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  1. Sorry to hear about your injury, Bruce. Looks like a clean fracture which should heal nice and quickly. Let me know if you have any questions, mate. Otherwise, all the best with your recovery. Cheers
  2. Hey Scott, I used BikesOnly to freight my 530 up to Brisbane. They weren't too expensive and the bike was delivered within 4 days of pickup. Here's a link: https://www.bikesonly.com.au/ It looks like the move to the Sunshine Coast has been the perfect decision! Look forward to catching up next time we're up there. All the best with getting your bike up to the SC, mate! Cheers!
  3. Sounds like a good plan, Doug. One thing to keep in mind is that surgeons are like mechanics - they aren't all good at what they do, so it's best if you have a medical professional who can advise you about who is the best in the industry. If you have a great GP, then ask them who they recommend. Otherwise, let me know if you need a hand with finding a good surgeon, and I'll ping you the names of the people who we use with our patients. All the best, Doug. I look forward to hearing how things go. Cheers, Rus
  4. You're very welcome, Doug. Feel free to pop any questions through at any time. All the best with your recovery, mate.
  5. Hey Doug, Sorry to hear about your knee injury. It's good to hear that you've been able to return to normal activity. Given that you're talking about choosing not to go with surgery, I assumed that you have been diagnosed with a full rupture of the ACL. I'm not sure if you've sustained damage to any other structures of your knee (such as cartilage), but that will also affect your long term function. The ACL and PCL help to stabilise the knee when the upper leg is rotating while the foot is planted on the ground, such as changing direction; and when forces cause the femur (thigh bon
  6. How many years have you been riding for ? I think 5 years (maybe 6 years) What was your very first bike ? 2009 KTM 530 EXC-R What is your current bike ? 2018 Sherco 125 SER Six Days Do you have a childhood bike you would like to buy and restore ? Unfortunately no - I only started riding in my 40s Are you a 2 stroke or 4 stroke person ? I love 2 strokes Where was your favorite forum ride ? Macca's Grampians Ride & DirtGirlie's Birthday Ride in Beechworth What is your favorite forum memory ? Has to be my first desert ride with Arbo up at Yaapeet How
  7. Happy belated birthday, Cruiser! It looks like you spent it in the best way, mate. I'm sorry I missed the ride. Hopefully I can catch the next one. Many happy returns, mate.
  8. Nice work Cobraone! It sounds like you caught the compression early enough for traction to be an effective strategy for your back. I wish that all spinal cases could be that simple, but unfortunately that doesn't happen frequently enough. The best practitioners don't automatically jump straight to the most invasive treatment methods, such as surgery. They will try conservative treatment options to start with, and ramp things up if those simple treatment methods don't work. Physicians know that most conditions will resolve themselves with time, so they send people home with mild medications to
  9. Hey Gooba, It sounds like your recovery is going really well. The wrist will take longer to recover due to the fact that there are so many joints. Doing plenty of hand and forearm strength work will increase the stability of the joints and should eliminate that last bit of pain that you're experiencing. If the pain persists then you might need to see a hand specialist OT who will be able to sort things out for you asap (TAC should cover the treatments with the OT). I didn't have any pain during my first ride back. I was really careful about my rehab and didn't want to risk having l
  10. Hey Gooba, I fractured my left radius with an ulna dislocation last year on the Dartmouth Fundraiser. I had surgery to have a plate put in for the radius. The fracture healed quickly (within the first 12-16 weeks), but the dislocation took much longer to recover (around 9 months). I had a very good team looking after me (Surgeon was Andrew Oppy - highly recommended for any riders with this kind of injury), and my OT was Hayley at Re-Wired (also highly recommended). I've been very critical of TAC in the past (working with patients who had trouble with them), so I have to admit that th
  11. Quick note (for the interest of the riderz who have been diagnosed with bulging discs): Even though you may have been diagnosed with bulging intervertebral discs, they may not be the cause of your lower back pain. There are many people who have bulging discs, but do not have pain. The pain (from the bulging disc) only comes about when the nerve is impinged (there can be pain before the nerve is impinged, but it's from the muscle (not the nerve) which is NOT caused by the bulging disc. Coming back to your case, Walkahz, the findings of the L5-S1 bulge is considered a degenerative conditio
  12. Hey Walkahz, Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your back, mate. There can be a number of factors involved with back pain, so trying to find a solution can be a little hit and miss if the treatments aren't directed at knocking all the factors on the head. The first step to recovery is to get a solid diagnosis to determine exactly what is wrong. This takes the guesswork out of what needs to be treated, and how (type of treatment) it gets treated. Bike example: I have problems with the handling on my front end. Is the problem simply tyre pressure? Or do I need new tyres? Or do
  13. I think Phil might oblige if you ask him nicely
  14. I'll put the suggestion to Robyn and John, mate
  15. Brilliant! Thanks for that Adam. Thanks Frank! We had trivia questions for Saturday night but we couldn't do it because of the fishing group and the raffle that was going on. Next year we'll do it on the Friday night.