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Old 10-02-04, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Cirrus
g'day,

Anyone know a good sports medicine quack in Melbourne that specialises in cycling? I've got a knee that's playing up and I'm suspecting an overuse injury, but I'd like my worst fears confirmed before I decided to stay off the bike for 6 weeks!

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Give us the syptoms, and Dr 531 will might be able to give you some tips: I've had a few "knees".

Apperently Ross Smith in Prahran is good (and expensive), and Terry Hammond recommends the guy at that big gym in Sandy.
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Old 10-02-04, 05:04 AM
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Symptoms .. doesn't actually hurt to ride, just aches lying inbed at night. It's particularly tender along the medial joint line. I had a partial medial meniscus tear 18 months ago, skiing, followed about 6 months later by what the quack thought was "plica syndrome". I've got a horrible suspicion that I might have pushed just a little too hard on the commute on the way home on Thursday night .... but I've just got this fanatical desire to beat my best previous time!!

I've been icing every hour or so most of the day and I'll wheel the roadie out tomorrow for a "gentle" spin.

Actually dropped the commuter into Terry Hammond in Bay St. on Friday for a "service".
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Old 10-02-04, 11:06 PM
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Hmmm... I haven't had that one. What I do is, once I'm confident the diagnosis is correct, I research my own rehab techniques, and use them along with whatever the physio has provided. Better than have 10 consecutive visits!!

As far as cycling specific physios, or those with stacks of cycling work, I really wouldn't like to recommend anyone. There's a masseur is Mt Waverly (Gary Miritis -- spelling??) who's supposed to be good, but he KILLS YOU!!

I've found (self) massaging the surrounding muscles effective, but it takes a bit to get used to the self inflicted pain.

If the other guys get on the forum tomorrow morning, when they're supposed to be working , they might be able to offer something -- I think Ed used to live over this way.

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Old 10-03-04, 12:13 AM
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....some of us are even lurking on a Sunday, when we're supposed to be mowing!
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Old 10-03-04, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Hitchy
....some of us are even lurking on a Sunday, when we're supposed to be mowing!
Well, Hitcho...on your own time, and everything ...what an honour
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Old 10-03-04, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
Well, Hitcho...on your own time, and everything ...what an honour

......well mowing time anyway!......Just Got The 'puter at home working again after having 4 trillion Virus' removed!...teach me to update the stupid virus protection ocaissionally!...but I ask ya....new virus protection , or more you beaut go faster bits for the bike??.....maybe theres a thread in that question?

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Old 10-03-04, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Hitchy
......well mowing time anyway!......Just Got The 'puter at home working again after having 4 trillion Virus' removed!...teach me to update the stupid virus protection ocaissionally!...but I ask ya....new virus protection , or more you beaut go faster bits for the bike??.....maybe theres a thread in that question?

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No brainer....PUSHY...but if I still had dial-up, I dunno if I'd cope
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Old 10-03-04, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
No brainer....PUSHY...but if I still had dial-up, I dunno if I'd cope

....Oh well exuse me, Mr La de da Broadband....some of us need to make do with dial up....can't afford you beaut broadband...I've got a KG 486 to feed ya know!

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Old 10-03-04, 01:37 AM
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Well, me dad runs the computer dept at his work, so he come 'round recently to gimme stacks o' cheap stuff.

Jeez...it's almost my riding time...


...had to edit that; it made me sound like a tossa

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Old 10-03-04, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by wattsy_rules
I'm gunna tag onto the Hell Ride tomorrow to Oliver's...cough cough, assuming I can. I'll see you there.


.......hmmmm, can only assume that Wattsy choked on his Weetbix......seeing as he wasn't there!......which was probably just as well.....the boys were 'cooking'...quickest its been for months...41.6kph ave....we had 2 current Aus champs keen to show off the new Green & gold stripes!....yiou know it's fast when everyone is strung out single file!!!...I got 'round ....just...a very helpful red light into canadian Bay Rd!......

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Old 10-03-04, 02:02 AM
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just got back from a casual trip down to Williamstown & back. Fortunately it didn't seem to aggrevate my knee, but I was taking it pretty easy .... except when I just HAD to see if I could catch the other two cyclist about 1/2 mile in front!
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Old 10-03-04, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Cirrus
except when I just HAD to see if I could catch the other two cyclist about 1/2 mile in front!
That sounds good.

I also suffer from "puppy dog who can't resist chasing the tennis ball" syndrome
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Old 10-03-04, 06:57 AM
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If think it's about time the Aussie thread got it's own forum.....
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Old 10-03-04, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie

Apperently Ross Smith in Prahran is good (and expensive).

Yep.
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Old 10-03-04, 05:22 PM
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Hey Hitchy....did you see your bike spent about 100 miles off the front of the elite bunch at the Worlds?

Gotta be happy with that.....
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Originally Posted by ed073
Hey Hitchy....did you see your bike spent about 100 miles off the front of the elite bunch at the Worlds?

Gotta be happy with that.....

.....yeah & 'my man' thor was pretty active in the TDF on his as well...great bike...but mine needs an 'engine' upgrade!......speaking of...I saw the '05 colour scheme in a brochure at SBR last week (when i was there whinging about my keo's AGAIN!)......they've changed the colours a little, new fork, other than that its the same frame.......the distributor is gunna have some for the Bike show 23 &24 Oct...hopefully the 585 as well.......waddiya reckon my chances of conning the keo's out of the distributor at the show & tell them to just charge SBR!....

