Writing about bikes takes a backseat to worrying about a riding buddy who got into a bad bang-up with a car yesterday, while out-of-town on some summertime travels. He's currently receiving some intensive care. Scary, and I spent the day worrying until I heard some more news, but he's a damn champ.
I met him at one of the first races I ever did, and he won a prize for the best shotgunning of a beer.
Needless to say, this was not a USAC race.