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Offline octane

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Re: Another vintage project from Great Britain, target Speed Week 2011
« Reply #210 on: August 18, 2011, 01:31:58 PM »
Some folks here have been asking about Patrick and how he was doing.

I'm afraid I have some rather sad news for you.

He passed tech.
He did his rookie run, doing real well.
As i recall it , it was around 110 mph.

Next run he has a back-fire that burst the safety burst-panel.
The opening points up-wards.
Flames shoot up and burns his arm.
He tries to stop the flames by putting palm of his hand on the opening
left by the burst panel and burns the palm of his hand rather badly.

I saw him right after they treated him in the ambulance.
He was all smiling and laughing and in good mood.
He is a wonderful guy. You just can't help feeling he lifts your spirit
when you meet him....even it that situation.

His friend took him to the hospital right after to have it properly looked at.


Patrick , my man: please get well soon.
I really really really hope they could do some magic at the hospital
so you'll have a chance to run again today.
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not when there is nothing left to add
but when there is nothing left to take away"

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Offline Old Scrambler

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Re: Another vintage project from Great Britain, target Speed Week 2011
« Reply #211 on: August 18, 2011, 02:45:10 PM »
Thanks for the report.........and good healing to Patrick..........It could have been worse.
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Re: Another vintage project from Great Britain, target Speed Week 2011
« Reply #212 on: August 18, 2011, 03:58:23 PM »
Hope the best for Patrick, I'm real glad to see his K Model in the mix on this side of the water.
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Re: Another vintage project from Great Britain, target Speed Week 2011
« Reply #213 on: August 18, 2011, 06:21:17 PM »
sorry to hear that, get well patrick.
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Re: Another vintage project from Great Britain, target Speed Week 2011
« Reply #214 on: August 18, 2011, 09:02:57 PM »
Oh, that's not good,  :-(

But good to hear that Patrick is basically OK....

Thanks Lars for fitting this in for us, especially given your big morning!

Well done Lars

and Get well soon Patrick! We are thinking about you down here in Aus!

Graham & Richard....

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Re: Another vintage project from Great Britain, target Speed Week 2011
« Reply #215 on: August 18, 2011, 11:15:50 PM »
Hi Good Speed Freaks!!!

No, no chance to get another run today, I'm carrying a second degree burn blister the size of a potato on my left palm... That will take a few weeks to heal...

Still, I achieved my dream, had a good rookie run of 107mph and a bit, only lost one 3mm screw on the bike, did not break a thing...

Best bit was to get prepared and get here with my wife Susan, my friends Jim and Judy Haubert and get to know them a bit more than just email exchange, also met a bunch of real enthusiast and builders than make one think all is not lost in this world of instant gratification and 5mn memory span.

It was good to see Lars/Octane and his good friend Nortonist, they always had a smile on their faces, despite adversity and whatever the salt throws back at you...

So we're all packed this evening, one last night in Wendower and going South tomorrow for a few more days visiting this country. Everybody we met was most helpful and enthusiastic about our trip...

See you around!!! Patrick
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Re: Another vintage project from Great Britain, target Speed Week 2011
« Reply #216 on: August 19, 2011, 12:11:55 AM »
Well, Patrick, it is nice to hear that you are OK.  The memories are irreplaceable.  Have a good time seeing the country with your wife and friends. - Bo

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Re: Another vintage project from Great Britain, target Speed Week 2011
« Reply #217 on: August 19, 2011, 01:39:01 AM »
Patrick,
It's been a real treat watching your build diary and seeing how much you have done with so little. You are real inspiration, wish I could have seen your run. Hopefully it won't be your last time on the Salt.
Enjoy the rest of your visit with your many fans and our beautiful country.
John
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Re: Another vintage project from Great Britain, target Speed Week 2011
« Reply #218 on: August 19, 2011, 03:15:15 AM »

Best bit was to get prepared and get here with my wife Susan, my friends Jim and Judy Haubert and get to know them a bit more than just email exchange, also met a bunch of real enthusiast and builders than make one think all is not lost in this world of instant gratification and 5mn memory span.


Too right Patrick memorys at Bonneville are a hard thing to come buy it takes perciverance ingenuity and a dogged determination to get there, Well done and you have a bit of a trophy on one of your hands (hope it heals soon) a story to tell in the pub and proof!!

Hope you didnt get any salt in the wound you could get a fever from it

Well done Oz
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