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DoC Kildare
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  • Belper, Derbyshire
  • United Kingdom

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Whats your date of birth
May 9
Tell us about yourself
Long time biker/triker. Ex art college (BA Hons), ex Psychiatric Nurse (retired) - worked in several IT jobs over the last 15 years. Now out of work registered disabled due to a severe RTA in Feb 2005. Married to my soul mate, after 2 aborted marriage attempts. We are owned by a pride of 12 great, individual cats who together with my wife, Annabel, help keep my ongoing depression under control. Bikes n Trikes are my life source, without one or the other I am lost
What Bikes/Trikes do you own
Current ride is a Honda Magna V65 VF11oo monster called "The Beast"

I also have a Suzuki Intruder VS800 based trike, "Scarlett Phoenix" that is waiting patiently to be revamped n put back on the road. She kept me sane for 2 years when I couldn't ride a bike.
What type of music do you like
Anything - and I do mean, anything. My tastes are very eclectic
Have you had a Bike/Trike accident that you want to tell us about
Tuesday, Feb 8th, 2005 - 9.10 am GMT - on my way to work at DHL, East Midlands Airport. Following a Black Vauxhall Astra off the A453 over the 2nd round a bout just outside Castle Donington. There are only 3 exits off this, including the one we were entering via. It's a very large and wide roaded round a bout, as any who have ridden it will know. I'm on my then daily ride - Vmax 1200. The prat in front decides to hug the nearside kerb tightly, and I do mean tightly. any tighter and his nearside wheels would have been riding the kerb! No signals from him, typical can driver reaction to a bike behind them. He's also crawling along. There's enough room at the side of him to get at least one other vehicle, so I decide to go round him. The Vmax has enough poke to piss past and be into the Castle Donington exit before he realises what's happening. Also, there's no other traffic around. Bad idea. This son of a bitch suddenly decides he doesn't want the Castle exit, but the next one. So without signaling pulls across right into me! The bike bounces off the car into the center island, hitting the kerb - which totally destabilises me and the bike. We fly off toward the far kerb, midway between the exits, I try to jump off but too late, the bike falls on top of me, pinning my left leg between it and the kerb, before flying into the under-brush. When I sit up, I see that my foot is pointing in the wrong direction and grab it, sit it so it's pointing upwards same as the other. But I didn't like how easy it moved. Meanwhile the prat in the Astra runs over berating me, shouting what the fuck I'd done to his car! My response wasn't very polite. He then tries to remove my helmet - so I punch him and tell him to F off and leave me alone. I phone Annabel to give her the bad news - 2nd bad RTA in 7 years. Someone phones for the emergency services. Meanwhile, the parade of gawkers carries on driving past, except a artic lorry driver, who stops and blocks the round a bout, and comes over to me to see if I'm ok. He actually puts a overcoat around me, and sits and supports me from behind. Stays n chats to me until the Police arrive when a nice policewoman takes over. We wait, n wait n wait. Turns it's just my luck that 1) we're sited on the edge if 3 ambulance service areas, so it was pot luck which one would arrive, 2) the whole ambulance radio network had gone down that morning, so they weren't getting notifications as quick. One eventually turns up an hour later and I end up at the DRI in Derby. The prat driving the Astra turned out to be a Trainee Bus driver on his way to some tuition! I got £50,000 out of his insurance company.........lol! Should've been £100,000 but my solicitors weren't up to taking it through the courts. The leg and ankle put me in hospital for 5 months, with 7 operations to correct the porridge mess my ankle was in. In the A&E department on the day of the accident, after they cut my boot and leather off, they handed Annabel my trousers and she almost barfed when most of my ankle poured out if it! Fortunately there was enough left attached to me for me to feel sensation in my foot - stopped them amputating there n then. I had to suffer 2 Ilyzarov frames over the next 3 years before my leg looked and performed anything like normal. I'm currently on the list for a replacement knee which got messed up by the frames aggravating a previous RTA trauma to my left knee.

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The Beast

Posted on October 1, 2011 at 9:00 0 Comments

Ok, when I get time I'm going to try and document the ongoing misadventure that is my trike - The Beast.


It will be based on my all time favourite bike - Honda Magna V65, V4 1100cc powered monster of a bike that combines my love of of 'V' configuration engines with outright monster blasting, shoulder wrenching, teeth…


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