Monday, November 06, 2006

Get Well Josie

I hate having to relay news like this - (read below), here's a quick note from Colorado from Andy Jacques-Maynes concerning an incident in yesterday's Boulder Cup involving Josie Beggs:

JoJo crashed herself out but good yesterday at the Boulder Cup (USGP#4)...

there was an incident at the start, which held her up (minor mechanical after a quick bump from a crashing River City girl). This was enough to hold JoJo up and once the main pack flew by, the crowds would run across the course to the next vantage point. Josie said there were 50+ spectators crossing the course and she had to weasel through. Once in a clear section of course, she hit the gas, set up for the next off-camber corner and was instantly on the ground. Evidently a 10 year old kid ducked under the tape right in front of her, and Josie never saw him. No brakes, no nothing, just instant flip and auger at Mach 7.

She ended up with a facial cut that required 16 stitches, a mild concussion, and four facial fractures. Her cheekbone is floating right now, attached to nothing. She'll have surgery later this week to repair the broken bones, but for now she's just resting and trying to lay low. She has a Rocky Balboa-style shiner and her face is getting pretty puffy.

I just wanted to let everyone know that she's doing OK, and that she'll heal up fine. I also wanted to thank everybody who's contacted the two of us with messages of sympathy and support. If you can pass the word, that would be awesome.

AJM (and JMB)

Josie, I think I speak for the entire Nor-Cal CX community when I say best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. You inspire us all with your sportsmanship and class, and we hope to see you out there inspiring us again real soon.

Feel free to leave your wishes as comments to this post...


Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

get well JoJo!

i know Andy will take good care of you ... but if he doesn't, i'm sure there are about 412 boy bikers out here who'll line up to bring you cookies n' ice cream to help heal the wounds.

not to mention sponge baths.


9:44 AM  
Anonymous Allison said...

Get well soon Josie! It just means that you'll be nice and rested for nationals right?

10:28 AM  
Blogger Johnny Sprocket said...

Sorry to hear about your fall and that your recovery goes smoothly and quickly.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous blackmarket racing said...

Josie- From all of us at Blackmarket Racing, we wish you a speedy recovery.
All the best,

2:01 PM  
Blogger isaiasjob said...

heal quick pretty lady ;-) you completed the transalps! this recovery will be piece of cake.

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what a way to start a race!
I'm sorry incidences like these still happen.
Rest up Josie!

Don't lose yer sense of humor.

a once wrecked racer

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Jon Suzuki said...

Myself and everyone at the Missing Link in Berkeley wish you a quick recovery.

Hope to see you up and about soon!

Jon Suzuki

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better. Get well soon.

From a Starbucks employee and crossrider.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous NorCal High School MTB League said...

The NorCal High School Mountain Bike League wishes you a very fast recovery from this most unfortunate accident. PLEASE contact me if you are in need of another surgeon's opinion as the League works with a Oakland-based facial surgery center that is top notch - team docs to the raiders and assorted olympians. Austin McInerny, on behalf of the League Board of Directors

1:29 PM  
Blogger Brent Chapman said...

Keep her in that wonder woman costume with the reflector bracelets to fight the bad stuff!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery from Brent and Jen.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous lgbogaard said...


Get better. Sorry about your miss hap. Would want that to affect your skiing, I can still beat you down the hill,
Loren Bogaard
Seattle WA
Wick sez Hi

1:54 PM  
Blogger Peanut said...

Hey Josie:
I just read what happened to you in boulder - that SUCKS! I am glad to read that you will have a quick recovery and be back giving all of us HELL in no time at all!!! See you at nat'ls.
Christine Vardaros

6:52 AM  

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