To Jack, get well soon!

AT3775

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This post to wish Jack (Chat Chai // Jaques Guichard) all the best with the recovery of his crash in Laos!
A legend in his 70's riding all the trails in Thailand (is it 20 years now?), now on his AX-1 with a hart of which the doctor said was not suitable for driving, but tell that to a die hard!
I'm sure you will going to get through this, and hope to see you again at Nan Guest House !!!

All the best, Tom & Ratha

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Lung Jack has finally checked in..

Hello David,

Last month, my yearly trip to Laos ended that way, 60km before LPQ on the trail coming from Hongsa (multi fractured leg).

3 hours lying on the back of the pick-up before they gave me a shot of morphine at the hospital was the worst experience of my life!

After 2 days I was flown to BKK where I wanted to get the operation but my insurance insisted I was flown back to France. So be it.

Now I wait Nov to retrieve my bike from LPQ to LOS,hoping that the customs on both sides will be comprehensive.

Until then,I'll keep in touch looking at GTR.

Cheers, Lung.

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Get well soon Lung. There are lots of people on GTR thinking about you.

If I'm right is that you, badly injured laying in the tray of the pickup with the bike?
 

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A bit more in from the amazing man himself
Yes,that's me . I was so sorry to have spoiled my friend's 1st trip to Asia.

I got plated from knee to ankle because it was a twisty fracture all along. Fibula top and down as well.

I was not fast,the bike's got nothing,but my foot must have kept jammed by the frame when I fell and my bones aren't that young.

Lucky a Lao guy had a machete with which he cut branches to make some splints for my leg and bigger to secure the bike and help me to

hold and ease up the bumpy ride.

Many thanks for your concern.

Cheers, Lung.

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That's one hell of a tough 70 year old rider!

All you guys riding out there in the wilds of Laos, please take note & care.
Getting medical help & evacuation in Laos is not quite 5-star.
 

guichard

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Hello everybody,
I was not aware that Tom from Nan guest house had put a thread on GTR.
I phoned him from my hospital bed in BKK where I'd been flewn awaiting my transfer back to france for surgery.
I cancelled the reservation I had made previously for a couple of nights at Nan gh,back from Laos to show my unfortunate
riding mate the Doi Phuka loop before going back to CNX.
I'm now back home,recovering slowly on my crutches and will celebrate my 74th birthday awaiting to ride again my old 500CB around here before going back to Luang Phrabang next fall to ride the 250 AX back to LOS.
Cheers everybody,
Lung.
 

TonyBKK

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I've never had the pleasure of meeting you but you sound like legend!

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery!

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Hi Jack, although we have never met I hope you get well soon and will be on your AX1 in no time again & enjoy riding !! Cheers, FR
 

DavidFL

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guichard;287571 wrote: Hello everybody,
I was not aware that Tom from Nan guest house had put a thread on GTR.
I phoned him from my hospital bed in BKK where I'd been flewn awaiting my transfer back to france for surgery.
I cancelled the reservation I had made previously for a couple of nights at Nan gh,back from Laos to show my unfortunate
riding mate the Doi Phuka loop before going back to CNX.
I'm now back home,recovering slowly on my crutches and will celebrate my 74th birthday awaiting to ride again my old 500CB around here before going back to Luang Phrabang next fall to ride the 250 AX back to LOS.
Cheers everybody,
Lung.
Hey Lung, keep in touch will ya & we will give you an escort back from LPQ - on the asphalt!
Take care & get well soon mate. Next time we ride together.
 

AT3775

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Hi Jack,

Hope you didn't mind posting without your consent...
Good luck with the recovery and hope to see you in May!?

all the best
Tom
 

guichard

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Thanks everyone for your concern and wishes.

I'm just back from seeing the surgeon.Everything is fine,but the full recovery will take time.

Thanks David for offering an asphalt(lol)escort from LPQ to HOE.

Think I'll be back in Nov. See you then.

Cheers, Lung.
 

DavidFL

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guichard;288120 wrote: Thanks everyone for your concern and wishes.

I'm just back from seeing the surgeon.Everything is fine,but the full recovery will take time.

Thanks David for offering an asphalt(lol)escort from LPQ to HOE.

Think I'll be back in Nov. See you then.

Cheers, Lung.
Thanks Lung good to know you're recovering ok. See you in November for the ride back!