Got a call from my buddy Scott today that his wife had a crash and was being airlifted to a hospital in Orange. I happened to be just about to exit to go to The Path when I got the call, so we hightailed over to the hospital. They were doing a Non-Dot clinic at Santiago Oaks, and she had a nasty crash on Chutes. She was wearing a Bell Super full-face and pads on everything. Yet somehow, she sustained facial lacerations and facial fractures, with suspected concussion, and possible spine involvement. Fortunately, she only sustained the facial injury and a broken rib. No concussion symptoms. No spinal involvement. Thank God! Frequent readers of IMTB know of my friend Scott. I made him famous when he took his 1999 Specialized Stumpjumper out for a ride, then I chronicled his bike demos and finally, his purchase of a Bronson. I also documented his multi-fall ride when his shoes were locked into his HT DH1 pedals with pins AND cleats. Dude is a strong rider! Scott's wife went to high school with my wife and they have been friends for over 30 years. It was my wife and I who got her into mt biking in about 1990. She had just battled cancer this year, and was getting back into riding after about a 10-yr hiatus. She bought a Santa Cruz 5010 when Scott bought his Bronson. She just non-stopped Mustard the last three times she rode. I am sure she was looking to "up her game" a little, thus the clinic. According to Scott, the Non Dot guys Nate and Drew were spectacular in helping after the accident. He wanted me to pass along a huge shout out and thank you to those two! Throw a prayer and some positive vibes out there for Scott's wife please! I think she will be fine, but some positive universal mojo can certainly help.