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« on: June 03, 2007, 01:16:27 pm »
On Saturday I decided to go and play on an "pan" that Have tickled my fancy for some time now. (S26 20 32.3 E25 35 35.3)
On arrival, I off-loaded the bike and went  paying :D

Man it was fun. :P


The "pan" In the background

Played for about 20 min on the "pan" and then took on the erosion walls.


By this time, my activities have attracted a large crowed of children from the village. (Erosion wall in the back)


This is then where we had the difference of opinion(me and the bike) :D

I just wanted to make a nice jump, but the bike wanted to reach for the sky. This resulted in a less than perfect "Landing" (read Crash) :)

After about a minute of rolling around on the ground, the pain subsided a bit and I got to my feet. Or should that be foot? It was obvious that I have had some damage done to my undercarriage :?

The analysis: (Refer to last photo)

Did some jumps up and then down again from the wall.
(The wall has a kind of tabletop effect)
This is just right of the kid on the most left hand side.

On the last  :? jump from the top, I must have miss timed the compression of the shocks, thus kicking the back wheel from under me  :oops:

Long story short. I managed to load the bike back onto the bakkie and now I'm sitting with a rather sore and stiff knee.

More detail on my injuries will be posted on Monday, after X-rays and a visit to the Doc.

The bike only needs to have the forks aligned again, but that is all.

This will be the last time I go riding like this alone again.

 :!:
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007, 05:40:53 pm »
Gee, Stoffies, hope you are alright man - not good to go doing tricky jumps and jumpy tricks on your own. Liable to get out of the pan in pain -out of the frying pan into the foyer - of the horspital.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007, 09:19:00 am »
Phew!! Just came back from te doc. Doesn't look like anything is torn or broken. I must have just twisted the knee nicely.

But looks like I will be out of action for a while. :cry:
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007, 03:10:47 pm »
I only see 3 pics... :scratch: Thats not right, is it? :dontknow:  :?
 

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007, 04:29:30 pm »
I bet the kids enjoyed it! :D
 

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2007, 05:02:34 pm »
Kev, sorry mate. 'Cause I was alone only took some pics after the separation from the bike :D

GB: I think I was the entertainment of the weekend for these kids. They must have enjoyed it because, if not I suffered invain :)
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2007, 07:09:46 pm »
Knee injuries not nice.

I experienced one with my brand new bike a couple of months ago.

Time healed the knee.

Get well soon!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2007, 07:23:37 am »
Lyk of jy lekker gery het, Stoffel. But as they say, "Time wounds all heels".  :D Alle beterskap.
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2007, 07:28:21 am »
If thats what you call it, me and my bike have little discussions every time we ride offroad.
Only one major disageement that saw me lying with a broken collar bone, the others are merely chit chat.

When you leg is better, come ride here N of PTA.
 

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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2007, 08:34:01 am »
Thanks all!
I must say that the knee feels much better this morning, so could be up and riding soon.
Shark: would love to come ride with you guy sometime in te De Wildt area.
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Which ones you'll have to eat.