OverTheHump Crash

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by OTHRider, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. OTHRider

    OTHRider Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '14 Giant TCX SLR2 Cross Bike
    Some of you know Mike Franze, the owner of Fullerton Bikes. During Tuesday's Over The Hump race he took quite the tumble and fractured his scapula, clavicle, and 7 ribs. He's at St. Jude recovering from surgery yesterday and they think he'll be in until Saturday.

    He's a quality guy and I'm sure he and the family would appreciate some good vibes from the MTB tribe.
     
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  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Thanks, Duke... that must have been one hard crash! Hope he's back on a bike sooner rather than later!
     
  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    @horsebikerider mentioned it the other day and I saw his Instagram post. Sounds like it turned out to be worse than originally thought.
     
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I've only met him once... Crossed paths on a VQ training ride in the Santa Anas. He seems like one of the good guys out there. I hope he mends quickly.
     
  5. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    Ouch! Sounds more like he got run over - healing vibes being sent.
     
  6. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    It was breezy that day. We had a few people getting blown off their bikes when going over jumps. There was another guy that sustained a separated shoulder and broken ribs at the same exact spot. This guy was received an ambulance ride to the hospital.
     
  7. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Dang. I saw one guy being transported just before we started racing and heard someone else also crashed.
    Didn't realize Mike was one of them. He is a really cool guy and a pretty fast racer as well.
    Hope my healing vibes head his way.
     
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    What’s the best way to let him know we are thinking about him?
     
  9. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster MTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Healing vibes and prayers for Fullerton Bike Mike. Sounds like he did that one real good with multiple fractures. @OTHRider please gives us updates on his status, as you can.
     
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  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
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  11. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Hughes
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 50/10
    Oh no! That’s gnarly! No concussion though, so that’s good! Found him on Instagram within pics and details. Prayers for a quick and full recovery:)
     
  12. Grego

    Grego MTB Addict

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Mike is the real deal. He has done so much me, Vince and the biking community. Healing vibes sent.
     
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  13. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson C
    Wow! What a mess. I broke my scapula too. It hurt like a bitch. I hope he mends quickly.
     
  14. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    From the Instagram, looks like he missed his daughters HS graduation. Bummer for them both.
     
  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I stopped at FB today and bought a couple items. Best thing I could do. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    FB Mike is a great dude. That's a nasty collection of injuries from a relatively tame setting. I've seen guys tumble down cliffs at Rampage who sustain less injuries. Dayummm!

    Healing vibes, positive vibrations, good karma, thoughts, prayers, mojo and whatever else awesome being sent his way for a speedy and complete recovery.
     
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  17. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Mike is a great guy. Yes he has a great shop...fair honest..does good work w fair prices... bought first bike back in 200?
    But he does more for his community than just sellin bikes..
    Hope he heals well...
    Will stop by later to wish him well
     
  18. OTHRider

    OTHRider Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '14 Giant TCX SLR2 Cross Bike
    I did a short FB message with him on Sunday and he seemed like old Mike to me. I have to imagine it is a bitch trying to find a comfortable sleeping position.
     
  19. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I've been texting with him over the last week, haven't gone to see him yet, I know he's been home since Friday, and I agree, he seemed like Mike. Of course I had to bust his balls and tell him that a meat eater wouldn't of broken so many bones! LOL (Mike is Vegan for those don't know) He came back with "Bro, that's harsh" :inlove:
     
  20. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    Mike Franze will be at Over The Hump tomorrow for all who want to come see him. He is one of our Featured Shops, so he'll be there managing his booth.
    Plus, it's also Family Night tomorrow, so bring the whole family and let the kids enjoy the bounce house, rock climbing wall, face painter and balloon artist!
     
  21. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Holy Sheets! - he really looks good for being over 1820 years old! :whistling::D
     
  22. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    Mike Franze asked me to post this for everyone:


    Please post a huge thanks and let everyone know that I value the prayers… thanks again!
     
  23. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    You're assuming AD?

    Healing vibes, Mike, whatever your age!?! I've only heard great things about you!
     
  24. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    double post
     
  25. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Imagine how old i am
     
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