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Old 10 Aug 2007
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Delayed - Hit By Three Trucks

Hi, this is a one off to all those who have been communicating with me and reading my BLOG. Stupid old fool. I rode on ice last Tuesday and got hit from behind by a truck carrying two trucks on a trailler. That counts as three trucks. Account on BLOG at home
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Man, Simon, close call!

If there is anything I can help with, let me know.
Rest up and get well right - old bones don`t heal quickly
Are you going to leave the bike, if you needed it moved I`m sure it can be arranged.

glad to hear you`re alive and being looked after!
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Damn and drat

Get well soon Simon, but I recognise that old bones take longer to repair themselves, so take your time and rest up.

The road will still be there for you when you are ready and maybe the spring will bring some better weather in the meantime.

Best wishes for your recovery,
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Que hombre cabezón !!!!!

Cuando llegue tu final nadie podrá decir que no viviste intensamente. Intentar rodar la moto sobre hielo a los 74, tener la suerte de que no te pisaron 3 camiones y ademas encontrar personas que te aprecian rapidamente.
Un saludo para Graciela y los muchachos del Hotel Argentino. En mi próximo viaje a Ushuaia pararé en el Hotel para escuchar la historia del pequeño abuelo ingles.
Animo!!! en primavera el tiempo estará de tu lado...
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Take it easy Simon You can't buy time.
You are a very lucky man, all things considered
It sounds as if you are in good hands/company, hope you heal quickly


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Oh SIMON!!!!!! So sorry. Damn, damn, damn. I found this sentence particularly discouraging and relatable:

"Riding the eighty kilometres to the Chilean frontier took four hours. The ambulance returns me to Rio Grande in an hour."

It's almost the weekend. I hope lots of lovely people come around and give you lots of hugs and serve you wonderful food and drink. And that you sleep and rest well.

I hope you're not in pain.
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Wondrous Friends

Thanks to all of you. I don't deserve sympathy for being a stupid idiot. Have had various emails from friends and family back in England doubting whether an Argentine in my situation would have been treated with a fraction of the kindness in the UK as I have encountered here. Wondrous friends...
I am going tohave the bike trucked to Honda in BA for reapair. Then when allowed, take bus and ferry and bus thru Chile across to Paraguay and down to BA to collect bike and restart ride. I guess that is two months or more. Meanwhile my adorable and pregnant American adoptive daughter is threatening to fly down and drag me home to up-State NY by the ear!!!!! simon (el abuelito)
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Simon , they say "trouble comes in threes" , -- congratulations ,you were clobbered by 3 trucks , so now you can look forward to the rest of the journey being trouble free !
Best wishes for a speedy recovery .
Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light. - Spike Milligan
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