony Litson called in from Silver City! He’s getting ready for the final push!

MTBCast: TD14 Day 38 True Up!

TD14 Day 38 True Up! Finish call from Tricia Toth and final thoughts from Jason Snell!
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MTBCast: TD14 – Jason Snell called in with some final thoughts

Jason Snell called in with some final thoughts on the race!

MTBCast: TD14 – Tricia Toth called in with her finish call

Tricia Toth called in with her finish call!