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4/9/2010 8:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/18/2011 1:03 PM

From Spoke Magazine

If you're squeamish, don't scroll down. If you're awesome, do. But be warned. sick














































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When Kevin Myatt dropped his chain powering into Dragons Tail in Whakarewarewa a few days ago he couldn’t in his wildest dreams have imagined how the slam would unfold. After sliding along the ground he realised the bike was still with him and glancing down at his wrist he soon realised why. His brake lever had slid up his arm (slicing it open on the way) and then pierced the skin on his wrist surfacing a few centimetres later, as Kevin puts it, he was now “at one with his bike”.

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His riding buddies Julia and Tim called the ambulance and quickly removed the brake lever and caliper from the bike whilst Kevin Stemmed the blood flow from his own wrist. Now I’m pretty sure that you like me have never seen this type of wound before, as it happens neither had any of Rotorua’s health professionals, starting with the ambo guys; when one realised there wasn’t enough light to shoot a good photo he instructed his partner to use the flashlight to illuminate it better. Kevin didn’t fare much better at Rotorua hospital either where at least 10 hospital staff heard about the brake lever and turned up with personal cameras and cell phones.

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Even the radiologist who had been on strike admitted on seeing the wound that she was glad she came in to work!!! A general anesthetic and 15 stitches later, Kevin was good to go. As soon as the stitches are out he’ll be back in the forest and is not deterred one ounce by his freakish (yet slightly entertaining) wound.

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4/9/2010 8:38 AM

Gnarly. just.... damn. GNARLY.

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BMA Film Festival coordinator

4/9/2010 8:42 AM

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHNO! blink

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4/9/2010 10:17 AM

Arrrghhh, thats nasty.

And here I thought my chain drop to belly flop yesterday sucked.

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Pegs and Pedals Brapping it!

4/9/2010 12:10 PM

Hand brake indeed.

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4/9/2010 12:11 PM

Thats quite an impressive battle scar. I got a nice scar from a broken wrist of the bike but i tell people i got it in a knife fight with a vicious monkey. Also im sure any other leaver would have snapped, them Hope leavers are the shit. Ill that in mind for next time i meet that monkey.

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4/9/2010 1:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/9/2010 1:57 PM

Gaaah......! Not the crap you wanna see just as the snow is melting...

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4/9/2010 2:00 PM

how?, omg feel better tho

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4/9/2010 5:24 PM

FUCK!!!

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4/9/2010 5:51 PM

Not that it would be best per say, but i know my first reaction would be to yard that puppy on out of there quickly... like, holy shit, my break lever is in my hand, PULL.

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Lead, follow or get the F*CK off the trail....................... please.

4/9/2010 7:20 PM

soo gnarly!

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4/9/2010 8:01 PM

that guy has literally trumped any bike injury story ever ever evr, and is 100% BAMF

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4/9/2010 9:23 PM

Wowzerz, but I think I agree with LoosePoke... PULL! That is some gnar shit that should trump anyones story.

So what do you say if your his buddy and you see him crash and come up attached to his bike, "Wow, um... sorry about your luck there".

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4/11/2010 12:29 AM

OMG!

ROBOCOP HOPE-MAN!

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