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Title: ouch no.2
Post by: bonny on 04.08. 2010 19:15
i left my grandmothers old house today and set off for home , the road is a narrow winding one and is normally a joy to ride , its being used as a rat run by scumbags and lorry drivers more and more though ,so i came round a corner and was face to face with a rigid bodied lorry , he was right in the middle of the road and going way too fast, anyhoo i wound up in the ditch , the front mudguard and my shoulder took most of the wallop , the guard was so beaten into the front tyre the wheel wouldn't rotate ,
poor old triumph  *sad2*
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Post by: bsa-bill on 04.08. 2010 19:21
Sorry to hear this, hope the shoulder recovers soon, did you get a number or were you to busy falling off
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Post by: bonny on 04.08. 2010 19:30
i was coursing through undergrowth like tarzan bill, i'd have liked to get a number , this road is total unsuitable for goods vehicles , and especially for ones speeding .
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Post by: LJ. on 04.08. 2010 20:25
Oh blummin heck... horrible to see a bike on its side. Hope your okay Bonny!
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Post by: muskrat on 04.08. 2010 20:44
Sorry to hear this Bonny. The worst bit is the sound of your precious metal crunching into things. And you know it's going to hurt more later.
Hoping for a speedy recovery for you and the bike.
Cheers
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Post by: A10Boy on 04.08. 2010 20:44
Bad luck glad you are mostly ok.
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Post by: bonny on 04.08. 2010 20:53
i have yet to be in an accident that hasn't been the fault of someone acting the idiot , anyway it think the main damage is a completely mangled front mudguard and stay , a bent footrest and a small dent on the petrol tank , i got a friend to pick it up in his van and take it to his workshop, i'll look at it over the weekend , but i'll have to divert funds from the a10 to sort it out.   
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Post by: a10gf on 04.08. 2010 21:04
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horrible to see a bike on its side
yes, indeed. Good luck with repairs.
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Post by: tombeau on 04.08. 2010 21:26
I hope you let the police know. dangerous driving and failing to stop at scene of an accident.
Lorries are easier to trace than cars..they also often use the same stretch of road at the same time every day.
Cheers,
Iain
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Post by: rocket man on 04.08. 2010 21:31
sorry to hear about your accident hope you and bike make a good recovery
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Post by: tombeau on 04.08. 2010 21:38
...ummm yes and sorry to hear about your accident too  *eek*
Cheers,
Iain
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Post by: melvyn on 04.08. 2010 22:38
Bad news glad your ok  *sad2*
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Post by: MG on 05.08. 2010 18:21
Sorry to hear about your bad luck, but be glad you are (mostly) okay and don't worry about the crumpled sheet metal too much, THAT can be fixed and doesn't hurt!

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Post by: bonny on 06.08. 2010 02:02
thanks again for the kind words everyone , i am fine , just sore and disappointed about the damage to my bike , have it 11 years now and was worried it might be bent or something drastic. 
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Post by: jfligg on 06.08. 2010 03:13
Het its good to hear you are OK.  Jeff
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Post by: chaterlea25 on 13.08. 2010 21:20
Hi Bonny,
Sorry to hear of your "off"
At least you are well enough to give out about it ;)

Hope you and the Triumph recover well
Regards
John O R