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Old 05-05-06, 08:50 PM   #1
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Attn: 1%, Techone in hospital

I apologize ahead of time for the fact that this post is pretty much directed at momentum, fixedpip, and tresspasser but this is the one of the better ways to get to everyone.

Yo guys, Mike had a pretty bad stack tonight and is spending the night in UCL hospital on Euston Road. I may or may not hit the track tomorrow depending on how he feels but ollie, little john, messenger james, and I (well lima came too but required a degree of assistance) went with him. He's alright but he landed on his head and shoulder. His face is pretty busted up and his collarbone might be broken but we're not sure what the deal really is. I have no credit left so I can't get in touch with you so please gimme a call some time tomorrow (preferably a little after 10) and I'll tell you what I know.

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Old 05-05-06, 10:56 PM   #2
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bump.

lots of four-letter words. but thinking only good thoughts for techone.

jack, please keep us updated.
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Old 05-05-06, 11:21 PM   #3
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let the force be with him...STAR TRACK RIDERS! And all the love in the world goes to him from the Track Panthers.
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Old 05-05-06, 11:40 PM   #4
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Been there done that, still sucks a world of boogers (i dont know what that actually means) C-bones will mend, but it sucks a lot though. Keep yer head up Mike.
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Old 05-06-06, 12:03 AM   #5
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Ok so Tech is out as of today and made it through the night. Out of respect for his privacy (which I've already violated by even posting this thread, sorry tech) I'll let him decide how much he wants to let people know. Either way though heal quick man, 1%'s got your back.
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mike! oh no! glad to hear he's got out of hospital ... i am sure he has NHS horror stories to tell... hope he has a speedy recovery... beers and bikes bit back???
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Old 05-07-06, 02:07 AM   #8
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yea, beers and bikes, along with car headlights and a motorbike. Not to mention the ****in hard ass pavement!

A stitched up lip, inside and out. A bruised, swollen and very crusty cheek and a busted but not broken shoulder is the damage so far. I'll be dealing with dentists after the stitches come out which is now my biggest fear since I can tell my teeth aren't sitting quite right. A brain scan came up with (and apparently I was the only one that knew this...) a perfectly good working brain! Imagine that!

Minx, Juvikyle, Joshfrank and Stendhalian - Cheers for the thoughts.
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It's alright. Just email me that pic!

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Heal well Techone. Need anything to get your bike running again?
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Old 05-07-06, 02:40 AM   #10
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Thanks but apparently my rig is fine apart from one toeclip which got mangled. I haven't seen it yet but it's at Crank's place.
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Heal fast Techone, I feel and know your pain.
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just kidding... ouch
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i had a similar fall a little while back...just not as brutal. good luck with healing...i know it took me about a week to be able to ride again after that.
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wishing you a speedy recovery.
london roads and drivers suck sometimes.
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Old 05-07-06, 06:34 PM   #15
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Word but only if you post it 1% style on this thread. As for your steed, when can i get it back to you. It misses your sweet embrace. Salmon, tress, and I stopped by today but your punk ass was out.
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love the avatar! hope you're on the mend.
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glad to hear you're okay, best wishes
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