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    Retired old codger kenj's Avatar
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    Default I was going down the road doing 90 miles an hour.....

    .....When the chain on my bicycle broke

    Not quite, on a very busy cycleway path on the Marine Parade here at 10am on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning, I sounded my bell to pass someone who then turned ar ran straight into my bike.i have just got home from a trip in an ambulance and a night in the acute assessment unit because I fractured the ball and the socket in my right shoulder. Extremely painful and have Morphine to help me. 8 weeks to fix they tell me. As I have to type single finger using my stroke affected left arm, this has taken 30 minutes to type.i was only doing around 5-10KPH at the time. it was th way I landed the did the damage.

    I cannot growl as the young man was from the local IHC place and my problems are miniscule compared to his. His carer was pretty upset though.

    Ho hum, such is life.

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    Default Re: I was going down the road doing 90 miles an hour.....

    Ouch!

    I do find the bell or calling out to be a hit and miss exercise, it often startles people who dodge in the wrong direction so I've learnt to give them a wide berth.
    But then it's generally groups of pedestrians taking up the whole path I have problems with and I tend to just use the grass and go around.
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    Default Re: I was going down the road doing 90 miles an hour.....

    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    .....When the chain on my bicycle broke
    I sounded my bell to pass someone who then turned ar ran straight into my bike. Morphine to help me. 8 weeks to fix they tell me.


    Ken
    Hmmm. COuld you not turn?

    I see bikes a lot here, I guess it helps that Napier is so flat.

    Try to keep the morphine to absolutely need only, not every x hours.Otherwise you'll get a tolerance.
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    Default Re: I was going down the road doing 90 miles an hour.....

    He was 2 paces away from me, and a bit irrational as his carer admitted he was unable to control him. Believe me, were it possible, I would have done just as you suggested.

    Ken

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    Default Re: I was going down the road doing 90 miles an hour.....

    Well Ken, on the bright side you don't have to go to work now that you are retired. My commiserations though, you must be feeling very sore.

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    Default Re: I was going down the road doing 90 miles an hour.....

    That is the speed I was riding at years ago when I broke my elbow. Been good ever since but 6 weeks of pain to get it fixed and 2 screws to hold the socket together.

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    Default Re: I was going down the road doing 90 miles an hour.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Well Ken, on the bright side you don't have to go to work now that you are retired. My commiserations though, you must be feeling very sore.
    +1 ... ouch!
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    Default Re: I was going down the road doing 90 miles an hour.....

    90mph = 144kph
    must have been million $ man legs. Put wings on the bike you have reached take off speed. PJ.
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    Default Re: I was going down the road doing 90 miles an hour.....

    All the best kenj, hoping you heal well. Take care.

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