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Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:18 pm
by Mulger bill
Well put Pierre, thankyou.

Southpaws Unite!

Shaun

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:12 pm
by Bluerider
Another lefty here 8) ! Bummer and bugga mate, hope it heals quickly for you.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:45 pm
by mikesbytes
Left is right !!!!!

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:27 am
by toolonglegs
...when I chopped the forefinger off my right hand it was unfortunate, but I had saved the masterly left hand!...

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:50 am
by mikesbytes
Perhaps I could drop to E grade

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:08 am
by sogood
mikesbytes wrote:Perhaps I could drop to E grade

Are you good at chatting? It's a necessary tactic.

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:08 am
by toolonglegs
It is amazing what the one armed man can do...even the one arm in a cast man...on Sunday night I was watching one crowd surfing,cast in the air...problem was when he came over the barrier there was no one there to catch him and I think he did his shoulder in!....oh the perils of alcohol!!!.I also used to race motorX with a one armer who rode like a demon!.

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:39 am
by Kalgrm
You could always take up downhill mountain biking like this bloke. He's only got one arm and still does !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! which I would not attempt!

Cheers,
Graeeme

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:20 pm
by mikesbytes
After much discussion based on my main two sports, they decided not to pin it and it is now set in a plastic open cast thing. What I didn't know was that it had multiple breaks and its a punch break, like you lost your temper and punched a wall. Perhaps I was still holding the handlebar and punched the ground?

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:55 pm
by sogood
mikesbytes wrote:After much discussion based on my main two sports, they decided not to pin it and it is now set in a plastic open cast thing. What I didn't know was that it had multiple breaks and its a punch break, like you lost your temper and punched a wall. Perhaps I was still holding the handlebar and punched the ground?

Why is pinning contra-indicated for cyclists and weightlifters? Conservative cast treatment may leave you with a deformity if the alignment is off. Lucky you didn't break all four.

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:47 pm
by mikesbytes
sogood wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:After much discussion based on my main two sports, they decided not to pin it and it is now set in a plastic open cast thing. What I didn't know was that it had multiple breaks and its a punch break, like you lost your temper and punched a wall. Perhaps I was still holding the handlebar and punched the ground?

Why is pinning contra-indicated for cyclists and weightlifters? Conservative cast treatment may leave you with a deformity if the alignment is off. Lucky you didn't break all four.


They didn't regard that I'll loose any grip strength. I'm going to follow it up. We should discuss

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:52 pm
by sogood
mikesbytes wrote:They didn't regard that I'll loose any grip strength. I'm going to follow it up. We should discuss

Did quite understand that.

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:29 pm
by toolonglegs
Hey Mike...well I would have been no use at hefron today...it was windy and a good turn out (25ish)...but I got dropped at 4 to go and there were only 7 left ahead of me.My av for the 34mins was 178/max 190 and I was only at the back.2 went away quite early and stayed away...I think my performance has more to do with lack of fitness than a hard race,but still must of been reasonably hard.

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:15 pm
by mikesbytes
toolonglegs wrote:Hey Mike...well I would have been no use at hefron today...it was windy and a good turn out (25ish)...but I got dropped at 4 to go and there were only 7 left ahead of me.My av for the 34mins was 178/max 190 and I was only at the back.2 went away quite early and stayed away...I think my performance has more to do with lack of fitness than a hard race,but still must of been reasonably hard.


But it does sound like a hard race if only 7 were left out of 25 in the bunch, usually C stays together.

Yeh I suck in the wind, so it would of been good practice for me.

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:01 pm
by mikesbytes
BTW, how did the 2 RBCC riders, MATT (the really big guy), the Preacher and Lindsay, the small guy in red DHBC gear go ?

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:35 pm
by toolonglegs
Sorry I am not sure...there was a big guy sprinting for 3rd but i dont think it is who you mean.It was the old boy on the cannondale (grade cap i think)and another guy who rode away...welcome to B grade!.

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:49 pm
by sogood
toolonglegs wrote:Sorry I am not sure...there was a big guy sprinting for 3rd but i dont think it is who you mean.It was the old boy on the cannondale (grade cap i think)and another guy who rode away...welcome to B grade!.

Dangerous to ride in front of the grade cap.

The big guy Mike was talking about rides a blue Trek IIRC.

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:57 pm
by toolonglegs
..not sure..I was suffering,I usually average 150-155 when i race there,good warm up for sunday race...so to av 178 while trying to hide means i wasn't paying very good attention :?

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:58 pm
by mikesbytes
toolonglegs wrote:Sorry I am not sure...there was a big guy sprinting for 3rd but i dont think it is who you mean.It was the old boy on the cannondale (grade cap i think)and another guy who rode away...welcome to B grade!.


By big, I mean F.A.T. then thats Matt.

The old boy - grade cap is the Preacher

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:32 pm
by toolonglegs
OK....Preacher rode away for the win then...Matt got dropped pretty early I think...dont quote me.

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:07 pm
by mikesbytes

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:54 pm
by MountGower
Now

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:16 pm
by senator52
Ive got some Tuff gloves, though for the road not track - love em, they'll do you good!

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:43 pm
by mikesbytes
These gloves wouldn't of stopped me breaking my hand, I've examined the bike now (its at the track) and there's quite a bit of damage both sides of the hand, clearly my hand hit the ground quite hard.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:36 am
by toolonglegs
ha...if i could post pics i would put some ice hockey gloves for you to peruse. :D