Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Once more with the (very, very) old TT riders

Because some people have trouble knowing when I'm serious, this time I'm serious. This really happened...

A few days ago, a man in Seaford, UK was found dead in his home. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be bleeding on the brain. The proximate explanation for the head injury was that, a few days earlier, he'd been up on a ladder getting a mattress out of his attic, when the ladder collapsed, causing him to crack his noggin.

The man went to the hospital with his nephew, was examined, and sent home. Obviously, the examining docs missed any evidence of his bleedin' brain.

OK, why I note this story is that the dead man, Ian Mackenzie Hay, was an ex-TT rider.

And this is the good part... he was 95.

Yes, at 95, he was up on a ladder wrestling a mattress out of the attic. ("Wrestling a mattress out of the attic" almost sounds like a euphemism for something, but I am pretty sure that in this case, it was meant literally.)


More proof that if motorcycles don't kill us, they keep us lively, eh? What's that? Speak up!

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