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"Biker fails to notice missing leg
From correspondents in Tokyo"

August 14, 2007 12:03pm
Article from: Reuters


A JAPANESE biker failed to notice his leg had been severed below the knee when he hit a safety barrier, and rode on for 2km, leaving a friend to pick up the limb.

The 54-year-old office worker was out on his motorcycle with a group of friends in the city of Hamamatsu, west of Tokyo, yesterday, when he was unable to negotiate a curve in the road and bumped into the central barrier, the Mainichi Shimbun said.

He felt excruciating pain, but did not notice that his right leg was missing until he stopped at the next junction, the paper quoted local police as saying.

The man and his leg were taken to hospital, but the limb had been crushed in the collision, the paper said.

Link To Story : http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22242930-38196,00.html
 

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That guy is the man. What the article doesn't tell you is that even though he was in excruciating pain, he kept riding for the love of riding. Nothing, not even a hacked off limb, would keep him from the joy of cruising on two wheels!

Also, Hamamatsu in Japan is where Yamaha and Suzuki have big factories. I went to the Yamaha one because they have their "Communication Plaza". It's a museum of everything they've made. They even have an R6 leaned over in knee dragging race position that people can climb on and take pictures with. It's funny to see full-suited salarymen try.
 
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