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Old 15th October 2008, 00:40   #1
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Hi friends, October is turning to be a month of disaster for me. My mom-in-law is admitted for pas 3 weeks, mom taking bed rest, wife was hospitalised for 3 days, and on last Sunday I had a fall from my Bull. I was riding down a small decline on Sunday morning 8.00 am, my road ahead is very clear without any vehicle for 1 km, road is well paved with median and a M800 coming opposite on his lane. As I was aprocahing a 'cut' in the median, just 20-30 mtrs to pass, this moron in his M800 put his right blinker and took a right turn without noticing me. I had to brake hard to avoid hitting him directly caused a fall. My due-for change rear tyre and slight rain added things worse which caused the imbalance. Me and the bike scraped the road 10 mtrs. Got a small hit on head, HELMET SAVED ME. Then there are wounds on shoulder, left palm, right hand knee, bisceps and a strong hit on wasteline. The car passed and sped away, some bikers who reached later helped me to pick my bike. Anyway I managed to ride the bike to nearest hospital, took all first aid and reached home. Recovering now, again shoutting the important - wear a helmet always. Here are some pics.

Injured queen
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scrapped Headlight ring and shade
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My speacially designed strong crash guard. Took all the impact
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The fancy plate scrapped
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Old 15th October 2008, 01:17   #2
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It could have been worse. Take it easy my friend!
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Take easy man get the things done and be well soon
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Old 15th October 2008, 07:34   #4
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Take it easy man , don't take the pressure of all these bad things happening , just stay calm , take rest and get well soon.

Be glad that helmet and your crash guard reduced the level of injury that could have been possible !

BTW , there is no knee on arms but elbows !
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Since you posted this i hope that you are getting better and you can move your extremities Let me know if you need help in taking the queen to the wshop.
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ouch man, that hurts. Get well sooncheers:!
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You will pull through it, before you know it! Tc.

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Mr. Redfire!
Nice to know that you're safe and sound. Be brave enough and let the bad times pass thru. Life's all about ups and downs. As you've just climbed a tedious part of your life, expect it to be a smooth side down ahead.
Our prayers are always with every Bhpian.

A question?
Bull injured, it hurts a lot. eh?
Borrow Sankar's for the time being. Let him ride a bicycle!
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Buddy it could have been worse and yes thank your stars you are safe. Take it easy and move on.

OT : Dont intend to rub salt into your wounds, but then I think that's the " right elbow" and not right hand knee.

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So sorry to hear this, Jay! Thank god things stopped at this!

Don't worry about all these things happening. They just happen. Just look ahead to how things will be once you've crossed/passed through the bad patch. We just need to understand that we'll be all right ultimately, no matter what.

I went through a similar patch of things going from bad to worse from all directions from about October last year. Things started going really wrong at work and in my personal life. Things are actually still not so good, but I've learnt to be immune to the bad stuff and deal with things going wrong. And I've learnt to really appreciate the good things happening to me in between.

Things will get better. Take rest and enjoy the downtime. Catch up with your son and enjoy some good music.

Wishing you and your family the best. Get well soon!
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Look at the bright side, RedFire, at least you are safe. Please do not let these things let you down.

And in all of this, it is very good of you to be wearing your helmet at 8am in the morning, while riding on a lightly populated road. Pray every other biker had this same sense.

Do take care and get back well soon!
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Redfire,

I know exactly how you feel. My year has been worse :(

If you are spiritual, pray hard to get the strength to deal with all this.

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Sad to hear that, redfire. However you can take solace from the fact that the damage seems to be limited - whatever had to happen has occurred without serious damage. This is the way I look at my accidents.
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a strong hit on wasteline.
Waist ?, Get well Soon my friend.
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As it appears from your post that your helmet took a hit.
Might be a good idea to replace it or atleast inspect it very very closely.

Take care. Ride Safe.
Actually I think you did the right thing by letting the bike fall rather than T Boning a car.

Its things like this which keep reminding me to buy a good riding jacket.
Must get one.
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