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Old 02-06-2013, 06:20 PM   #241
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Hi all.
Back from the Snowy Ride in NSW, in late November early December great ride.
Three day ride starting from Tom Groggin Station riding through single & twin track to Omeo which was our base for two days, returning to Tom Groggin & the vehicles on day 3.
Not without carnage, myself at end of day one, (left shoulder) but managed the other two days, and another rider day two dislocating his thumb rather badly necessitating a mercy dash / ride to Bairnsdale for X-rays and relocation of the offending digit.
Made it back to the cars and drove home, (two days) bourbon is a great pain killer, (but not whilst driving of course), I never drink and drive / ride I always end up spilling it!?!
Had a great ride in some spectacular country, still cool riding, (it snowed at one of the lookouts)!
Crossed countless flowing creeks, drowned a few bikes, (not the unstoppable DRZ), magic riding on loam single track and twin track, some rock stuff like the Flinders as well.
After returning home, some physio the offending shoulder showed no signs of recovery, off to the doc, ultrasounds, x-rays, specialist, MRI & $$$ later, the specialist says my shoulders stuffed!
Torn all ligaments / muscle over the top half so reconstructive surgery is next on my list of things to do, oh joy & a lengthy recovery. I can still ride the bike but have to lift my left arm onto the bars with my right arm??!!?? Well doc says no riding for a while.
Feeling a bit depressed about the whole thing, the only consoling factor being that according to the specialist I did about 50% of the damage about three years ago so this off was just the ďstraw that broke the camelís backĒ.
Found out Wednesday when the surgery is, (two days in hospital), still a novelty, Iím 51 and never been to hospital ever! Well once 51 years ago donít, remember that?
This puts me out of the Classic Trev, so my bunk is up for grabs in the dorm if anyone wants it.
Pissed off about the Classic but thatís the least of my worries at present, Iím looking at 6 weeks in a sling & 8-12 months not working and no bikes, so Iím out of the picture for a while, thinking about selling bikes and re purchasing in a year or so.
Anyway have a good Classic all.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:55 PM   #242
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Jeez Brett, hope recovery is as fast as it can be ....................... for some one of your age

Sounds a fantastic ride.

Hope you took lots of piccies, so can relive the enjoyment of the ride and not the pain, during rehabilitation

All the best with the op.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:06 PM   #243
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Poor bugga Brett, been thru a bit of that myself but only both shoulders not that its a competition or anything

Don't worry mate, we'll get by without you . Good luck with the op and all.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:15 PM   #244
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Another one

Trev could you add another person to the dorm list for FSS. Managed to persuade a colleague of mine to join in. He's a very experienced rider who's also an alcoholic insomniac. He should fit in fine.

Any prob's let me know
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:18 PM   #245
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Trev could you add another person to the dorm list for FSS. Managed to persuade a colleague of mine to join in. He's a very experienced rider who's also an alcoholic insomniac. He should fit in fine.

Any prob's let me know
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As it turns out BR, a dorm bed has just become available......no probs.

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:16 AM   #246
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[QUOTE=masterbrewer;20666419]Jeez Brett, hope recovery is as fast as it can be ....................... for some one of your age

Sounds a fantastic ride.


Hope you took lots of pics, so can relive the enjoyment of the ride and not the pain, during rehabilitation
All the best with the op.[



Thatís the other bummer, took about 3 pics then my camera died, but all the other guys on the ride have sent me theirs so will up load them when in recovery mode.
The big pisser is the recovery time after the op. And lost income, so you may see a Tiger with a trailer down the beach selling ice creams (or other great invalid business opportunities!!???

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #247
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Just a reminder that there is a cabin available due to Bergdonk's knee op and being unable to attend. Ring Angorichina Village direct to book it if it suits you. Camping is great but we haven't had a wet Classic yet!

Let us know on here if you grab it.

Only a bit over seven weeks to go.........
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:52 AM   #248
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:56 AM   #249
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I've been through the PAR's when wet and it's great fun, it's just the camping that could be a PITA. The new 'beer garden' should take care of the evening activities if damp.........
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:40 AM   #250
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Cant Go !! Bugga !!!

Hi TJ,

I cant believe I am typing this.. But I found out today that I cant get time off work during the Flinders Dates, so I wont be coming.. I was so looking forward to it.


Boss is going on a Cruise with his wife, so I have to be at work.

Sorry guys !!!

Next year !!!


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Old 02-11-2013, 12:53 AM   #251
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they're dropping off like flies
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:20 AM   #252
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they're dropping off like flies

dont worry McStud ya two favourite bitches will still be there........

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:50 AM   #253
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Hi TJ,

I cant believe I am typing this.. But I found out today that I cant get time off work during the Flinders Dates, so I wont be coming.. I was so looking forward to it.


Boss is going on a Cruise with his wife, so I have to be at work.

Sorry guys !!!

Next year !!!


Cheers.

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No problems at all Craig. Keep your eyes peeled for 2014, it will be around the same time of the year.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:53 AM   #254
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I have no problem with that Macca, it's got to better than last year when 15 or so just didn't turn up, at least we're getting apologies......plans change, sh*t happens. There will still be over 100 there....have you tried cooking 350 slices of steakettes, 250 snags and slicing/cooking 15 kg of onions???????? I don't mind if a few drop off....
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:13 PM   #255
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yeh i spose thats true,

anyway i just organised time off work for the TFS, and possibly sunday so put me as a definate. powered site for the time being mate,

if i have the van will be after a powered site
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