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    I like his alliteration, but not his advice

    Hello again - posted twice previously, once about breaking my leg from a low speed tumble off my bike, and later about getting a couple of additional stress fractures in the same leg from moving before the original break was knitted

    Anyhow, I seem to be healing up ok. Advice, which I'm following, is to keep weight off the leg for a while yet. I went for xrays today which indicate that the healing is progressing well.

    All was fine until a social meeting this evening (at a Carol concert, very pleasant) with a South African medical friend.

    I like South Africans. I like Geordies. I'm a Yorkie. I like people who talk straight.

    He asked after me. He's a medic. I explained. He commented. I summarise with some forum acceptable abbreviations ( I trust)

    'Buxxer me. You been 40 blxxxy years on insulin. You got bones like blxxxy balsa. You snap a bone, the biggest in your blxxxy body, for no blxxxy reason. Then you think you're ok so you start blxxxy strutting around like a blxxxy buxxer. So it blxxxy snaps again, so no surprise there.

    'Now you want to get back on your blxxxy bike again. Well, blxxxy good luck, but the next time, you're buxxered'

    So, I think I'll take that as a 'full speed ahead'. Wouldn't you?

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    But how does he REALLY feel about it. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwilbur3 View Post
    But how does he REALLY feel about it. LOL
    As as I gather, he was wholehearted in his support and encouragement.

    Or the reverse. Confusing accent

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    Glad all is going well with the injuries. I would have loved to have heard that accent.

    I think it's okay to say " buxxer", "blxxxy", and "buxxered" for us yanks. We've got no manners, whatsoever.

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    South Africans are great but difficult to understand due to their accent. Only bit I understood was "Good Luck"

    So full steam ahead but only on half power till you have checked out the con rods. Don't want to damage anything till you have checked out that everything on this veteran machine is in working order.
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    Maybe it's time to add some blxxxy weight training to the regimen so you won't be buxxered next time you fall off the blxxxy bike.

    Or something.

    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    So full steam ahead but only on half power <snip>
    Makes me think of that old comedy routine that starts, "I've come before you to stand behind you…"
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
    The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin


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