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ed073 07-12-06 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilchemy
Still got the same body fat % as when you were racing?


Errr....not quite.

Back on the airwaves after having my spinal column pumped full of cortisone on Tuesday. Feel a million bucks now!!

classic1 07-12-06 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by lotek
howdy there little buckaroos. . . .
I was thinking its probably time to kill this thread (well put it into
suspended animation) and start "THE AUSSIE THREAD part 5"

what say ye gentlepersons?

As long as it's better than Police Acedemy 5 or Rocky 5, no worries.

jock 07-12-06 05:45 PM

cortisone. Nasty business that. What'd you do, something exciting like herniated disc?

ed073 07-12-06 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by pshaw
:o
Doh!

Hey Ed, what are you benching?


With spot....~300 for reps.

No spotter....~275-280

ed073 07-12-06 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jock
cortisone. Nasty business that. What'd you do, something exciting like herniated disc?


spot on.

lotek 07-12-06 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by matagi
How about waiting until the posts hit 10,000? Nice round number that. :)


lets see that would take us to 500 (give or take) pages?
I'm just thinking this might load a bit faster, and lord knows we could use a
bit of speed round here.
I'll move the last 50 or so messages to the new thread for continuity's sake
(is there continuity here?)

and yes, it's your forum you do get a vote (just no polls).

marty

lotek 07-12-06 05:56 PM

The AUSSIE thread. . . part cinq.
 
Ok,
I've moved about 4 pages from the previous thread, if there is any content
that needs to be here let me know and I'll merge it in
(just send me post numbers from old thread).

HDTVKSS 07-12-06 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by jock
cortisone. Nasty business that. What'd you do, something exciting like herniated disc?

mate of mine a cortisone shot for a wrecked knee. cartalidge was totaly gone and he needed an artificial knee put in but wanted to do his 2nd dan grading 1st.... ouchies.

wattsy_rules 07-12-06 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ed073
Errr....not quite.

Back on the airwaves after having my spinal column pumped full of cortisone on Tuesday. Feel a million bucks now!!

eeewww....nough said please!

lotek 07-12-06 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ed073
Errr....not quite.

Back on the airwaves after having my spinal column pumped full of cortisone on Tuesday. Feel a million bucks now!!

that's what it'd cost here. . . . :rolleyes:
do you guys have "socialized medicine" like Britian and Canada?
lucky sods.

bbw 07-12-06 06:38 PM

So ya reckon Noike will knock us up some commemorative clobber with '5' on it?
Come to think of it, there's prolly still a shedfull of it out back of a sweatshop somewhere

I was just forced to have a gander at the neighbourhood while the front door to the hovel was locked. BF's quite extensive isn't it?

Wilchemy 07-12-06 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ed073
With spot....~300 for reps.

No spotter....~275-280

:eek: No lightweight carbon bars for your bike then - you'll have to put track sprinters bars on it!

Hope the back fixes up properly too.

jock 07-12-06 06:41 PM

No friggin wonder you have a herniated disk :eek:

I'm surprised your muscles haven't squeezed your innards out through your bellybutton too with those weights.

Wilchemy 07-12-06 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by lotek
that's what it'd cost here. . . . :rolleyes:
do you guys have "socialized medicine" like Britian and Canada?
lucky sods.

I don't really know what systems the Brits and the Maples have, but over here I think anyone can get specialist treatment of sorts under the public health system, but the waiting lists are so long you might be dead first. Having private health insurance allows you to jump the queue and pick and chose services/doctors more - i think.

Happy to be corrected by someone who actually knows tho :) I am fortunate enough so far not to have had much other than basic dealings with the medical system....touch wood.

matagi 07-12-06 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilchemy
I don't really know what systems the Brits and the Maples have, but over here I think anyone can get specialist treatment of sorts under the public health system, but the waiting lists are so long you might be dead first. Having private health insurance allows you to jump the queue and pick and chose services/doctors more - i think.

Happy to be corrected by someone who actually knows tho :) I am fortunate enough so far not to have had much other than basic dealings with the medical system....touch wood.

