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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #80 on: March 18, 2013, 09:18:55 am »
All the best with the recovery. 

Recovering from such injuries makes you learn what the word patience means.

Your first post says you were doing 40km/s.  These KTMs impresses me more and more by the day. :laughing4:

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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #81 on: March 18, 2013, 09:27:56 am »
Hi Mambat, only read the thread now.
If I knew about your off yesterday I would have been able to help you.
Hope you heal soon.

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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #82 on: March 18, 2013, 09:51:54 am »
Hey Si, I could not believe it when I read the heading to this thread. I am really sorry that you had this off, but relieved that you walked away, albeit somewhat banged up. I had heard that one of the group had gone done and was out of the trip but did not realize it was you.

I wish you a good and speedy recovery, and if you need help with anything please give me a shout.  

Hi Dave

You heard correct except Mike came off on Friday just outside Parys with shoulder injuries and concussion
Then I moered off yesterday, not a great way to start our Lesotho Epic!

Yeah it was a shit one!

Cheers

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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #83 on: March 18, 2013, 09:56:12 am »
All the best with the recovery.  

Recovering from such injuries makes you learn what the word patience means.

Your first post says you were doing 40km/s.  These KTMs impresses me more and more by the day. :laughing4:



You misread me, I came off forty kilometers outside Burgersdorp.
But I was definitely not doing more than 60 km/when I got spat off.
It  was a slow pull off into second gear, bike flicked hard left wheel spinning off the camber
As it so often does!
Except this time I was NOT concentrating, my seat position all wrong and the bike high sided me
Instantly!

It happened that fast!
« Last Edit: March 22, 2013, 05:07:20 pm by Mambat »
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #84 on: March 18, 2013, 10:06:01 am »
Hope you mend well and get sorted.
 

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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #85 on: March 18, 2013, 10:06:47 am »
Sitting here in huge pain in Bloem!

Came off 40 km/s outside Burgersdorp.
Bike high sided me properly and landed badly!

No X-ray but Dr on duty reckons broken collarbone, ribs,little finger and badly sprained ankle and faked toes  :'(

Mission getting to Bloem, bike still in Burgersdorp with hardly any damage!
Flight back to Cape Town only at 20h00 so the pain saga continues!

And the saddest part it happened two days into a ten day ride!

 :ricky:


Sorry for your misfotune, hope you recover soon. Please tell me WTF is high sided, I want to know what to look out for?
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #86 on: March 18, 2013, 10:07:17 am »
Hi Mambat, only read the thread now.
If I knew about your off yesterday I would have been able to help you.
Hope you heal soon.

Losper
Bloemfontein

Thanks Losper

I had a beautiful 18 year old blonde drive me through to Bloem  8)
I caught a lift with her on her way back to Bloem Uni.
I have to say the people in Burgersdorp were amazing especially Karin Coetzee!
My guardian angel!
Karin worked at the doctors practice, she fetched me from Burgersdorp Govt Hospital (you don't want to end up there believe me!) took me to her Dr, called the pharmacist to come open up so I could get painkillers and anti inflammatories, organized to get my bike safely stored, opened up her home
To us so we could regroup and even offered us lunch!
And yes best of all I got to drive for two and half hours with her BEAUTIFUL daughter to Bloem  :love4:
« Last Edit: March 22, 2013, 05:08:55 pm by Mambat »
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #87 on: March 18, 2013, 10:07:40 am »
Damn thought there would an ad in the for sale section by now for a slightly used,ridden like a lady 990 with accessories ....... :peepwall:


Ok sorry I know I am being impatient........
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #88 on: March 18, 2013, 10:10:04 am »
Sitting here in huge pain in Bloem!

Came off 40 km/s outside Burgersdorp.
Bike high sided me properly and landed badly!

No X-ray but Dr on duty reckons broken collarbone, ribs,little finger and badly sprained ankle and faked toes  :'(

Mission getting to Bloem, bike still in Burgersdorp with hardly any damage!
Flight back to Cape Town only at 20h00 so the pain saga continues!


And the saddest part it happened two days into a ten day ride!

 :ricky:


Sorry for your misfotune, hope you recover soon. Please tell me WTF is high sided, I want to know what to look out for?

High side is when the back wheel wants to overtake the front wheel,but can only do so if you are off the bike. You will seldom be able to look out for it,it sort of just happens.



Edited to add. It is the least best way to dismount ,as you will get thrown into the air with the possibility of the bike collecting you as well. It is the thing that I fear the most.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 10:14:41 am by whitedelight »
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #89 on: March 18, 2013, 10:10:20 am »
Damn thought there would an ad in the for sale section by now for a slightly used,ridden like a lady 990 with accessories ....... :peepwall:


Ok sorry I know I am being impatient........

Get your own!

Mine is a keeper!

