Yikes, Hillsboro came and went and I was there. Seemed unreal in the end. I crossed the line with a flat and was heading to the wheel truck when I think Gary or John told me that Molteni was in the hospital in Lichtfield with a broken tit or something. The Carbondale crew packed up and went to Lichtfield; but Moltenti was destined for better things at SLU Hospital. Final diagnosis was 12 broken ribs, broken collarbone, cracked sternum, punctured lung, and some fracturing on some outer parts of some vertebrae. Geez. He almost chased back to the 50+ group but overcooked a downhill while tailing the wheel truck. Molteni is well known for his descending madness, so I’m sure he was going really, really fast….John and Dave brought him home in the mystery machine a week and three days later. However, he’s moving around and doing much better than I expected now that the chest tube is out and he’s back in Carbondale.
Hillsboro 2011….where’s Molteni edition