Prepara&ons	  @	  star&ng	  loca&on	        Breda,	  Netherlands	  
Start	  Group	  Breda-­‐2.	  	                                    (Jaap	  with	  blue	  bandana)	  Led	  by	  Adri	  van	 ...
Lunch	  in	  Zwijndrecht	  (Belgium)	  
From	  Breda	  to	  Zwijndrecht…requires	  crossing	  the	  river	  De	  Schelder.	  By	  going	  underneath	  via	  an	  ...
Pie	  break?	  
Well	  under	  way	  to	  Brussels…just	  40	  more	  kilometers	  
Serious	  accident	  for	  Jaap	  in	  Bornem	  (Be).	  Doesn’t	  look	  good.	  
Wrapped	  up	  in	  the	  ambulance	  for	  the	  ride	  Bornem	  (Be)	  naar	  Sint	  Franciscus	  Gasthuis,	  RoXerdam,	...
Arrival	  in	  Brussels	  of	  group	  Jaap,	  minus	  Jaap	  
This	  is	  what	  it	  is	  was	  all	  about…€	  32.000	  for	  four	  good	  causes.	  
Diagnosis:	  	  1.  Complicated	  pelvis	  fracture	  2.  Major	  hemorrage	  3.  Bruised	  ribs	  
June	  8…ready	  for	  the	  procedure.	  Bit	  of	  mechanical	  engineering	  by	  the	  surgeon.	  Recuperate	  and	  h...
Home	  tomorrow?...you	  wish!	  Lots	  of	  blood	  loss,	  weak,	  pain,	  sick	  to	  my	  stomach…general	  misery	  a...
Two	  incisions:	  Middle:	  “necklace”	  of	  plates	  and	  screws	  from	  pubis	  to	  top	  of	  hip.	  Lec:	  reposi...
Fortunately	  the	  helmet	  was	  made	  obligatory	  by	  the	  organisa&on.	  This	  one	  has	  gone	  to	  the	  dump...
Plenty	  of	  aXen&on….cards,	  flowers,	  calls,	  visits.	  Oh	  yes…and	  my	  girl	  Agatha.	  Prepared	  to	  serve	  ...
So	  there	  we	  are…	  •  No	  pressure	  on	  lec	  leg	  for	        six	  weeks	  •  Then	  four	  weeks	  to	  learn...
Biking to brussels 2012 english
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Jaap van Erk in unwanted lead role during 3M Bike Ride to Brussels 2012.

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Biking to brussels 2012 english

  1. 1. Prepara&ons  @  star&ng  loca&on   Breda,  Netherlands  
  2. 2. Start  Group  Breda-­‐2.     (Jaap  with  blue  bandana)  Led  by  Adri  van  Houwelingen  (teamleader  RABObank  Pro  Cycling)  
  3. 3. Lunch  in  Zwijndrecht  (Belgium)  
  4. 4. From  Breda  to  Zwijndrecht…requires  crossing  the  river  De  Schelder.  By  going  underneath  via  an  escalator!!    
  5. 5. Pie  break?  
  6. 6. Well  under  way  to  Brussels…just  40  more  kilometers  
  7. 7. Serious  accident  for  Jaap  in  Bornem  (Be).  Doesn’t  look  good.  
  8. 8. Wrapped  up  in  the  ambulance  for  the  ride  Bornem  (Be)  naar  Sint  Franciscus  Gasthuis,  RoXerdam,  Netherlands.  
  9. 9. Arrival  in  Brussels  of  group  Jaap,  minus  Jaap  
  10. 10. This  is  what  it  is  was  all  about…€  32.000  for  four  good  causes.  
  11. 11. Diagnosis:    1.  Complicated  pelvis  fracture  2.  Major  hemorrage  3.  Bruised  ribs  
  12. 12. June  8…ready  for  the  procedure.  Bit  of  mechanical  engineering  by  the  surgeon.  Recuperate  and  home  tomorrow  to  watch  Euro  Championship  football  on  a  real  tv  screen.  
  13. 13. Home  tomorrow?...you  wish!  Lots  of  blood  loss,  weak,  pain,  sick  to  my  stomach…general  misery  all  around.    
  14. 14. Two  incisions:  Middle:  “necklace”  of  plates  and  screws  from  pubis  to  top  of  hip.  Lec:  reposi&on  broken  pelvic  wing.  
  15. 15. Fortunately  the  helmet  was  made  obligatory  by  the  organisa&on.  This  one  has  gone  to  the  dumpster.  
  16. 16. Plenty  of  aXen&on….cards,  flowers,  calls,  visits.  Oh  yes…and  my  girl  Agatha.  Prepared  to  serve  at  all  &mes,  eventhough  recovering  herself  from  an  abla&on  procedure  that  same  week.  What  a  gem!    
  17. 17. So  there  we  are…  •  No  pressure  on  lec  leg  for   six  weeks  •  Then  four  weeks  to  learn   to  walk  again  and  regain   muscle  strength.    •  Hope  to  have  a  decent   summer.    
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