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Old 09-07-2011, 10:15 PM   #211
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Really sorry to see Phil's bike so thoroughly trashed. Hope he heals quickly.

Those are great looking tyres for the little rocket. I can see this bike evolving into something special - raised rear shocks, mx bars, dual HID Baja lights, stripped down body, big tank, enduro rear guard....
Great to see you're enjoying it. Your leg still looks like dog food, but that's to be expected. Come borrow my KTM540 any time you feel like it.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:02 PM   #212
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Hi GA, I loved your RR up to the point you made out with the kangeroo .
Get better soon, hope you will do another RR.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:38 PM   #213
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Glad to see that things are coming around nicely, and that 2 Fitty is giving you some pleasure.. Erf.. That doesn't sound right, does it? Thanks for the update!
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:59 AM   #214
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Amazing

This is without doubt the best RR I've read and really sorry to hear about you and your mate and all that hospital stuff, pleased to see you're out and about again and give my best to Phil as well

cheers from an old bloke in Albany Western Australia
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:50 PM   #215
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Glad ... that 2 Fitty is giving you some pleasure.. Erf.. That doesn't sound right, does it? !

he he... no, no it doesnt sound right

but hey, i'm happy for the moment.... and if i can go and do this .....




on 2-fiddy... then why wouldnt i... especially if the alternative is to sit around bangin on about 'this bike' is better than 'that bike.... hell, they all have a front wheel that points you in a general direction, and a back wheel connected to an engine that propells you along... the rest is just upto your idea of what looks good... (and after having seen some of your wive's, its safe to say we dont all have the same taste in wives either! ....)



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Old 09-15-2011, 12:34 PM   #216
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Awesome pic! Man, I gotta move to Australia someday.. Or at least visit my cousin in Canberra... Or my uncle/aunt in Melbourne!!

That, and get away from snowy winters :P Ack!
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:12 AM   #217
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Hmmmmmm

so, um, after a few chats with Physios... (i'm still going 3 times a week ) i went saw a doctor and got sent off for some xrays...

xrays and report came back and mentioned 'healed' brakes

(which kinda figures)

but also mentioned 'lucency' around the tip of the screw holding the tibia and fibula together...
('google' being my friend, tells me this is either a bone infection or a loose screw)

so wednesday chated to the doc about the results... and he wrote out a referal to go back an see the Orthopedic surgeons.... that got sent of wednesday arvo...

today (friday...2 days later) i get a call from the hospital asking if i can get there for an appointment 9am Monday morning.......... um, arh, ummm..... sure, why not...

not sure if they are just 'not busy' (unlikely...) or a bit 'interested' in whats goin on in there...............

i guess i'll find out...monday i go see a dude with a screwdriver...





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Old 09-23-2011, 03:07 PM   #218
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Good luck for Monday GA, you don't want a screw loose at both ends

I'm kinda feeling luckily embarrassed how easy I got off with my roo incident now.

Best wishes.

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Old 09-23-2011, 04:21 PM   #219
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Are you sure the quack didn't mean lunacy? Seems more likely, just saying.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:17 PM   #220
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Are you sure the quack didn't mean lunacy? Seems more likely, just saying.
LOL, MB also makes me glad of the outcome I had when I hit the roo as well.

Also glad about the repair/ rod & screws in my leg as well, private hospital & back to work after 3 weeks & back on the bike after 6 months.

Hope they can fix it up ASAP GA
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:20 PM   #221
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good luck mate, hope it all went okay!
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:29 AM   #222
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...GA, you don't want a screw loose at both ends
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Are you sure the quack didn't mean lunacy? Seems more likely, just saying.

everyones a freakin comedian aint they....



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Old 09-29-2011, 04:15 AM   #223
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so, back to the important stuff..


Sunday i headed off toward Ballarat to see the surgeons first thing monday morning..

not much of a wait (dont think it had anything to do with knowing the girl workin on the reception desk )

anyway, xrays and a bit of leg proding, a bone infection was ruled out, the screw holding the Tib and Fib together definately had worn a bit of bone at the screw tip and a few other issues were discussed...

end result, yep, we'll take it all out

so, consent forms signed, issues run thru...

stack of other forms and questionares filled in and i'm on my way...

I'll get a phone call and about 7 days notice.... the rod and all 6 screws are coming out, sometime before christmas....

as much as its another op and geting knocked out again, i'm happy its comin out...

seems the 'rehab' should be fairly mininal... just the night in hospital (only cos i live so far away otherwise they would send me home the same day... )

should be walking the next day, but have a bit of a limp for a while (whats new!) while the muscles etc that they need to poke thru heal up but that and the incissions should be fine within 6 weeks... just need to 'go easy' on the leg for about 3 months (the tibia will apparently be a bit weak as its been supported by the rod..the additional presure going thru the bone will apparently 'harden' it up over a few months.....)

so now i just wait for a phone call..........





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Old 09-29-2011, 05:27 AM   #224
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so, back to the important stuff..


Sunday i headed off toward Ballarat to see the surgeons first thing monday morning..

not much of a wait (dont think it had anything to do with knowing the girl workin on the reception desk )

anyway, xrays and a bit of leg proding, a bone infection was ruled out, the screw holding the Tib and Fib together definately had worn a bit of bone at the screw tip and a few other issues were discussed...

end result, yep, we'll take it all out

so, consent forms signed, issues run thru...

stack of other forms and questionares filled in and i'm on my way...

I'll get a phone call and about 7 days notice.... the rod and all 6 screws are coming out, sometime before christmas....

as much as its another op and geting knocked out again, i'm happy its comin out...

seems the 'rehab' should be fairly mininal... just the night in hospital (only cos i live so far away otherwise they would send me home the same day... )

should be walking the next day, but have a bit of a limp for a while (whats new!) while the muscles etc that they need to poke thru heal up but that and the incissions should be fine within 6 weeks... just need to 'go easy' on the leg for about 3 months (the tibia will apparently be a bit weak as its been supported by the rod..the additional presure going thru the bone will apparently 'harden' it up over a few months.....)

so now i just wait for a phone call..........





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Good news GA, good luck with the operation...cheers Terry
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:17 PM   #225
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..................... so now i just wait for a phone call..........
Bloody telemarketers ................ better check you're not the "Do not call" register.

All the best GA, you've suffered enough.

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