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Gordon Ramsey accident

That bruising is the worst I've seen. I hope he recovers soon. 
https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c1002z9vne3o.amp

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perraroebike | 3 weeks ago
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In my opinion, Gordon Ramsay's bike accident is a testament to the unpredictable nature of cycling, especially when dealing with elements like black ice. It’s a reminder that even experienced cyclists can face unexpected challenges. Ramsay’s quick recovery and return to cycling highlight his resilience and passion for the sport. It’s inspiring to see someone so dedicated to staying active, despite the risks involved. This incident serves as a valuable lesson for all cyclists to always be cautious and prepared for the unexpected.   https://www.perraroelectricbike.com/products/perraro-panda-trike-electri...?

 

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David9694 | 3 weeks ago
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helmet evangelist hospital consultation re: suspected fracture 

We'll run some tests to get a better look at you 

Great - an X ray?

No, I mean x-ray images are a great way to look at your bones, but we thought naaaa

An MRI? 

No, nothing that prosaic 

what, then?

We're going to get Ronaldo to give you the once-over 

'Ronaldo' (a goat) predicts England victory as Wicksteed Park reveals its Euro 2024 four-legged football forecaster

https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/people/ronaldo-predicts-englan...

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Spangly Shiny | 3 weeks ago
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Nah, don't believe a word of it. Looks more like an aggressive beetroot massage to me.

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chrisonabike | 1 month ago
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Clearly not a "hard news" day - but apart from the tenuous father's day connection you wonder why they've run this?

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chrisonabike | 1 month ago
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He looks seriously tenderised there - ouch! Hopefully better soon.

Wonder how he did that?

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marmotte27 | 1 month ago
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https://www.theguardian.com/food/article/2024/jun/16/gordon-ramsay-lucky...

I thought about writing to the Guardian editor asking them to stop spreading baseless helmet-saved-my-life claims and everyone-should-wear-them appeals, but it seems it would be pretty pointless judging from here: https://www.theguardian.com/info/2013/sep/23/guardian-readers-editor

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Mr Hoopdriver | 1 month ago
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Annoyingly he turned it into a helmet warning without any context.

Bruised torso (and it dooes look nasty BTW), wear a helmet ?

At least tell us WHY he thinks he wouldn't be here and how the helmet would have saved him.

Disclaimer - I wear always wear a helmet now - even if I'm just nipping to the shops.  As I've got older my reactions have dulled and my neck muscles aren't as strong and the the last couple of getoffs have resulted in my head clipping the floor - one incident (I was blown off by a gust of wind) requiring 13 stitches.  I think falling to the floor is the only bit of my cycling that has got faster as I've got older.

 

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David9694 | 1 month ago
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Oh God, another helmet evangelist. I haven't seen the video, so far it's light on any detail of what happened. 

Helmets are fine for overhanging branches and brambles, and that off you suffer from that patch of wet leaves/ loose gravel. Not going to help you much if there's a car involved. 

Fortuntate for him that he can afford to go to the emergency room. 

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hawkinspeter replied to David9694 | 1 month ago
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David9694 wrote:

Oh God, another helmet evangelist. I haven't seen the video, so far it's light on any detail of what happened. 

Helmets are fine for overhanging branches and brambles, and that off you suffer from that patch of wet leaves/ loose gravel. Not going to help you much if there's a car involved. 

Fortuntate for him that he can afford to go to the emergency room. 

There's no mention of another vehicle, so I reckon it might well have been some loose gravel. Even so, there's other lessons rather than just "wear a helmet", but that's what the MSM wants to publish. ("Listen Gordon, you might want to tell people about fast descents on unknown roads, but we're only going to print it if you make it about helmets instead")

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stonojnr replied to hawkinspeter | 1 month ago
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looks like a Spec Roubaix he was riding, possibly on some off road trail his helmet doesnt look that badly damaged fwiw, just road rash damage imo,and to bruise his side like that, he must have hit a solid object, like a tree trunk or a wall or some kind of mound sticking up, if the bike just went under him and he landed on the ground, it would be knee hip and shoulder injuries, been there done that got the scars to prove it.

so whatever he has hit impacted his side whilst his arm had moved away from that side, maybe to instinctively protect his face in the collision.

certainly his helmet didnt save him

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mattw replied to hawkinspeter | 1 month ago
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hawkinspeter wrote:

David9694 wrote:

Oh God, another helmet evangelist. I haven't seen the video, so far it's light on any detail of what happened. 

Helmets are fine for overhanging branches and brambles, and that off you suffer from that patch of wet leaves/ loose gravel. Not going to help you much if there's a car involved. 

Fortuntate for him that he can afford to go to the emergency room. 

There's no mention of another vehicle, so I reckon it might well have been some loose gravel. Even so, there's other lessons rather than just "wear a helmet", but that's what the MSM wants to publish. ("Listen Gordon, you might want to tell people about fast descents on unknown roads, but we're only going to print it if you make it about helmets instead")

He did, however, call it a "collision" iirc.

What we are missing is an account of events, and context.

It could be he was barrelling down a hill in a tribar hunch and lost control, or a car pulled out, or an Usual-for-USA undertrained driver hit him.

We can't judge.

 

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