Russ Pinder is a keen mountain biker and often contributes to this newsgroup. For those that didn't know, Russ had a very bad accident while out MTBing in the Black Mountains last Sunday. The actual cause of the accident is not too clear at this time although it would appear that his front forks failed catastrophically. Russ was helicoptered off the moutain to a local hospital thanks to the bravery of the air ambulance crew. He's now in Stoke Mandeville Spinal Injuries department with a broken back. The prognosis still isn't clear as it's still early days, I believe he's in the operating theatre as I type this note. I'm sure everyone here would like to send their best wishes to Russ and his family at this time. Andy.