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Offline Marnus

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #80 on: August 10, 2010, 08:49:09 pm »
Ag nee man Johan - wat se ge-crashery is dit nou?  Jammer om te hoor van jou skade.  Lyk my daar is 'n "bump" wat gaan moelikheid kry sodra jy weer kan ry!  Word vinnig gesond  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #81 on: August 10, 2010, 08:51:27 pm »
OUCH!!!!
Sterkte & hoop jy's sommer vinnig by die huis & sonder pyn!
 

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #82 on: August 10, 2010, 09:43:17 pm »
Hey HS!! Sorry to hear & see your wrist so sore... Hope you recover real quick... What happened? .... high speed forward roll? :pot: :o

There's a little forest near the start with some twists and funny shadows (and trees obviously), I believe that's where it happened.  The way Johan rides that bike is on the edge, cause he can, so I guess when it goes wrong it goes wrong properly!  Came back from my second long loop and everyone's disappeared, including Hoofseun...  phoned later to hear if he's ok, assumed he didn't answer cause he couldn't pick up. Literally...    :o 8)

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #83 on: August 10, 2010, 09:55:53 pm »
Sorrie Hoofseun!  Dit lyk moer seer.  Sterkte ou maat, ons bid vir spoedige herstel!!!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #84 on: August 10, 2010, 11:01:10 pm »
eina my hol! :sad1:
sterkte daarso... :-\
 

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #85 on: August 11, 2010, 01:39:25 am »
Hey HS!! Sorry to hear & see your wrist so sore... Hope you recover real quick... What happened? .... high speed forward roll? :pot: :o

There's a little forest near the start with some twists and funny shadows (and trees obviously), I believe that's where it happened.  The way Johan rides that bike is on the edge, cause he can, so I guess when it goes wrong it goes wrong properly!  Came back from my second long loop and everyone's disappeared, including Hoofseun...  phoned later to hear if he's ok, assumed he didn't answer cause he couldn't pick up. Literally...    :o 8)

Sterkte Johan!    :thumleft:


No, it happened within the first few hundred meters from the start - fairly flat open section.

But ask him why I fell just before the forest section?  :pot: I politely moved over so that he can go in first in at the forest section and I lost it on a turn.  ???
 

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #86 on: August 11, 2010, 05:25:06 am »
Your arms are like the front shocks - they should take the impact. Problem is they don't compress very well.

When it comes to the moment of impact, the choice is very simple, hour head or hands.... so better the wrist than the neck.

Spedy recovery HS, you will need the whiskey grip again soon!

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #87 on: August 11, 2010, 08:10:40 am »
Eina Ou!! Get well soon :)
 

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #88 on: August 11, 2010, 09:16:22 am »
Eina dammit dit lyk seer.

Sterkte HS en hoop jy herstel ten volle.
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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #89 on: August 11, 2010, 09:20:22 am »
Eina Hoofseun...

Sterkte
 

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #90 on: August 11, 2010, 09:33:20 am »
Looks sore,hope you heal well :thumleft:
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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #91 on: August 11, 2010, 11:41:50 am »
Hi everyone

I am overwhelmed by the responses.  I am doing well, got home last night, slept well and back to working the salt mine, although at home.

Update:

Went riding at Harry’s Quad track outside Bronkhorstspruit.  A track that really gives opportunity to do some high speed sections with enough corners for a years’ worth of combined riding.

Did the first loop of about 35km, then went out for the second loop, but did not get far.  Was about the change to fourth, the bike went sideways in a left corner, one wheel on the left of the rut and the other on the right, and them went down on the low side.

The left handlebar hit the ground and threw me off; before I landed I felt my left arm was not well.  As I got up I checked my fingers for movement and realised it was not the hand but the arm.  Then lifted my sleeve and saw some funny bent arm.

Only damage to bike is mark to hand guard that hit the ground.  My hand got in between handlebar and hand guard on the way off otherwise I would not have had a scratch on me.



Picked the bike up and started it and realised there was no way I am going to handle the clutch.  Luckily Reinhardt was there and lifted me back on my bike.  At the pits Wynand and the others helped.  Wynand stabilised the arm.  The break was a concern as it was broken badly close to arteries and ligaments.

Terence and Guy drove me to hospital.  I always believed I can handle pain, but this was very very sore.  45 minutes and we were in the Emergency ward and two hours later they operated.

Broke just behind the pulse, left radius.  They inserted a plate and re-attached the severed tendon.

Now it is six weeks in a cast and then we can start training again.

Again, thanxs for all help from the CMA guys at the track with the arm, loading the bike and all my kit and for the two track owners (Terence and Guy) for getting me quickly and safely to hospital.  Special thanxs to my supporting and understanding wife (Puddles) and daughter (Racing chic).

Thanxs to God for also looking after me, as it could have easily been worse!

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #92 on: August 11, 2010, 12:09:36 pm »
So sorry Johan, looks incredibly painful.
Hope this time without riding doesn't drive you round the bend, take it easy.
Get well soon!
 

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #93 on: August 11, 2010, 12:10:33 pm »
Bly jy is ok en hoop jy kan een van die dae weer ry  :thumleft:  :thumleft:

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #94 on: August 11, 2010, 12:22:48 pm »
Jis dit moes jou lank gevat het om daai lang message te tik.....   ;D ;D

Bly om te hoor jy is weer terug en alles lyk darem OK, word gou gesond, en maak seker die arm word 100% gesond en sterk voor jy weer met jou manewales begin!!!

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #95 on: August 11, 2010, 12:40:37 pm »
Hoofseun, ek het met Ettienne 2T se dokter gepraat oor daai arm van jou, foto gewys alles.

Hy beweer dat dit heel moontlik net n fraktuur is en dat jy gelukkig is, want as dit n breek was sou dit seer gewees het. :pot:

Sterkte en hoop daar word goed na jou omgesien.  ::)
 

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #96 on: August 14, 2010, 02:07:53 pm »
Met Hoofseun at the CMA National rally at Kroonstad earlier this year . A really nice guy . He was showing the guys how a slalom course should be done , on a fully loaded GSA nogal !!
Good luck with the healing Hoofseun !
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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #97 on: August 15, 2010, 09:47:03 am »
Sterkte Johan.

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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #98 on: August 16, 2010, 07:50:37 am »
Gou gesond word!
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Re: Hoofseun down
« Reply #99 on: August 16, 2010, 11:56:21 am »
Quick recovery Hoofseun!

Can send you a complementary set  of non alu backed hand guards to avoid this for the future! ;)

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