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pandora
31st October 2015, 01:04 AM
From Foto Fair "My life is under a cloud" (http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=39856&page=2)

Mark you now have me worried our town has a Kent Amusement arcade with a staff member called Paddy. Remember I have the 00 prefix!


Conscience has finally got the better of me Ed and I have to fess up over my claim to clairvoyance ... :o :( :p *yes :D

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Untitled-130.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/87396)

Next time you bump into him, give my regards to "Paddy" whose name was just a lucky guess mate! ! ! *chr

Wee man
31st October 2015, 03:42 PM
Mark nice one! but following your advice I contacted Paddy who sent me to Medicare with the code words "Come on New Zealand" that did not work so I tried one of my own "come on Wallabies" and from under the counter in an empty shop I was given a choice.


These

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1757/3_black_and_green_copy.jpg



Or a special just in which comes recommended by a bike riding friend of S you know who!


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1757/pink_black_and_green_copy.jpg


So I went for it and am about to sit down in front of a rugby match and enjoy both. will be shouting for whomever is leading .

Good luck to your guys, it should be a good match.


Final whistle. Ah well maybe next time?

pandora
31st October 2015, 10:52 PM
Well Ed, I'm greatly relieved to hear from you - I was beginning to think I had seriously offended thee with my schoolboy prank and was about to apologise! :o

Thanks for the Chocolate - although I have to tell you that I have of tomorrow given up sugar in a bid to boost my life expectancy enough to save for the funeral I've planned. *yes

As you mention a bike riding friend having recommended the Greenhill & Black, I should tell you that last Monday I came a serious klutzer (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/klutz) off my treddly that landed me in Albury Base Hospital for 6 woeful hours while they tried scanning my brain (how they can scan a vacuum is not open for discussion) without having discovered anything dramatic aside from a fractured rib - had they scanned my helmet and baseball cap, then they may have had some cause for alarm. As you can see by the caps ripped fabric, it saved the Chinese in me from having lost face ... :D I'm wondering whether having ridden the bike backwards had something to do with the fall? *shrug

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PB010429.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/87405)

Yea, the All Blacks were just too good for us. I sat up until half time at 4:00AM when it became painfully clear as to how it would end. As you say, maybe next time. *shrug

Wee man
31st October 2015, 11:16 PM
Hope all well with the ribs to cut down the pain do not breathe just as often. Cruel aren't I. Love your cunning plan to look up my home town I think it is a pity we will probably never meet as our senses (?) of humour would cause some happy times.
You by the way have been filed by Moneypenny under " should be watched at all times, danger to himself and others" . I have checked and stabiliser's are available for the model of bike you use just contact Paddy and let him know Leo has a set put aside for you.
Pity about today's result but at least they got a free holiday. Take care Ed

George Dorn
31st October 2015, 11:57 PM
Oo-er get better soon Mark!

pandora
1st November 2015, 12:02 AM
Hope all well with the ribs to cut down the pain do not breathe just as often. Cruel aren't I. Love your cunning plan to look up my home town I think it is a pity we will probably never meet as our senses (?) of humour would cause some happy times.
You by the way have been filed by Moneypenny under " should be watched at all times, danger to himself and others" . I have checked and stabiliser's are available for the model of bike you use just contact Paddy and let him know Leo has a set put aside for you.
Pity about today's result but at least they got a free holiday. Take care Ed
Breathing is OK, ED. It's the odd cough that 'sticks the knife in'. :(

It would be great if we could get together for a laugh; as you say, we probably never will.

And looking up your home town shows lots of fabulous photo ops, Ed - I was most impressed by a view overlooking your town which I can't recall seeing any of it in your posts? It appeared to be shot from a lookout.

PeterBirder
1st November 2015, 12:05 AM
Sorry to hear of your mishap Mark.

Take it easy and get well soon.

Regards.*chr

pandora
1st November 2015, 12:05 AM
Oo-er get better soon Mark!

Thanks Colin ... I'm told the usual time frame is around 6 weeks for a fracture to knit ... as mentioned, it's painless unless I laugh (or cough)! :D :D :D Aaaaarrrrrgh ! :W) *sob

pandora
1st November 2015, 12:16 AM
Sorry to hear of your mishap Mark.

Take it easy and get well soon.

Regards.*chr

Thanks Peter - I am OK, it could very easily have been much worse. I have no recall whatsoever of actually coming off the bike or how it happened.
I was on a cycle track in Albury State reserve, 86km from Wangaratta. A visiting motorist found me apparently concussed and took me and the bike to the hospital.
Six hours later my S-I-L picked me up and drove me home. Sandra arrived from Melbourne next day to help out for a few days, she left this morning.

