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Old 14-07-2009, 08:25 AM
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(Lancaster!) I've cut and pasted this from another forum so if you feel as if you already saw this you probably did! Only difference is theat today isn't the 27th April (explained in the post!)
Spent most of the past few years on cycling forums but THE LICENCE IS BACK so I'm now thinking about getting back to the old ways.

Dogbad in Lancaster for my sins! I'm 47 years old and have had bikes of one sort or another since I got my first Bantam 175 (D 14/4) aged 8. I got caught on the road on my Triton cafe racer in 1975, aged 13, and was taken to court and given three endorsements (Remember them?) to go on my licence as soon as I was old enough to have said item! I've had over 80 bikes through the years and they have been all sorts from standard 1953 A7 BSA to Z1300 chop and up to a brand new FJ1200 in 1989. Lived in many places, home and overseas, but originally from Leeds.
Today is the 27th April and I can tell you what I was doind excactly 13 years ago today! I was waking up from a 12 day coma. Living in Suffolk at the time and working in Essex. Set off for work one morning on the Suzuki GV1200 and didn't get there. Bevel drive in the shaft siezed up on a "S" bend and got me to sliding down the road. Apparently held it for about 30 feet and then it flipped and high sided me. The bang of that and the comvenient stone Kerb that my head finally stopped against gave me Three skull fractures and then it was hospital and coma. My wife (At the time but no more) tells me that the Doctors didn't expect me to live and were surprised when I started to get out of the coma and still have the ability to say words like "Cigarettes NOW!" I did live and am still registered disabled. I had to return my licence to DVLA but got it back a year or so ago on a 3 year renewable deal. I went from wheelchair to two crutches, then two sticks and now I mostly use one stick. I can't work because I am in pain a lot of the time and have a doctors note telling me to "Refrain from working Permanently". As you can imagine this limits the finances.
To update on this. I found a Handy Brother and borrowed loads of money from him. One day I may give him some of it back and I bought an absolutely Pristine Yamaha FZ6 Fazer. Beautiful bike but, after a 13 year gap, maybe a bit too snappy for me as I'm used to carb's and the like. I know I should have gone for a cruiser or back to a Chop' but I may find a swap/px deal for that.
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Old 14-07-2009, 09:26 AM
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Old 14-07-2009, 11:21 AM
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Old 14-07-2009, 12:55 PM
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Old 14-07-2009, 06:40 PM
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Old 14-07-2009, 06:42 PM
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Welcome to the forum, we have quite a few smashed up bikers on here who still ride something, congratulations on getting back on a bike.

You are probably right about the cruiser, it might make life easier for you. Sorry to hear you are still in so much pain. Take it easy and enjoy the ride.

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Old 15-07-2009, 09:10 PM
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Thanks for the welcomes all.
Already looking at changing for an Older and more tame bike!!
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Old 16-07-2009, 09:18 AM
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Old 16-07-2009, 02:30 PM
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