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Phantom

Posted 15 April 2015 - 06:10 PM

 

Cheers for the above Lardy, hope the young 'un recovers soon.

Thanks, just an appendix out, which they did by keyhole surgery, I didn't know they did it like that.

 

 

They've been doing the keyhole surgery for the appendix for about 10 years, as a friend of the family had her's removed that way. My sister on the other hand has quite a scar from when she had her's removed back in the late 70s.
Glad to hear the young un is recovering


Lard Bazaar

Posted 15 April 2015 - 04:45 PM

Cheers for the above Lardy, hope the young 'un recovers soon.

Thanks, just an appendix out, which they did by keyhole surgery, I didn't know they did it like that.


maryportfuncity

Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:47 AM

Cheers for the above Lardy, hope the young 'un recovers soon.


Lard Bazaar

Posted 14 April 2015 - 09:56 PM

 

Saw this posted on the general deaths thread for the year:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...of-man-32271731

 

 

I'm not clued up enough to know this but...

 

What's the average age of TT riders these days, because quite a few of the fatalities seem to be at the upper age limit end of competitive motor sports.

 

This is the sort of thing Lard would normally comment on....

 

She seems to have been missing recently.

 

Sorry, was on holiday for a week and my daughter's been in hospital the last few days. There were a few younger road racing losses last year including Karl Harris and Simon Andrews (not at the TT but the North West 200 road race).  It's a tricky one to call - your reflexes start going the older you get, but then some of the younger riders have no fear and take more risks. 


One shot Paddy

Posted 14 April 2015 - 09:29 PM

Saw this posted on the general deaths thread for the year:
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk...of-man-32271731
 
 
I'm not clued up enough to know this but...
 
What's the average age of TT riders these days, because quite a few of the fatalities seem to be at the upper age limit end of competitive motor sports.


Average age is probably 38/39, but due to the unique nature of the course age and experience usually outweighs youth and enthusiasm.

Bibliogryphon

Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:26 AM

Saw this posted on the general deaths thread for the year:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...of-man-32271731

 

 

I'm not clued up enough to know this but...

 

What's the average age of TT riders these days, because quite a few of the fatalities seem to be at the upper age limit end of competitive motor sports.

 

This is the sort of thing Lard would normally comment on....

 

She seems to have been missing recently.


maryportfuncity

Posted 12 April 2015 - 09:01 AM

Saw this posted on the general deaths thread for the year:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...of-man-32271731

 

 

I'm not clued up enough to know this but...

 

What's the average age of TT riders these days, because quite a few of the fatalities seem to be at the upper age limit end of competitive motor sports.


Sir Creep

Posted 05 April 2015 - 10:09 AM

Nigel Boocock, speedway rider who appeared in a string of world finals from the 60s to 1972, died two days ago.
 
 
220px-Nigel_Boocock_270376.jpg


It's 4:30am and I can't sleep wondering what the Coat of Arms for the surname 'Boocock' must look like.
Yes I come from a nation that offers up Dick Trickle, but Trickle in and of itself is harmless. What the history/lineage of the name Boocock could possibly be I do not know.
SirC

maryportfuncity

Posted 05 April 2015 - 09:52 AM

Nigel Boocock, speedway rider who appeared in a string of world finals from the 60s to 1972, died two days ago.

 

 

220px-Nigel_Boocock_270376.jpg


maryportfuncity

Posted 29 March 2015 - 09:58 AM

 

Jann Mardenborough had a very nasty crash today at the 'Ring. Killed a sectator and injured 4 others.
https://m.youtube.co...h?v=FryDyx9L2dQ


I may not be the most morbid person here (or maybe so), but I was hoping for a little more from that video than I got, particularly as pertains to a sectator [sic] being killed. Isn't that Youtub's job, to do the rubber-necking for us?
SirC

 

 

 

YouTube also have the crash from another angle (Ali's post re the squashed chair above is an indication).


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