8/19/2010

Change in plans on Arlene's block - post#691

After I made my last post about using a Australian Red-breasted parakeet (left)on Arlene's block, she left me this post... "would you mind if I make a suggestion regarding the bird, we have more lorikeets up here in Townsville than parakeets and they are just as lovely." and she was right as here is a picture of one... Don't you love the blue head and red bill...? So a lorikeet it is....

Yesterday we took DG on the Hiawatha bike trail..It starts in Montana and ends in Idaho...15 miles long but all downhill with a 2% grade...easy even for me... It's an old rail bed and has 9 tunnels and 7 huge trestles. It was one of the tunnels that was my undoing.. They are dark and you need a light on your bike...

Unfortunately one of the tunnel walls jumped right in front of me and I hit it so hard it made a big hole in the front of my bike helmet and then it threw me back and I hit back of my head on the cement... I also managed to bruise and scrape one elbow and one leg, the handlebars bruised my ribs and I sprained the finger and thumb on my left hand.. Since I still have a massive head pain this morning we are heading into the doctor. It only proves that someone who is so uncoordinated she falls down when she is standing still, should not be on a bike....

11 comments:

Momma Bear said...

I hope you get better soon Gerry!

Pollydo2003 said...

Oh Dear Gerry, where you not wearing a helmet, their compulsory here. I do hope you feel better soon, take your time with my block, you will need to rest from this ordeal.
Arlene
p.s. thanks for the Lorikeet.

Cathy K said...

OMG, Gerry! Please let us know what the doctor says and that you are alright! Those D&$@% tunnel walls. I know you are amazingly healthy and resilient, but geez, woman! Please get a light on your bike for the next time! LOL. Love ya, Cathy PS - I mean it. Let us know that you’re OK per the doctor!

Anonymous said...

OH my my my,... Gerry! Will be waiting to hear you are alright! That sounds terrible. On the lighter side, love that darling little bird with the red bill. Hoping you are better SOON, Suzie in Idaho

Thelma said...

Sure hope your Dr visit goes good and that it's nothing serious.

Ruby said...

Yes indeed a lovely bird. Sorry to hear of your spill. OUCH! Hope the healing is speedy! :)

Lesley said...

Oh Gerry, I'm so sorry to hear of your accident. You really have to watch out for those tunnel walls. The way they jusmp out in front of you is nothing short of criminal.lol. seriously, I hope you're feeling much better soon. You'll be in my thoughts. Blessings

Bobbi Pohl said...

Oh, my! I'm sending healing thoughts your way.

Suztats said...

Sorry to hear of your accident. Hope it's nothing serious, and that you're all better soon. Take care.

Kathy said...

Gerry,
I have been so far behind reading blogs (due to studying) I didn't realize you had an accident. You poor soul, hope you feel better soon.

gocrazywithme said...

Gerry, I just now read about your bike accident. Wow, I'm so glad you were wearing a helmet! I hope you follow Dr's orders to a T and get well soon. Concussions are nothing to mess around with.

The scenery was beautiful, though! Thanks for sharing that!

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