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    Snip...On a more seriuos note a biker came down at the traffic light turning onto the M2..... Biker ok but shaken, bike damaged but rideable. Thanks to Marshal training Solstice and Myself secured the scene.... Traffic control, debris removal and contacting family of rider. Solstice took rider in van and I rode his bike(with his permission) to his home. If not for ATGATT he would have sustained more serious injuries. Hope he heals up soon( Lekker ROASTIE on his knee and he will have very sore muscles by tomorrow morning).
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    to you and Solstice!
    Sad to hear! and hope the rider heals up fast!
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    Just an update on the rider that went down. He broke both his elbows and came out of surgery yesterday. Healing up at home. Will go and visit him at home. His name is David Meyer.

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    Please send him our best wishes, on behalf of TB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marius M View Post
    He broke both his elbows.
    Ouch, That will be debilitating,

    David - Best of luck wishing for a good recovery

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    ok this got me thinking

    As a kid i rode my bicycle every single day, rain or shine, once came off at 60 as well, ya i had some serious roasties, but never broke any bones, infact never broken a bone in my life, not a single one!!

    What's the deal with bones breaking so easily as you get older? Not sure which topic this was on, but one of the guys said he broke both his wrists at 50km

    Would it help if i drank a litre milk everyday???
    Is it the impact that causes this or the age, or not having enough meat/muscle around said bones etc?

    Just wondering!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LloydRey View Post
    ok this got me thinking

    As a kid i rode my bicycle every single day, rain or shine, once came off at 60 as well, ya i had some serious roasties, but never broke any bones, infact never broken a bone in my life, not a single one!!

    What's the deal with bones breaking so easily as you get older? Not sure which topic this was on, but one of the guys said he broke both his wrists at 50km

    Would it help if i drank a litre milk everyday???
    Is it the impact that causes this or the age, or not having enough meat/muscle around said bones etc?

    Just wondering!!
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    The guy on the bike came down in front of us (we saw it happen) and he came down HARD.... we initially thought that he had hurt only his muscles as he was complaining only about his knees and how sore his one arm was....... not much to protect the bones at the elbows.... (no matter how old you are)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solstice View Post
    The guy on the bike came down in front of us (we saw it happen) and he came down HARD.... we initially thought that he had hurt only his muscles as he was complaining only about his knees and how sore his one arm was....... not much to protect the bones at the elbows.... (no matter how old you are)
    This type of fracture is very serious, and if the damage is severe, that occurs is the ability to straighten the elbow joint may be lost
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    eina, hope he heals up soon. Thanks for supporting him


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    To you and Solstice.

    It's an eina one by the sounds of it.
    Heal up soon Dave.
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    Ouch .. Strongs to the rider and a big up to Marius and Sol... truly two people we can always rely on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LloydRey View Post
    ok this got me thinking

    As a kid i rode my bicycle every single day, rain or shine, once came off at 60 as well, ya i had some serious roasties, but never broke any bones, infact never broken a bone in my life, not a single one!!

    What's the deal with bones breaking so easily as you get older? Not sure which topic this was on, but one of the guys said he broke both his wrists at 50km

    Would it help if i drank a litre milk everyday???
    Is it the impact that causes this or the age, or not having enough meat/muscle around said bones etc?

    Just wondering!!
    You need to ride a HD and you will neever break a bone.

    May strain a few muscles though!

    But not to worry - at 60km/h and with ATGATT on a HD at top speed - should be okay:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LloydRey View Post
    ok this got me thinking

    As a kid i rode my bicycle every single day, rain or shine, once came off at 60 as well, ya i had some serious roasties, but never broke any bones, infact never broken a bone in my life, not a single one!!

    What's the deal with bones breaking so easily as you get older? Not sure which topic this was on, but one of the guys said he broke both his wrists at 50km

    Would it help if i drank a litre milk everyday???
    Is it the impact that causes this or the age, or not having enough meat/muscle around said bones etc?

    Just wondering!!
    Me too. As a youngster on the farm I came off quite a few times, with a few scrapes etc.
    In April this year, I hit a pedestrian who ran in front of me at about 30km/h. The result was me sustaining a tibia plateau fracture, which had to be surgically fixed with a plate and screws. I am only now able to start walking and riding my bike again. And I'm only 38 y/o. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I was on a Jonway 110 at the time.....
    O ja, and of course the pedestrian had no injuries....

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    Just a quick update. Spoke to David's wife and he is healing up nicely. Complaining about the pain in his elbows from time to time especialy when friends and work colleagues forget about the eina in the elbows. The doctors equiped him with some pins in the elbows. They thank all for the get well wishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itai View Post
    How Can I Keep My Bones Strong?

    There are things you should do at any age to prevent weakened bones. Eating foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D is important. So is including regular weight-bearing exercise in your lifestyle. Those are the best ways to keep your bones strong and healthy.
    Calcium obtained from animal sources (milk) should be second choice. The associated animal proteins require higher stomach acidity to digest - resulting in a raised body acidity, which tend to leach calcium from the bones, resulting in a net calcium loss. The xxxx ml of milk per day for pregnant women (and others) is mostly commercial fable - most doctors prefer to prescribe calcium supplements rather than an increased consumption of milk.
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