Injured Zoobomber speaks from hospital

[See the interview
on CrankMyChain! TV]

Filmmaker Dan Kaufman visited injured Zoobomber Reverend Phil in the hospital last night.

Rev Phil suffered a “spiral fracture” of two bones in his leg after crashing on Sunday’s Zoobomb run. Kaufman has posted the video interview on his website.

When asked about the alleged ice-throwing that led to his crash, Rev Phil said,

“People who are actively throwing ice and debris in the path of people who are traveling 35-40mph on a kid’s bike…that’s going to have consequences. I want everyone to remain calm and recognize that retaliation is not necessarily what we want right now.”

Doctors have performed surgery on Rev Phil’s leg and have inserted metal plates to assist healing. He will be on crutches for six weeks.

Rev Phil’s “Kickass Biking” movie night is still scheduled for tomorrow night (8/23), 7PM at Free Geek. This is a repeat of a popular show and organizers will be accepting donations to help with Rev’s hospital bills and recovery.

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17 years ago

While I have never condoned or supported zoobombing. I do respect R. Phil for his contribution to the bike community. I gained a new appreciation for the group after having met them at Timberline and joined them on the descent down the infamous road. Phil is a respected part of the bike community and I appreciate his contribution.
I liken this incident to throwing a stick into the spokes of a motorcycle because it’s noisy. There is no excuse for threatening another person’s life.
I wish Phil a speedy recovery.