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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2019, 04:51:15 am »
Your body will follow your attitude so you will be fine soon! :thumleft:
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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2019, 06:09:08 am »
Heal quick Oom, glad it's not too serious.
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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2019, 08:11:11 am »
Heal up quick ou toppie   :thumleft:
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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2019, 08:39:54 am »
How long does a collarbone take to heal? Sorry to hear, but glad it was not worse.
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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2019, 09:08:52 am »
Hope you heal up quick JB. Strongs.  :thumleft:
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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2019, 09:11:57 am »
How long does a collarbone take to heal? Sorry to hear, but glad it was not worse.
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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2019, 09:16:31 am »
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2019, 09:18:07 am »
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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2019, 09:39:45 am »
Sorry to hear - speedy recovery!

I'm still waiting for the analysis of exactly what happened. Just a slip on the mud?
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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2019, 09:46:56 am »
Hope you heal soon!

Not clear on how it happened, did the front wheel lose traction?
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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2019, 10:34:06 am »
Good luck Jim and I just hope I can even still be riding at your age! :thumleft:
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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2019, 04:29:39 pm »
Hope you heal soon!

Not clear on how it happened, did the front wheel lose traction?


Both wheels washed out. Down into a dip over a bit of a ditch covered with a short bit of wet concrete with a scattering of gravel on top. I was being cautious, but seemingly not cautious enough.

But, 12 weeks recovery? No. Not acceptable. I have no help or support, so I have to be mobile. That's why I took off the silly sling they put on me so I could drive home from hospital.
Screaming like a baby while driving though, and I nearly fainted this morning while hanging out washing.

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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2019, 03:44:54 am »
Take it easy as possible Jim.

Each time you move that fractured clavicle around the healing has to start over again. Give it a few weeks to start to set. Wear the fucking sling man, it's like a badge of honour. Learn to do a few things one-handed for a bit.  :deal:  :thumleft:

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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2019, 07:23:55 am »
Glad it wasn't worse JB, or you wouldn't have a leg to stand on, but it would be a real pity if you missed the EC Bash :(

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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2019, 08:04:55 am »
Slide trombone!!!?? The legend continues to grow...

Hope to meet you soon.

In the meantime you could maybe do a gazoo just to keep your spirits up  :biggrin:....
 

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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2019, 04:05:56 pm »
You're a tough bugger.

Mr Zog - what he said :deal:

Heal up well, jaybiker, and don't be embarrassed.

Since I moved to Latin America that phrase "don't be embarrassed" brings a smile to my face: A good geologist friend of mine from Ireland hooked up with a hot Peruvian girlfriend shortly after he started out and he got to know her quite well (wink wink, nod, nod). Anyway, at some point he flew back to Ireland to see his folks. She phoned him while he was away and told him she was embarrassed. He of course, frowned at the idea told her not to be, it would be fine. But she replied "No, no, you don't understand: I am embarrassed." To which he explained that it would be okay, he would be coming back and she needn't be embarrassed. She hung up on him, frustrated.

Confused, Shane thought about this for a while and even mentioned this to his dad. His dad (who actually told me this story) suggested he resolve the issue check his Spanish/English dictionary to perhaps confirm the meaning of all the words used in the conversation. Reasoning that his Spanish was not that great and he could confirm his suspicions that his g/f was really bat shit crazy as he suspected, my bud eventually agreed. His dad later told me he went quite a pale white when he read aloud the meaning of the word:  "embarazada", adjective, with child, pregnant.

So the moral of the story is assume nothing and make sure your girl is never, embarrassed!  :imaposer:

Postscript: Shane married her in the end and they have two beautiful girls now.
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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2019, 05:03:43 pm »
 :imaposer: Que Embarazoso!

I was also once 'embarrassed' in Spain. Well, Andorra actually, a little enclave in the mountains between France and Spain. I was a bit boastful of having learned a smattering of the language, but was inclined to get it mixed up with the remnants of my schoolboy French. We had finished our meal at the campsite, I had done all of the ordering, and now called for the bill.

The proprietor just gave me a very blank and puzzled look, so like any Englishman abroad, I just spoke louder, which everyone knows is the way you make foreigners understand. Then, one of my mates quietly pointed out that instead of asking for the bill, I was actually loudly demanding 'the food' which we had already consumed.

Lo siento mucho, Senor!  :-[

My battered body is just a tad less painful today than yesterday I think, and black/blue is changing to yellow, which is good I think.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2019, 01:04:34 am »
 :spitcoffee: We all been there. Hope to meet you one day, Jaybiker. You seem like a bloody good bloke. :thumleft:
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Re: Biker down. That would be me.
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2019, 08:00:45 pm »
Get well soon Jim.

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