Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Rick Young

This past Thursday Morning our friend and cycling brother was hit from behind by a car while he was riding his bike!
The driver of the car has been charged with DUI
Rick was hurt pretty bad, and his bike was destroyed
Evidently things got even worse
This email has found it's way to my inbox tonight, so I figured I'd post it here for more of our cycling community to see.
Get well soon Rick!
Rick is a k-blog regular, so he will be seeing this. Comment some well wishes
Thanks to Steve Simet, and Crazy for spreading the word.


Most of you know that Rick Young was hit by a vehicle from behind while riding his bike last Thursday around 6:35 a.m.
Rick wants to thank all of you that assisted him with his injuries with his injuries and getting his bike to the shop.
Rick got severe road rash, stitches in the back of the right knee and stitches in his left elbow. He has severe back pain which makes it very difficult for him to move around. For the most part his spirits are high and wants to get on the bike as soon as possible. Since the accident Rick has been at home resting and being totally pampered by Carol his girlfriend.

Rick has spent the last couple of days at the doctors office getting more x-rays of his back due to the severe pain. One of the x-rays showed a fracture in the T12 vertebra which will require back surgery. Rick is scheduled to get back surgery this Friday at Virginia Beach General hospital. He is currently in Virginia Beach General until his surgery on Friday. I do not know how long he will be in the hospital after his surgery. He is in room 319 and is allowed to have visitors. Rick would really enjoy the support from friends and fellow cyclist.

Have a great day and be safe.

Steve Simet

Photo cred; KevinDillard From this years Norfolk Cycling Classic


  • At 8:15 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Kevin, thanks for posting this update. Rick is both my teammate and friend and is one of the most genuine and nice people you will ever meet. Lets hope that he has a speedy recovery and is back on the road soon.

    Matt Kleiman

  • At 12:50 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...


  • At 2:22 PM EDT , Blogger joshua said...

    I hate to hear when someone gets into a wreck. Not only does it physically hurt but it usually hurts the wallet as well. Does anyone know if Rick is in need of anything? Maybe we could hold an impromptu fund raising ride to help him with medical expenses, lost wages, bike damages, whatever.

  • At 7:21 PM EDT , Anonymous chris d said...

    That's a great idea Josh.
    Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for Rick.

  • At 8:18 PM EDT , Blogger Blog Bully said...

    Go see him. He's just sitting around in his underwear watching Rosanne re-runs. He would like the company. He has internet too so he will probably be checking in on your blogger types during the day when the crap stuff is on TV.

    Good to see you tonight Rick. remember, chicks dig scars. Talk to you soon.

  • At 9:09 PM EDT , Blogger Kevin said...

    HeyBB! Thanx for telling me we were going to visit Rick tonight! I mean, you act like we aint neighbors. One way BB

  • At 9:14 AM EDT , Blogger Blog Bully said...

    Sensikev, it was anniversary night, so me, Mrs. BB, and BB Jr went to dinner at the beach and you weren't invited. Kinda like all the nights that you call me and ask if we can watch the lil dawg so you and mrs dawg can go out.

  • At 12:40 PM EDT , Blogger Liz Schleeper said...

    Wishing Rick speedy recovery.

  • At 6:57 PM EDT , Blogger Marco said...

    I don't know Rick but I wish him a speedy recovery.

  • At 9:43 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    that marco, he`s 1 helluv a guy!!!!!! sensikev(i luv it..)

  • At 9:59 AM EDT , Blogger Amos said...

    Rick, I miss riding with you. At least this happened at the end of the season!

  • At 8:23 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Get well soon! it seems this time of year a lot of cyclist are being hit???Hope you have a speedy recovery............Todd Helmick

  • At 3:51 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You'll be "BACK" before you know it, see you soon, Mike and Brenna


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