Tony Russel <>, 'Birding Aus' <>
birding on crutches
Geoff Price <>
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:12:41 +1000
Tony, please don't make your, ahem, invention sound too much like a dare
- I am incapable of resisting them and it was a dare that wrecked my
knee in the first place! Hanging a third crutch around my neck whilst
birding from a skateboard with opaque goggles and a straightjacket may
be possible - but I don't really want to be the cadaver in the morgue
that proves it's not!! (But part of me really does want to know ... )
On 17/04/2011 1:39 PM, Tony Russel wrote:
If you got a third crutch you could fix your bins to the second rung and
hook the top of the crutch over your neck and still look through the bins.
Tony the inventor.
On Behalf Of Denise
Sent: Sunday, 17 April 2011 9:40 AM
To: Gemfyre; Birding Aus
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] birding on crutches
Nice to hear from you. I hope your knee is healed.
I've found my office chair great for getting around home, but I've got work
in Kakadu that involves "rough spots"! I'm thinking of getting a knee crutch
if it hasn't healed by early May.
on 17/4/11 9:14 AM, Gemfyre at wrote:
It really depends where you're birding. When I badly injured my knee and
was on crutches for about 4 months I ended up hiring a wheelchair - that
I could get around spots where there were paths easily without exhausting
myself, and I still had my hands free.
I didn't even attempt spots with rough terrain.
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