Today started out crazy,
My wife is a runner and goes on a run almost every morning. I decided to join her for part of it and take a morning walk on the local trails. I had just returned from a VMware HCX bootcamp in Atlanta, and haven't been feeling the greatest. But felt like I should really go on a walk this morning. I'm glad I did.
We started out on the trail and my wife took off on her run. About 5 minutes after she left, I heard a strange crashing noise on the trail ahead of me. As I looked around the bend in the trail I could see what looked like a cyclist laying on the trail with his bike, not moving. I ran up to him and another runner came from the other direction. We found him completely unconscious, still clipped into his bike. I was the only person around with a cell phone. I called emergency services and other runners and cyclist provided aid to the fallen man. After 3-5 minutes he began to gain conciseness and was wondering where he was. Emergency services responded quickly, and took over care of the cyclist.
I mention this because this story because I later realized one thing. He was wearing his helmet. I had no doubt this saved his life today. He landed on a hard paved surface. He was completely alone. If you or your kids ride bikes. Please wear a helmet. It can save your life when you least expect it.
This cyclist seemed to respond well after emergency services arrived and took him to the hospital. I'm quite certain he'll recover to ride another day. And I'm sure he's grateful he wore his helmet today.