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distance from the treehouse where they sleep
each night, elevated behind the ramshackle
house they call Offhand Manor.
Then came the crash. One moment,
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Cunningham was flying down Fairfax-Bolinas
Road near their Fairfax home, testing out a road
bike he’d just built for Phelan, and the next he
was flagging down a ride, his body as broken
as his cracked helmet. The cause of the fall
remains a mystery — perhaps he was struck by
a deer or hit by a driver. He spent three days in
the hospital with a head injury, broken ribs, and
a broken clavicle and pubic bone. “Oddly, his
bike was fine,” says Phelan, “but his life and his
wife were shattered.”
He couldn’t speak for a month, couldn’t
walk without a cane for three months. “I
had terrible headaches, but then I seemed to
recover quickly,” Cunningham says. But six
From top: Jacquie Phelan makes the cover; Joe Breeze,
Jacquie, Charlie Cunningham and Charlie Kelly.