This isn't a post intended to make you go "ahh" and get all sad. If anyone can bounce back from this, it's Mel. He has been a driving for Team Laughing Dog's efforts to do RAAM this year. And he has spearheaded the teams' efforts to raise money and awareness for autism. All this and he still finds time to promote cycling within our community also.
So, while you are out riding keep Mel in your thoughts and prayers.
Oh, and what kind of race mechanic would I be if I didn't report on the condition of his bike. Amazingly, Mel took the worst of it in this accident. I ran through it and the bike is fine and I'm sure he'll be on it soon again.