Recover Quickly, Poles!

Tuesday evening, Bill Husby, who was Chief of Course for the recent Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA) and Besh Cup races, was attempting to put bins of directional arrows overhead in the old shop. The step ladder slid out from under him. Bill fell backwards about 5 feet and landed on his right side injuring his ribs and his elbow (shown below):

Friday evening update from Bill:

Here’s the scoop: cracked lower rib (just let it heal) and a broken bone in the right elbow. 

photo by Bill Husby

We need a mended Bill because of all his excellent grooming and the course work he does for Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks races. In addition, Bill has been racking up the most miles for our Race Across Alaska Winter Challenge team, Creme de la SCUM


Here’s are team photo with our ski poles substituting for Poles Husby:

Creme de la SCUM–photo by Mike Mathers

Heal quickly, Bill.

Not only do we miss your pace setting, without you out in front, no one gets the picture when one of us head plants into a snowbank. Joanna thought that her documentation of a snowy hat 0.5 km after the fact would stand up as evidence in a court of public opinion. I beg to differ.

She did not get the picture–photo by Joanna Fox

Recover quickly, my friend. We miss you. I hope that you get some sort of high-tech cast that allows you to ski and groom while your elbow heals.

1 thought on “Recover Quickly, Poles!

  1. Ouch Bill,

    That sounds and looks terrible, I hope you recover quickly and completely.

    I will say that the courses for the races I’ve worked have been fantastic. Lots of positive comments on how good, and how tough our trails are. And you are good and tough too!

    Don Pendergrast 907-371-4868 m 907-479-2964 h


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