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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:41 pm

Actually it was a certificate for completing CPR.

but you were close, I was on my way to Newtown to get an X-ray
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby vander » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:57 am

Hope you got in quick for the ken dinnerville just went on to sign up for it to find out it was full within 15minutes.
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:17 pm

Even during those 15 minutes some missed out as the credit card charging system was playing up.

I was intending to apply while I was on the train but I forgot my iphone cable and couldn't do the internet on the train, but fortunately I reached work at 9.05am, just in time.
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby ft_critical » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:23 pm

vander wrote:Hope you got in quick for the ken dinnerville just went on to sign up for it to find out it was full within 15minutes.


Nope it was 13min according to the people I rang at Cycling NSW. My meeting finished at 0940, so I was way out of luck. :cry:
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:43 pm

I got mine about 9.10am
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:15 pm

Um, not looking good for Ken Dinnerval

Looks like my collar bone will be getting plated
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:22 pm

My bad, its not until Sun 27 May 12, so I should be right
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:20 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Looks like my collar bone will be getting plated


What's the long term outlook for it Mike? :(

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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:54 pm

Back from the specalist. Getting it plated is now optional

So basically I have two options and both are wrong

Either way I'm looking at another 4 weeks
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:00 pm

After fully reviewing it I definitely need it to be plated. Seeing another specialist on Monday, with the viewpoint of getting it done on Tuesday
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:21 pm

Sorry to hear that Mike! :(

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:39 am

Collarbone plated yesterday, it included a bone graft.

4 hours sleep, had a morphine injection at 4am, but it didn't help me get back to sleep. Trying breakfast TV now
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby Strawburger » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:53 am

Hope it is a success!

as for sleep, if brekky tv fails, you always have the lunch to mid arvo tv as a backup :lol:
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:23 am

Wow just chucked big time
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby Abby » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:30 am

When I had my collarbone plated (about 14 months ago?), the nurse warned me when I was on the post-op morphine NOT to eat anything.

"You'll be sorry" she said. "Trust me - everyone throws up..."

Of course, I ate something. And guess what happened..... She came in to help me and said, "You boys - you never believe a nurse who's seen it a hundred times before..." :oops:

Best of luck with the recovery Mike. I know how hard it is - but do the right thing and its all good (eventually!).... :)

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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:55 am

I'm home now, but its a veg out day, probably tomorrow too

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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby ft_critical » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:45 pm

mikesbytes wrote:I'm home now, but its a veg out day, probably tomorrow too

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Sorry Mike, it looks like you bought a pet lizard. We need better quality than that.
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:35 pm

That's what the xray looks like
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:09 pm

I've restarted spin classes and commuting. Happy with that, its only been 2 1/2 weeks
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:49 am

The classes are going fine, I've added bike commuting on a borrowed flat bar bike and will probably migrate to my fixie next week, assuming my test on Sunday goes ok - 80 on the race bike, to test the shoulder out.

Legs are a bit dead, presumably an indicator that my fitness has taken a small hit. Suspect they will bounce back pretty quick. Thinking about doing the 170 at blaney to Bathurst for a fitness assessment
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:42 pm

Another milestone, did my first training ride, the clubs Sunday ride. It was also my first ride on a race bike. Conclusion, a little soreness in the shoulder, but not an issue. Legs despite being rooted prior provided good power. A noticeable drop in cardio fitness which I expect to bounce back pretty quick.

Can't be anything but very happy with that result
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:06 pm

I've entered Blaney to Bathurst (B2B) cycle sport-if on the 22nd, the new 170k route. To act as a fitness test. In 2009 I broke 5 ribs and punctured a lung, the 110k B2B was my returning fitness test, so I'll use the new 170k route for this year as my comparative. I've put myself in the 35-40kph group
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:46 pm

To early to decide on Grafton for this year Mike?

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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:21 pm

Grafton is in October I'm assuming, I will be fully fit by then, pretty sure I'll be there

Goals at the moment are the NSW ITT and TTT champs
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:07 pm

That's good and good luck with the NSW Champs.

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