Draggin Jeans - after

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by DM, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Sideswiped a truck years ago and was carted of to Box Hill hospital
    they stuck needles all around the hole in my lege/ankle area and scraped the
    gravel out then sent me away.
    I went back to work and drove the truck till lunch time then went home
    feeling a bit sore
    went back to the hospital the next morning where they x-rayed my ankle and
    found it had been broken in 5 places
    but, they did get the gravel out without scraping it with a wire brush
    George W Frost, Jul 5, 2011
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  2. DM

    Nev.. Guest

    No offence, but it sounds like the kevlar actually didn't actually need
    to do anything. Twice I've come off on the road in jeans (just Levis)
    at speeds between 80 and 120kph and on both occasions the jeans have
    survived the events almost unscathed. It always seems to be the
    jackets/jacket which cop the worst of the scuff damage.
    Ouch. knees are nasty. Good luck with that.

    10 weeks ago I woke up one morning with a sore foot. Last week I went
    to the doctor to see why the bloody thing hadn't fixed itself or fallen
    off. Apparently it helps if you stop walking on it. CT scan revealed a
    fracture. Got a cast on it now. No riding for a little while.

    Nev.., Jul 5, 2011
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  3. Want me to come around with the chair to ferry you around Nev ??
    George W Frost, Jul 6, 2011
  4. DM

    Nigel Allen Guest

    And if thy neighbour's bits offendeth thee, cut them off!

    Nigel Allen, Jul 9, 2011
  5. DM

    Addinall Guest

    Wanna bet?

    Mark Addinall.
    Addinall, Jul 11, 2011
  6. DM

    DM Guest

    So far I've broken a hand, jaw, ribs, arm and collarbone at different times.
    I didn't need surgery or physio for any of those.

    You broke both legs in a particularly nasty way. I doubt I'd swap my ACL and
    PCL ruptures for what happened to you!
    DM, Jul 12, 2011
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    Addinall Guest

    Yeah. Done all of those. Curiously never from riding. Footy, Karate,
    Army etc.
    Wise move. Very unfunny!

    Riding seems to be the safest thing I have done in my short but
    spectacular life! ;-)

    Sorry to hear you got busted up. Take a little care. We don't bounce as
    well in our dotage! :)

    Mark Addinall.
    Addinall, Jul 12, 2011
  8. DM

    DM Guest

    Same list, substituting RAAF for Army.
    I've never been injured riding either. Flying through the air and landing on
    the ground, sliding along on the bitumen, but never while actually
    riding ;-)
    DM, Jul 12, 2011
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    Nev.. Guest

    Worst injury I've ever done to myself (torn/compressed maniscus
    cartilage after bending knee in a direction it was never intended to
    bend) while riding a Royal Enfield in India. I never crashed but I did
    run a few inches off the road, I kept it upright and stopped the bike
    and parked it. Now I know why motocrossers wear knee braces!

    Nev.., Jul 13, 2011
  10. DM

    Addinall Guest

    I'd donate a testicle AND a kidney for a RE Thumper...
    Wot a nice bike...
    Issat you Noddy?

    Never did the modern MX thing. Rode trials in England.
    That was fun! Took the Ossa in a few 'scramble' rides
    (showing my age).

    I never did **** myself up on or getting off a bike!
    Came close a few times!

    Screaming from Asgrove in Brissy to make parade at
    LWC in Canungra one morning, I must have been doing
    100mph on my Z1 Kwack and a bloody combined harvester
    pulled over the little road doing about 2mph!

    I dumped the bike and ended up in a paddock!


    That ride (bike and track) was always a blast.
    Getting home a few weeks later I was wearing poly dress,
    open shirt, and had a BIG fucking bug grab hold of
    my shirt and decided to make home on my chest!

    Try that at 80mph!

    Must buy another ride......

    Addinall, Jul 14, 2011
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