Big ShoutOut to JonE
Jon Eropkin is the cat who’s been behind a lot of the spring races we all have come to love and flock to in the Central Valley. Jon and his wife, Jamie, are vital volunteers in the Fresno cycling world and work many, many hours to bring us high quality, high fun events every spring.
Jon is also a big talent in the p1/2 races. He’s been racing up and down the state grabbing placings and improving his abilities. Unfortunately, at the Dunnigan road race on Sunday, big JonE had a front wheel go to smithereens after it took a big hit from one of the potholes out on course.
The wheel failure was one of those freak moments of physics where just the right amount of pressure was applied to just the wrong angle against the rim. And it just … disappeared.
JonE went straight into the pavement and straight out of conscious-ville. A couple minutes later and after some scary spasms … JonE was awake and ready to assess the damage.
300 stitches to the lips and chin were tossed together … le’ ouch. But that was the nasty stuff on the outside – on the inside, there were a couple fractures to neck vertebrae and a good bit of throat impact damage.
So, if you have a free moment and want to pep up one of the true-blues of cycling in our region … shoot a note over to JonE, jonathan.eropkin @ gmail.com (no spaces in actual email address).
He’s one of the best.
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