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Old May 28th 12, 01:09 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Default WHOOPS! Mountain Biker Airlifted to Intensive Care

"'He is in good shape because he rides his bike,' she said."

A broken jaw and lost teeth constitute "good shape"? She's deluding
herself!

Mike


http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/ar...tain-bike-fall

Farmer Nash Huber recovering after mountain bike fall

By Jeff Chew
Peninsula Daily News

5/26/12 -05:39 PM

SEQUIM * Well-known organic farmer Nash Huber, who owns Nash’s Organic
Produce, was recovering at home Saturday after suffering a broken jaw,
a broken nose and a minor neck injury in a fall off his mountain bike
that also knocked out two teeth.

Huber, 71, who frequently rides with a group of biking friends on
Burnt Hill in the Olympic foothills south of Sequim, took a tumble off
his bike on a steep hill a week ago Thursday, said his wife, Patty
McManus, on Saturday.

Airlifted to hospital

He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he
spent two days in intensive care before he was discharged.

He returned to Harborview on Thursday for jaw surgery and will soon
receive two dental implants, McManus said, adding that he will be
wearing a neck brace for the next few weeks.

“He’s in good shape, and he’s healthy,” McManus said. “I have every
confidence he will recover.

“The doctors were very, very grateful that he’s in such good shape.”

Huber was at his home Saturday in the Dungeness area to the north of
downtown Sequim and was able to walk around, she said.

“He now has a titanium plate in his jaw * it matches his bike,” *
McManus quipped.

She credited Huber’s biking buddy Ron Thompson, who has taken a
wilderness survival course, with assisting Huber.

She said Thompson directed other riders with the group to guide
rescuers with Clallam County Fire District No. 3, based in Sequim, to
the scene.

“We are grateful to him,” McManus said of Thompson.

“He was able to stabilize Nash.”

Get-well card

Kia Armstrong, marketing manager at Nash’s Organic Produce, was
collecting signatures on butcher paper Saturday at Nash’s booth at the
Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts in Port Angeles for a get-well card.

McManus said she expects her husband to hop back on his bike after he
recovers.

“He is in good shape because he rides his bike,” she said.

________

Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Jeff Chew can be reached at
360-681-2390 or at .
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