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Lees: A planned 7,000-km bike ride to raise money for aboriginal youth programs ends … – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2015318 Views

July 13, 2015

Lees: A planned 7,000-km bike ride to raise money for aboriginal youth programs ends with broken bones on a Yukon highway

A 7,000-km bike trip that saw Don Patterson plan and train for two years, ended when he fell from his bike and broke his right hip and shoulder.

“In the first two days, we covered 370 kilometres on a gravel road, with some major climbs, rain and hail thrown in,” says the former Edmonton lawyer.

“On the third day, I was following my nephew Rob MacInnis, who had taken off the summer to ride and support me, when our wheels touched.

“I went down like a ton of bricks. In 50 years of cycling, I’ve had a few scrapes, but I’d never broken a bone.”

Read More: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Lees+planned+bike+ride+raise+money+aboriginal+youth+programs+ends+with+broken+bones+Yukon+highway/11208557/story.html

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