A big thank you from me

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On 25 June 2017 I suffered one of the most horrific accidents of my life.  Since then pain has been a constant friend.  The past 11 weeks has been one of the toughest periods of my life, but the one thing that I can take from this situation is you.

I want to give a big thank you from me!

I don’t get anything back from doing this blog.  If anything it costs me a small fortune in time and money to run, and I give up a ridiculous amount of late nights working on my laptop running the Dandenong Ranges.  At times, I’ve wondered whether what I’m doing is actually making a difference.

Since my accident I have been struck with overwhelming support.  The well wishes and kind words since my accident have really touched me and I wanted to say thank you to you all.  The kind riders that stopped to offer assistance to me at the scene of the accident.

I’m gobsmacked that they stood in the middle of the road protecting me from oncoming traffic whilst I was lying on the road unconscious for close to 5 minutes.
Anyone got a spare helmet they can lend me?

Then there was a delimena that they wouldn’t take my bike in the Ambulance.  It was pure luck that a mate, David Mueller just happened to be riding past.  He kindly offered to take my bike to Velo Cycles in Carlton North who babysat my bike for a couple of days.  Thankyou!!  Then to Mike Boudrie, editor of La Velocita who came and picked up my bike and who has taken care of it until I’m well enough to travel far enough to go pick it up.  Huge Thankyou!!!

The accident has cost me dearly.  Apart from the injuries, my helmet & Garmin were destroyed.  My kit was cut off me and ended up in the bin.  Guess I’ve got to see myself as lucky to just be here.

I won’t be riding for some time, but in the mean time am enjoying spending more quality time with the family.  I’m hoping to still be involved in the cycling community and continue with this blog, and hopefully get out to the odd ride to catch up with mates.

To be continued…….

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6 thoughts on “A big thank you from me

    Chris Balis said:
    September 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Glad you are on the mend…slowly but surely…when ready you can follow me up the 1:20 at my pace…not yours!!

      Brendan Edwards responded:
      September 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Been years since I last climbed the 1:20. Really looking forward to doing it again

    Rob Lockyer said:
    September 8, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    HI Brendan
    Hope your feeling better and back on the bike soon. Also thank you for the effort of your blog, I understand that you would put in a lot of your own time to put this together and that I appreciate your time and effort.
    Get well soon.
    Cheers
    Rob Lockyer

      Brendan Edwards responded:
      September 9, 2017 at 5:40 am

      Cheers Rob. I really enjoy doing the blog & gives me an excuse to get quite a few photos 🙂

    Nerissa McDonald said:
    September 8, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Hi Brendan, I follow your blog and love using your guides to create rides that I would never have known about. You have created a great riding resource for all of us who ride in Melbourne, and for that , I am very appreciative of your time and commitment. Thanks to you, I have riden some weird & wonderful rides!

    Jason Ellul said:
    September 9, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Glad you’re OK mate, I hope to try and keep up with you in them hills once you come back 🙂

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