 
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #90 on: March 18, 2013, 10:12:35 am »
Damn thought there would an ad in the for sale section by now for a slightly used,ridden like a lady 990 with accessories ....... :peepwall:


Ok sorry I know I am being impatient........

Get your own!

Mine is a keeper!

 

Tell your wife that  :pot:
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #91 on: March 18, 2013, 10:13:02 am »
Sitting here in huge pain in Bloem!

Came off 40 km/s outside Burgersdorp.
Bike high sided me properly and landed badly!

No X-ray but Dr on duty reckons broken collarbone, ribs,little finger and badly sprained ankle and faked toes  :'(

Mission getting to Bloem, bike still in Burgersdorp with hardly any damage!
Flight back to Cape Town only at 20h00 so the pain saga continues!

And the saddest part it happened two days into a ten day ride!

 :ricky:


Sorry for your misfotune, hope you recover soon. Please tell me WTF is high sided, I want to know what to look out for?

High side is when the back wheel wants to overtake the front wheel,but can only do so if you are off the bike. You will seldom be able to look out for it,it sort of just happens.

Correct...

Rear wheel spins outwards in an arc then usually hooks up and in a violent motion throws you over the top
Of the bike.......the high side!

If you watch MotoGP you see extreme examples of that !
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #92 on: March 18, 2013, 10:15:18 am »
Sitting here in huge pain in Bloem!

Came off 40 km/s outside Burgersdorp.
Bike high sided me properly and landed badly!

No X-ray but Dr on duty reckons broken collarbone, ribs,little finger and badly sprained ankle and faked toes  :'(

Mission getting to Bloem, bike still in Burgersdorp with hardly any damage!
Flight back to Cape Town only at 20h00 so the pain saga continues!

And the saddest part it happened two days into a ten day ride!

 :ricky:


Sorry for your misfotune, hope you recover soon. Please tell me WTF is high sided, I want to know what to look out for?

High side is when the back wheel wants to overtake the front wheel,but can only do so if you are off the bike. You will seldom be able to look out for it,it sort of just happens.

Correct...

Rear wheel spins outwards in an arc then usually hooks up and in a violent motion throws you over the top
Of the bike.......the high side!

If you watch MotoGP you see extreme examples of that !

That's why you should always ride with a motard tire on the rear when on gravel; it never hooks up  :laughing4:
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 12:35:26 pm by Rough Rider »
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #93 on: March 18, 2013, 10:15:48 am »
Damn thought there would an ad in the for sale section by now for a slightly used,ridden like a lady 990 with accessories ....... :peepwall:


Ok sorry I know I am being impatient........

Get your own!


Mine is a keeper!

 

Tell your wife that  :pot:

She has handled this very well, but I suppose she has had lots of practice handling my misfortunes due to me running out of talent!
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #94 on: March 18, 2013, 10:18:03 am »
Damn thought there would an ad in the for sale section by now for a slightly used,ridden like a lady 990 with accessories ....... :peepwall:


Ok sorry I know I am being impatient........

Get your own!


Mine is a keeper!

 

Tell your wife that  :pot:

She has handled this very well, but I suppose she has had lots of practice handling my misfortunes due to me running out of talent!


We tend to forget how stressful our hobby can be for the wifes and family.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 12:34:54 pm by Rough Rider »
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #95 on: March 18, 2013, 10:20:09 am »
Gees Simon, sorry to read about this now, glad you're "relatively" okay. Such a bummer after you've been so looking forward to the Lesotho trip. But like a mate of mine said to me after my wipeout... " it's happened for a reason, deal with it and get better, it wasn't meant to be".

Vasbyt for the flight back down, it's gonna hurt but the flight attendants will take good care of you. That broken collarbone is a pain in the ass and I can already tell you now, if the skin ain't broken they will probably only do the op later in the week when the swelling has gone down :-(

Hang in there and shout if I can help in any way.

Thanks for the well wishes Buff  :thumleft:

I like what you wrote there!
My mantra for 2013............It is what it is!
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #96 on: March 18, 2013, 10:22:43 am »

Eish!

The pain is something stupid right now  :'(
Gonna wack myself out with more Tramacet.

Have a nice day everybody  :3some:
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #97 on: March 18, 2013, 10:23:43 am »

Eish!

The pain is something stupid right now  :'(
Gonna wack myself out with more Tramacet.

Have a nice day everybody  :3some:

Hope we did not make you laugh. Have a good sleep.
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #98 on: March 18, 2013, 10:37:52 am »
Yep time to relax and  the same time get frustrated with dstv reruns. If you need anything just shout :thumleft:
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Re: Mambat down!
« Reply #99 on: March 18, 2013, 11:03:03 am »
All the best for a speedy recovery. Never good news to hear this but with the positive attitude that you have and your dose of humour things can only get better

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