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Now I,ve come to know a few of you a bit better I thought I'd apologise for any posts that may seem a bit non-sensical,I recieved a head injury in the mid 90s as the result of a bad motorcycle accident which appears to be getting worse as the years roll on,when symptoms creep up on me I leave the laptop alone for the evening.this new hobby is helping things,change of lifestyle also.
 

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cant say i have noticed - i cant spell to save my life, so i concentrate so hard i on the spelling i dont notice the other rubbish i am posting!

I used to ride but two mettal rods in my back (medical reasons not bike accident) have put paid to that, and a wife and kids of course.

Glad you have found something to give you a lift.
 

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I rode bikes for years and had a few bumps but the one that done me in was a dirt bike crash at 25/30 mph on private ground. Because it was private we had a few ciders,the sun was blazing so we didnt have our crash helmets on,I oniy had a pair of shorts on and landed on a dis-used,gravely aeroplane runway.The gravel burn was so painfull it took until the next day and a bucket of painkillers before I noticed the damage to my head. That was one mother of a hangover! Im happy with the new hobby,it appears to be quite safe!
My mum is happier now also as in the past I've been run over twice and broke both legs,snapped my wrist pulling up outside a newsagent,removed five teeth with a 7" disc cutter,severed main blood vessel and tendons in right arm falling through a shop window in Padstow and had two discs removed from lower spine
My dad used to be accident prone also but I think I've overtaken him now
I've just remembered that this is a model rail forum so I'll shut up now
 

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Hi Andy, Sorry to hear about your rather luckless life. I too have had a couple of bike accidents (dislocated hip, Fractured foot and wrists from tank slapper)
I still own a bike though a BMW K100RS and I love it theres no feeling better then on a summers day riding along with the wind in your hair (so to speak as I do wear a helmet). Unless of course I'm on the North Wales coast with my head out of the coach window smelling the diesel and hearing the growl from a class 37!!!!

I'm glad you have found a hobby that keeps tou safe and that you enjoy. I have loved railways all my life, My grandfather worked for the LMS at Shrewsbury station.

Keep enjoying your hobby mate and remember there are Always people happy to help and encourage you, Me included.

Kind regards

Paul
 

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When I was a teenager I used to ride a Lambretta, remember mods and rockers ? When I say ride, well I have to admit that I fell off quite a few times to ! Luckilly, I didn't suffer any injury that required medical treatment, just very stiff from bruises a couple of times. Now I'm more mature and have some disposable income, I use four wheels and very comfortable they are to. When my stepson wanted a motor bike, I did everything I could to pursuade him not to get one ! He didn't listen but he got rid of it just before the second winter thank goodness (It was worse for him, he lives in the middle of Russia !)

I'm just glad you guys have survived your various accidents - some of my mates, mod and rocker, did not.

Keep on modelling !
 

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Hi chaps,I rented a quad on zakinthos last summer and nearly got the symptoms again but it was raining when I got off the plane on home ground so gave up that idea..my grandad also worked on the rws,GWR in canons marsh,bristol. I have a photo of him driving a shirehorse with beer barrels on the truck,strange how quickly this all changed as my dad passed his hgv for BR when he was 17 in a scarab,(got pics of this to which when a new scanner arrives I may post them if any interest) I was recently looking in my dads attick and found inbetween the pages of an old book my grandads retirement cetificate from the GWR.
 

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Hi frame - I don't worry about spelling and/or gramer - as long as we can all understand each other that's all that matters.

Back in the 60's I had a Lambretta 150 & wore a leather jacket, so that confused them - probably a smart move as Margate was one of the fighting grounds for the factions at the time !

To be honest, although I rode a few "real" bikes, as soon as I could get four wheels that was it - to be honest, as I've got older I've never had the urge to buy a big bike & ride off into the sunset.
 

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I always enjoyed owning a bike Brian,but after 20 years just realised that Im not that great on a bike.(think it was something to do with the lifestyle also)
 
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