Relatively minor shifts and movements at the front of a peloton can have disastrous effects further down as the movement ripples through the pack, exaggerating like the ripple of a pebble tossed into a pond. Such was the case today when Alvin went down hard on HWY311 between Giroux and Steinbach. We were all greatly relieved that the damaged seemed to be limited to severe road rash and the shredding of Alvin’s kit, that he’d just bought the day before. Apparently it was worth whatever he spent because under that shredded jersey was not even a scratch (different story on the hip bone however). A BIG shout out to the motorists who stopped. Alvin was not even off the highway yet when people had already pulled over and hauled out first aide kits. Within minutes he was back on the bike and bandaged up. The one woman, in particular, seemed so calm and confident about it all that I wondered if she was a physician or a nurse. Anyways, thanks for your thoughtful and considerate response! Hope you are not feeling too sore this evening Alvin 🙂 .