I went to Fiji and stayed in the Sheraton for my 25th wedding anniversary.
Day 1, wife buys me a rum based beverage and I go to swim across resort "adults only" pool to collect same.....knee dislocates.
Old injury that my grunt days didn't help. I twisted it and wiggled it and it appeared to go back in, full range of movement, can't stand on leg.
Torn anterior cruciate and soft tissue damage.
6 weeks until my Cape York bike trip.
My lucky streak is running red hot.
I can spend $1000 on MRI's and then another $6000 on a rec....or I can buy a pair of Asterix knee braces and just harden the fuck up.
Worst case....I'll wreck my knee. I don't see a down side.