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Offline Martin-DR650

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Had a big accident yesterday...
« on: September 15, 2010, 10:22:31 am »
Me and my dad was coming from Montague gardens yesterday on the turn-on onto the N7 heading back home.
I was riding in front of him when an entire wheel came rolling from the rightside of the incoming traffic at a high speed an I was also at speed...
I couldn't swing out to the left the sidewall and the right going into oncoming traffic,it all happend so fast,so I slammed on the rear locking the back wheel,it was sliding out to the right the bakkies wheel must have hit my pipe,went down hard,was sliding into the sidewall down the road.
My dad was riding behind me and witnessed the whole thing,he was in big shock and thought I was down...
I stood up and was angry at first ,immediately felt blood running down my left arm,jacket and pants were shredded,luckily I had my knee guards and boots on,got a big hit on my left side and my right knee were also bleeding,netcare ambulance were there in about 5-10min.
They took me to durbanville,luckily no broken bones,got away with some wounds on my left arm and right knee and a bruise on my left side.
I was very lucky because it could have been allot worse.Only afterwards we saw the the bakkies wheel had the axle still on,I did not even see that,imagine what could have been if that hit me spot on at a high speed like that. :'(
My bike was not so lucky,the bosson pipe has been ripped open and smashed,the impaced ripped the bar-end out and allot of scraps and sliding scratches.

I definitely had an angle over me yesterday.
But I'm fine ,at home recovering.
If I didn't have that tuff boots on ,I would probably have huge scrapes on my feet and legs,I was also not wearing my acerbis koerta body armour,only the jacket with it's padding,I think If I had that on This wouldn't have happend to my arm.

Anyway,From now on If I go ride,I'll have my full gear on,even if it's my "milk and bread run".
It's just not safe anymore to commute on a bike here in this f#cking country  :(

I'll post some pictures later :thumleft:
Cheers
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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 10:25:41 am »
Damn! :xxbah:
Glad you are relatively in one piece though.  :thumleft:
Found out who's wheel it was... because you can make him pay for the pain! :deal:
 

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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 10:32:01 am »
Hectic dude, glad you're relatively okay. You're right, it could have been a lot worse.
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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 10:35:12 am »
The same thing happened to me, an oncoming taxi lost its right front wheel just few metres in front of me.  I just managed to dodge the wheel and saw the taxi going all over the place with sparks flying.  No one was injured.

I'm glad you're ok.
 

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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 10:35:48 am »
 :o

Glad you could walk away from it, bikes can be repaired. I was taken away unconcious on a stretcher, it's a kak feeling waking up in hospital, not knowing what the hell just happened.

Glad you got no major injuries.
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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 10:36:43 am »
Sheez Martin, sorry to hear, just glad ur okay & that ur dad was nearby to help u out.

Hope u not too sore & u get better quickly ;)

Btw saw ur whole family on bikes past saturday @ blouberg beach, looked really cool seeing u all enjoying the beautiful weather we had
 

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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 10:38:42 am »
Glad you ok Martin! :thumleft:
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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 10:40:39 am »
Glad you are O.K.


(well - relatively speaking)

This is the scariest thing about riding bike.

You can theoretically be in total control  of your own bike and riding ability, but one will never have control over the environment.

And you can even have some control by riding 'pre emptively' anticipating normal road hazards like pedestrians, taxis and asshole drivers, but what prepares you for a bakkie wheel blindsiding you ?

Dayam - really glad you came off relatively light...

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

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2010, 10:46:46 am »
Bly jy is ok Martin en sterkte  :thumleft:

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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2010, 10:47:39 am »
Thanx guys!

1Kat: Yes my brother got his learners that same morning so we went for a nice "family drive".. :)

Here's a pic of the rear end,I'll post the other pics later,they on my dads phone.
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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2010, 10:49:08 am »
Kark one, wishing you a speedy recovery. Bikes are replaceable.

Hopefully somebody reading this may be an ATGATT convert before it is too late.....
 

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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2010, 10:56:05 am »
eish bro.
glad you're more of less ok.
 

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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2010, 11:12:49 am »
Jeez dude, you are very lucky.  Glad you are okay'ish.

That wheel - is it a case of another unroadworthy vehicle on our roads, or is there a different reason?
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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2010, 11:19:06 am »
Damn! :xxbah:
Glad you are relatively in one piece though.  :thumleft:
Found out who's wheel it was... because you can make him pay for the pain! :deal:

I agree ... Try to find out who's wheel came of and make them pay brother !!  :deal:

Glad you are ok !  :thumleft:
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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2010, 11:31:25 am »
 :o :o :o :o Good luck, and sue the sheeet out of the wheel owner!
 

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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2010, 11:33:45 am »
Sorry to read this!
Pleased that you got away relatively unscathed though!
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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2010, 11:34:47 am »
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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2010, 11:37:37 am »
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Re: Had a big accident yesterday...
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2010, 11:38:39 am »
Speedy recovery Martin, you are a lucky young man!!!

Strongs to your dad as well, it must be awfull to see your son go down infront of you!!!
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2010, 11:39:21 am »
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