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Drew Powers is a full time student and mt. bike racer from the San Francisco Bay Area.  He and a group of friends and fellow racers piled into a large van and made the long drive to the May, 2007 Angel Fire Nation Mt. Bike race in New Mexico to race and celebrate his 21st birthday.  Drew advanced to the semi final round of Pro mountain cross race where he got a bad start at the gate.  He was trying to chase down the race leaders when he dislocated his shoulder at a very bad moment. Listen to his description of what happened and try to image it happening to you.

Drew survived the crash and is doing great today. The crash injured both shoulders, one required surgery, broke his helmet, knocked himself out for a couple of minutes, received a concussion, and was actually blinded by the impact of the crash for awhile.

He claims he couldn’t and didn’t drink when celebrating his 21st birthday because of the concussion, right, we’re supposed to believe this knowing Drew?  Here is a picture taken the day after the crash, his 21st birthday.

Drew Powers 21st birthday