Monday, May 24, 2010

A TALE OF THREE MOTORBIKE RIDERS...

Yesterday Sandra's husband Neil decided to go with his two nephews for a road trip on their motorbikes. So off they went. 3/4er's of the way into their trip they came up over a rise to find some camouflaged army vehicles pulling out onto the road, they had virtually no time to see them before they were upon them...they were going faster then the army vehicles of course.... Nick slammed on the brakes and went into a ditch... no damage to him. Jamie slammed on the brakes, Neil slammed on his brakes but clipped Jamie's bike.... Neil went in a ditch... Jamie flew over his handlebars and flipped onto the road.... the next thing they knew they were surrounded by about 20 Army men coming to their aide...

Nick and Neil were fine, Jamie had some damage to both his knees, but not too bad luckily! An army medic man got rather carried away and proceeded to cut off almost ALL of Jamie's clothes and even his riding boots!

An ambulance arrived and took Jamie to hospital to be checked out .... meanwhile Nick and Neil got back on their bikes to follow the ambulance. 2 kms down the road Nick got pulled over by another policeman for overtaking in a 'dangerous manner' and got a big fine for that, then when the officer checked his license found Nick SHOULD have been wearing his glasses when riding... BUT HE WASN'T... and promptly impounded his motorbike! So Nick had to jump on the back of Neil's bike to get home.

So.... three motorbikes left the house yesterday morning and only one came back! One was smashed, one was impounded and one came home with a dent. What a day!



ABOVE: The three 'men'.... PHOTO taken at the Wanganui Hospital... they look rather happy with themselves ... the twits!

So.... here's hoping today is less eventful! I think we are going into town again .... not sure yet!

ONWARD..... we spent the morning in town... I checked out a fabric shop, a gift shop, the mall again... did a little shopping... will show you what I bought when I get home... we had lunch with Chris D and her sister Lyn which was lovely.

Then we went and said 'Bye' to Mike as we won't see him again before we leave as he's working till late tonight and we are leaving right after breakfast in the morning. Steve is coming out to Sandra's house to visit this afternoon ... he hasn't met Coco yet.... *smiles*... he is going to love her!

I am cooking a mince/bacon pie for dinner tonight.... so should bugger off and make a start on it!

End of Day: two beautiful pies made, cooked and served up to 8. My job is done... lol . Going to pack up tonight in readiness for leaving in the morning. nite nite.

17 comments:

  1. Well not something I would be proud of the ticket and dangerous overtaking and sorry no sympathy here if speeding.... bloody idiots and good on the cops for impounding the bike. Hope the weather that is here is not moving down your way - have a great day :-)

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  2. Oh my, that sounds like it came out way better than it could have, thank goodness. Glad they are all mostly okay.

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  3. Phew! It must have been nasty for you people waiting to hear how they all were.

    So glad there was no more serious damage but I guess the men are lamenting the damage to their bikes.

    Hope you have some more fun today. We have Coromandel Rain hosing down. Not going anywhere.

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  4. Thank goodness no one was hurt really bad!

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  5. aah, but it does make for an interesting day, doesn't it!

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  6. Glad it all turned out (relatively) okay :)

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  7. Glad it all turned out (relatively) okay :)

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  8. Anonymous1:39 PM

    Thats a birthday that Sandra won't forget in a hurry! They were lucky the army was there to help! WOMBAT

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  9. ha males they are an interesting breed, at times they do some very hair raising hair brained things what a truly adventurous day they had......

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  10. I work tomorrow have to be there AT 2.30pm catch you guys tomorrow ok....

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  11. Anonymous3:03 PM

    The most action the army has had for a bit.

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  12. glad they are all ok!! Have fun..

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  13. Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry that the guys had a bad ride, but very happy that none of them were badly hurt. I'm sure Jamie is going to be sore for a while, poor guy! Glad the army was there to help out, even if it was really their fault in the first place!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  14. Very scary. Glad all are ok. There is something wonderful about riding a motorcyle - the air rushing at you, the vibration of the road, etc, but alas, they are very dangerous too.

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  15. Holy Cow, the boys were extremely lucky they weren't badly hurt. Sorry that all that happened. Bikes are fun, but you gotta wear the gear, drive the speed limit and be leary of cars/trucks pulling out. And even when you do all that - anything can happen. Glad everyone is ok....debbie

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  16. Whoa, they were very fortunate that accident wasn't much worse. That said, I feel bad that Nick lost his ride to a ticket - after getting through the wreck!

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  17. At least they are OK now. I just know my boys will be getting into trouble like that down the road.

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