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|13th May 2015 11:27 AM|
From Jeremiah's Journey - what it's all about
Thank you all very much for your kind donation of £60 in memory of Warren Marks. We greatly appreciate you choosing to support our charity particularly at such a sad time. Your donation will go towards our work in supporting children and their families when someone special has died. In the last year we have supported nearly 220 children & indirectly supported a further 96 children through giving advice & information to their parents/carers. The main part of our service is to run group programmes for children, young people & their parents/carers. We use creative activities within the sessions to enable children to: express their feelings of grief; share their memories of their lost loved one; & explore effective ways of coping to build resilience. We have extended our service to help children who have a parent with a terminal illness. Without your support we would not be able to continue to help these children.
Kind regards Sarah Nuttall-Worsley Community Fundraiser
|12th May 2015 10:42 AM|
Sorry that I couldn't make it for the ride guys, but:
A Kenya is a bloody long way
B I don't have an SV any more...
Sorry to hear about the crashes.
|10th May 2015 08:48 PM|
How are you healing John?
Whats the story with the bike?
Did TauntonDave get on the forum?
|27th April 2015 10:29 AM|
So sorry to hear of your off Dave but relieved that it wasn't too bad for you, no serious injuries and the bike survived reasonably well as well.....a few more war wounds to add to the list! lol
Great to see you, Bish and Stuart on Friday on your way down.....sort of not quite as sorry that I couldn't make it now!
JMS.....sorry to hear you had an off also but sounds a bit more serious.....mend well and soon ;-)
|26th April 2015 07:45 PM|
Glad to hear from John, so sorry you took the tumble. Being not far behind I was totally gobsmacked at the way your bike went from under you, we were making steady progress but in a straight line on a mostly dry road. I've only seen stuff like that on TV with people on slicks in rain! I hope the injuries heal well and as quickly as possible.
My off was much slower, I only slid about 15 yards compared to your 100, but again it happened so quickly. My injuries are only minor; Cuts and bruises to left leg, hip and elbow, but the worst damage was to my left knee, probably due to my instinctive reaction to try and hold the bike up with my left knee despite being leant over at about 75 degrees - Mark Marquez eat your heart out. So my knee is a bit of a mess, nothing broken but swollen up, so painful in places and annoyingly numb in others.
The more painful damage is to my bike I haven't studied it in detail but here's a brief summary of what I've noticed so far:
- Front left indicator and stem broken (though the bloody bulb survived!)
- Front fairing, LHS part worn away in two places and looks like it's cracked too
- Left hand footpeg and hanger
- Rear plastics scraped and cracked
Clothing ... well the waterproofs aren't any more
Helmet not badly damaged but any damage consigns it to the bin
Nothing of consequence in relation to gloves/boots/leathers
So I consider myself lucky and I'm really appreciate of the help given by TauntonDave - he with the awesome Aprilia 500cc two stroke. He managed to patch up the indicator and modify my damaged gear lever so I could actually get the bike back home. Absolutely top bloke.
The confidence took a bit of a battering and the weather was dreadful so the journey home was horrible, but with Bish riding as my wingman we got back in good time.
Spicy food, lager, hot bath and early night followed.
Left home this morning for Gatwick bound for Italy, could have done without that really! When I get back on Wednesday I'm going to check the bike out and decide if to make an insurance claim, which I think is likely. I'm pretty sure they'll write it off so I'll buy it back and then fix it up again. Probably!
Hey ho, I hope I'll be back for September
but not if there's rain in the forecast
|26th April 2015 05:55 PM|
from Jeremiah's Journey
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|26th April 2015 03:28 PM|
There were 12 bikes rolling out of Taunton Tesco's for yet another SW Run. No fixed leader, but DC, Valves and I had shares of the lead. The forecast was hopeful, dry till about noon, sprinkles during the afternoon and very soggy later. That is about how it turned out. Traffic was fairly light, especially on the high level bits of Exmoor. Maximum advantage was taken. Unfortunately John (JMS) took a tumble on a very slippery stretch of the route around Milverton, as did DC. John required the services of the Ambulance but I am relieved to see his previous post.
The whip round (Easy Bravo, you didn't miss anything significant) collected £57 which I have rounded up to £60 for Jeramiah's Journey. Thank you all for your generosity.
|26th April 2015 09:55 AM|
Originally Posted by jms View Post
All the best, see you in September.
|26th April 2015 09:22 AM|
Originally Posted by jms View Post
Get well soon
|26th April 2015 12:18 AM|
hi all. just a quick note to say thanks to all. your help was very much appreciated.Esp to Bish and of co...urse Dave plus unknown Fireman bod..
DC sorry to see you went down too.
Final score is broken collar bone in 2 places, and a bone in my hand
going back tol hospital to get collar bone plated. takes 6-10 weeks so hope to see you all in sept but only if its dry!!
Be safe all and watch out for dung :-) im off to bed b4 pain med stops working
|25th April 2015 09:48 PM|
A cool dry start. The morning run as expected. Lunch indoors and showers from South Molton. All together too much excitement on the Torrington to Taunton stretch.
John took a tumble on a shiny bit awash with rain and muck, got a free ride to A&E. Hand wrist shoulder. DC went down in sympathy and sustained a hurty knee…
Thanks to TauntonDave and family for their hospitality and the repair to DC's shifter. When DC & I left he was heading out to recover Johns GSXR.
John, heal fast heal strong. Hope the rest of you got home ok. Stay safe people, see you in September.
PS: BigThumper was doing a time trial today in Bristol...
|25th April 2015 07:35 AM|
Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
Have a good un
|25th April 2015 06:42 AM|
Always September the 12th Bravo. What happened to the old faithful SV?
Should be heading up within the hour. Will arrive with time for breakfast.
|25th April 2015 05:38 AM|
We are gutted we can't make the run today,was looking forward to it and seeing you all.
Have a great day ladies and keep (reasonably)safe
|24th April 2015 09:07 PM|
Down in Taunton ready for tomorrow
Thanks JohnnyMad for the room
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