Reader Letter: Does USA BMX Send Reminders?

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BMX News Reader Letter: Renewal Notices

It’s been a few weeks since we had a reader letter come in, then a flurry of them in just the past few days.
Lots of folks getting back to the track after having the winter off. And pulling the bike out of the rafters also means pulling the USA BMX card out from behind your christmas receipts Read more

Nick Adams of USA BMX Recovering After Surgery

July 26, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Nick Adams of USA BMX

If you have been to a USA BMX national in the past 18 months, chances are about 100%, you have met Nick Adams. Maybe it was at the trailer, or organizing the Strider races on Saturday, or any number of important positions on the proverbial field that make a USA BMX national come off without a hitch (including getting media outlets like BMX News the results after the race, so we can get the story out to you ASAP).

Aside from making it happen on the National circuit, Nick is also Track Operator of Grand Valley BMX in Grand Junction, Colorado, and handles a ton of back-office stuff for USA BMX during the work week, all of which which help BMX Racing move ever-forward in our quest for domination in the sports world.

Back at South Park, earlier this month, Nick told us he had been experiencing extreme pain in his back and neck–to the point it was hampering his ability to walk. He was going in for exploratory surgery the Monday after the race to get it checked out, and we left him with a “we’ll be thinking of you tomorrow!”

Unfortunately, Midwestern thunderstorms put a kink in Nick’s flights back to “Junction,” and he was forced to postpone the procedure til last Thursday.

Nick’s wife, Kristi, posted the following on Facebook this Tuesday, to update his friends on how things went in the OR.

I officially have permission to make a post about my husband, Nick. If you have seen Nick in the past few months, you have probably noticed his limp. He recently learned the limp was caused by a tumor on his spine (in the neck area). It was completely removed on Thursday, and we know that the tumor is benign. The surgery was serious, and the location of the tumor affected many nerves, so he will have an intense recovery.

At this point, we do not know how long it will be. Nick moved into St. Mary’s in-patient rehab (for spinal injuries) yesterday. He is expected to be there about a week. He will work on movements like getting out of bed, getting out of a chair, putting on a shirt, etc.

He’ll have an intense physical therapy schedule. Movements are very difficult, but he is working VERY hard. He has already made HUGE progress, and his attitude is quite inspiring. The rest of the family is doing great, but since we are continuing with our normal busy schedule, I hope you understand that this is the easiest way for me to get the word out. We all appreciate your support, and we absolutely do anticipate a full recovery.

Nick, himself, posted Wednesday night, to let everyone know he was doing well:

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers! It has been an interesting few months but it is good that things are now getting better. Rehab has been exhausting, but has been very helpful. I have set my goals for each day and thus far have exceeded them. I look forward to seeing everyone soon and to be back with my family and extended family soon.

I have experienced many gains that were lost prior to the surgery and am doing more each day. I have 25 staples in back of my neck that will soon be removed so that I can start doing a little more. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers and I will keep working hard to get better!

We are very happy to hear things are moving along as-planned-or-better in the recovery of our friend, and wanted to share this with you, as we know Nick has thousands of BMX friends across the fruited plain.

Rest easy, and get well soon, Nick…you are, most certainly, in our thoughts and prayers. See you at the races soon!

—Mike Carruth