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Offline Stephen Foster

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #45 on: 01.12. 2012 13:31 »
Very best wishes for a quick recovery Pedro !
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #46 on: 01.12. 2012 16:11 »
Pedro,

I trust you will be feeling well very soon (still, follow the doc's rules). I must say, you've never looked better. *smile* ;)
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #47 on: 02.12. 2012 12:11 »
Well bugger me if just after posting that, I headed up the street for a feed on the treadly, and slowing up for a sharp left hander, gave the savage front brake a little too much and went idiot over- the bars..... *eek*
  The distance from the ground through the axle to the seat increases as one is rotating over the friction point, and combined with the force at a tangent to the arc, pretty much....hurts... *smile*.. but I'm here to tell.. *smile*

 If I hadn't had the hard hat strap to do up with the left hand as the corner approached, would've all been good.
   That was the second time in three weeks, but the other time was a knobhead pulled out of a shopping centre on a scooter, through a stop sign- then stopped in my path. *conf*
 anyway Pedro, as I said hang in there and get good soon, your new seat arrangement needs holding down *smile*
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #48 on: 02.12. 2012 14:28 »
Dutch,

Glad you're OK (it seems), though I'm not sure I was able to follow your physics thread. Assume it's just road rash and bruises, since you didn't mention the hospital. So, are we to take it that you were fussing with the helmut strap when the turn came and was unable to clutch for a downshift, so went too much on the brakes?

Feel better soon.

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #49 on: 02.12. 2012 23:35 »
holy smokes! glad it wasn't a face plant,dutch!

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #50 on: 04.12. 2012 10:56 »

 Thanks, but no clutch involved on a treadly(bicycle- alloy frame too light), just me being me, Good thing I landed on my head though, otherwise my shoulder would've really hurt... *eek*
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #51 on: 04.12. 2012 13:13 »
Oh, of course, a "treadly". *conf*
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #52 on: 04.12. 2012 13:43 »
Pedro, glad you're though that ok and obviously looking forward to getting out on the bike again,best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Bill wouldn't have taken you for 70 ,your positive outlook on life does you credit ,I'm 62 and still playing squash twice a week ,though not as well as I used but it keeps the weight down and I'm determined to keep rididing as long as I'm still able.( and safe ).
Dutch ,arseovers without benefit of trampoline not recommended but as pilots say "any landing you walk away from is a good 'en"

Re the picture Pedro , a story came to mind about the motorcycle mech and his cardio -vascular surgeon client ,whilst the surgeon was picking up his expensive bike after some engine work the mechanic mentioned that has he did most of the same things to his engine as the surgeon did ie replace valves and internal plumbing etc  he should get the same rate of pay has the surgeon ,who, after a moments thought and not wishing to upset the mechanic  agreed saying well yes  up to a point but tell me ,could you change a valve with the motor still running ??? 
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #53 on: 01.05. 2013 01:56 »
Dammit at 56 you lot have made me feel positively youthful  *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile*

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #54 on: 01.05. 2013 11:11 »
Yeah, Pedro,

Havent heard you for a while, hope youre good, Im crap at building bikes but i remember a photo of you, your bike, and some spunky chicks in California so That is the dream i try to realise!!
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #55 on: 02.05. 2013 03:07 »
thanks but i'm in mexico with all them chicas not california. just had some new leather riding pants made and the bike is perfecto!

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #56 on: 02.05. 2013 09:55 »
Ooops Pedro sorry about the country, anyway the bikes and chicks/chicas they looked OK, but glad youre still riding and talking,
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #57 on: 02.05. 2013 13:05 »
"Maybe put a Mexican flag on youre profile"
Done.
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #58 on: 02.05. 2013 15:15 »
Pedro,

Very glad things appear to have gone well with surgery and recovery. I suppose that your responses here explain why there's no obit for you on the Los Ocultos forum. 

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #59 on: 02.05. 2013 21:46 »
i ain't done yet. this year the beezers 60 and i'm only 10 years older.