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Man Down { Chris Bright }

just had the news that Chris Bright as had a off.
he is OK but in Hospital and having surgery on his hand tonight.

Get Well soon Chris and hope your back on your bike soon

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ps If you need the use of my trailer to collect your bike just let me know.
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Chris

Sorry to hear this - hope he's back on the bike soon.

Hope this doesn't stuff up his trip to Russia! Think he's due to go in a week or so.

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oh bugger.

Get well soon Brighty

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Chris was meant to be staying here on the Wirral with me and Greenmanalishi before his flight on the 10th July.

He's mailed us to say he won't be able to ride but maybe still going to Russia as it's all planned.

Get well soon Chris. It's good to get the bad luck out of the way before a trip !
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Sorry to hear this Chris. Hope you're still able to make your Russia trip
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That's bad news. Get well soon.

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come on big fella, get back on your bike. Siberia awaits !!
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hi guys
many thanks for the kind words. eventually had op last night, but due to complications need another, on tuesday. russia trip is off. was flying to estonia next sunday. bollocks. very big bollocks, but i now get the chance to spend more time with my lovely wife.

won't be riding a bike for a couple of months. at this minute can't drive a car either. by the fact that everything is lowercase, i'm doing everything on the pc onehanded.

anyone doing a 4x4 trip anywhere who needs a navigator? i already have an unused russia and mongolia visa.

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ps. if you want to know what happened: sidecar outfit with left side chair, left hand corner, too fast, lifted chair with son in it, didn't want to flip rig, so straightened up leading to fingers of right hand in dry stone wall/brake lever sandwich. son walked away without a scratch. i have no other injuries either. front end of bike is fuct.
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Thats a bummer!
It means I miss out on the promised free drinks when he reached Moscow.

I suppose, with time, I'll get over it.
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Thats a bummer!
It means I miss out on the promised free drinks when he reached Moscow.

I suppose, with time, I'll get over it.
Maybe an ale from Susie and me when we are there could stem the depression TP ?

2nd to 10th August we shall be "in residence" at The Savoy...
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Thats a bummer!
It means I miss out on the promised free drinks when he reached Moscow.

I suppose, with time, I'll get over it.
dear tony
i'm very sorry to hear about your depression and my part in it (could be the title of a new posthumous spike milligan book? ). i'd like to postpone the trip for 12 months. everything is sorted already. would just have to get new visas and hope that nick in tallinn is cool to leave the bike there for a year....

...or in summer 2012 freight my drz 400 straight to ub and do some "extreme" mongolia to magadan stuff: walter, do you need a sidekick?

in the interim, how about meeting up in blighty for a few sherberts?

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hi chris,

all the best for a swift recovery mate and hope you get to make the trip next year,

nick and tanja in berlin
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Bad luck Chris, sorry to hear you have had to cancel your trip, I found out last year about the dangers of lefthand bends and sidecars myself .
If you find yourself in t' west country do pop in.
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Hi Nick/Tanja and Mark and everbody else
The pins come out of my finger on Tuesday. Hopefully I'll be able to use a m/c throttle soon after so that I can ride to North Cape http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...rth-cape-58379

Hope your biking summers' are good.

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FWIW, decided (upon medical advice and that my fingers/wrist feel wierd) it was too soon to be riding a bike for the distances I had planned. So flew to Tallinn on Monday, fixed dicky fuel tap (now bike runs, which is useful... it didn't before... then left bike parked there), took a bus to St Petersburg yesterday and now doing the backpacker/tourist thing here. Taking train to Moscow on Saturday, then home par avion next Tuesday.

Looking forward to decorating the lounge when I get home.

What I've learnt so far in St Petersburg is:

  • traffic cops pull over poor looking people in older Russian cars
  • flash cars with blacked out windows are driven by tossers at stupid speeds and the cops don't bat an eye
  • 20 to 30 year old Russian women look great in mini skirts or demin
  • Russian bus drivers drive as badly as their chums on the Indian subcontinent
  • The Russian for yes/no/thank you/vodka/
  • if you ride a HD chopper with straight through pipes and ape hanger bars you don't need to wear a crash helmet and are allowed to ignore speed limits (probably similar people to the flash car drivers mentioned above). All other bikers seem to ride normally and wear a helmet
  • it rains a lot in St Petersburg
  • I hate taking buses/trains. Riding bikes is much more fun
  • Physiotherapy on fingers recovering after they have been broken, hurts like hell , but "no pain, no gain"
Should be riding in tiime for Autumn/Winter. Great

Likely to be at the Mendip HU meet, so hope to catch up with people there.

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Chris
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