Category 1 racer Ryan Barnett is recovering at the Shepherd Spinal Clinic, from a collision with a car last on May 3rd. Ryan, who is the marketing manager for Blue Competition Cycles, was out for a quick spin prior to Sunday's Sandy Springs Classic criterium when the accident occurred. Ryan fractured his skull, broke ribs and his pelvis and fractured his back in the T3 and T4 vertebrae area. Ryan has "some paralysis from the waist down." Atlanta's Shepherd Center is where cyclist Saul Raisin was treated after his 2006 accident. Ryan will have surgery on May 15th to try to relieve pressure on the spine, remove any bone fragments and fuse vertabrae together and possibly reduce the paralysis.
You can visit Ryan here, and follow his road to recovery, and even leave him messages!
PLEASE FOLKS...BE CAREFUL OUT THERE
MYOGENESIS NUTRITION DISCOUNT PROMO CODES
First off, welcome to the new Myogenesis Nutrition presented by Landmark Dodge Pro/Am Cycling Teams new blog. This is an arena where you can keep up to date with goings on of the guys, as they slice there way through the 2007 race schedule. Some exciting things are already transpiring this year. Not only have we secured several podiums, and 3 wins already in the middle of March, but the great guys at Myogenesis (http://www.myogenesis.com/) have come up with DISCOUNT PROMO CODES for purchases on the site! The proceeds from the sales go directly to funding the team. All you have to do is go to the website, pick your product, proceed to checkout, as normal....when you get to this point, you will see a spot for a "promo code". You will receive a 20% discount off the listed prices if you will put in the name of your favorite Myogenesis racer, in all lower case letters.... ( brady, cleve, jon, casey,travis,ron,jefer,thomas,daryl,eric,jacob,tim) and BAM...the discount is yours! SO...go order some multi-vitamins, some whey protien, blood booster, podium...etc...and for you ladies, there is even a special "ladies needs" supplement!Check back here often for updates, race reports, or even little blurbs from the guys..........
Thursday, May 15, 2008
USA CRITS WEEK is now in the books. This was a series of Criterium races, throughout the Southeast, with some of the biggest names on the domestic scene. The Myogenesis guys went toe to toe with the best and came out grinning.
First up for the week was the infamous Athens Twilight Criterium. For those of you who do not know the storied past of this race, now in it’s 30th year, take some time to research it. It has been called the fastest Criterium in the USA by VeloNews. It takes place in downtown Athens, Georgia, with about 35,000 or so spectators lining the course.
This race is notorious for crashes. This year would not disappoint. All and all we survived with few injuries, and ended up getting Bruno in at 21st, with Rashaan Bahati from Rock Racing taking top honors. In the Elite race Eric Murphy went off the front and stayed away for the entire race, banging home the top step on the podium.
The second stop in the week long series was Beaufort, SC.
This stop would see the Myogenesis guys once again holding their own against some big names. Eric Boily banged home a 12th for us, and was the first non-pro. Hilton Clarke from the Toyota-Untied squad brought home the first place. After beaufort, the guys packed up shop and hit the road with a bearing of a little northwest and to Walterboro, SC.
The third stop in Walterboro would see almost a carbon copy of the night before, with the Aussie, Hilton Clarke taking the top step, and with Eric Boily taking 11th, putting in contention for the GC. Once again the boys would pack up shop and leave Walterboro, for the sleepy little town of Greenwood, SC.
Greenwood would not be as friendly to us as the previous nights, with Eric taking 28th and a speedy Alex Candelario of Kelly Benefits taking the win. We we’re anxious to get out of greenwood and focus on the next nights race in Spartanburg, SC…..
Spartanburg, the guys were showing obvious fatigue from being on the road for a week with no support crew. Despite that we managed to put 3 in the top 40…140 starters.
The last race of the week, Sandy Springs, brought more fortune for the Myo boys. After a long week on the road, Bruno managed to make the selected move of 7. Coming into the last lap, Bruno attacked his break-away comrades, and was only countered by Rock Racings Peter Dawson. Dawson was able to come around Bruno just before the line. Bruno held on for 2nd. With Bruno’s 2nd, that put Myogenesis.Com into 4th for the overall team competition, ahead of some really big and familiar names! A great way to cap a hard week of racing.
Just up the street, literally 6 miles up the street, Daryl Reynolds and Tim Barrett would be representing for us at the Nalley Roswell NRC race. Racing in the 2, 3 race, Tim lead Daryl out beautifully for a very well deserved 2nd!!!