Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Andalucia - switchbacks accident and Sye's "script"
Had a great day Sunday with Switchbacks, doing singletrack trails with group of 6 plus tutor Michael. Was excellent, except at end we did a 3ft drop off, and when I compressed my fork for lift off, nothing happened as I had a front puncture (Michael tells me) so hit ground hard. Lost consciousness for a moment, woke making horrible breathing noise as I was winded. Nothing broken but can no longer drive or raise either arm from shoulder.
This does not prevent me typing, however, and replying to Sye, who's is being very tenacious...
I should say, Sye, that I think you are a bright, and nice, bloke - and obviously concerned for our well-being too, which is why you are pursuing this - but are using your intelligence to create a sort of intellectual black hole from which you cannot now escape.
In this case, you seem to have constructed a kind of script, as Paul C. nicely puts it, that has us, and you, going round and round in circles, with no way out but the one your script determines. It's like dealing with one of those cold call telesales scripts, where, whatever you say in response to the double-glazing salesperson's questions, you will inevitably find yourself directed to "Buy!" - their script allows for no other answer. Cults are fond of these scripts too... They have little to do with logic, and much to do with - marketing.
I guess you, Sye, think I am simply under the influence of Satan...
Anyway, do please respond to my latest posts if you get time.