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Offline Shalako

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Jaq has been hurt in a bike accident
« on: March 26, 2007, 02:00:52 pm »
With only a few days to go I can?t believe I have to write this.
Jaq and two other riders were hit by an out of control four-wheel drive on the wrong side of the road in the country. None of them have been severely injured, not life threatening, but Jaq has been hurt badly enough that he will be unable to travel to Africa next week.
He has injuries to his lower back, many major muscles have been torn and split. His neck and spine were wrenched and twisted. He avoided the four-wheel drive but he and the bike shot over an embankment and he tumbled many metres down a steep slope, colliding with rocks and boulders along the way.
He had motocross armour on, that saved him from much worse injuries.
He is home now but is unable to write due to swelling in wrists and fingers.
Tommorow we will cancel the airline tickets to save losing all that money.
We have no other alternative. We don?t know how soon he will be able to ride again. I will not be going to Africa without Jaq of course.
Jaq wants me to say to Michnus that he still hasn?t broken any bones unlike the balsa wood people on the forum.
Jaq and I are deeply upset that this has happened, more than I can write here so I won?t even try. Jaq or I will write the full story of what happened later this week.
With regrets from Jaq and Lin.
ide to Live.
 

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2007, 02:05:44 pm »
:shock: Oh no!  :shock:  What rotten luck!  :(  All the best for a speedy recovery Jaq. I hope you dented the the 4x4.  :evil:
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 02:05:46 pm »
That's sad sad news, glad he and the others are ok.

may he recover quickly.

good luck,
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 02:06:24 pm »
Oh no.  :shock:  :(

Speedy recover to Jaq.


Hopes the cager get locked up for a long time! :evil:
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 02:18:23 pm »
that sux big time ...really sorry to hear that..

best wishes for a speedy recovery and hope plans get hatched in the near future to finally see you on the dark continent..

cheers
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007, 02:34:02 pm »
Ahh jeeezzz.

Glad his okay.

Looked forward to meeting the oke.

Do the trip in September as you origanally wanted to.
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2007, 02:37:01 pm »
:(  :(  :(

Jaq, glad you will be OK.  

Get well soon.
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2007, 02:44:02 pm »
Sh1t luck man.  Make the trip a postponement not a cancellation, was looking forward to meeting you and Lin.  Hope you recover soon without any hicups.
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2007, 02:44:36 pm »
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Oh no.  :shock:  :(

Speedy recover to Jaq.


Hopes the cager get locked up for a long time! :evil:


The four wheel drive did not stop.
Jaq or I will write more tommorow.
11pm now.
Very tired so off to bed.

Night, Lin.
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2007, 02:52:45 pm »
Jeez!
when I saw the title of this post I felt a cold shivver run down my spine

I am so sorry your plans fell through due to this accident - I'm just very glad Jaq is still with us

Thanks for telling us Lin, g'nite
 

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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2007, 02:57:00 pm »
Oh No!

This is really bad news. I'm just glad you're OK.

Tell Jaq our prayers and thoughts are with him. You guys are the reason why this Easter trip is happening and now we wont be able to meet you.  :cry:  We'll be sure to amaze you with our ride reports and convince you to come back at a later stage.

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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2007, 03:34:59 pm »
Rotten luck, most important thing is he's ok!

Oz is drifting slowly away from Africa, but not enough to make the trip significantly further after he'd recovered  :D - will meet you later ....

Best of luck with your recovery Jaq

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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2007, 03:37:55 pm »
sorry to hear :-(

speedy recovery
 

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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2007, 03:38:17 pm »
fek no  :shock:  i hope you shoved a 6 pack of XXXX up the 4x4 drivers arse, followed by a size 10 boot.

shit. whats the prognosis for healing Lin? Please tell Jaq that we all send our regards, if he cant read this.

and according to the med pros if you have the choice between breaking bones and tearing ligaments, you want to do the former in terms of healing time.

shite. fooking 4x4 driver.

from a non balsa wood rider meself  :D
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2007, 04:01:04 pm »
Jaq, I wish you all the luck in a speedy recovery!  I also don't think you should place undue importance on not being able to travel right now - besides as much as you hate having to cancel the trip to South Africa, it is important not to rush the healing process, rather recover fully so that you can visit us later the year without any hassles.  Regards. :)
 

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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2007, 06:02:45 pm »
oh crap!! glad they are all ok :shock:
speedy recovery to them all!
 

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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2007, 06:11:17 pm »
Sh!t luck there, Jaq. Some of our 4X4 drivers behave like idiots too.
Hope you mend soon and are able to come out here later in the year.
Maybe Lito can babysit your bike in the interim? :D  :D  :D
If you are going to postpone your trip, consider September/October, after that our surrounding countries get extremely hot.
Keep us informed re your healing progress.
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2007, 06:57:05 pm »
Quote from: "Adventurer"

Maybe Lito can babysit your bike in the interim? :D  :D  :D


not a bad idea at all  :D  - but I have a 950 sitting in my garage already  :D

in two weeks time, that will be 2x 950's  :D  :D
 

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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2007, 07:10:59 pm »
Hey Jaq, you gave us all a huge fright man!  Glad you will be OK.  Heal well and we look forward to welcoming you here once you are fully "Ready to Race" again.
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2007, 07:16:53 pm »
:evil:  :evil:  :evil:
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