Pursuing pothole procedures ( Mick F has a bad fall )

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Postby thirdcrank » 3 Aug 2008, 3:11pm

:oops: :oops: :oops:

Sorry cranky

The specs are worse than I thought

I
DO
NEED
BETTER
SPECTACLES

:oops: :oops: :oops:

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cranky
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Postby cranky » 3 Aug 2008, 3:26pm

thirdcrank wrote::oops: :oops: :oops:

Sorry cranky

The specs are worse than I thought

I
DO
NEED
BETTER
SPECTACLES

:oops: :oops: :oops:


:lol:
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Postby thirdcrank » 3 Aug 2008, 5:49pm

Ageing is a cruel process. Two and a half years ago I went to the doctor to tell him that my hearing was deteriorating - all sorts of symptoms but one easy to describe is that I can hardly hear the bleep which goes with the green man on a pelican crossing. Doc referred me to a specialist but no appointment forthcoming. I have other, more serious problems (angina and more) so I never pushed the hearing referral although the doc did say it was a long waiting list.

Finally decided to go back the other day to see what was going on. Doc would not believe me that it was two and a half years ago. When he checked it was 10 Jan 2006 and I was right. So, I am waiting for new glasses, I may eventually get a hearing test but, hooray, my memory is alright, if only I could remember what started me off going on about this :oops: :oops:

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Postby cranky » 3 Aug 2008, 6:40pm

I think it's called 'old-timers' disease, or summat like that. Probably something we both suffer from :)

Anyway, why worry if you need new specs, can't hear and have angina...you still have your health :!:

:)
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Postby Lawrie9 » 3 Aug 2008, 6:50pm

Its a good advert for urban based riders to get a mountain bike. With the thick 2" knobbly tyres and thick rims they can handle most pot holes. I've found with my Italian racer with its 23mm tyres you only need a thin crack or wet manhole cover to throw you off. Also hidden potholes can be a nuisance ie ones that have been filled but the tarmac has sunk due to the backfill not being compsacted properly. See helmet cams have made the news today. Its a sad state of affairs.

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Postby cranky » 3 Aug 2008, 6:53pm

Lawrie9 wrote:See helmet cams have made the news today. Its a sad state of affairs.


Where was that ? Paper/TV/Radio?
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Postby Mick F » 3 Aug 2008, 6:55pm

I'm lounging on the settee. I have most my hearing and most of my sight. Bifocals help with the sight! Shouting louder also helps.

I know I can't get off the settee without help. My left thigh has gone on strike!
"Worst things happen at sea." as we used to say .....

We were talking about "Positives" earlier:
I'm still alive.
Only superficial injuries.
Bike not too badly damaged.
Tarmac was smooth, and not gravel dressed.
Policeman came by minutes after my crash.
Mrs Mick F is on School Holls, so she can look after me.
I'm fit and strong.
Crash happened only 6 miles from home.
We go off on on holls on the 17th. - time to recover.
Frame can be dropped off at Mercian on our way north for a check-up.

Every cloud has a silver lining.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby DaveP » 3 Aug 2008, 10:55pm

I'm ashamed to say that I managed to miss this too, despite spotting the thread about broken rims :oops:
Glad You and Bike got off so lightly. Which is not to deny the pain!

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Postby Beakyboy » 4 Aug 2008, 6:13pm

Hey Mick,

You must be at that really achy stage now, keep drinking the beer, it will soon pass.
May the wind always be at your rear!

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Postby Manx Cat » 4 Aug 2008, 7:51pm

How are you feeling today Mick? I bet you are going to have some very colourful bruising soon.

Hope you are not too bored.



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Postby Deckie » 4 Aug 2008, 8:22pm

I remember getting avery similar graze on my thigh coming off my bike some years ago.

You have my sympathy 100% Mick. As I remember my dressing gown was the only thing I could wear without it rubbing and causing agony.

Hope the holiday does the trick & Bike is OK.

Cheers from the other end of Cornwall!

P.S. at a similar time I managed to develop a mild kidney infection - the doctor said one of the best courses of treatment was drinking beer as it flushed through the kidneys so quickly! I'm still looking for better excuses! :lol:

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Postby Beakyboy » 5 Aug 2008, 7:27am

It must be catching! Back went last night couldn't move, stuck at the top of the stairs for two hours! Waiting now for the quack to call with his magic injection. So it looks like I'll be joining mick on the settee.
May the wind always be at your rear!

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Postby Mick F » 5 Aug 2008, 9:05am

Poor Beaky!

I'm much better, folks. I had my dressings changed on Sunday morning for some high-tech stuff that almost reminds me of puncture outfit patches! Sort of brown and thick that sticks completely over the wounds and seals them in.

It also "sucks" out the infections and fluids, and dribbles a bit too! With a bit of luck, I shouldn't need any more attention until tomorrow (Wednesday).

Right elbow and left hand are fine now, also right bum-cheek. Left thigh is very sore still, and left elbow too. My biggest problem is that my left thigh muscles are very sore and achey, and I can't lift my leg too well. It's feeling better today. (Front thigh muscle is a quad?)

Last night was the first night so far that I could describe as a good night's sleep. Instead of having to lie on my tummy, I could turn onto my right side and also my back!

I'll be phoning CTC Accident Claims Advice line today. Yesterday, I tried to find out the policeman's name and number. As he wasn't called out, no incident report was filed, so it might take a bit of work to get the info. He's my best witness, should one be required. I won't contact highways until I have advice and as many facts as I can.

The bike damage isn't much compared to my body damage, and the upset that the accident has caused me is trauma in more ways than one!
Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby aesmith » 5 Aug 2008, 10:02am

Mick, you said your helmet was "OK". Did it hit the ground?

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Postby Mick F » 5 Aug 2008, 10:17am

Bits that hit the ground:

LH pedal
LH sides of wheels
LH side of front mudguard
LH thigh
LH elbow and hand
LH ribs
RH bum-cheek

Other than that:
LH inner thigh hurt on saddle
RH wrist bruised on 'bars

Ankles, feet, lower legs, and head were completely unscathed.

I wore my helmet, but when I took it off it was covered in blood from my left arm!
Mick F. Cornwall