On the first of August, 2010, I went cycling and got hit by a car at 40mph. I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, several skull fractures, a broken eye socket, broken nose, broken teeth, a dislocation of the hip that my orthopaedic surgeon describes as “almost a traumatic amputation”, and badly battered knees and ankles. I’m lucky to still be here.
Here’s some quite trippy views of the inside of my head and my body.
Here are a few shots from dozens of visits and over 1000 laps in the past ten years. Usually too busy lapping to take photos, but there are a few nice ones in here.
Old friend from uni I haven’t seen in 20 years was reading my article in Bike Magazine on his way to work today.
Wander round town.
Final sad photos.
Airport beer helps with pain of leaving.
Looks like another perfect day for trail riding.
Amazing rides everywhere we look.
Dave sees some pigs…
Then crashes into a ditch. No harm done.
Brilliant day of riding.
Now for a bit of sophistication.
Another great looking day.
back on the trail
First disaster of the day – chain off and stuck. No tools cos we’re on rentals.
Stranded miles from town.
With Dave’s bike stuck, I went off and found a mechanic at Moto Salir.
Moto Salir to the rescue.
Mechanic’s bike. He rode it over very tricky rough trails, one-handed with a big toolbox on his lap. Hero!
I piss on your wind turbine.
Evening beer on the balcony.
Er, big tower of meaty goodness.
The reward for a day of riding.
Another day begins.
Bikes all ready for another day on the trails….
…if the damn thing will start.
Back on the road
Still some rain.
Another roadside refreshment.
Bikes to bed for the night.
Bedtime beckons, but first…
To the balcony…
…for a victory beer.
Sunny start to the day at the marina.
Seafront with a storm coming in.
Sunny evening back at the hotel and marina.
Heading out to find a bar. Dave has his own!
Crap interior decor, Dave…
Has a pool table though.
Another sunny evening beer.
Perfect end to the day.