Monthly Archives: November 2015

How Second Impact Syndrome Can Ruin Lives

Coaches and trainers should continue to take concussions very seriously, as the consequences can have life-changing implications for young athletes. One of the worst consequences that can befall student athletes is second impact syndrome, where two concussions occur within a short period. Second impact syndrome can cause severe and lifelong disability for young athletes. The… read more

There’s Motorcycle Racing in Colorado And Here’s What You Need To Know About It

Every year the Motorcycle Roadracing Association (MRA) brings the smell of gasoline, burnt rubber, and excitement to Colorado, and even though the racing season is over, there’s still a lot going on as the organization prepares for next year. There’s Motorcycle Racing In Colorado! This year’s champion, Ryan Burke, was crowned earlier in the season,… read more

Four Reasons To Love Cycling in Fort Collins

Recently, Colorado State University (CSU) was recognized as one of the friendliest campuses in the country for cycling. However, this award is also a reflection of the entire town of Fort Collins, which is known nationwide as being one of the friendliest and safest places for cyclists. Fort Collins is also implementing the Bicycle Master… read more

Why Are Motorcyclist Deaths So High In Colorado?

Our beautiful state has tons of mountain passes and beautiful winding roads, which attracts motorcyclists from all over the country. The bikers come and fill our roads during the warmer months of the year, and this increase in activity often results in a rise in motorcycle crashes. This year the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)… read more

How Adaptive Sports Can Heal the Emotional Wounds of a Spinal Cord Injury

For many people with spinal cord injuries and paralysis, it is painful to be unable to participate in favorite hobbies and activities, such as sports. However, there may still be options. In our blog last week, we talked about a local Fort Collins teen who continued to find ways to play sports despite being paralyzed… read more

Why New “Concussion” Movie Will Cause Problems for the NFL

In Will Smith’s upcoming movie, Concussion, moviegoers will get a closer look at how brain injuries have affected the lives of professional football players. Specifically, the movie shows the brutal and sometimes fatal consequences of repeated concussions on professional football players. The movie centers on the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the doctor credited with… read more

Winter Is Coming: Do You Know How To Store Your Bike?

Colorado is a beautiful state, especially for motorcycle riders. We have twisty roads, beautiful mountains, and natural beauty that any rider wouldn’t mind getting lost in—and then winter hits. Roads ice over, passes get covered in snow, and the temperature drops through the floor. Winter conditions in Colorado can keep the best of riders on… read more

CDOT’s Plan to Use Snow Tires to Prevent Auto Accidents

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and law enforcement officials are planning to enforce Code 15 along the Interstate 70 mountain corridor this winter. Code 15 is a law that requires vehicles to have snow tires or four-wheel drive and eight inch tire treads. Snow tires can help vehicles handle muddy, wet and snowy road… read more