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Offline Hondsekierie

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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #140 on: February 18, 2010, 07:51:21 pm »
TG, best of luck girl :thumleft:

No need to quit biking, accidents do happen.  Biking has the added fuckup that you normally experience pain with those accidents but it's amazing how much aware you become after an off.

Tankslappers - there's been a recent discussion (last week, can't remember what section) on tankslappers and what to doe, just hit the search button - Kamanya made a couple of very good points there.  Bottom line is that the tankslapper is initiated by the front wheel that get's disturbed, gets more amplified through the handlebars and eventually starts throwing throwing you into the slapping motion - especially when you start death gripping. Best is to just relax the arms and if you can, just take your hands of the handlebars - it will straighten out almost immediately.

Relax (no pun intended) and start slowly again - nothing like experience :mwink:

 
ill ask the newby question, what are the causes of a tankslap, ive heard the term...but thats about all...

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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #141 on: February 18, 2010, 07:59:20 pm »
TG, best of luck girl :thumleft:

No need to quit biking, accidents do happen.  Biking has the added fuckup that you normally experience pain with those accidents but it's amazing how much aware you become after an off.

Tankslappers - there's been a recent discussion (last week, can't remember what section) on tankslappers and what to doe, just hit the search button - Kamanya made a couple of very good points there.  Bottom line is that the tankslapper is initiated by the front wheel that get's disturbed, gets more amplified through the handlebars and eventually starts throwing throwing you into the slapping motion - especially when you start death gripping. Best is to just relax the arms and if you can, just take your hands of the handlebars - it will straighten out almost immediately.

Relax (no pun intended) and start slowly again - nothing like experience :mwink:

 
ill ask the newby question, what are the causes of a tankslap, ive heard the term...but thats about all...

Dink aan n 'speed wobble' met jou chopper bicycle :biggrin:
ah, ja , nou verstaan ek, ligte hande, soos as jy vry.ry
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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #142 on: February 18, 2010, 08:04:39 pm »
TG, voor jy so iets drasties doen soos om op te hou ry, kry eerder vir jou 'n steering damper soos die superbikes op het, miskien kan iemand so iets ontwerp wat jy kan afhaal as jy offroad gaan - dalk net 2 boutjies losmaak?

Ek mag dalk fatalisties klink, maar ek glo as jou tyd daar is, is hy daar. Joune was nog nie daar nie, jy is net 'n wake-up call gegee. Jy moet nog eendag jou kleinkinders leer bike ry!

Sterkte, hou jou oog op daardie wonde dat hulle gou en goed gesond word!.
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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #143 on: February 18, 2010, 08:17:22 pm »
TG, best of luck girl :thumleft:

No need to quit biking, accidents do happen.  Biking has the added fuckup that you normally experience pain with those accidents but it's amazing how much aware you become after an off.

Tankslappers - there's been a recent discussion (last week, can't remember what section) on tankslappers and what to doe, just hit the search button - Kamanya made a couple of very good points there.  Bottom line is that the tankslapper is initiated by the front wheel that get's disturbed, gets more amplified through the handlebars and eventually starts throwing throwing you into the slapping motion - especially when you start death gripping. Best is to just relax the arms and if you can, just take your hands of the handlebars - it will straighten out almost immediately.

Relax (no pun intended) and start slowly again - nothing like experience :mwink:

 
ill ask the newby question, what are the causes of a tankslap, ive heard the term...but thats about all...

Dink aan n 'speed wobble' met jou chopper bicycle :biggrin:
ah, ja , nou verstaan ek, ligte hande, soos as jy vry.ry

Net so jou ou grapjas :imaposer:
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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #144 on: February 18, 2010, 08:36:39 pm »
TG,
Look at it is hard earned experience. What you need to do after an accident is get through the mental trauma and figure out how you are going to use what have happened to you. You can either use it as a mental bock or you can go forward and look at the positive side. (Looking at what you wrote you are already heading in that direction.) Learn out of the experience and use it to make you a better rider.

Think about how you fix your mental outlook for yourself so that the accident doesn’t bother you. If it means putting a steering damper on your bike so that you start to trust the bike and your own abilities then do it. Also think about doing some training courses, it is helps a lot to regain confidence in your abilities.

Good luck with the healing.     
 

