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what would you do

Postby ravenvrider » Thu Aug 29, 2013 15:15 pm

Went for a ride last sunday with my neighbour and 3 of his friends.

They didnt know the area so I was leading.
Top of a fast downhill I stopped them and told them where the dangers were and then I went down first.

Got halfway down dping 33mph strava....had a front tire blowout..sent me liteally off the edge big drop large bramble bush....I have no memory of the crash...I just remember waking up in bush totally dazed...climbed up to path...walkers phone ambulance...turns out I was unconscious for 50 od minutes in bush...broke 2 vertibra one badley now got spine brace and 12 week recovery..oh and broken eye socket....still in hospital.

Dilema....my neighbour and his mates did not come bavk up the hill to find me...they rode arpund for a bit and then went home....seny his wife to ours when he found out what happened to me....he still hasnt called..texted..emailed..strava commented me at all...or even visited me in hospital...going home tomorrow.....dilema......what the hell do I say to him

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Re: what would you do

Postby Pesky Jones » Thu Aug 29, 2013 15:25 pm

"Thanks a bunch you cnut!"


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Re: what would you do

Postby welshkev » Thu Aug 29, 2013 16:05 pm

Absolutely fark all. What a cnut! I'd want to smash him in the face but I'd just blank him!

Oh and I hope you get better soon mate, sounds nasty!
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Re: what would you do

Postby Pesky Jones » Thu Aug 29, 2013 16:07 pm

Still can't get my head around it. Lazy, selfish cnuts.

They probally havn't said anything to you out of shame however.

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Re: what would you do

Postby welshkev » Thu Aug 29, 2013 16:09 pm

Yeah I've just thought of that. As above, do you think he hasn't contacted you cos he's worried you'll be angry with him?
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Re: what would you do

Postby ravenvrider » Thu Aug 29, 2013 16:36 pm

Apperntly he was crying at home the other night about it...so his wife tells mine....I just think he knows they fcked up bigtime but hasnt got the bolloxto contact me direct or even spesk tp my partner...although she did tell him he was a prick and I would never have left anyone
Sorry about spelling just had meds

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Re: what would you do

Postby cooldad » Thu Aug 29, 2013 16:54 pm

Obviously not a mate, obviously is a knob. Forget him and move on.
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Re: what would you do

Postby RockmonkeySC » Thu Aug 29, 2013 17:59 pm

Punch him in the throat.

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Re: what would you do

Postby WindyG » Thu Aug 29, 2013 18:00 pm

What an arsehole leaving you like that, clearly he is no friend at all. I think I would tell him exactly what you think of him.

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Re: what would you do

Postby apple eater » Thu Aug 29, 2013 19:24 pm

with friends like that who needs enemies!

Worry about getting better and finding some real riding buddies.
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Re: what would you do

Postby Batmo » Thu Aug 29, 2013 20:48 pm

What you do and how you treat your neighbour depends on what you think is going on in his head.

I'd like to believe that most people who ride are basically decent and that this guy and his mates didn't for one moment think that you were lying injured and unconscious in a bramble thicket when they decided to leave the area. It's distressing to know that they left you, but it could be just a mistake or error of judgement, albeit a pretty thoughtless one.

What is more disappointing is that he hasn't the guts to come and tell you he's sorry and take responsibility for his actions. My opinion is that this would have been the right thing to do at the earliest opportunity, regardless of what your reaction might be.

I hope you're able to move on without any unpleasantness in the future, best wishes for a swift and full recovery.
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Re: what would you do

Postby TheNorthernTrain » Thu Aug 29, 2013 20:50 pm

D-lock.

Sounds like someone off this forum, a typical crudder. It was obviously a compliment as he left you in a ditch with your head (presumed) backwards.
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Re: what would you do

Postby cooldad » Thu Aug 29, 2013 21:04 pm

Batmo wrote:What you do and how you treat your neighbour depends on what you think is going on in his head.

I'd like to believe that most people who ride are basically decent and that this guy and his mates didn't for one moment think that you were lying injured and unconscious in a bramble thicket when they decided to leave the area. It's distressing to know that they left you, but it could be just a mistake or error of judgement, albeit a pretty thoughtless one.

What is more disappointing is that he hasn't the guts to come and tell you he's sorry and take responsibility for his actions. My opinion is that this would have been the right thing to do at the earliest opportunity, regardless of what your reaction might be.

I hope you're able to move on without any unpleasantness in the future, best wishes for a swift and full recovery.

Rubbish - someone doesn't get to the bottom, you go back and look for them. End of.
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Re: what would you do

Postby WindyG » Thu Aug 29, 2013 21:11 pm

100% with cooldad, I wouldn't go home until everybody I was with were accounted for, no excuse to ride off and leave someone.

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Re: what would you do

Postby Batmo » Thu Aug 29, 2013 21:16 pm

cooldad wrote:Rubbish - someone doesn't get to the bottom, you go back and look for them. End of.

You would and I would too. But there's a possibility he's made a foolish, stupid and thoughtless assumption that the OP had reached the bottom and just kept riding, isn't there?

Or am I too trusting...?
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Re: what would you do

Postby stubs » Thu Aug 29, 2013 21:37 pm

Wow thats going to make things awkward. I would be tempted to put a brick through his windows but thats not going to end well. I suppose the sensible thing to do is wait till your heads not fuzzed up with painkillers and go round and knock on the door and ask him straight out why he left you. If you dont its going to fester and I know from experience if you dont get on with your neighbours its a complete pain in the arris. Try not to lose your rag you have the moral high ground.
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Re: what would you do

Postby mcnultycop » Thu Aug 29, 2013 22:37 pm

I've walked back with a bloke i wasn't even out riding with when I found him injured.

If you are in a group you go home with the same number you start with.

The guy sounds racked with guilt. I'd leave him to stew, he'll apologise eventually.

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Re: what would you do

Postby paul.skibum » Fri Aug 30, 2013 07:15 am

mcnultycop wrote:I've walked back with a bloke i wasn't even out riding with when I found him injured.

If you are in a group you go home with the same number you start with.

The guy sounds racked with guilt. I'd leave him to stew, he'll apologise eventually.


Or he will move house to avoid you.

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Re: what would you do

Postby brucie45 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 07:43 am

Sounds nasty mate, wish you a speedy recovery.

That is bang out of order, I wouldn't ever speak to the chap again. There is no excuse for leaving someone with no injuries let alone life threatening injuries.
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