From a source close to Dale
Most certainly you've heard the news of Dale's horrific bike accident, and hopefully have been in the loop for progress updates. I had the chance to visit him this morning after being away in Italy for 2 weeks on the trip that we had intended to take together with other cycling friends.
Like so many others in Colorado, we are shaking our heads in awe of the effect of the floods in parts of our state over the past week. We applaud the efforts of rescue workers and all the people helping their neighbors during this very difficult time. Gov. John Hickenlooper said the other day, "Our roads are broken. Our bridges are broken. But our spirits are not broken."
"The damage has been so significant that our commuting and recreational patterns have been changed dramatically, and we ask that the community be patient as we work to restore access and infrastructure over the next months and years," George Gerstle, Boulder County transportation director, said in a news release.
As our communities dig out and we look to move forward and rebuild, we are witnessing incredible acts of compassion. People are coming together to support their neighbors and those in need. This selfless compassion is a true testament to the nature of Coloradans – we support and welcome one another into our lives – friends and strangers.