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Prodik
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PostSubject: Ride slow and be safe   Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:15 am

Yesterday, my family was cycling at Coastal Road and suddenly, a snake came out of nowhere and stopped at the center of the PCN pavement. While trying to avoid the snake, both my elder son (Marcus) and my wife (Sandy) fell. Seeing their injuries, it made me feel bad and sorry. Are we going too fast? Or is it because of the snake? This is the first time both of them fell, and quite bad especially for my wife. They did not crash, but my younger son (kenneth) almost run over his brother buttock (they were still joking abt this when on the way home!)

For Marcus, he had cuts on his right knee, thigh, elbow and shoulder. Not that bad for him as he is still as active as ever. As for my wife, it left 2 bad cuts and bruises on my wife's left and right knee, a swollen right eye (as if someone just punched her) and a small cut on her wrist. She now walks limping.

Now, it left both of them with a bad experience of snake and for Kenneth, who was shocked as he almost running over his brother. Kenneth says he will not do coastal road, at least for the time being. For Marcus, they blamed it on the snake. And my wife, the speed we are going.

Whatever is it - ride slow and be safe. If slow, probably the fall will not be that bad, i guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:01 am

Wish both of them speedy recovery!
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:56 pm

Wish you & your family well and recover speedily.

No one like an accident. Many of us at some time or other do experience accident too. Continue and get back to riding slowly and all of us learn from our own and other experiences.

We are grateful to you for sharing your experience here and continue to remind each other the priority of safety either cycling individually or as a group, in our enjoyment of a healthy hobby.

Once again, wish you and your family well and recover speedily.

Best wishes & regards / Bil
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:29 pm

Do hope your family members recover soon. Just to share that it would be good to bring a small first aid kit for emergencies... If it is any consolation, your family saved a part of nature.
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:54 pm

Hope they will have a speedy recovery! My Hubby had an encounter with a snake when doing the khatib, mandai pcn but managed to stop in time so luckily did not injured himself.
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:50 pm

I hope Marcus and Sandy are feeling better now. Get well soon!

It might be scary for them to get back to cycling but do it slowly and confidence will be back. Hope this doesn't put anyone off cycling. Meanwhile, take care and catch you all soon! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:29 am

Hey hope they recover soon , hv to be real careful keep hearing alot of costal route..think if i cant brake in time i'll probably run the snake over =|
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:48 pm

Sorry to hear what happened. Hope Marcus & Sandy are recovering well...

What kinda snake is it? If can't stopped safely in time, then guess no choice but to run over it??? Touchwood, so far never encountered such things for the many many times i've cycled on that route. Think i would have freaked out, if i happened to me!

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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:58 pm

Thanks all for the well wishes.

MMC: Its cobra. And i guess its in a "attack" mode when they have there "headup"
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:13 pm

Eddie, good advise on safe cycling. Speedily recovery!
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:24 pm

*gulp* COBRA???!!! Wa tats super scary! No wonder they tried to avoid! Else it may strike at them! Anyway, thank God you guys are ok except for some cuts n bruises. Snake bites fm cobra could be detrimental Sad(
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:20 pm

What happened to the snake?
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:41 pm

alvsitoh wrote:
What happened to the snake?

Nothing... after staying there for quite a while, it went back to the bushes..
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PostSubject: Re: Ride slow and be safe   Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:17 pm

oh gosh... I hope u folks are wearing helmet. Yes, agree ride slow and look far far... Speedy recovery
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