(OT) Former F1 Champion Schumacher in Critical Condition

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Modesto Mutant

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 29, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
Suffered a head injury while skiing in the French Alps:

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/sport/motorsport/michael-schumacher-skiing-f1-motorsport/
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA/Boulder, CO
Dec 29, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
I spent 15 days in the same hospital, CHU - Grenoble, after a bad bicycle crash. Outstanding trauma surgeons. Post operative care, so-so. Best wishes to Michael.
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climber
north fork
Dec 29, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
Damn, hoping the best for Schumi.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 30, 2013 - 11:08am PT

An update from Schumacher's doctors
this just in

climber
north fork
Dec 30, 2013 - 11:17am PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2304895/R-I-P-Million-Dollar-Man-OT
Maybe this one is better for you Locker.

As a F1 fan I am really bummed by this. To survive all those races and now fight for his life from skiing. Reminds me a little of Reardon, being taken by a wave.
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climber
north fork
Dec 30, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Most sports figures do not die as a result of their profession...

That's because most sports don't require one to risk their lives each time they suit up.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 30, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Hang in there Mike....


I was luckey enuf to talk to him once at the SuperNats, he was getting ready to return to F1 and did a surprise arive and drive in a shifter. (TonyKart) .....I work the grid and get the drivers into their proper starting positions. He told me he really loved living in San Diego cause he could go out with his wife and nobody ... well almost nobody .... would reconize them and he could be just another person...he liked that.

I hope you live to be a 100.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 30, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Locker... come on.

driving F1, is about the most balsey thing a human can do.... the fact that we dont loose 2 or 4 drivers every year, like it was BITD (1976) .... is a testament to brilliant engineering.
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climber
north fork
Dec 30, 2013 - 11:36am PT
Obviously you know nothing about f1 and this isn't a thread to argue on. Have a good day locker.
stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Dec 30, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Hope he recovers.

And let this be a little reminder to wear your helmet while skiing, biking, climbing. Doesn't take too much of an impact to cause some significant trauma.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 30, 2013 - 11:58am PT
Jeez, Locker, you out of glue? The guy has a wife, two kids, two dogs,
and by all accounts is very humble and down to earth.

He was wearing a helmet and, worst of all, he was with one of his sons.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Dec 30, 2013 - 11:59am PT
I think Senna was the last death in F-1 racing. Yes a testament to the advances in saftey. Hope he makes it through, sounds like he was taken care of quickly, which is magic in head trauma.
Peace
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Jeez, Locker, you out of glue? The guy has a wife, two kids, two dogs,
and by all accounts is very humble and down to earth.

He was wearing a helmet and, worst of all, he was with one of his sons.


++
Edit: Locker, maybe you missed..or are.. unaware of how you come across to some people.

either way, i hope he pulls through. It has to be horrible for his family.*

edit: If you knew me , you would know...I rarely follow the crowd... cronies, LOL, i've never met anyone on this thread....smell you later.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Hi locker. As always seemingly innocent observations an be taken the wrong way in a thread like this. I got what you wrote. I get what Shumacher (and Reardon) fans are saying too.

Its cool, dude. But you gotta let people grieve in their own way. If you poke them with sticks expect a reaction ;)

DMT

ps. patton was killed by an errant donkey cart. After all he went through! A f*#king DONKEY CART, man! Nawmsayin?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
Come on now man... :)

DMT
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Locker...I couldn't understand your point...? Thinking so hard left me with a hurt butt...
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
I figured out YOUR simple point. Did you figure out mine?

Cheers
DMT
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
Let my brain air out...? What did you mean by that..? Take my helmet off..? I'm thinking about getting in touch with the RAT...!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Ray Bradbury (thanks blahblah) captured the sentiment well in the Martian Chronicles,

Its like finding out the Romans died of athlete's foot.

DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 30, 2013 - 12:59pm PT

Some words about what motivates Schumacher and his former accidents:

"Several newspapers have reminded readers of Schumacher's lucky escapes in the past. Schumacher's first title-winning season was marked by the tragic death of Ayrton Senna, but the German often experienced near misses. He survived crashes unscathed in 1995 and 1998. In 2001, Schumacher broke his lower leg during a training accident. In February 2009, he had to postpone his comeback after a motorcycle crash, in which he fractured his skull.

Felix Gorner, a racing reporter from RTL television channel, said the latest accident could only be understood within the context of Schumacher's history as a F1 driver. "He wanted the adrenaline rush, he needed to test his own limits", he said, pointing out that the other hobbies Schumacher had taken up included motorbike racing and skydiving. His former manager Willi Weber had described Schumacher as an "adrenaline junkie"."
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