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Offline WERNER

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« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2007, 03:30:56 pm »
In reply to Red's question on the gear, he was wearing a Lazer helmet that says "modular technology revolution" on the side. It is full-face with a flip-up front section like some of the BMW-road helmets.This helmet took a moer-of-a-beating-it looks like somebody tackled it with a chain-saw. RA sommersaulted a few times with his head connecting the tar quite a few times. The helmet is still completely intact with everything still in perfect working order.It passes the test as far as I am concerned.
The GS gloves is lekker off-road because it gives you complete flexibility and
feel while protecting knuckles and stuff. A downside with RA's fall is that it basically gives you no wrist-protection. It did protect fingers from the tar though.
I don't know anything about the boots (his ankle is stukkend) and I don't know for sure what make jacket he whore.
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« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2007, 03:36:20 pm »
i am going to speak for droffarc (and under correction) but he too had the same Lazer flip up helmet when he came off recently. I believe he just needs a new visor to get it up to scratch again...
(it still didnt stop the bees tho  :D )
 

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« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2007, 03:36:59 pm »
Cant make Friday but I am in too regarding the gloves
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« Reply #63 on: February 13, 2007, 03:39:55 pm »
Reply to Butch
Wonderfull idea about Kriges- I am just stuck in this wonderful pharmacy of mine till 7pm after which I will be taking my wife out for Valentine's day (can't Wednesday of Thursday). My shop is just down the road from Kriges so I can certainly make arrangements to drop off my promised part just after 7 if you guys would still be there, or someone must come and collect - Kenridge Pharmacy, Kenridge Centre.
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« Reply #64 on: February 13, 2007, 04:17:21 pm »
I'll pop in at BMW this afternoon and get the gloves. I need to replenish my ascorbic acid stock from your wonderful pharmacy anyway, Werner; we can do the swap then. I'll be at Krige's on Friday and the peeps can bring their donations. Those who can't make it, can PM me and fix up at a later stage.

How's that?
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« Reply #65 on: February 13, 2007, 04:55:29 pm »
Butch
Good plan, mate - Must be a size 11/11.5, if you pop by I'll show you his old pair and helmet, got it with me. I'm here till 6 tonite.
WERNER
Ps where can I get a wilddog-sticker for my bike? I don't normally stick stuff on my bike, but you guys make me proud to .
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« Reply #66 on: February 13, 2007, 06:32:36 pm »
Sorry just came across this thread now.

Get well soon. Praying for you  :wink:

Do we have an idea what caused the accident?  :?
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« Reply #67 on: February 13, 2007, 07:05:42 pm »
I cant make it on Friday, have a bachelors on, but I will drop off my contribution at Butch's place, and he can give it to you.

Send RA our best wishes if you see him.

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« Reply #68 on: February 14, 2007, 06:30:48 am »
I also have a bachelors, but might drop by Kriges on the way and make a small donation (I'm technically broke this month already)
 

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« Reply #69 on: February 14, 2007, 07:23:58 am »
I also have a bachelors but on Saturday.....MINE!! Have mercy on me....sorry major hijack, I'll be gone now :oops:
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« Reply #70 on: February 14, 2007, 07:48:32 am »
Sorry. Get well soon. :shock:
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« Reply #71 on: February 14, 2007, 08:58:05 am »
Guys
Spoke to RA just now. They were planning to operate on his ankle today, but decided not to because he would come out of theatre on a ventilator and they do not want that at this stage. He can atleast sit upright and talk.
They are moving him out of ICU, but he still cannot see too many visitors because his family is taking up all the space.
His priority is still to be able to get to a computer and back on this forum.
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« Reply #72 on: February 14, 2007, 09:33:37 am »
Hope you get well soon RA!!!  We'll pray for quick en healing and getting well soon!!  
My girl works in the ICU where RA is and believe me or not but he convinced her right there to convince me to get some real protecting clothes!!  And yes I did get some yesterday!!
Guys like him make you see the value of the right stuff and what it can be worth when you need it most!!  
Get well soon my friend!!
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« Reply #73 on: February 14, 2007, 10:57:20 am »
Get well soon RA :!:  :!:  :!:
I'll las some cash on Friday, what time will you guys be there?
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« Reply #74 on: February 14, 2007, 12:16:51 pm »
Guys
Butch dropped off the gloves for RA by me this morning (thanx Butch) - I put it in a parcel with copies of this topic off the forum. On a card I just wrote "Get well soon, Buddy - from the Wilddogs "
His wife (Linda) took it to him.
Will keep you posted.
From my side- thanx - this is how you make alot of friends really quickly !
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« Reply #75 on: February 14, 2007, 12:27:36 pm »
I'm sure this gesture is going to mean the world to him.  That was nice.
 

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« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2007, 01:32:33 pm »
What's the latest ?
 

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« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2007, 02:57:56 pm »
Hi all
Charl's wife phoned me from the hospital last night, because - wait for it : they have no f@ck#ng plasters in the hospital. A specialist stuck a needle in his side to withdraw a moerse syringe full of blood and muck from the space around his lung. Apparently there is 2.5 litres of the stuff there that needs to be drained, but they can't put a normal drain in through his diaphragm because of his condition and the other option sounded to me like a big surgical procedure.
I phoned this morning, but they wouldn't let me speak to him because I think physios were busy with him.
I will definitely keep you posted as soon as I hear anything. Please guys, don't stop praying - he is far from over the worst. Without trying to sound negative- so much can still go wrong.
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« Reply #78 on: February 15, 2007, 03:05:49 pm »
Just phoned again and could actually speak to him. They stuck a pipe (called a spear) into his side and so vfar drained 1.5 litres of fluid. The doc feels things should get better now.
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« Reply #79 on: February 15, 2007, 03:13:14 pm »
Thanks, Werner. That is certainly good/better news.
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