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mikey_ob ([personal profile] mikey_ob) wrote2009-09-24 11:54 am

Taken off the road.

Due to the brain tumor and the chemotherapy I have to inform the Department of Planning and Infrastructure of my condition because my drivers license is to be suspended because of risk of seizure. This is a sensible precaution but it cuts deep.

I have been trained in race driving and advanced driving and have always prided myself on my safe driving. As those who have driven down south with me will attest - I think both Shay and Grant were expecting much more hooning, but I am an excellent, and safe, driver.

I have gone drag racing on approved tracks, and been a part of a short course MC Motorsport team for Skyline Australia WA. Driving my Skyline is something that gives me great pleasure. It is very sensible that I don't drive until this thing has passed.

[identity profile] jobaby.livejournal.com 2009-09-24 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
That's sad. I agree it is sensible, but I still feel your (hopefully short term) loss.

[identity profile] tcpip.livejournal.com 2009-09-24 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
But.. but... The boy racer!

Crap, it is sensible. I still oppose it on aesthetic grounds.

[identity profile] the-babybird.livejournal.com 2009-09-24 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
Very sorry to hear:(

[identity profile] livelurker.livejournal.com 2009-09-24 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry to hear that. Time to investigate PS3 driving games?

[identity profile] accy.livejournal.com 2009-09-24 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
That's a bitlot of a bugger.

[identity profile] mynxii.livejournal.com 2009-09-24 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
I'm still sorry about this :( I also hope this is a short term precaution.

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[identity profile] shrydar.livejournal.com 2009-09-24 06:50 am (UTC)(link)
Oh pants. Very sensible, but I feel your pain.

[identity profile] arcadiagt5.livejournal.com 2009-09-24 08:09 am (UTC)(link)
I admire your sense of responsibility even as I grieve for the loss of something important to you.

[identity profile] sanity-hazard.livejournal.com 2009-09-24 08:20 am (UTC)(link)
If you need someone to look after Ayame for you while you rest up, I'm sure I could lower myself to driving a Datsun.


[identity profile] catundra.livejournal.com 2009-09-24 08:29 am (UTC)(link)
That is a sensible and admirable decision. If only there were more drivers like you.

[identity profile] creativemeans.livejournal.com 2009-09-24 10:11 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry to hear about this one, Mikey. My dad and my sis both took time out from driving. She is back at it now with a spinner nob!

My dad was an amateur rally driver so it was frustrating, but he had me and his rally mates to co-co-drive the rally car.

Maybe you could make up a list of on-call mates to take you for a cruise :)

[identity profile] miaowkytten.livejournal.com 2009-09-25 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe you could be a passenger in other people's zoomy cars til you're back in your own driver seat :)

[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_kstar_/ 2009-09-25 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
hi Mikey, that's a shame, hopefully it won't be for too long.