>Rider Down – Felt’s own Alan Foster

>Felt BMX Brand Manager and BMX racing legend Alan Foster was involved in a bike crash at SoCal’s Sheep Hills over the weekend and is in the hospital. He did injure several vertebra but there appears to be no spinal cord damage and he is moving all limbs. He is currently scheduled for surgery on Monday morning at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana/Tustin. We will keep everybody posted as we look for Alan to make a full and speedy recovery!

Below is what Alan’s wife wrote in an email yesterday late Sun morning:

Hi everybody.

I would like to start by apologizing for the generic message, but this is the best way for me to get the message to everybody and still be able to take care of our girls and Alan.

On Saturday April 11th Alan had a bicycle crash at his local riding trails. He was taken to the Trauma center by the ambulance. Some of his BMX friends were there and helped us out. Thank you so much Mr. Miranda!

Alan has fractured 3 vertebrae and two ribs and a few other “minor” damages to his face. At this point he is coherent, moving limbs and talking with a little difficulty. The doctor said he was very lucky, it could have been much worse. He will have to have surgery on Monday or Tuesday. Today he will have a MRI done to be able to assess if there are any other internal injuries.

I would like to let you know that the girls and I are being very well cared for by wonderful local neighbors and friends. And for those of you that know me, also know that I will have no problem calling and asking for your help if I need it.

I would like to ask you to refrain from calling because the girls are always nearby when the phone rings and I don’t want them to keep hearing everything. We can keep our communication via e-mail.

Thank you so much for the caring words, thoughts and actions.

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