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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #145 on: February 18, 2010, 08:42:08 pm »
When I went down, i used the wounds to help me decide what extra atgatt to get.
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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #146 on: February 18, 2010, 09:48:55 pm »
Hey jy kan nie nou quit nie ons het nog nie daai Magalies trip kla gemaak nie! :) en wat van Sani en transkei?? :) en en en...:) en wie ga die ride reports doen? En die kiekies neem? Nee kak jy ga nog ry! Jy is deel van die rede hoekom ek weer begin het! By the way Fanie het sy learners gedop! :) dink hoe lank ga hy nou nog bike soek!!:) praat binnekort:)   
 

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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #147 on: February 18, 2010, 09:55:59 pm »
Tankgirl,

Glad you're out and getting better.....

had a long and hard time to think about everything (sort of re-evaluating my priorities like) it's a difficult time because i'm not a drastic decision maker, but say now if i wanna have grandkids oneday it's safer that i quit biking, because i'm just not scared enough of it, or i'm

Interesting question... well let me say this.... in the first week of Dec TravelGravel got knocked over by a bakkie with a trailer on the N1 (Brakfontein Interchange). A bit of damage to the bike but from an injury point of view bruising on the left upper arm , knees and and being stiff. Then 3 days later she walks out on the patio, slips and hit her head and suffered from concussion and whiplash. It's been 2 months and it not completely sorted yet...

What I am trying to say is that you don't need to be on a bike to get hurt. Accidents happen full stop bike or no bike.

Get well soon
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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #148 on: February 18, 2010, 10:03:13 pm »
Keep it on the dirt hiways and off the N1,

I took out a nice life policy for my wife now I can ride like a hooligan and not worry too much :thumleft:

hope you feel better soon!
 

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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #149 on: February 18, 2010, 10:09:02 pm »
Keep it on the dirt hiways and off the N1,

I took out a nice life policy for my wife now I can ride like a hooligan and not worry too much :thumleft:

hope you feel better soon!

On your life or her's? :biggrin:
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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #150 on: February 18, 2010, 10:10:34 pm »
Keep it on the dirt hiways and off the N1,

I took out a nice life policy for my wife now I can ride like a hooligan and not worry too much :thumleft:

hope you feel better soon!

On your life or her's? :biggrin:

SKERP :thumleft:   ;D

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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #151 on: February 18, 2010, 10:28:36 pm »
Yolandi

Bly om te hoor jy is uit.  Ek weet jy sal weer ry.  EK moet alles uithaal om by jou te bly op die N12 se padverleggings vanaf Boegoeberg so ek weet jy KAN ry.  Beter as ek - nie dat dit veel se nie.

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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #152 on: February 18, 2010, 10:47:07 pm »
Hi Tankgirl

Great to hear that you have escaped and are safe in your hideout. Hope the injuries heal quick.

When I broke my leg in December I went through quite a couple of emotions. At first I was angry, then worried and then kind of resolved. I also wondered about this biking hobby long and hard, but I just cannot see myself turning my back on biking. The thing is, there are lots of dangers in the world, and we must just try to live with them. (Like wearing ATGATT).
Anyways, just being part of the group of people called the Wild Dogs makes it worth the while, so I hope you're still going to join us riding!

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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #153 on: February 18, 2010, 11:15:50 pm »
TH glad you are out and about .....

and so true what Leondude said you have made and met so many wonderful people on this forum.. that open up new horizons .....hope to hear from you soon on the road...

This is an AWSUM community....... :mwink:

 

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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #154 on: February 19, 2010, 10:16:28 am »
Good to hear you're Out .  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #155 on: February 24, 2010, 06:41:24 pm »
not really a thread i want to bring back up but i have a few pics to share
the scene
handguard, lever and brake fluid thingie bust, scratches to the rest
handlebars not quite facing in the direction i'm going
grab handle, twisted platic and empty disc holder
bent subframe, footpeg fuct, pillion peg sommer gone
radiator shroud, silver and yellow plastics scratched
my massive bouquet - the dogs are incredible
olive oil & 63magic popped in too with chocolates
lekker feet up in the air
comfeel stickers everywhere
taken yesterday, most bandages / plasters removed now
roast leg, still just a little pink
removed plasters today, spotless new skin YAY!
this was the ankle on monday, seeing doc again tomoz


waiting for a quotation and then the insurance assessor will make their decision...
i can't wait to get back in the saddle
how hot is this bike?!  ;D


i'm my parents' only child so what i'll do is just to be as careful as i can be because i think not riding will just kill me faster...
 

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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #156 on: February 24, 2010, 06:47:11 pm »
einna bliksem that looks sore....hope u get well soon and up on a bike asap.... :thumleft:
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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #157 on: February 24, 2010, 06:48:17 pm »
Ouch - bloody bloody ouch!

Sorry to see there's so much damage to the bike, not to mention yourself, but very glad you are alive!

Heal quick!
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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #158 on: February 24, 2010, 06:56:51 pm »
bloody hell....glad to see your french pedi is still looking fab!!!!

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Re: Tankgirl Down
« Reply #159 on: February 24, 2010, 06:59:55 pm »
TG hang in there girl. After my accident that broke my left leg halfway below the knee in what they call a green break, after 6 months of the break not knitting even with a steel pin and a bone graft and subsequent bone infection read gangreen the doc wanted to amputate it below the knee. I refused went to Cape Town to a guy who came highly recc. and 7 months later I still had 2 legs and riding a bike. Hang in there girl !!!!!!!!
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