New skill gained,
old skill lost.
I've sorta learnt to ride a motorcyle in the last 3 years. Today, to my shock and horror, I discovered that this new skill has come at a high price.
Geoff needed a "little push" to get Kellan's Dakar going as it had no clutch after a little mishap earlier in the day. I volunteered without a second thought, I was quite good at athletics during my school days after all .
Little did I know what would follow. As I pushed and the bike got up to speed the motor rather suddenly tranferred power to the back wheel. The bike rapidly accelerated and I couldn't keep up and uhm, completely lost my balance.Wham! I bit the dust - ok, actually the very abrasive gravel road.
I now have first hand experience what ATGATT is all about!
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Thanks to the excellent medical attention I received on the scene from Drs Montgomery (H2O) and Dunn (gauze dressing and surgical glove) I will most likely make a full recovery.
I've been advised to stay home for a few days as the more severely injured right hand heals. As can be seen in the photo above there is significant tissue damage in the lower palm area. Consequently I'll not be able to use a mouse for a while.
PS my GP has confirmed that I've indeed lost the ability to run and maintain balance. A small price to pay for my newly acquired very basic bike riding skills .
PPS It was a wonderful weekend in Sutherland!
Until next time ...
I feel terrible Tony...............Sorry man.
Next time I will make sure that the culprit pushes his own bike.
no worries! I've always been a bit clumsy, un-coordinated and accident prone.
Next time I'll wear ATGATT - including my gloves .
Glad you managed to pilot the Dakar home safely.
Ai ai ai, mens kan jou ook nooit alleen laat nie! What next?
Toe maar, nou kan jy jou skapies lekker water gee! Jou vrou sal baie bly wees...
Hope you are feeling OK today Tony.
typing with left hand, one finger "hunt and peck" style .
Tony, I have say I am a little dissappointed, what no statistical data on your injuries??
27% loss of skin on left hand or something??
1 out 24987 chance of falling whilst pusing a motorbike pretending to relive you glory days as a runner??
Glad your hands are still operational!
Dont scratch the roasties!
Ok, now I know your fine!
I'll hand it to you Tony (pun intended!) you managed to do a pretty good job - I think Adrian's formula is the best - well it's the one that I can understand! I hope they heal quickly - just a thought - is your tetanus up to date?
made me do the formulas. I really didn't want to go there.
Tetanus? - the Dakar didn't bite me
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