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  • Posted by howies
  • 15 December 2008

Throughout my 30 years of life I have been very lucky.

I have known I've been lucky and I've just kept getting away with it, untill Sunday that is.

The reason I have been lucky is I have not had many accidents, not like Tom and Pete in howies.

I have never broken anything, had any operations, wisdom teeth out, nothing.

I have not been too safe, I have been canoeing down rapids and rivers, rowing on the sea, river rafting, sea kayaking, coasteering, mountain biking, climbing, running along cliffs, driving and on a motorbike.

The worst accidents I can remember are, one when I was 5, I was swinging around a pole in the garden and fell down some steps and got concussion. Then there were two incidents where I fell, once off my bike and once when I was roller blading and I got water on my elbows.

Then yesterday I fell down the stairs on my house, not just normal stairs either, wooden planks which are slippy, steep and face a wall. I ended up with my head in between the stairs and the wall and my feet in the air, not funny really.

I now have a huge bruise on my hip which looks like a galaxy, a bump on my head, a stiff neck and numerous other bruises aches and pains.

Maybe I have been too safe in the past, maybe 2009 will the year for more adventures and accidents.

Maybe I'm just not very stupid....

or maybe I have just been lucky.

Oops . . .

  • Posted by ruben
  • 10 November 2008

I went out mountain biking with Teri, Tom, David Hicks and a few others on the weekend.

I don't usually ride mountain bikes, and I don't have one, so I borrowed David Hieatt's.

We went up to Brechfa and rode the Gorlech route.... the weather held, and it was a great ride with some beautiful scenery.

My ride went really well... right up until near the end, when I came out of a berm a bit too fast, left the trail in a rut and hit a stump.

I went over the bars and landed pretty hard on my arm and leg.

 

So, with an impressively bloody leg, torn jacket and a sprained wrist, I got up and limped back to the bike.

And then things got worse...

Sorry, David.

I will get this fixed!

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