Wee man
1st November 2015, 09:46 AM
You never told us the bike had to go to hospital is it all right?

raymondo
1st November 2015, 09:00 PM
Hi Mark, sorry to hear of your mishap, I know how painful broken ribs are,having broken three, when I was knocked off my motorbike by a Klutzer( absolutely love that word,it made me laugh) landrover driver. It was quite a few years ago but I remember how uncomfortable it was:eek: like it was yesterday, hope your bike/helmet and cap get better soon*chr

P.S. take care mate and look after yourself.

pandora
1st November 2015, 10:47 PM
You never told us the bike had to go to hospital is it all right?
Yes Ed, quite all right but still a little tyred.

Hi Mark, sorry to hear of your mishap, I know how painful broken ribs are,having broken three, when I was knocked off my motorbike by a Klutzer( absolutely love that word,it made me laugh) landrover driver. It was quite a few years ago but I remember how uncomfortable it was:eek: like it was yesterday, hope your bike/helmet and cap get better soon*chr P.S. take care mate and look after yourself.

Thanks Raymondo, I'm sure your injury was way more serious and uncomfortable than mine is. I've had minor spills previously, cuts, bruises scratches and so forth. With my 80th only weeks away have decided not to push-bike (or my luck) further; it's up for sale.

Edit:
I've no wish to wind up like this ...
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Bikie-001.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/81375)
... or this :(
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/BayRide-7.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/81727)

raymondo
2nd November 2015, 10:24 AM
Hi Mark, hope everyone in the accidents were not to badly injured, really good photograthy, really bad subjects, when I see someone on the ground following a prang it sends shivers down my spine.

I hope none of us end up in these situations again, take care mate.

Bikie John
2nd November 2015, 10:40 AM
Oh dear, hope you're OK Mark. It's not a good sign if you can't remember what happened so it's a good job they did a scan. (I won't be unkind and suggest that an endoscope would give a better view of your brain :) :) ).

I thought NZ looked pretty awesome, no shame in coming off second best to a team of that quality and Oz pushed them all the way.

John

pandora
3rd November 2015, 03:35 PM
Hi Mark, hope everyone in the accidents were not to badly injured, really good photograthy, really bad subjects, when I see someone on the ground following a prang it sends shivers down my spine.
I hope none of us end up in these situations again, take care mate.
Hi Raymondo - These unfortunate cyclists brought home to me how dangerous cycling can be. I don't know how badly they were injured but when paramedics are called then it has to be serious.

Oh dear, hope you're OK Mark. It's not a good sign if you can't remember what happened so it's a good job they did a scan. (I won't be unkind and suggest that an endoscope would give a better view of your brain :) :) ).

I thought NZ looked pretty awesome, no shame in coming off second best to a team of that quality and Oz pushed them all the way. John
I'm OK and was lucky to have survived the fall without a more serious injury than concussion. An endoscopy examination of my cranial cavity would only have revealed a colony of bats, John.

You are right about us being outclassed by a team of that quality - the All Blacks are awesome. We redeemed ourselves slightly in the second half of the match.

Beagletorque
5th November 2015, 11:21 PM
Sorry I missed your fall Mark, looking on the bright side the sale of the bike should help out towards your funeral expenses! Hopefully you won't need it just yet though!

Wee man
5th November 2015, 11:34 PM
Stuff that Mark now that you will not be on your bike you need a new camera to keep you busy and away from this hole in the ground you want to save up for.

pandora
6th November 2015, 04:23 AM
This morning at the solicitor's I signed my will that he had prepared according to my instructions - unfortunately my estate lacks enough substance or will-power to dangle before beneficiaries, but at least that's another box ticked on the "do before die" list!

But Ed, you are right. I do need another camera and as previously mentioned in here somewhere, it will be another XZ-2 for my 80th coming up fast!

And btw, I note from your "Hear Hear" reply that you and I have more in common than a warped sense of humour - we both suffer/enjoy hearing loss and wear hearing aids - I guess you could call that quite 'earie', eh? *susp

PS: I see you've fallen asleep over your Guinness again and left your light on ...

Wee man
6th November 2015, 08:54 AM
Mark that one is a fail I am an Irishman who does not drink beer or Guinness, I am a single malt man, the Guinness may have been my better half's. As for falling asleep that's my new hobby any time any place and just about anywhere!