BeemerDons was in an accident. The post below is from his local club:
The following was reported on the AZ Beemer forum.
I just got a call from BrianB. Seems that DonS crashed today while riding Castle Hot Springs Road (CHS). As of this posting (7:30 PM Sunday 2/15) he is in surgery to repair a broken shoulder and get gravel removed from his torn-up knee.
How did it happen: The story goes that Don overcooked a turn and got caught in a berm.
What's next: Tomorrow, Brian will retrieve Don's bike which is currently on the west end of CHS - the end closest to Wickenburg
How can you help: DonS will need some visitors and some cheer! Please reach out to him with your condolences via phone and visits, and be sure to send some healing aids such as reading material, hospital contraband and strippergrams. (At this time I don't know how long Don will be in the hospital.)
Where to find DonS: West Valley Hospital - 13677 W McDowell Rd, Goodyear, AZ
For more details, visiting hours, and such, call the hospital at 623-882-1500
Best wishes to DonS for a speedy recovery and to his family that they get all the help and support that they need!
At the last update, yesterday Don underwent surgery on his knee to remove imbeded gravel and repair a ligament. He will have shoulder surgery in the near future to replace the socket and other fixes. Long term outlook is optimistic for future riding.
It appears he was infact dirt riding and came off at under 30MPH. Old guys no longer bend before breaking, they just snap evidently.