Tuesday, April 11, 2017

1 April - No motorcycling for a while.

A few days ago, while walking in my home town, I was struck by a car driven by a careless driver who reversed out of a parking bay without looking. The result was a cracked right tibial plateau and two screws to put it all back together again.
I was fortunate that the operation went well and I've suffered very little pain, but I am not allowed to place any load on my right leg for at least six weeks. Like all things you only really appreciate when they are lost, the loss of mobility and dependance on crutches and a wheelchair has reminded me of the simple pleasure of enjoying unrestricted movement. Riding a motorcycle is out of the question of course, and even after I can use the leg I expect it will take some time to regain the strength required to hold a bike upright. So in motorcycling terms all that is left to me at the moment is reminiscing about recent great rides and of course the most recent was my very enjoyable for day outing with my brother, which included two of Victoria's 'great' roads - The Great Ocean Road and The Great Alpine Road. During this trip I did manage to catch some footage on my action cam, and the final edited version is now published on YouTube and also repeated here.

4 comments:

  1. Yikes, and here they say motorcycles are dangerous. It is walking that will get you.

    I am glad your surgery went well and hope you have a speedy recovery. I had ankle surgery many many years ago and remember being non-weight bearing for 3 months. No fun at all.

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    1. My biggest concern is the loss of muscle tone and strength during this 'down' period.

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  2. Be better soon, walking seems indeed a dangerous business.

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