Pleasant Saturday reading



vaudegiant

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Awoke Saturday to the usual slow breakfast over the Saturday Age. A feature article in the Good Weekend insert put paid to any ideas of relaxed reading. The story featured the diary entries of a woman married to a cyclist who suffered significant brain damage as a result of bike crash. Whilst it was developed into a generally upbeat article (he is said to be recovering well, although will obviously have considerable problems for many years), sometimes I don't want to read or hear about this stuff, especially as I'm about to renew, tentatively, my relationship with my road bike after 6 months (since fractured hip). As my wife was out cycling on Saturday morning, she missed the article, and the Good Weekend section has mysteriously disappeared from our house. News of Brisbane 'accident' doesn't help either. Must remember the zillions of incident free km's otherwise riden.

Sorry, no link available for Good Weekend articles.

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cfsmtb

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vaudegiant said:
Must remember the zillions of incident free km's otherwise riden.

Sorry, no link available for Good Weekend articles.

Had similar thoughts to yours while reading the article. Actually I believe the moral of the story, in relation to cycling, was not to exceed ones limits or skills at any inherently risky activity.
 
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Euan

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cfsmtb wrote:
> vaudegiant Wrote:
>> Must remember the zillions of incident free km's otherwise riden.
>>
>> Sorry, no link available for Good Weekend articles.

>
> Had similar thoughts to yours while reading the article. Actually I
> believe the moral of the story, in relation to cycling, was not to
> exceed ones limits or skills at any inherently risky activity.
>


Hmm, maybe I should remember that advice when contemplating next MTB
enduro....

On a serious note though around about forty percent of road trauma
involving cars results in a head injury of some sort. Forty six people
a day are injured on the road each day in Victoria, yet most people
think nothing of jumping in their car. The risks or riding aren't that
much greater and the rewards are _much_ more :)

Yeah yeah, preaching to the converted and all that.
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Euan
 
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Travis

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Euan wrote:

> On a serious note though around about forty percent of road trauma
> involving cars results in a head injury of some sort. Forty six people
> a day are injured on the road each day in Victoria, yet most people
> think nothing of jumping in their car. The risks or riding aren't that
> much greater and the rewards are _much_ more :)
>
> Yeah yeah, preaching to the converted and all that.


Then come over to aus.invest or aus.cars, where there is currently a
thread going on about cycling (though the title of the thread is
"buying second-hand cars to save money") where you'll get a decidedly
more hostile reception and a much more skeptical audience to preach
to...

Travis
 
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Donga

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Travis wrote:
> Then come over to aus.invest or aus.cars, where there is currently a
> thread going on about cycling (though the title of the thread is
> "buying second-hand cars to save money") where you'll get a decidedly
> more hostile reception and a much more skeptical audience to preach
> to...


Hehe, good to see your persistence Travis. I'm sure you'll wear them
down eventually and get some converts, if not grudging acceptance of
your arguments. I posted a little helper.

Donga
 
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Euan

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Travis wrote:
> Euan wrote:
>
>> On a serious note though around about forty percent of road trauma
>> involving cars results in a head injury of some sort. Forty six people
>> a day are injured on the road each day in Victoria, yet most people
>> think nothing of jumping in their car. The risks or riding aren't that
>> much greater and the rewards are _much_ more :)
>>
>> Yeah yeah, preaching to the converted and all that.

>
> Then come over to aus.invest or aus.cars, where there is currently a
> thread going on about cycling (though the title of the thread is
> "buying second-hand cars to save money") where you'll get a decidedly
> more hostile reception and a much more skeptical audience to preach
> to...
>


You have the patience of a saint. I responded to one particularly
asinine post but honestly, better things to do with my time.
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Euan
 
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Donga

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Euan wrote:
> You have the patience of a saint. I responded to one particularly
> asinine post but honestly, better things to do with my time.


You sifted hard to find that dope. They seem rather more intelligent on
aus.invest than aus.cars. I guess that's not surprising!

Donga
 
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Euan

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Donga wrote:
> Euan wrote:
>> You have the patience of a saint. I responded to one particularly
>> asinine post but honestly, better things to do with my time.

>
> You sifted hard to find that dope.


No I didn't.

> They seem rather more intelligent on aus.invest than aus.cars. I
> guess that's not surprising!


Guess not. Haven't looked there, know nothing about money ;-)
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Cheers
Euan