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Old 07-11-2013, 08:09 AM   #3098
In the flow...
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Joined: Dec 2005
Location: In the f'in city
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I was on my way to an enduro once, thought I would take a break from work for the morning and unfortunately come up a bit fast on a drain and went down on the other side, no big drama except that someone had put a rather large piece of concrete in the path my body was taking, my shoulder hit it and my collarbone broke on impact.
I called my wife to come and pick me up, she was not going to cooperate so I rode home, strapped myself up and was back at work in an hour machining a 300kg turbine shaft bearing cap, fitting a Bentley Nevada probe.

I ordered a really fancy clavicle brace on line, it came in a few days and I wore that for a few weeks.

I did not see a doctor or visit a hospital. I knew what I had done, I knew how to treat it and it only took a few hours out of my life. I managed to compensate for the lack of movement by improvising.

I actually thought nothing of it.

I really think we take some of this shit far to seriously, Jlo was a bad break but he had the advantage of having some really need shit available to get him bolted back together. He knew what he could do and just got on with work.

It's tough its good, but really at his level and line of work it is probably pretty well, normal! Albeit amazing!

If I had gone to a doctor I would probably have been given a medical cert to be of work for weeks. I didn't and I wasn't well a couple of hours, not weeks.

Jlo did what he knew he could do, why do people question it and or call it stupid. He doesn't call you stupid for driving a car down the highway.

Just let the guy get on with his job and be amazed, you really have no right to judge him at all from a lot of counts.


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