ASRA's secretary and all-around champion dude Colin "Bugs" Beck is currently in hospital after having open-heart surgery yesterday afternoon. He had to replace a faulty aortic valve.
Bugs does a lot of behind-the-scenes work at ASRA, maintaining the rankings and designing all the race formats and whiz-bang excel spreadsheets. He also sets some mean slalom courses and drinks his coffee one way - black!
If you are a friend of Colin's please consider a visit over the coming days, I'm sure he would appreciate it. Or if you would like to send a postcard or motivational pictures of yourself skating, the address is below:
Level 10, Coronary Care Unit
St Vincent's Hospital
390 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Here's a video explaining the problem:
And for those of you with a strong stomach, here is a video of how they open up the chest:
get well soon dude!!
Get well soon man, sending awesome vibes your way
My dad went through open heart surgery at St V's - all the best people do! Get well soon, Bugs.
drinks his coffee one way - black!
From all the Hopkin Team over in NZ we wish you well and a speedy recovery Bugz! we will all shred extra amount of gnar for you today over in bro town. Thanks for all your help in the Australian scene my friend!
all the best buddy.
get well soon.
yeah bugs, sending you rad get better vibes, your a champion and you will be better then ever in a short time, hope your surounded by family and getting the best treatment. peace
That is the gnarliest picture i've every seen on this site!
Sternum, ribs, heart valve, you need a torso transplant. Get well soon, and get back on that board and cargo bike.
that's intense, all the best mate, hope you heal up quickly!
Get well soon Bugs.
Hope the road to recovery is a quick one with now speedhumps on the way.