Davie's french attraction.

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It put me off for years, but I'm contemplating becoming a fairweather biker this summer :-) I'm a bit older and a bit saner. I quite fancy a Supermoto type thing for a bit of lairy fun.

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At 24 it's his first accident, bike or car. He is a speed merchant. I do worry sometimes, it's ok going fast and saying you know what the car or bike can do, but there are so many other factors to consider, not least other drivers. My dad always taught me to expect the other driver to do the stupidest thing imaginable, and that has kept me safe and avoided a few bumps over the years. All it takes is something unexpected and bang you are gone, as Dan found out. Here's hoping his recovery is quick and no complications, and I for one won't be upset if he doesn't get another bike.

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daviemck2006 wrote:At 24 it's his first accident, bike or car. He is a speed merchant. I do worry sometimes, it's ok going fast and saying you know what the car or bike can do
This is rarely the issue. The issue is often over-estimating your own talent. Any idiot can drive fast. That's not the hard part. The hard part is having the talent to get out of the s**t when something goes wrong at high speed. The lack of that talent is the reason most of us aren't WRC or F1 drivers.

I never got near the limits of grip of the Impreza or TT, and I had them both well into the "insane speed" category. What would I have done if I'd had an unexpected slide or some unexpected understeer at those speeds? Crashed probably.. Messrs Loeb and Meeke wouldn't as they have the talent not too..

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Agree Mike.,I have pushed all my cars to the limit and over EXCEPT one...the Lancia INTEGRALE phase2 had me, I just did not have the brass for the max in that.

Lets hope he thinks about things...I for one have known/know too many.

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Davie, all wishes for a speedy recovery...
Northern_Mike wrote:It put me off for years, but I'm contemplating becoming a fairweather biker this summer :-) I'm a bit older and a bit saner. I quite fancy a Supermoto type thing for a bit of lairy fun.
I have the same thoughts as a long-time and very enthusiastic ex-biker... Not been on one for 23 years now...

I really quite fancy one of those retro Triumphs... The ones that look like 60s Bonnys....

Else that a proper vintage Jap such as a Kawasaki KH750 or a Suzuki GT750 'Kettle' or even an early Honda CB750....

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Now it's me who is in hospital. I've been having problems for a while, the bionics in my back have caused more problems than they fixed, I am waiting for an op to remove them. I'm disappointed that they haven't worked, after the good start. Oh well s**t happens. [emoji90] [emoji26]

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Good luck Davie. I hope it turns out "better"...

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|Bummer....hope the wood workers do a good job....best of luck Davie

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Really sorry to hear of this after such an optimistic start. Hope they can sort things out for you.

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I'm getting butchered at 6 this evening, then getting put into ward 205 for recuperation. I hope it's a 1.9 gti and not a 1.0 ge [emoji12] [emoji23]

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Davie, all the very best [-o<

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CitroJim wrote:Davie, all the very best [-o<
And from myself (and almost certainly every other person who reads this thread).

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Davie, all the very best [-o<
And from myself (and almost certainly every other person who reads this thread).
Agreed!!

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Hello. I'm back!!!!! Still living but missing the bionics now. The operation scar opened up after 7 months, became infected and a hole into my back and the wires exposed. That's what went wrong. There was no option but remove it, as the infection would have travelled up the wires, through the electrodes into my spinal column then could have gone into my brain (if it could be found) It's a step back now in that I will be in more pain again and have to take more meds. I'm not too happy but nothing can be done. I expect I will have to get an auto again. I'm going to try for motability, in which case it could be a DS3 auto or I quite fancy a cactus, they look a bit higher and therfore easier in and out for me. I presume they are available as an auto. If I don't get motability (-expletive removed-) knows what I shall have.

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Davie, delighted you're still with us :-D I winced at the thought of the infection travelling and it looks like the bionics were removed just in time. Phew! Relief!

Here's wishing you a speedy recovery !!!