Author Topic: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019  (Read 16018 times)

Offline AndyW

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #120 on: November 13, 2019, 21:26 »
OMG what a thing to happen: I have it in the back of my mind constantly when riding on a windy day. On the bright side: it didnt land on him and the bike can be fixed...
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #121 on: November 13, 2019, 21:28 »
Get fixed quick,sorry to hear ,but lucky!
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #122 on: November 13, 2019, 21:48 »
Yes, a bit of a saga. Worst weather we've had in ages. Quite unseasonal for November. I'm glad Chris is still with us and relatively OK. Sounds like he had a very narrow escape from pushing up daisies. If the tree had fallen a fraction of a second later and hit him on his head, it would have been the end for him.

I reckon the other guys would have been keeping one eye on the road and the other on the trees after that little episode.

Bike not too bad. Major damage is that the forks are slightly bent. But you can expect that from hitting a tree at speed. They're not built for high-speed trials riding over logs. Other damage is a bent muffler on the right side and the right rear passenger footrest is smashed off. It's the mounting on the aluminium hanger plate that's busted. There's some other minor stuff like bent footrest, levers, busted indicators and road rash on the fairing.

The bike is actually rideable but I wouldn't wanna ride any distance with the forks as they are. Would be OK to ride it onto the boat back to the mainland and off again. I could trailer it to the boat at Devonport if one of the Victoria guys could pick it up in Port Melbourne and store it until Chris can arrange transport back to Sydney.
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #123 on: November 13, 2019, 22:51 »
Ouch, that's excitement that you could do without. I hope Chris has a quick and full recovery, and the bike is restored without drama.

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #124 on: November 14, 2019, 02:05 »
Man, lucky call. Had one ourselves on a Qld Tassie trip.. slightly different.. but very wet, very windy, barrelling around a lefty and down the hill from the paddock on the left there is this young bloke on the tractor, with trailer behind.. just looked up in time to see us and locked the brakes.. :o Massive slide onto the roadway.. I missed him by inches and was sure Deano was a goner.. but he scraped by as well.

RGS came from Tassie.. maybe it wants to stay there.. ;)
But seriously, very best wishes to Chris.. stay safe the rest of the run you guys.

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #125 on: November 14, 2019, 03:41 »
Just visited Chris in Royal Hobart Hospital he is doing ok might let him out tonight
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #126 on: November 14, 2019, 04:20 »
Terrible news to come back to this thread and see!! Glad Chris is relatively OK, as said, sounds in some ways like a lucky escape, not his time! Best wishes to all and I hope the rest of the trip is a little less eventful!
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #127 on: November 14, 2019, 05:37 »
Yeah, wow... unlucky or incredibly lucky?  Take the glass half full and be glad it wasn't a second or two later.
All the best Chris, hope you're on the mend soon.  Safe travels for the remaining trip everyone, hope the weather improves.
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #128 on: November 14, 2019, 05:46 »
Hope you mend quickly Chris so you can get down to the newsagent and buy a lottery ticket, doesn't come much closer than that!

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #129 on: November 14, 2019, 06:31 »
Shit Chris what a bummer glad to hear you aren't too badley damaged . Bikes are easily fixed bodies not so. Glad you didn't hurt your new disc brakes .
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #130 on: November 14, 2019, 09:51 »
Best wishes to you Chris.

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #131 on: November 14, 2019, 11:29 »
They let Chris out of hospital today. Hes moving like hes 120 years old. Very slowly and very sore. He managed to stagger into a pub for a meal with his traveling companions, which was a big effort for him. Ive got him staying at my place now. He went straight to bed when we got home.
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #132 on: November 14, 2019, 18:30 »
Sorry to hear that but thankful it wasn't worse, and glad to hear you're out of hospital.

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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #133 on: November 14, 2019, 18:36 »
They let Chris out of hospital today. Hes moving like hes 120 years old. Very slowly and very sore. He managed to stagger into a pub for a meal with his traveling companions, which was a big effort for him. Ive got him staying at my place now. He went straight to bed when we got home.
Good on you for looking after him Cam. Keep an eye out: the effects of concussion can reverberate for months!!
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Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
« Reply #134 on: November 14, 2019, 19:19 »
They let Chris out of hospital today. Hes moving like hes 120 years old. Very slowly and very sore. He managed to stagger into a pub for a meal with his traveling companions, which was a big effort for him. Ive got him staying at my place now. He went straight to bed when we got home.
Cam he's moving like that cause he's damn close to that age, just not quite there yet ?

I hear he didn't get released more to the point they booted him out as the old bugger was trying to get onto all the nurses and kept asking them for massages  :P :P he went to bed to rest up after all the nurse chasing he had been doing I suspect.

Give him my best I suspect his phone got damaged in the stack as have messaged him but not heard  ;D
Sitting on the fence 120 or 180 that is the question ?