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· Premium Member
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Lots of well-wishes over on MTBR but didn't see anything here. I know he would appreciate hearing from his roadie buddies as well :) With all the work he puts into this site, it's the least I (we) could do.

Sounds like he's gonna be ok, but hopefully he's got some good pain meds close by...

A note from his wife on MTBR:

Hello, this is Francis' wife, Cherubin. We just wanted to let you know that he's home now and is quietly recovering. After reading some of the messages posted, there was quite a few people whom I have never had the chance to meet yet, that took great care of him. Thank you, Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Our family (especially our 2 little ones) thanks you very much for making sure he got the proper help he needed. It was hard seeing Francis in the ER badly injured. Even in the ER, Francis couldn't believe how his friends helped him and had everything under control.

Francis won't be riding anytime soon (even though he thinks he'll be riding by next week). He's still making lots of jokes, walking a little and is on quite few heavy dosages of meds. He'll need more surgery later on the inside his mouth where he lost his teeth, as well as checking for any other loose teeth. He chipped quite a few of them. For now the laceration across his face will need to heal, as well as all the other cuts, bruises, and swelling on his face. The doctor said it was a pretty bad laceration, but should heal fine in time. His hands will take some time to heal, with the left one broken and the right with very tender muscles. Even though this was a major accident, we're thankful it wasn't more serious and feel blessed he wasn't alone.

Thank you all for thinking of him and wishing him a very fast recovery.

Cherubin Cebedo

and a response from Msr. Francois:

hey guys, my body is broke but my heart is full. thank you for your help on the trail and thank you for your support.

i wanted to bring everyone together at demo since that is my vision for mtbr
- bring riders together. and despite of the unfortunate incident, we've come to realize how close we are. heck even the rangers/foresters are our buds now. i could not have had a better set friends with me at the accident.

i've gone off that log a hundred times. there were too many folks though and my pace and line was off. my wheel fell off to the left and it was over. i've never been hurt before in a dozen years of riding. this is bad but it could have been worse. my neck and back are fine. my hands hurt like a mofo and it's a balancing act of painkillers and dizzines. oh mucho dental work is in my future.

friends and family all tell me i'm looking great. every time my 3-year old daughter sees me though she runs and cries. kids speak the truth and she says i look like an alien with hair!

anyway thank you again. peace and love to all.

francis aka francois

Again, all the best to you FC, and here's to quick recovery, good drugs and hot nurses :D

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· Coco Puff
2,119 Posts
Sorry to hear of the accident Francois. We hope for a speedy recovery and soon you are able to ride again.


· Registered
460 Posts
Sorry to hear about your accident, Francois. Hope you heal up soon and are able to get back on the bike. It really is amazing how our bodies are made, and how they heal. God speed to you and get well soon.


BTW, what exactly did you break in your hand? Make sure it's healed properly before you stressing it again--non-unions are a real PITA!

· I heart team Zissou!
2,954 Posts
Best wishes for recovery from France! Sounds like a tough break but one that you will get over with the help of more hours of World Cup watching than are reasonable...

I'd send over some wine to help with your recovery but I seem to recall that alcohol and percocets do not make a good combo. (don't ask me how I know ... you'll just have to trust me on that one!!)

Bon courage!


· Lexicon Devil
964 Posts
Philippe is right - you're going to find that soccer is the second most beautiful sport in the world, besides ridin' bikes. But even I, as a fan of soccer, can only handle so much before I feel like kicking the TV in.

Heal up and drink up!

· ready for retirement
69 Posts
Best wishes Francois!

Sorry to hear of your accident. Sounds rough but I'm glad you had some great people there to help you. Hope you are back in the saddle as soon as possible. RBR and mtbr are such great sites, thanks for all you do to make them great! God speed.

· BS the DC
1,426 Posts
Here's to good pain killers and oral surgeons. We all look forward to hearing from you, soon.

Hollywood said:
friends and family all tell me i'm looking great. every time my 3-year old daughter sees me though she runs and cries. kids speak the truth and she says i look like an alien with hair!
LOL! Gotta love kids!

Wishing you a speedy recovery! God Bless!


· Administrator
13,151 Posts
Hope your feeling better soon!


· $4000 bike - two bit legs
1,434 Posts
Get well soon

Hey... look at this as an excuse to order OLN and watch every minute of the TDF on TV.

Don't push the recovery, let your body heal. The bike will always be there. Take care.

· Scary Teddy Bear
14,801 Posts

to a speedy recovery....fair winds and following seas my friend. Sorry to hear about the accident.

· chica cyclista
2,842 Posts
best wishes Francois, none of us would be here in mtbr/rbr without your vision. pain sucks but its temporary. I know it doesn't seem that way now.

PS that's a good 'blackmail' story for your daughter on the day she brings her first date home.

· Adorable Furry Hombre
32,357 Posts
Eeek francois-
Try to take it easy, take in some fishing/bullriding:):)

get well soon
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