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Old 26th May 2019, 21:48   #21
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Hope the recovery goes well, im sure he will be back on the bike shortly.
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Old 26th May 2019, 22:03   #22
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Hope the recovery goes well, im sure he will be back on the bike shortly.
Cheers Andy
He's young enough to bounce a bit so I expect he'll be back in the saddle soon..
We'll be up for the Snetterton round in July which of course is his local track so lot's of support for him there.
The British sidecar championship also has a round at Snet that weekend as well very special to watch.
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Old 26th May 2019, 23:29   #23
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Watched most of the action on CH37 Quest excellent TV coverage of the BSB this afternoon and on Saturday.

Local boy ( Gloucester ) Redding did well... A Hat-Trick of wins over the weekend.

Some of those riders' "offs" were beyond spectacular. Unintended aerobatics. All I saw got up and walked away intact. Remarkable.

Mind you when I was their age I also had two "offs" which I shudder to think about now.

About the time President Kennedy was assassinated, ( Nov. 63.) My bike put a massive V-Shaped dent in the boot of a stationary Vauxhall Victor stopped in the middle of the North Circular. I was doing over 40 mph at the time of the impact. I flew over the boot, did a cartwheel handstand on the Victor's roof, landed on my feet in front of the car and ran to a standstill.

Looking at the bike later, myself and friends noticed a large dent in the rear of the fuel tank immediately in front of the area where my "Jenny Taylier" are. Never felt a thing much to the mirth of my friends....

It would not be possible to have an accident at that part of the North Circular now. There's a massive underpass some forty feet below where the road was when I had that accident.

The worst aspect about that whole thing happened a few days later. At the time, a Canadian actor actually witnessed the accident and called an ambulance convinced I would need attention. I was a bit winded and could hardly talk. He was driving a large american car ~ possibly a Chevrolet Impala and I lay down on the wide rear bench seat. I was taken by ambulance to Connaught Hospital in Walthamstow where a large female nurse of West Indian origin, produced a massive Hypodermic Syringe the size that Vets use on cattle... a close friend was a vet. I asked what the hell she was going to do with that. Said said in her distinctive accent;~

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... and she did too despite my request that she did not. Jobs worth I guess. It was ante-tetanus I believe and the stuff they used then, not now I was allergic too although I did not know that at that time. Two days later all my joints ~ knees ankles etc became so swollen I could not walk properly. I even passed out at one stage. That whole experience from that unnecessary jab was far worse than the impact on that Vauxhall Victor.

BEWARE PROFESSIONALS... I did not need that jab or even visit the hospital as I was fine. Just a little shaken up. Finally, I got an Invoice for 12/6d... a tidy sum back then... for the ambulance call out... another event I really did not need. 12/6d ... 62.5p decimal ... enough to fill the fuel tank on my car.

Move on another fifty odd years, if I had a similar accident, I would broke most of the bones in my body. I slipped over in the garden last summer... broke two ribs... typical.

Motor Cycles ...Some folks never learn. I've been looking at 1960s Triumphs on ebay recently. I fancy a last blast on a powerful old two wheeler. Trouble is, machines you could pick up for a few quid back in the 1960s are now at new car prices... and MORE! Trust my luck!

I shall just have to be content with creeping about in my old Rovers and MGs.

OK... hold up my hands... . I lied abut the "creeping about".
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Old 27th May 2019, 21:25   #24
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Still made the grid for Sundays race
Surgery booked for Thursday to have a plate put in the damaged shoulder lot's of phisiotherepy to do but should be ready for Brands Hatch on 14th - 16th June..

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