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As many of you know I work at an amusement park during the summer. We have a gokart track there. I'm known to be one of the fastest if not the fastest person on the track, either working it, or driving. So beginning of the season they put me there today, third day there in the 5 days we've been back. The layout of the "pit" area, is three lanes for the cars, 4 xars each lane, and a 6 inch tall island with a safety bumpter tire at each end. When the return gate is open, one operator is to stand on an island and direct the cars as to which lane to go into. I was directing the cars this particular run, and this girl came in hot and heavy, fullspeed at 30-35+ mph. I was directing her into the center lane and telling her to slow down. She didn't slow down but she was going right for her lane then steered right to the middle of the island somehow, and came right up and over, airborne, at 30+, and hit me right in the shins, climbing right up my legs scraping up them gouging my legs open, and coming to a stop after shoving me back a few inches and hitting my knee full force(my bad knee I might add). The girl driving walked away with a bruise on her shoulder from the 4 point harness that I had properly adjusted after someone else had failed to do so. If I had not of readjusted it properly, she would have obtained serious head injuries, or worse. I handled the situation well, and ended up having to take control of it so things would get done. In the end I hobbled(not walked) away with the worst of the injuries. So if yer gonna let yer kid ride a go kart, please keep an eye on them, and don't just hand them the money to ride them and say see you in a few. I don't know why she hit the island but she did, and I'm the one who has to pay for it. This is going to seriously hurt me in the long term b/c of my bad knee, I am now never going to be able to ride a bull, or enter a mountain bike race. So again I say please pay attention to your children, if you have them.

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WHOA!!! Hope you're ok man. Good thing she didn't break your legs, let alone take them right off. Which amusement park if I may ask?
Hope you heal quickly and make it to Montery.

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Yeah I'm ok, I just hurt. Gonna be on light duty. If I make it to Monterey which I highly doubt I will, I probably won't drive, as I just did the engine swap, and I'm driving an 86 Taurus. I don't have alot of faith for long distance plus it is hell on a car. Last summer I drove the living piss out of the poor thing. Fan wasn't working most the summer, so it got quite hot, didn't get alot of oil due to worn piston rings and clogged oil passages thanks to 10 years of pennzoil in it. (PENNZOIL BAD BAD BAD BAD DON'T EVER DO IT TO YOUR BULL UNLESS YOU HATE YOUR CAR!!!)
Here in a few minutes I'm gonna toss up another post with some pictures of the car.

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Originally posted by Qwertz9586@Mar 25 2004, 07:30 PM
Ouch, that's gotta hurt! At least you were killed.
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At least you were killed.[/b]
You were killed?!!!!
Damn sorry to hear that Mike, hope you get to feeling better soon.


Sorry Alex, to good to pass up.
 

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I would say I'm alive and well but I don't know if I have been alivein many MANY years. As for well? I'm not sure how well I am. Hurts like hell, Van broke down and had to walk 7 miles to work in horrid weather, underdressed, and with that knee, it was not good.

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Lol, damn typos. Not the first time it's happened. One time I made a typo and ended up insulting a veteran of a board and almost got kicked off.
 

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LMAO, hey anyone know how to adjust the clutch on my bull? After doing JUST the engine swap the tranny didn't leave the engine bay, now the clutch needs to be adjusted, so it will go into gear while it's running. Then I just have to get a lower radiator hose and I can drive it hehehe. Stereo still thumps like mad, and this thing has mad more compression although I need to adjust the timing it is WAY off.

Michael

P.S. Check it out I have new pics up, and a better shot of the interior.
 
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