Last Thursday I was able to get away from work and was practicing jumps for the event. I noticed that my back tire was rubbing against the frame on corners. After investigating, I soon realised the frame had cracked in two places.
This caused quite a dilemma as you all know the event is starting shortly. My Uncle, Spud Murphy being the local legend that he is, told me to go behind Nuts ‘n’ Bolts on Winterstoke rd in weston and seek the man who can. Weld that is. So off I went in search for the welder. He was just getting out of his car as I pulled in. As luck would have it, I caught him in time to ask. Can you weld it or do you know some one who can? Turns out it needed tig welding for aluminium and he sent me off to Milton to find Ewan the tig welder.
I met him donning the Leukaemia t-shirt I was sent, we discussed the weld and also cancer treatment his brother had received. He was overwhelmed recently to find out that his brother had had new recent treatment that worked. Ewan was told his brothers cancer was terminal. The research involved in his type of cancer (brain cancer) saved his life.
So another reminded that the donations to benefit research are so critical to the success of saving peoples life.
Ewan fixed the frame for as a kind donation. If it was not for his outstanding humanity I would most likely not be racing after all. So bless that man for saving the event!
Ewan Christi (local tig welder) kind donation of two separate welds to fix my bike frame.