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Offline toucan

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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2006, 03:06:41 pm »
i spoke to GS at lyndhurst, his not a happy bunny but he is walking about. he'll have some cool scars, chicks dig scars (but not the gaping hole where your eye used to be :D  :D ).

the stof donkie doesn't look too bad. a bit of duct tape and you'll be back on the road.
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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2006, 03:26:53 pm »
Sorry to hear! when will you e able to ride again?
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Offline Grootseun

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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2006, 03:52:28 pm »
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Sorry to hear! when will you e able to ride again?


I spent the day on site.. walking up and down 5 flights of stairs as the lifts are being refurbed.. if i can walk i can ride... it depends on when i get stofdonkie back...
now where's that duct tape Toucan?
 

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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2006, 04:04:48 pm »
How much $$$ damage?
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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2006, 04:29:39 pm »
Sorry to hear about the off. Don't be surprised if that is a lot of damage $$$ wise. Glad you are up and about though.
 

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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2006, 04:51:02 pm »
Remember to claim for everything and anything, all scratches from offs, clothing, helmet, gloves, et al.

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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2006, 06:00:40 pm »
Sorry to hear, hope you and stofdonkie are back on the road soon !
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Offline Grootseun

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« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2006, 12:22:21 pm »
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Yes, and all the work that was done by the car company to make cars save for impacts pedestrians and motorcycles, out the window because of the bullbar. They need to ban all bullbars on bakkies. :evil:

Just a question, if you look back at the accident, with better training, collision avoidance training, any more measurable experienced would you think it was possible that you could have avoided the accident?


Michnus, If  i look back on the accident (and it happens everytime i go to bed) there is only one thing i could have done differently and that was to not ride over the speed limit,  I was not jaaging but i was not doing 60 either.

The womand stopped across the intersection when she panicked, there was perhaps a metre between her bumper and the kerb where i tried to squeeze through...if i managed to squeeze through i might have not been able to avoid hitting the kerb  on the other side of the intersection, resulting in me hitting the wall or traffic light or other signage. All in all, i was lucky like the doc said.
In retrospect i conclude: If i had gone any faster, i would not have been able to slow down enough to contain the damage to what i have at the moment and it could have been ALOT worse.
If i was not wearing armoured pants i would have been in hospital still. If i was wearing proper enduro boots, the damage to the lower part of my leg could have been reduced.

Like Hein Said... dont focus on the waht-ifs

Slow down in traffic, it's good to accelarate to clear traffic, but settle into a manageble speed.
Expect the other person to make a mistake and ready for it. IE, if someone is waiting at a traffic light, slow down in order to do manageble evasive manouvres.
Wear the gear, proper boots, proper ARMOURED Gear
Gloves, i had not a sctratch on my hads, and my gloves was full of glass.
Get the cops to come if there are any injuries.
 

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« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2006, 12:48:49 pm »
Yeah, good luck with the Donkie, and glad you had "good luck" with the smash.

Howzit Michnus, how is the "Tossers Wrist" afliction coming along?

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« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2006, 01:14:00 pm »
Sorry to hear about your escapades.

Glad to see that you are ok, any accident that you can walk away from is a good one. Good luck with the repairs on your bike.

Did the Isuzu driver acknowledge that it was her fault?, When I hit a car while lane splitting the woman driver was convinced that she had done nothing wrong and tried to sue me for her damages ..... she lost.

Hopefully you don't have that fight as well, good luck getting your insurance excess back from her..... the eternal wait.

You will replay the accident over in your mind a thousand times, but what you did in the heat of the moment is normally the right thing.
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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2006, 01:14:18 pm »
If you were REALLY lucky, you would have managed to squeeze trough the gap and come off unscathed. :)
 

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« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2006, 03:01:55 pm »
Unlucky dude, well sort of and lots of lucky as well. Glad you at least able to tell the tale hope your injuries heal fast as it hurts more if you a big boy and mommy ain't there to kiss it better (This I know after coming off in Crete with no protective gear at all :? )
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Offline CaMojo

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« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2006, 10:20:23 pm »
Sorry to hear about the mishap,

Glad your'e Ok.


Let us know if you need any parts to fix the bike,


Rgds,

JJ