Square 4 meets 'white van man'

pictures (or stories) of hideous injuries sustained by your ariel
Brian.Challinor
Holder of a Nylon Anorak
Holder of a Nylon Anorak
Posts: 116
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:28 pm
Location: Crewe
Contact:

Re: Square 4 meets 'white van man'

Postby Brian.Challinor » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:04 pm

Get well soon, the both of you.

User avatar
PeterW
Holder of a Nylon Anorak
Holder of a Nylon Anorak
Posts: 272
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:17 pm
Location: Oxfordshire
Contact:

Re: Square 4 meets 'white van man'

Postby PeterW » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:14 pm

Wonder if the current Ariel factory would quote for fixing it? They must have access to decent facilities. :D

MARK.WALSH
Holder of a Nylon Anorak
Holder of a Nylon Anorak
Posts: 252
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:46 pm
Location: Kent England
Contact:

Re: Square 4 meets 'white van man'

Postby MARK.WALSH » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:41 pm

Mike
it might be worth me contacting Sean O Brian - be interesting to see what his experience was. Is he on the forum as I could drop a private message.

Peter
had considered taking it to my local Ariel garage but someone told me they were shut over the Easter period. :lol:

Vincent.vanGinneke
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Posts: 2525
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:14 am
Location: "The Dutch Branch"
Contact:

Re: Square 4 meets 'white van man'

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:04 pm

Hello Mark,
Glad that you are -more or less- o.k. get well soon.
Looking at the crushed remains of the SQ4 it's a small miracle you survived.
That sneeze must have been a snooze.

best regards, Vincent

MARK.WALSH
Holder of a Nylon Anorak
Holder of a Nylon Anorak
Posts: 252
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:46 pm
Location: Kent England
Contact:

Re: Square 4 meets 'white van man'

Postby MARK.WALSH » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:09 pm

Thanks Vincent
Miracle indeed - at one point my head was actually under the front of his van and able to see his wheel discs, track rod ends etc. (the bike was wedged under the front of the van, raising the front and creating more room otherwise I would have been crushed) . It was only because the bike at some point dug into the road causing it to rotate anticlockwise and drag me out from underneath that I live to tell the tale
The old bike saved me and I wont be giving up lightly, so no matter how long it takes this old Ariel will be back on the road - it just will take a long time to do it.

User avatar
Steven.Carter
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Posts: 3026
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:45 am
Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Square 4 meets 'white van man'

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:49 am

Wow. I think Vincent is right, must have been a snooze or on his phone!!

User avatar
keith.mettam
Holder of a Waxed Cotton Anorak
Holder of a Waxed Cotton Anorak
Posts: 399
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:46 pm
Location: Kent UK
Contact:

Re: Square 4 meets 'white van man'

Postby keith.mettam » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:52 am

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Mark. Unlucky to have been involved in an accident but extremely lucky to have survived to tell the tale by the looks of it. As old bikes are addictive, I'm sure when you are able to we will being seeing great shots of your repaired SQ4 back on the road at some point !
Once again, get well soon.
Regards,
Keith.

TonyBaxter
Holder of a Nylon Anorak
Holder of a Nylon Anorak
Posts: 175
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:03 am
Contact:

Re: Square 4 meets 'white van man'

Postby TonyBaxter » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:37 am

All the best to you, you're a lucky man by the sound of it ! Hope the rebuild goes to plan.


Return to “A Bad thing happened to my Ariel”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests