Motorbike accident

I had a nasty accident on my motorbike last night. It’s written off 🔥💥

Figure: RIP to my big noisy bike

Figure: RIP to my big noisy bike

I know bikes are dangerous… Up until yesterday I’d not had a stack since I was 10 on the farm. The bike was a shiny black cruiser, a Honda VTX 1800C fatboy-looking motorcycle.

I don’t have good recollection of the accident, but I believe I saw a car come down the hill and thought we were going to crash, so I put the bike down. Unfortunately, it’s really the best option sometimes… it’s unpleasant but okay – well, okay when you have all the protective gear on. #idiot

I went head over turkey, and lost a lot of skin as I was only wearing shorts and a t-shirt. I cracked the helmet so it must have been a hard landing. I lay on the ground for about 30 minutes unable to move or breathe properly… I must have made a decent noise as there was a crowd of about 100, all too frightened to touch me or remove my helmet. They did cut the straps off my nice new back pack to allow me to breathe. It was a great bag 😢

Figure: RIP to a great bag that might have saved my life

Figure: RIP to a great bag that might have saved my life

It was 9pm and I’d just been chatting with Raj Dhatt, talking SSW TV ideas, and I left the office feeling happy that Raj was so pumped and gee’d up.

I hadn’t planned on taking the bike… I wish now that I had accepted Raj’s offer of a lift home. I said ‘no’ because my house is well out of his his way.

I’m in emergency now for 2 more days… Don’t worry, I’ve skipped all the painkillers that are offered hourly without any mention of the side effects (they suggested Oxycontin twice a day plus 2 Endone’s every 2 hours!). No doctor or nurse mentioned to me that endone was addictive… Or anything negative like constipation… But they pushed it on me every hour!

BTW Google says this… But the bold is not the case at St Vincent’s. It was my first, second and 100th offering.

“Endone is a medicine used to relieve moderate-severe pain. It may be prescribed by a doctor for either short- or long-term use. A doctor will only prescribe Endone for patients who have unsuccessfully tried to relieve pain using other, non-narcotic painkillers.”

I’m not feeling much chop at the moment – I’ve got a compressed lung and several broken ribs in my back – but it could have been so much worse. My new Microsoft backpack (from the Ignite conference last month) took the lions share of the impact. All the stuff in there has been totally smashed. Check out my iPad!

Figure: RIP iPad. Need a new iPad and a few other things that got smashed.

Figure: RIP iPad. Need a new iPad and a few other things that got smashed.

In the ambulance the sweet paramedic lady told me how her dad died on a motorcycle and asked me to give the bike up… I might do just that – until Tesla brings out a motorbike with auto pilot 🤔 🤕