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Originally Posted by Hitchy
.....yeah & 'my man' thor was pretty active in the TDF on his as well...great bike...but mine needs an 'engine' upgrade!......speaking of...I saw the '05 colour scheme in a brochure at SBR last week (when i was there whinging about my keo's AGAIN!)......they've changed the colours a little, new fork, other than that its the same frame.......the distributor is gunna have some for the Bike show 23 &24 Oct...hopefully the 585 as well.......waddiya reckon my chances of conning the keo's out of the distributor at the show & tell them to just charge SBR!....

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you ever met Guy Thompson from groupe Sportif? Cycling's answer to Dermot Brereton.
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Originally Posted by ed073
you ever met Guy Thompson from groupe Sportif? Cycling's answer to Dermot Brereton.
....never met him.....but if i ain't got my keo's by then & he's at the show....he's gunna get a mouthful from me....i swear, I'm gunna picket their stand until someone comes up with some keo's! (SBR have been blaming the distributor...we'll find out once & for all on the 23rd who's the problem)........

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Originally Posted by Hitchy
....never met him.....but if i ain't got my keo's by then & he's at the show....he's gunna get a mouthful from me....i swear, I'm gunna picket their stand until someone comes up with some keo's! (SBR have been blaming the distributor...we'll find out once & for all on the 23rd who's the problem)........

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He's teflon mate....you won't stick anything to him. You'll end up feeling like you owe them something as he zooms off in his M3.
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Originally Posted by ed073
He's teflon mate....you won't stick anything to him. You'll end up feeling like you owe them something as he zooms off in his M3.

...mate I swear...I'm not leaving till i've got some satisfaction!!....they can give me keo's or put up with me giving 'advice' to all the potential customers on the stand about the quality of their service!......especially when I paid for the farking things 5.5 mths ago!

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.......hmmmm, can only assume that Wattsy choked on his Weetbix......seeing as he wasn't there!......which was probably just as well.....the boys were 'cooking'...quickest its been for months...41.6kph ave....we had 2 current Aus champs keen to show off the new Green & gold stripes!....yiou know it's fast when everyone is strung out single file!!!...I got 'round ....just...a very helpful red light into canadian Bay Rd!......
I was there!!! I got to Le Nicks and had to buy a tube so stood in line until just before the lads shot off. I was even in the top 1/3 of the riders until the coppers (FARKEN PR*CKS) herded everyone into the back of a parked car. Wattsy looked up just in time to see everyone jumping on the brakes and then went spearing off onto the footpath. I bunny hopped the curb but then hit the concrete path with the back wheel. About 1k further I heard 'POP...pppfffftttt....pppfffftttt and noticed everyone was looking at me. I looked down to see my tyre was going flat and then looked up to see the back of the pelaton riding away...wattsy's hell Ride was over after exactly 6.55km's.

It was a lonely ride to Sorrento from there...
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Originally Posted by wattsy_rules
I was there!!! I got to Le Nicks and had to buy a tube so stood in line until just before the lads shot off. I was even in the top 1/3 of the riders until the coppers (FARKEN PR*CKS) herded everyone into the back of a parked car. Wattsy looked up just in time to see everyone jumping on the brakes and then went spearing off onto the footpath. I bunny hopped the curb but then hit the concrete path with the back wheel. About 1k further I heard 'POP...pppfffftttt....pppfffftttt and noticed everyone was looking at me. I looked down to see my tyre was going flat and then looked up to see the back of the pelaton riding away...wattsy's hell Ride was over after exactly 6.55km's.

It was a lonely ride to Sorrento from there...

G'day,

I looked for you but couldn't see you.......I think this weeks coppers were newbies...they did a couple of strange things......they went beserk (lights, sirens, screaming over the PA) when we ran an amber down toward edithvale......a couple of times they actually tried to cause an accident, they would sit in the outside lane...going slightly faster than the bunch...as soon as anyone decided to draft them to the front...they'd slam on the brakes...bloody unsociable I reckon!. Geez it was quick...handlebar tape for brekky this week!, cos they've been slow for a few months....some peckerhead came off at Olivers...most got round him......but a few got caught up.....well that's 'hell rides' over for me for awhile......Warnie next week, ATB the following Sunday tthen I'm getting orf for awhile...looking forward to the rest!

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Originally Posted by Hitchy
....never met him.....but if i ain't got my keo's by then & he's at the show....he's gunna get a mouthful from me....i swear, I'm gunna picket their stand until someone comes up with some keo's! (SBR have been blaming the distributor...we'll find out once & for all on the 23rd who's the problem)........

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I speak to distributors all the time, and they farkn hate it -- ever tried ringing Bike Sportz? hee hee

I just say: "oh, er, ah, I got your number off the manufacturer's web-site, I hope you don't mind"
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Sounds like I was fortunate to get a flat when I did. At least I had an excuse to stop...I got about 1k over Oliver's when the Hell Rider's passed me on the other side of the road...lot's of red faces amonng the pack, but man were they moving.

BTW, I road from Dromana to Blairgowrie with a bloke who was also doing a training run for Warnie. He started with the Hell Ride and said he got to the top of Oliver's first on the day but was swamped. I actually thought it was ed for a while cause he is a former Amatuer rider who spent some time in Europe riding for a club there. I worked out he wasn't ed after we discussed his ride in Warnie.

FYI Hitchy, this is his 6th and they added the extra 50k's for this ride. He reckons you'll be in unbearable pain for the first 250k's and then it'll just get worse!!
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Originally Posted by wattsy_rules

BTW, I road from Dromana to Blairgowrie with a bloke who was also doing a training run for Warnie. He started with the Hell Ride and said he got to the top of Oliver's first on the day but was swamped. !!


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