this is a story about some racers in wisconsin.
it came to my attention from a member in madison.
i'll keep you posted.
Subject: Cyclist hit by truck - Intentionally
This is about a friend of mine.
UPDATE - the truck driver has been found,
but I don't know more about what's going on with him.
John is on his way home from La Crosse right now.
I'll swing by his place tomorrow.
John Raub is the cyclist inolved in this horrible accident.
Please keep him in your thoughts.
John maintains the BTW web page and
has been working hard on bicycle advocacy in Jefferson County.
Subject: John's update
I talked to John this morning.
He's in a lot of pain still, but as he says "Hey, I'm alive".
His back is broken, which has him in a body cast for another 10 weeks.
He's had two surgeries so far on his ankle.
He has to go back to La Crosse next week to have his ankle re-examined
for another possible surgery.
As far as helping him with anything at home,
he's all taken care of.
His church has committed to feeding him for the next 3 weeks.
Someone else is mowing his lawn for him.
He believes that the collision was intentional,
and the witnesses back that up completely.
The case will be handed off to the District Attorney soon.
His bike might be ridable in the future - after the police return it,
and after the engineers at Trek deem it safe to ride it.
I'm going over there tomorrow after work to drop off a bunch of movies.
Future updates from me will be on
the bike club's web site at