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Dan Aspel  says:

Sometimes you just can’t win.

Sometimes you just can’t win. You’re riding along on a low-powered touring bike, taking in the scenery, breathing deeply and slowly and then… … we won’t spoil the surprise. The rider apparently escaped with nothing worse than a lower leg fracture, thankfully.

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  • Posted 5 years ago (10 September 2010 14:42)

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Apr 05

Posts: 29

mpt600 says:


Not funny...a lower leg fracture is bad enough. A lower leg fracture in India is something else.

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Jun 09

Posts: 94

russ8655 says:

Some surprise

… we won’t spoil the surprise.

The rider apparently escaped with nothing worse than a lower leg fracture, thankfully.

I know it could have been a hell of a lot worse, but I agree with mpt600, the above descripton hardly puts the nightmare of fracturing your lower leg in rural Kashmir in context.

We had a guy at work fracture his lower leg in March 09, he nearly lost it due to infection and isn't due to return to work for another year and that's in the UK !

Hope this guy recovers quickly

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Jan 10

Posts: 29

garjon78 says:

That's some scary shit. Lucky he wasn't flattened.

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Aug 10

Posts: 1

Frankhno1 says:

lucky that vanwas there or he would have been flattened

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Aug 10

Posts: 217

maazzz1 says:

The old sphincter puckered up watching the clip... Not what I was expecting at all. Gees he is one lucky man. Not to mention the person on the bike in front of him that just moved forward seconds before. I think both used up 8 of their nine lives even though as pointed out a leg fracture in india is no laughing matter but the fact that the guys are still here to tell the story... I would be off buying a lottery ticket

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Jan 08

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KimLondon says:


Wow. And he lived to tell the tale... Get well soon, mister. I have to say, though, that India's one country where I'd not want to be on a motorbike. The faith of the people is very fatalistic and if it's your day to die, it's your day to die. There's nothing you can do about it. You can slow down, check your mirrors, look before you pull out but if your destiny is to die it will happen whatever. So why bother with seatbelts, MOTs and all that stuff if everything is in the lap of the gods? Truly terrifying! Still, I'm glad that the gods were with those guys.

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Mar 09

Posts: 43


Blimey matey! Ouch!!!

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