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The Good News
« on: March 10, 2023, 11:22:24 AM »
Good news is I’m okay. 

Bad news is the Honda decided to have nap in loose gravel in some roadwork, I fell off onto my right side.  CAT scan shows no serious injury, well apart from five cracked ribs.

I’m in Wangaratta Base Hospital, being well looked after.

Damage to the ST is superficial, fairing, plastics, etc, although probably expensive, and back on the road very soon.

Think I’ll have skip the Travellers Rest, a decision may be made as late as Friday.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2023, 11:50:57 AM by Williamson »
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2023, 11:36:50 AM »
Glad you are mostly OK Michael.  Bummer about the STeed though.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2023, 11:53:49 AM »
Good to hear your some what OK, but, 5 broken ribs  :eek

At my age " getting lucky" is remembering what I came in the room for ;)

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Re: The Good News
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2023, 02:06:34 PM »
We're sorry to hear that, Michael!  :eek
Hopefully you & the mighty ST are back on the road soon...  :X




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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2023, 03:21:21 PM »
Sorry to hear this but relieved to hear you're okay.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2023, 06:59:18 PM »
Sorry to hear about your "Off".   Be a patient patient and heal well.    :thumb
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2023, 07:25:18 PM »
Sorry to hear about the "off" Michael  :'(
Quick recovery and you will be back on the road, but broken ribs might be a little slow
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2023, 09:55:24 PM »
Not good news Michael. That gravel stuff is bad news. Hope you and two wheels recover not too painfully.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2023, 10:31:14 PM »
So sorry to hear this Michael, wishing a speedy recovery .
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2023, 10:54:06 PM »
Wll Michael your definition of alright and mine vary a little, 5 broken ribs!! I assume you won't be reading too many of Kev's jokes for a while. Trust the ribs heal quickly.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2023, 05:11:21 PM »
Wll Michael your definition of alright and mine vary a little, 5 broken ribs!! I assume you won't be reading too many of Kev's jokes for a while. Trust the ribs heal quickly.

Mmmm …… “okay” may have been a little premature, the pain today is more severe than yesterday.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2023, 08:20:40 PM »
Do everything the docs and physio tell you and hopefully you’ll heal well and quickly. I’m glad it’s only superficial damage to the bike.


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Re: The Good News
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2023, 05:08:41 PM »
Glad you're "OK"

No tickle games for you for a while.

Rest and heal well.

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Re: The Good News
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2023, 06:20:59 PM »
The Mighty ST1300, looking not so mighty.



Isn't it good to know that you have mates to take pics when you can't.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2023, 07:08:46 PM »
Gravel looks scary
I stay away from it where possible
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2023, 07:32:46 PM »
Gravel looks scary
I stay away from it where possible

Gravel can be okay, firm gravel better, loose gravel problematic (as I found).



Perhaps I picked the wrong line, or a lapse of concentration, but it was pretty loose just prior.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2023, 08:26:24 PM »
Good to see by the last photo it is back up on it's wheels
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2023, 09:26:33 PM »
Certainly could have been worse, a bit of a cut and polish and it will be as good as new!  :grin

Thankfully Helen wasn't on the back...  :thumbs


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Re: The Good News
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2023, 09:38:41 PM »
Yeah, they don't look so good after a fall like that.
Trusting you are able to get comfortable. Any broken ribs is bad, but 5!!. Did you land on the end of the handlebars?
Do you think the trailer might have become unstable and threw  the bike?
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2023, 06:34:44 AM »
... Did you land on the end of the handlebars?
Do you think the trailer might have become unstable and threw the bike?

Fell on my right side, clear of the bike.

No, I don't think so.

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Re: The Good News
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2023, 11:35:54 AM »
Yep that type of gravel with some 20mm stones gets real loose especially when it is bunched up from car/trucks etc, motorcycle road tires at the pressures we run don't stand a chance, I raced motocross and did cattle mustering on bikes before I got my first road bike and I still come a croper every now and then.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2023, 03:48:39 PM »
Glad to know you are sort of OK. Ribs take a while to heal, mine still give a niggle now and then 2 1/2 years after my accident, so take it easy for a while.
 
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2023, 04:12:06 PM »
I don't know how long mine took to heal after my off (2015).  After a while I just stopped noticing it.
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2023, 11:02:51 PM »
All the best wishes for your recovery, Michael. Take care, mate.
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Re: The Good News
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2023, 09:51:42 AM »
Update .... back home, mostly pain free (that's probably under control due to the meds), only hurts, pretty severely at times when I stretch out (to be avoided), sneeze, hiccup or cough, or laugh (but Kev's jokes are not a threat).  Main concern is keeping the lungs clear, so plenty of deep breathing and walks.  Just back from a 1 or 2 km walk to, around and from local ovals.  Feeling good but might be time for a nap.

Thanks to everyone for the good wishes and support.

An interesting observation about the contrast of the level of service and care afforded to our colleague Kev at Portland, and what I received at Wangaratta hospital.  At Wang, I had two doctors and four nurses fussing over me for 24 hours (late Thursday to late Friday), in a pretty new, well equipped (and staffed) emergency ward, and ambulance service transporting me (both Ambulance Victoria and Royal Flying Doctors, patient transport).

It seems that a few large piles of $$ of been thrown at Wang, could it be anything to do with Dan-the-Man having roots in Wang?


 
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