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Old 07-12-06, 05:56 PM   #76
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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).
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Old 07-12-06, 06:31 PM   #77
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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.
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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!
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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. . . .
do you guys have "socialized medicine" like Britian and Canada?
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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?

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With spot....~300 for reps.

No spotter....~275-280
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.
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No friggin wonder you have a herniated disk

I'm surprised your muscles haven't squeezed your innards out through your bellybutton too with those weights.
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that's what it'd cost here. . . .
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.
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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)
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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.

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.
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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.

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Old 07-12-06, 07:15 PM   #87
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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"
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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
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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

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.
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That frame's quite nice, but I couldn't order one as it has some other bugger's name on it
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Old 07-12-06, 08:09 PM   #91
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The guy I trained with was <70kgs and is benching 360

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!
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No friggin wonder you have a herniated disk

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.
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We still have to make you that Tephra Ti at some stage. Let us know when you get sick of the Look.
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....
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. . . 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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Only if you bear a striking resemblence to Suzie Wilks. . .

Mmmmm......
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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....

can you put some prices up on your site Thylo?
**** it pisses me off when sites don't give a price
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I think I have a can of spray-on tan and a pair of King-Gees around here somewhere

Kotter, looking at a way to put the prices in there. Problem is, there's different prices for different countries. Here's some Tephra prices for the record (getcha pens out) -

Tephra - AUD2550
Tephra SL - AUD2765
Tephra Sc - AUD2895
Tephra Ti - AUD3670
Tephra Ti SL - AUD4670
Tephra CTi - AUD4995 (hush hush)

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Why do you charge differently for other countries?
Should I get patty to reroute one through the states because its cheaper?
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Exchange rates?

Why's the Ti SL a grand cheaper? Two letters are getting dear these days.
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Exchange rates?

could always just charge Australian and let them figure out how much its gonna cost them?
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