Broken Bike Blues: David Lawrence’s Extraordinary Journey from Tragedy to Triumph

In the year 2013, David Lawrence was almost fatally wounded during a casual bike ride when an oak tree unexpectedly fell on him. Following a month-long hospital stay, David showed remarkable resilience and recovered, fueled by his unyielding passion for cycling. In 2020, aged 65, he embarked on his inaugural bikepacking adventure in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, alongside his son Brady, who is both an avid cyclist and a filmmaker. As they traversed the Appalachian trails and camped amidst rhododendrons, David found himself contemplating the profound meaning of his unexpected second shot at life.

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