Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Mon 24 Apr 06 17:26
The ground gets harder as you get older. I can't prove this scientifically but I am utterly convinced that it's the case. The following, I think, proves the point;

I fell off my motorbike at Cadwell Park in Oct 04 and twanged my ankle and broke a couple of ribs. When I used to race, many years ago, I remember falling off in a race, having a couple of drinks and generally feeling OK the following day. Well, after Cadwell I was getting wheeled around the office on my chair because I couldn't walk and I was desperately trying not to laugh because it hurt so much :-) (and I didn't get much sympathy from my wife either)

On Saturday I suffered a severe bruising of the ego as well as the body. Challenged to try a 'drop off' on my mountain bike I decided to give it a go. However, it was hard to see the four foot drop so I rode towards it carefully .... only to miss the lip and then try to stop just on the edge ... and, of course, the edge gave way pitching me head first off the drop.

I lay there in the dirt, listening to my 'friend' trying not to laugh too loudly and asking me if I was OK. "I'm OK ... but I may lie here for a moment or two!" I said.

Yesterday, Sunday, I'd developed a great collection of bruises and scrapes and could barely walk. I'd managed to give myself two dead legs when my thighs hit the handlebars !

Pics showing my ignominious fall to follow ..... if you're lucky


PS. Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch


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Anonymous said...

Ouch. Neither event sounds like a few drinks are what should have fixed ya. Falling of a motorcycle cannot feel good under any circumstances, I would imagine....