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Old 04-03-2014, 03:15 AM   #4981
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All those years of being a good boy, eating well, exercising, staying away from bad women, and this is what happens.
That's your problem right there ...

Bad women may break your heart, but they're generally pretty good at keeping arteries unblocked ...

Get well ...
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:35 AM   #4982
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Dennis

Well done, good to hear. Just don't expect it to automatically help with heart attack risk. 12 hours after I had my attack I did a stress test on the treadmill that took my heart rate well over 200, no chest pain, no problems.

Now I have a picture of one of my main arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle showing it was 80-90% blocked. Not sure how that can happen, but it did.

It could still turn out that the 'heart attack' wasn't one at all. Just lucky the scan found the blockage, either way.

Steve, I'm feeling fine, even after the op, just don't actually have a registered bike at the moment. I'm sure I'll sell that VStrom one day.

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If it's any help -

Our family has a lot of experience with heart disease. My grandad was dead by mid 40s, my aunts, uncles and cousins all have varying grades of trouble too. My old man had his first heart attack when I was about 9. Then another when I was about 12. Then a 3rd when I was in my teens. He's never been more than about 80kg. In his mid 60's now, and has 6 bypasses.

To the best of my knowledge, he still plays home handyman (for two homes), roughhouses with the dog in the yard, and mows the lawn on hot days. He doesn't go running marathons, but even after stent number 2 I still remember him climbing up Mt Tibrogargan up on the Sunny coast (google it, you'll see why I think it's noteworthy ).

My point? Plenty of stuff you can do to prevent it getting worse. But don't lose hope that the 'damage' done so far is necessarily going to hold you back. I'd sure as shit swap you my heart for your right arm (not that you'd want either).
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:27 PM   #4983
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Geeze pete What was the advice from the Doc?
After seeing the program "Eat, Fast and Live Longer" I thought I'd give the alternate days fasting a try. I didn't do it for weight loss but because of the cell repair benefits so didn't check what I weighed to start but have probably lost 10-15 kilos and have never felt better.
Apparently people are now calling it the 5:2 diet where you only have to restrict your calories to 600 on two separate days a week.
I've stayed with the alternate days as I found it so easy and don't even bother strictly calculating calories, but 600 a day is not really fasting anyway.
Getting a younger dog and having to take him for long walks and bike rides would have helped too.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:00 PM   #4984
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On a bike related matter, I am adding an 08 wr 450 to the stable this weekend.
It's my 3rd wr but I hope the suspension doesnt need $1200 spent on it like the 690 did. .

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Old 04-03-2014, 04:08 PM   #4985
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Health and weather

I'm in the bandwagon too! After being diagnosed diabetic last Aug, I've changed to a low carb/sugar diet, lost 11kg (well on track for 10% weight loss in 12 months), mild meds to reduce BP to mid 120's from 140-150.

Again, family history, over 40, and overweight, I knew I had the barrel of diabetes pointed straight at me, hence the pre-diabetes testing I was doing every month. So I picked it up in a matter of weeks that things had started to change / get worse. I don't feel any better health wise, in fact I feel like I get tired quicker and more often (insulin lacks the ability to transfer glucose to the cells, that's what I think it must be?) Early and agressive treatment is the latest proposed trend in management, hence the large doses of Metformin, BP meds, diet and weight loss are keeping my blood sugar (BGL) at around 7-8mmol. (5-7 is "normal"). I was 21mmol the day it snuck up on me, thanks to a Hungry Jacks combo meal!

But from the more frequent testing I do now, I can honestly say when I do longer off-road rides, my BGL drops to under 7 and is in the "normal" band. I get off the bike after a day ride and I'm in the 6's. The exercise, food and water intake model when riding is definately good for my health! When I retire and spend more days riding, I should be even healther, right into my old age!

Now, the weather. Gaerne Adventure boots, 2 years old. "Waterpoof". Ummm,....No! And this was only 25 mins into work this morning. Think I might have a claim under the new Consumer Law as "Not fit for purpose described"??
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:10 PM   #4986
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On a bike related matter, I am adding an 08 wr 450 to the stable this weekend.
It's my 3rd wr but I hope the suspension doesnt need $1200 spent on it like the 690 did. .

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The alloy frame WR450s have cheap forks with a poppet valve and coil spring instead of a proper valve body and shim stack. They don't work very well. One of the few that NEED gold valves. And likely springs F&R. Once done, they work pretty good.

Shameless plug, Frank is coming down again to Numeralla at the end of May if you want anything done.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:26 PM   #4987
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Ill see how it is and how much I hate it, but I may take up that offer Steve.
Before considering it seriously I would need to know how much coin it would be roughly

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Old 04-03-2014, 04:31 PM   #4988
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Ill see how it is and how much I hate it, but I may take up that offer Steve.
Before considering it seriously I would need to know how much coin it would be roughly

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Of course, call Frank and he'll explain. But ride first for sure.

If you know your geared up weight, or at least naked and add 10 kgs for gear, then he'll advise on springs. 02 4620 9020. Tell him it'll happen at Numeralla, its cheaper that way.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:58 PM   #4989
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Tell him it'll happen at Numeralla, its cheaper that way.
And you get a complimentary egg and bacon sandwich ...
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:03 PM   #4990
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Thanks fellas will do. Egg and bacon roll you say.. im there

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Old 04-04-2014, 12:18 AM   #4991
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After seeing the program "Eat, Fast and Live Longer" I thought I'd give the alternate days fasting a try. I didn't do it for weight loss but because of the cell repair benefits so didn't check what I weighed to start but have probably lost 10-15 kilos and have never felt better.
Apparently people are now calling it the 5:2 diet where you only have to restrict your calories to 600 on two separate days a week.
I've stayed with the alternate days as I found it so easy and don't even bother strictly calculating calories, but 600 a day is not really fasting anyway.
Getting a younger dog and having to take him for long walks and bike rides would have helped too.
Dave, the GP doesn't know about it yet, he's off on another long holiday, and I went direct to emergency anyway. I'm using Dr Google as my consultant at the moment.

Ron, I may well get onto the FAST diet as well, as my wife has started it. I certainly don't need to lose any weight, but like the theory that it mimics how our bodies evolved to handle food surplus/shortages.

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Old 04-05-2014, 04:53 AM   #4992
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Of course, call Frank and he'll explain. But ride first for sure.

If you know your geared up weight, or at least naked and add 10 kgs for gear, then he'll advise on springs. 02 4620 9020. Tell him it'll happen at Numeralla, its cheaper that way.
The bike has 5.7 teknik shock spring fitted, and in the box of goodies there is some fork springs. I will have a closer look for identifying marks tomorrow.
I think the 5.7 spring will be ok as I am 90kg without gear or near 100 with.
Tomorrow when a mate comes over I will check rider sag.
Very happy with the bike for what it cost me. The jetting needs sorting and I think I will get a JD kit, had one in my 05 wr 450 and it was great.


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Old 04-05-2014, 09:33 PM   #4993
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:56 AM   #4994
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Originally from MikesXS in Florida, $80+ new, plus about $60+ freight, UPS don't miss ya!!!
Good shocks, last well - 50-60K on both bikes, only just replaced the ones on '81SH, it's been over some rough roads with 200kg+ loads in the last 5-6 years, can't complain about price
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Originally from MikesXS in Florida, $80+ new, plus about $60+ freight, UPS don't miss ya!!!
Good shocks, last well - 50-60K on both bikes, only just replaced the ones on '81SH, it's been over some rough roads with 200kg+ loads in the last 5-6 years, can't complain about price
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