Time: March 12, 2011 from 7:30am to 11:30am
Location: New India Market Street: Cnr Marion and South Rds City/Suburb: Darlington. Phone: 0408775969 Event Type: training, hill, climb
Organised By: Patrick O'Kane Latest Activity: Mar 13, 2011
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Time to re-aquaint a few with Willunga Hill ahead of Grand Slam 2. Meet at New India market 7-30, coffee in Willunga after the climb. Speed up the hill isn't important, just about getting up there.
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@ Baron, Good observation, Colin 1 person, the bike 3 people.
I agree with Peter that it was all a bit surreal. I rounded the corner a little while after hit had happened and saw a rider on the floor in the recovery position and assumed it was someone climbing the hill who had a heart attack. After stopping and turning around it took me a while to recognise Baron and Colin despite having ridden behind them all morning.
The injuries could have been so much worse, the response from everyone was great, warning oncoming cars, first aid, getting Colin back on his feet and home again. One of the benefits of riding in a group I suppose, you always have someone watching out for you.
Colin's an experienced rider (bikes and motorbikes), conditions were perfect, and things like this can still happen. With winter on it's way just try and stay safe out there.
It is a freakin' shock seeing someone on the ground. Came around a corner and saw a body on the ground wedged under the rail, then realised the possible horror of the situation.
I am so glad Colin is OK.
I was just behind Colin as he went round a bend, not even 10 sec back. By the time I rounded it he was already lying under the guard-rail, bike a few meters up. It took a second or 2 to actually register what I was seeing - but not wanting to believe. Then I had to sort my own affairs out, brake sharply on the bend and get back to him without becoming a casualty myself.
Anyway, he was more badly winded than anything else when I got to him, a quick check to see there were no other injuries. From what we can work out, as Colin can't remember, is that somehow the back wheel slid, bit, then kicked him over and onto his back onto the road where he then hit the guard rail post, helmet 1st.
Having had time now to think about it, the injuries could have been so much more serious, Colin thank your helmet, mount it on a pedestal, whatever, it saved your bacon today!!!
Thanks to Pat for taking care of Colin & bike... and to the rest of us, no matter how well you think you know a road, it can allways bite.
You were like a spring chicken Clive.
Colin's been checked out and is all OK.
Further to the discussion with Maz re p*******s, he just phoned and had two on the way home. I'me NEVER discussing them again, EVER.
Sorry that I couldn't make it - ended up doing that track try out last last with AC and quick spin with Tailwind mob this morning, now I am truly spent !
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