Author Topic: Another go .. TG??  (Read 67813 times)

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #625 on: December 05, 2017, 02:42:29 pm »
Note from Steve's Facebook page. Seems he's been having health issues and will let us know more.

Steve Abraham
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For anyone who saw the video from Sunday (and anyone else really), here is pretty much what I was saying.
Sorry for no video updates since July. I have tried a few times and they haven't worked out. I don't have time to edit, so I have to get straight through without too many mistakes or forgetting important stuff.
I've had a very hard few months and have discovered that I most likely have a condition that is restricting what I can do, which is partly why there haven't been any updates for a long time. That and traffic noise, opportunities to film etc. I won't go into my condition yet. That assumes that I do have it. However, what I am doing to solve my condition seems to be working very well. I have pretty much been setting myself further back every day since I set off in March, so have a lot of damage to undo. What I am doing seems to be working very well and I reckon I am about as bad now as I was in August. I made my discovery about a month ago and have been surprised at how much better I am feeling and how quickly I am improving, but I also realise how bad I got.
So, once I get myself in a better condition; the end of this week would be the earliest at a guess; I will take an "easy" week and catch up on my video updates since the Mersey Roads 24hr in July using my netbook at home (so no traffic noise and you get to see my ugly mug. Maybe put it under the Christmas tree to stop the kids opening the presents early :-)). There will be several updates for all the stuff I have gone through since my last update, some of which might have been very serious. I have probably been close to having to stop the attempt a few times. Once I have caught up with the story from July to the discovery of my condition I will do another update where I reveal all about my condition and try to explain how debilitating it is. It should also explain why I have been having such a hard time, especially in the last few months.
But for now, I am definitely feeling a lot better (even though I don't feel especially "good") and improving every day.

One would be tempted to think bradycardia, by looking at his Strava files

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #626 on: December 14, 2017, 09:04:30 pm »
Fuck.

"I was hit from behind by a car. Just a glancing blow, rather than a direct hit. Took the wing mirror clean off.
Worst of my injuries are in the photos taken about 20 hours later. Right hand side of my drop handlebars is now more like an extra tri-bar. Probably lucky I was on the tri-bars at the time. Not much more than superficial wounds really. Walking is uncomfortable, not in any pain if I am resting and I should be OK in 72 hours, according to the doctor. Been checked out and X-rayed and nothing broken.

So, I was hit and found myself lying at the roadside with my right leg tangled in bent up handlebars and in shock. I untangled myself and a passer by stopped and phoned the police. The person who hit me did stop.

Ended up waiting at the roadside for about an hour in freezing temperatures, covered in blankets and going into hypothermia. It got tough when my temperature went down to 34 degrees and it went as low as 33.

As I've had people here on Strava ask what my resting pulse is, it went down to 37bpm when I was in hospital and warmed up again. It gave the medic a fright until I told him I cycle about 200 miles a day. I even got a free sandwich :-)"

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #627 on: December 14, 2017, 09:16:58 pm »
Oh, arse.  This is not good.  Poor Steve  :(
Milk please, no sugar.

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #628 on: December 14, 2017, 09:26:21 pm »
look after yourself Steve

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #629 on: December 14, 2017, 09:40:40 pm »
Bugger. He is ok that is the main thing.

'Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence'.

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #630 on: December 14, 2017, 09:56:39 pm »
Really bad luck. Time for another change of tactics? A few months in the sunshine State, miles on a circuit like Hillingdon, Stratford or even Hog Hill? Get well soon Steve.

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #631 on: December 14, 2017, 09:57:30 pm »
The good news is that his injuries barely qualify for the gore thread:

https://twitter.com/steve_abraham74/status/941421378078740486/photo/1


It does go to show that anything that leaves you sitting around at the roadside at this time of year is bad news, though.  Hopefully he'll be back on the bike and churning out the miles soon enough.  Looks like it's going to warm up a bit over the weekend too.
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #632 on: Yesterday at 12:01:45 am »
Shit!  Fuck! 
Best wishes Steve.
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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #633 on: Yesterday at 06:09:14 am »
Steve's a tough and resilient bugger which is just as well really.

Hope that you are up and about soon Steve and feeling none the worse for your latest 'adventure'.
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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #634 on: Yesterday at 07:17:57 am »
Gah what crappy luck!

Look after yourself Steve.

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #635 on: Yesterday at 08:29:35 am »
Bugger!

Heal quick Steve

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #636 on: Yesterday at 09:13:32 am »
He's posted on Twitter that he's going to try heading out today. Nowt on the tracker yet though.

Go Steve!

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #637 on: Yesterday at 12:20:28 pm »
He's posted on Twitter that he's going to try heading out today. Nowt on the tracker yet though.

Go Steve!

not a good day... it's black ice galore.

It is very unfortunate, but sadly to be expected... poor weather leads to cycling being restricted to busy roads... combine that with monster daily mileage and accidents become very likely

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #638 on: Yesterday at 01:21:59 pm »
Add to that generally low driving standards. GWS Steve.