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Almost Home - A Namibia Photo
« on: September 26, 2008, 11:29:10 am »

Yo

Was not sure where to post this so anyway.....

Photo taken 2nd Last day on the way to the Chalets at Fish River Canyon

This is after 11 days and 4500 kms...of Namibia

Funny thing was after riding hard for 11 days on this same road going to breakfast the next morning I fell off at 10km/h and Broke my Damm ARM.....was not very Humerus.

And from Fish River Canyon to Durbanville is a very very long way with a Broken ARM.

Hope you Like the PIC as much as I did.

 

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Re: Almost Home - A Namibia Photo
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 11:31:59 am »
How about posting it for the septembet photo competition

Oh shit there goes my chance of winning :biggrin:
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Re: Almost Home - A Namibia Photo
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 11:34:16 am »
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Re: Almost Home - A Namibia Photo
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 11:35:49 am »
It is a lekker pic.

Sorry to hear about the mishap - how did you get everything home ?

02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

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Re: Almost Home - A Namibia Photo
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008, 12:03:49 pm »

Thanks Eis

Had the Car and Trailor parked about 120 Kms away. SO after chatting to the Orthopaedic Surgeon at Durbanville he assurred me it was a Clean Break and I would be OK to come home.

Its happened at 07h00 and I got to Durbanville PVT Hosp at 19h00 that night ....Hmmm an interesting Day

Only Opperated the next day

Check the smile the Day Before ....hmmm was not smilling going home

 

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Re: Almost Home - A Namibia Photo
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008, 12:10:28 pm »
Lovely pic HC!

I am too much of a sissie, if I break something, I'll just sit and cry there until help arrives!
 

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Re: Almost Home - A Namibia Photo
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2008, 12:22:10 pm »
Ouch - sorry about the arm - but seems like the hand's still good for taking great pics :) - very nice!!!
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Re: Almost Home - A Namibia Photo
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2008, 01:26:37 pm »


Must admit ....My bike took that last pic on timer.

Im a big sissy too...

SO funny thing is I fall ....jump up and hey find the arm wobbeling at my side ...really strange feeling.

Now for the Funny bit and my 5 Buds will tell you - I told YOu SO......

.....I had left them behind at the chalet and made a head start to breakfast. The idea was I would takkle this sandy section on my own without the group pressure or to do it at 120 as we had done the previous 4500 kms....so off i go.

.....Hit the SANDY section - and remebering what i was Taught - LOOK DOWN _SLACK OFF THROTTLE !!! Fall on my ass.

Get up and had to leave my Girl(my Bike) in the ROAD and WALK 1.5 Km through the Bush with helmet and gloves on to find my buddies still getting ready to leave.... ARM dangling at my side.

Another Pic from a Few days prior.....



 

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Re: Almost Home - A Namibia Photo
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2008, 01:32:44 pm »
....hmmm was not smilling going home




That I can believe!



Things happen so quickly...

02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

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Re: Almost Home - A Namibia Photo
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2008, 01:38:17 pm »

.....Hit the SANDY section - and remebering what i was Taught - LOOK DOWN _SLACK OFF THROTTLE !!! Fall on my ass.


 :imaposer:  :imaposer:

Ok I know it wasn't funny at the time - but gee that is funny reading it now! Glad I didn't go to that course  ;) - at ours they taught us: Stand Up, Look Gorgeous and Open Up!!

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Re: Almost Home - A Namibia Photo
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2008, 06:26:22 am »
Great pics man, hope the arm heals well.
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