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The news of Bruce's passing has made me incredibly sad. I only knew him through the brief intercourse of Tuesday race nights, and from reading his posts, but I feel as though I've lost a great friend, such was Bruce's personality and presence. RIP Flattop, the nicest bloke I've raced with.
« on: October 10, 2017, 02:30:29 PM »
Well if it makes you feel any better Doobs, I arrived at work once in the carpark on my vrf800, thought I put the stand down properly and commenced leaning it over . . . and it kept going . . . with me on it!We all know how you really broke your wrist
Ha, good to know I'm not alone Freezer, my accident ratio is about 8:1 parking standing still as opposed to moving.
I did that about a month ago on the F4i in the Coles carpark. Being cocky, I was throwing the stand down, and getting off the bike in the same motion. Doesn't work if you only flick the stand. No damage apart from a few minor bends on that one because I let it go down. I also have no disc between a couple of vertebrae so can't lift as much as I used to. The worst part of that was the bike was about ten kilos too heavy and I couldn't get it quite up to the balance point and a 75 year old, lovely old woman gave me a hand. It was a touch embarrassing. I seem to do stupid shit in bunches so I'm hoping that's the last of them.
The worst one before that was when I dropped it parking when I'd just torn my AC in my shoulder the week before. I also tore my hamstring when I threw my leg down to try and catch it. I was stuck under the bike because I couldn't lift it off me because of the shoulder and couldn't worm out because of the hamstring. All i could do was laugh till someone stopped to help me. I'm starting to think I need training wheels for parking.
I hear ya Bird, 600's are enough for me. I wouldn't hop on a 900 - 1100. The RR isn't much different to the F4i I was getting off so I'm not concerned about the bike.......once I get on the thing and have a day on it.
Ah Bruce, that's not good. At least you had an excuse (apart from incompetence).
It's always good when your passenger just steps off the bike like a cool person, and you look like the noob goose dropping their bike.
Thanks for the birthday wishes blokes.
I go back to see orthopedic on Friday and hopefully get good news about the bones and their alignment, and get it cast properly.
I guess there's half a chance I could drive with the cast in a few weeks, so I might get to do some driving. Because I'm an old fart now I'm not going to do what I would have done when I was younger and I'm going to follow medical advice strictly.
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:44:51 PM »
We all know how you really broke your wrist
They don't work because I broke the left and I'm ri..... ummm, whatever.
« on: October 09, 2017, 12:44:53 PM »
wow, bet that hurt Nice bike got to sit on my mates Yamaha YZF-R1 last week, didn't ride it, too scared Happy BirthdayCheers Phil,
Yeah, the RR is a really nice bike if you like super sports, racing style. If you're a cruiser man, they're the ugliest things on the road. I'm not a cruiser man.
It didn't really hurt when I did it because of the adrenaline rush from the fear and embarrassment of dropping the bike, but it was a bit worse later.
I felt it snap, rather than feeling pain from it. I knew it wasn't good as soon as it happened though.
The biggest problem I have now is transport. I use my bike for everything and now I can't ride for a couple of months.
Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 19 World Endurance Cup - Info & Sign-up« on: October 09, 2017, 11:54:40 AM »
Ouch, hope it heals quickly!
I thought about doing that Mael but only just drive well enough with two hands.
Thanks Phil, I started another thread to answer because I think there is some comedy in it.
« on: October 09, 2017, 11:17:21 AM »
Funny story Phil - Greek tragedy perhaps. I replaced my old (15yr) CBR600F4i with a new CBR600rr and was lucky enough to be picking it up on my birthday Thursday. I wasn't used to the clutch, engine note etc and was paranoid about new tyre grip (because I've high-sided from a standing start before on new tyres), under revved it and stalled with a little lurch, lost my balance, and refused to drop the bike hard. I was still fighting gravity trying to drop it gently, and when my elbow hit the ground about 100 kgs went through my wrist and it snapped. Best, and worst Birthday ever. So now I'm paying for 8 to 10 weeks of rego, and insurance on a new bike I can't ride. The Ambulance and hospital hospital staff were great, and Pro Honda Moorooka, bless their cotton socks, are replacing the piece of fairing I did still scratch for nothing, as a birthday present.
Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 19 World Endurance Cup - Info & Sign-up« on: October 06, 2017, 12:08:40 PM »
Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 19 World Endurance Cup - Info & Sign-up« on: October 05, 2017, 09:56:15 PM »
I'm out of this season. I broke my wrist today, I broke it good so I wont be driving for a while.
Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 19 World Endurance Cup - Info & Sign-up« on: October 02, 2017, 08:23:32 PM »
Sign me up please Wally.
LMP1. I haven't decided on a car yet.
« on: September 20, 2017, 06:00:46 PM »
I had an ordinary night points wise, but still had a good nights racing in the main.
Race 1: I can't really remember how I ended up where I was. ( I remember now....the stinking chicane. A pox on them. Early on I couldn't find rhythm in the traffic and kept setting myself up for being passed. Got spun at the chicken (no biggie) and had fun chasing, but not passing people.
Race 2: Well done to the couple of guys that managed to get out of my way at the first hairpin when I missed my brake marker, being on the inside of the track, and barreled up the inside all locked up and smoking. Sorry about that. After that I went off the circuit somewhere and lost five positions. Spent the rest of the race chasing, and not passing people.
Good fun though.
« on: September 14, 2017, 04:03:29 PM »
I'm more concerned with Phil's quoting technique.
I'm not saying anything, mine ain't real flash neither.
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:40:41 PM »
Sorry Phil, I meant during the race.
What Joe said.
Bacchulum and Dave O, It was a series of unfortunate events and I thought it was all great racing.....up to the point my teammate cannon punted me. LOL