A 58-year-old Santa Barbara biker lost consciousness after he struck a piece of wood lying in the street and flew off his bicycle Sunday afternoon. The man was riding eastbound on Cathedral Oaks Road, just east of Ribera Drive.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the man also sustained cuts on the right side of his head, and his right knee and hand. He was taken to Cottage Hospital.

Alcohol was not involved, authorities said.


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