Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Digital Dozen - Get to know me week - Day 3 - Motorcycle

Have you heard me complaining about my broken foot and ankle recently, yeah I know I don't shut up about it. But how did I break it? Well I had a little crash on my motorcycle. I usually ride my bike to work every day, although for obvious reasons I have not done so for the last six months.

The circumstances around my crash are rather odd because I believe it was another parties fault, but the police still claim I'm to blame.  You see I was riding to work on lovely spring morning and there is a stretch of road that has two lanes for cars and a third lane for buses and motorbikes.  On this particular morning, the traffic was quite heavy and banked back for a few kilometers in both the car lanes. As per usual, the bus and bike lane was empty and we all zoomed past.

Well this particular morning there were two police bikes there that were pulling over cars that wanted to skip the traffic and were driving down the bus lane.  They already had to cars pulled over on the side of the road when I went past, and then as I cleared a bend in the road, there was another car that had been stopped by the police, but he was slap bang in the middle of the bus lane, on a bridge section of the road where there was no shoulder.  I slammed on my breaks, but there was no way I was going to stop in time before slamming into the back of the car. So I tried to steer myself between the stopped car the the banked back row of traffic.  I nearly did it, but unfortunately I just clipped my left foot onto the rear right side of the car.  The impact knocked me off my bike (and broke my foot in nine places), but it was actually a pretty slow fall and I didn't do much damage to my bike at all.  I reckon that the stopped car is to blame as he was breaking the law in the first place, and then hadn't stopped in a safe place. But the police say that the law says because I hit the car it's my fault, regardless of what the car was doing.  It kinda sucks, cause it means I can't get any compo, but at least I'm alive and well, because it could have been really nasty.

After injuring my foot pretty badly and being off work for so long, just about everyone asks me if I'm going to ride still.  As far as I'm concerned, absolutely yes.

I've ridden a motorbike for the last 8 years, and the reason that I started was because both my husbands work and my work relocated into the city center rather than in the parliamentary triangle. Where our offices were before it was free parking, but in the city it costs $17 a day.  So we both decided that we'd rather spend that $85 a week, or more than $4000 a year on something for us (hello nail polish) instead of going into the government coffers.

Ok, enough about me and my bike, lets look at the nails.  My base is Pretty Serious 88MPH, which seemed like an appropriate polish (although let me make it clear that I never have and never would ride at 88MPH on my bike).  I used MoYou Biker 06 stamping plate for the images. The image of the bike is actually huge on the plates, so I did that technique where you splay the squishy stamper head apart when you pick up the image, then when it squishes back into its normal size, the image shrinks. It worked rather well. Although I lost a lot of the bike detail doing it that way, at least I was able to fit the entire bike on my nail.


  1. That's really spooky! I kid you not, I check your blog regularly but havent for a week or so and thought to myself I might just send a comment asking how your foot is๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Lo and behold your post is about your foot. Lol
    Love the mani too ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿฆ‹

  2. I love the mani but wish you didn't need to be inspired by this horrific experience.


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