Cyclist injured in shooting determined to ride on


News of the tragic shooting in Colorado has touched our Lexington bike shop. We received the news that a cyclist riding cross country was one of the 50 people injured in the shooting that killed twelve others. 
The cyclist, Stephen Martin of Connecticut, was riding cross country with his travel partner Ethan, and decided to go to the movies with a friend at the Aurora, Colorado theater. Martin was shot in the back of the neck, and sustained other injuries from shrapnel. He underwent surgery for his injuries, and is expected to recover.
He says hopes to continue and finish his cross country ride, which he has been planning for almost three years. Martin said he has not yet been told whether or when he will be able to finish, but he is hopeful. "In some sense, I'd feel like if we can't complete it, it's like the terrorists have really won...I have some scars, but I'll be fine," he said. "I really want to ride."
Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy.  Stephen Martin, we wish you the very best in your recovery and hope to see you riding again soon!

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