The system is broadly speaking, similar in all 3 countries (very broadly speaking). You will get very good specialist treatment here in the public system and if you need urgent review, you can queue jump even as a public patient. Where things fall apart is with the so-called "elective" procedures, where waiting lists in the public system have blown out to ridiculous proportions. That's where private insurance comes in handy.

Of course, a properly funded and staffed public system would do away with most of the waiting lists but that is the stuff of fantasy these days. (and let's not get onto the subject of doctor and nursing shortages which are a worldwide problem)

matagi 07-12-06 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by bbw
I was just forced to have a gander at the neighbourhood while the front door to the hovel was locked. BF's quite extensive isn't it?

Yeah, and some of us even go and play in their backyards once in a while. :D

If you are ever in the mood for a laugh, the "Living Car Free" and "Advocacy and Safety" forums are always full of assorted weirdos and high on entertainment value.

mrkott3r 07-12-06 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilchemy
Happy to be corrected by someone who actually knows tho :)

Kinda.
The Australian system is a blend of the US system and the British system. We allow private insurance and private working doctors and at the same time have a public health system much like the British. We do not have practices that are owned and run by the private insurers, that the US does have (HBOs I think they call them?)

We have long queues in the public system and the private system isn't going too well either. Since the private system can't really discriminate on customers (charging more for the unhealthy customers) and having a public system where the healthy go (why have insurance if you aren't gonna get sick and there is a system that will look after the worst injuries?) the private system has a tradgedy of the commons problem.

Hope that helps

climbo 07-12-06 07:15 PM

even Cadel agrees with me that the climbing stages in this years Tour is pathetic !!

"I'm looking forward to the Pyrenees. I've always preferred them to the Alps. It's just a shame we don't have more days here"

pshaw 07-12-06 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ed073
With spot....~300 for reps.

No spotter....~275-280

300 pound club hey! Good work!
I maxed at 250 as 1RMax which wasnt too bad fot a skiny geek!

The guy I trained with was <70kgs and is benching 360 :eek:

Thylacine 07-12-06 07:43 PM

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Kewl, we're up to Part 5 now. Isn't it amazing what people who are too stupid to use instant messaging can achieve :beer:

Hitchy, if you or anyone else is after any parts, e-mail me. Trying to keep the hardcore product pimping off the boards or lotek will smack my bot-bot.

We still have to make you that Tephra Ti at some stage. Let us know when you get sick of the Look. :D

62vette 07-12-06 07:58 PM

That frame's quite nice, but I couldn't order one as it has some other bugger's name on it :p

ed073 07-12-06 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by pshaw
The guy I trained with was <70kgs and is benching 360 :eek:


That's strong.

George Gregan is freakishly powerful....can squat 400lbs. Tiger Woods can bench 300 as well.

Here's a list of costs so far (that I can remember) not including what I can claim back from Medicare...


-4 weeks of chiro, twice a week at $35 a pop. X-rays were free, though. Back crooked as a dog's back leg.
-CT scan $380
-MRI scan $540
-initial neurosurgeon consultation $175
-tracton kit for home ~$150
-epidural during yet another CT scan (so he doesn't jab the wrong bit, I spose) $760. I collapsed on Monday, stayed on the living room floor for 3 hours before Icould try and stand up...so the epi was brought forward.
-drugs out of this world....valium, Prednisolone, Tramal, Mersyndol Forte, Norflex. No idea what I've spent on those.


Feel good now, though! Might be time to get back on the bike!

ed073 07-12-06 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jock
No friggin wonder you have a herniated disk :eek:

I'm surprised your muscles haven't squeezed your innards out through your bellybutton too with those weights.

Neuro put the films up on his light-panel thingy and said "weightlifter's back" in about 10 seconds. I got the distinct impression he'd seen it all before.

HDTVKSS 07-12-06 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Thylacine

We still have to make you that Tephra Ti at some stage. Let us know when you get sick of the Look. :D

provided i can afford it, my next bike purchase will be a Tephra Ti.... I have allready started preparing Mrs HDT for the potential bill....

lotek 07-12-06 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Thylacine
. . . Trying to keep the hardcore product pimping off the boards or lotek will smack my bot-bot.

Only if you bear a striking resemblence to Suzie Wilks. . .


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