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    Nermal wanted me to let you know

    that he had a run in with a car, broke the windshield. His helmet is fine. He has no glass injuries. Some road rash. He's got some pelvic fractures, two broken ribs, and a collar bone. This happened a week ago, and he's just been transferred to a rehab facility. He'll be in touch when he has computer access.

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    Whoa! Thanks for the report. Please let Nermal know we'll all be pulling for him, and hoping for a speedy recovery.
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    wow...my thoughts are with him

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    OK, I will. Won't talk to him until probably late tomorrow. He'll be glad I got through to the site.

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    I'm really sorry to hear that. Thanks for letting the forum know the news, and please keep us informed.

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    As above, and wishes for a speedy (as much as possible) and complete recovery. Sounds like he's got a positive attitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noncycle
    that he had a run in with a car, broke the windshield. His helmet is fine. He has no glass injuries. Some road rash. He's got some pelvic fractures, two broken ribs, and a collar bone. This happened a week ago, and he's just been transferred to a rehab facility. He'll be in touch when he has computer access.

    Aiee!!!!

    Get better soon Nermal. It shouldn't have happened to a nice guy like you.

    But you didn't mention.... how's the bike?

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    I add my best wishes.
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    Time to get the catalogues in from the shops to look for the new models. Heal quick nermal.
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    We're thinking about you Nermal and wishing the best for you. Hang in there, buddy, and give us and update soon.
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    God Bless and Heal Nermal. Please keep in touch.
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    Oh dear.
    My best wishes.

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    Oh, no! Poor Nermal! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    We'll keep him in our thoughts & prayers.
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    Very sorry to hear about the accident. That sounds really serious. Here's hoping very a full and speedy recovery.

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    Very sorry to hear this!

    We're all wishing for a speedy and full recovery!



    Sidenote: Nermal has just taken the lead in the 2007 50+ Crash/Fall contest.

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    Best wishes and a speedy recovery.

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    Hoping for a full and speedy recovery. Hang in there!
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    Looking forward to a personal report, and my best wishes that it happens quickly.
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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    Nermal has posted in the general cycling forum that he is OK. Think he still is not that bright though.
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    Thanks, Stapfam. Thanks a lot.

    Well, I'm able to spend a bit more time at the keyboard (with frequent brakes and short walks). Good news; I was wearing the helmet. So so news; I didn't need it. Not a scratch on it. It was kind of reasurring as I saw the handlebars drifting by as I passed them on the way to the pavement. I'm told the bike came through unscathed, too. I must have singled out my quarry and crammed the windshield butt first. Better than headfirst, I suppose, but. . . .
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    Glad that you are recovering.

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    I can't believe how long this is taking, but progress has occcured. I drove the car today and yesterday, and have been released to return to work starting Monday. As for riding, your guess is as good as mine. I'll tell you what though, it is just darn nice not having to depend on someone else for transportation.


    Like serving in the military, being temporarily handicapped is one of those great experiences to have behind you. Great experience, but you wouldn't suggest it to anyone unless they had done something to you first. People are better than I realized. I had a nodding acquaintence with a neighbor before the accident. He saw me while excercising with the walker, got the details, and said to let him know if there were anything he could do. He's since made two grocery shopping trips for me. He's not the only one to give that kind of support.

    It's great having friends like these, but darn, it sure takes awhile to find out who your friends really are. Since I'm on the down hill leg, maybe I can learn to just appreciate them. I've always considered myself something of a loner. At age 63, I'm learning it doesn't have to be that way.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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