The bike is dead; thank God I'm not

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skida on July 28, 2010

Mike, that looks like a really cool conveyance!

jf, thanks for the well wishes and I agree that the protective gear did its job.


joyfotos on July 28, 2010

Hi Skida! I am way behind in your gallery and hope to make a grand tour. Read and enjoy any comments I make but don't feel obliged to answer them all with your clipped wings.

MaryAlice on September 1, 2010

Oh my goodness....... What a wicked HONDA, but a horrible story. I am so sorry to hear about your recent scare. I'm so glad you're okay, but most definitely sorry about the bike. It was quite a stunning crotch rocket indeed! We used to ride one just like it, but not all these pretty colors. Then we had a Ninja 1100 for a while, and now we have neither. They are SO much fun, but Sooooooo very dangerous. I wish you a quick recovery, and, again, I'm very gad that you made it out alive! :)

All the best,

Mary Alice

skida on September 1, 2010

Many thanks Mary Alice. It was lucky that I was travelling at only about 25mph when the accident happened, and I will be back with another bike as soon as the arms/wrists allow. Bikes are fine - it is people that are dangerous!

Best regards, Keith

MaryAlice on September 1, 2010

Bikes are fine, it's PEOPLE that are dangerous! Words that are SO true! I'm glad to hear that you'll be back on another bike soon! Any idea of what kind you'll be getting?

25mph? It sounds as though someone was watching over you! You're a very lucky man indeed.

Wishing you a wonderful evening,

Mary Alice

© Tom Cooper on September 2, 2010

I agree with MaryAlice, someone was watching over you. I'll bet it would have been easier if it had been the driver of the car!

Blyth Port on September 10, 2010

Sorry to intrude on your private conversation… I was looking at pictures on Google earth of the Blyth area and ended up side tracked looking at bikes etc when I came across your CBR. I have a couple of bike myself, hence noticing bikes. Its been a few years since I had any accidents but I remember them all quite well so I can sympathize with you and the bike, hope your back on the 2 wheels soon.

The reason I was looking at the pictures in the first place was to see if there were many budding photographers in the blyth area as we are running a competition at the Port of Blyth. If you or anyone that you know are interested, please visit our web site or send your photos to...

I have enjoyed looking at your photos...

Thank you...


skida on September 10, 2010

Thanks for the well wishes and the invite, Stuart. I will be having a look.


skida on March 19, 2011

On Thursday I got on a motorbike for the first time since 25th June last year. It is good to be back!

trikermike on March 19, 2011

Good news! Look out for oncoming traffic turning across your bows!!

Gaaan canny bonnie laad!


Just in time for the slightly better weather!

Amelia Royan on March 19, 2011


Now - take it easy ;))

Palmina Moore on April 7, 2011

Keith I didn't realise you'd had an accident being away.....I hope you are well now - I'll search out the comments to find out what happened,

With Love,


skida on April 7, 2011

I am much better now Palmina. Thanks.


Nawitka on June 18, 2011

I'm glad to know you have survived and it looks like the camera is OK too. Whew!

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  • Uploaded on July 2, 2010
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    by skida
    • Taken on 2009/04/11 11:56:21
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