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Old 01-19-2014, 05:43 AM   #31
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One thing which I found helped me - Zolpidem from my travel kit for the first few nights. I don't think I would have fallen asleep otherwise.

I wonder if a riding collar would have helped. It seems like overkill going at slow speeds on a little dirt bike where the risk is about the same as mountain biking. But I crashed when standing still.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:33 AM   #32
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Good news. After one year my spirometry and treadmill stress tests were normal and as good as (in fact better than - maybe I was trying harder?) previous health tests, so the doctor who is also head of the Singapore Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine Center gave me today a "Certificate of Fitness to Dive", subject to 20m / 66ft depth and valid for one year. This is his baby:


There are several patients inside. A technician is at the controls. I took this photo an hour ago.

I'm riding to Thailand and Cambodia next week, to look at the fishes. I asked him what the symptoms of barotrauma are. He said, first you get chest pain. Then you pass out. Then it’s up to the care you receive.

I think I'll just look at the fishes in shallow water, and have a beer on the boat afterwards.
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:50 AM   #33
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Ride report with a twist, if an unfortunate one.
Whilst on a ride in the Cardomom mountains my friend had a fairly bad crash, he was trucked back to Phnom Penh and was taken to what was said to be the best Thai run hospital there. After $700 for checkup and x-rays he was told just bad bruising. When he returned to Australia x-ray revealed 2 broken ribs
It looked good over there though looking forward to it.
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:33 AM   #34
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Wow, great pic's and story....

Reminds me of both my trip to Myanmar and my dislocated clavicle....
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:44 AM   #35
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I should add I survived four post-crash scuba-dives to 12 m / 40 ft in Thailand and Cambodia last month:



So back to normal, I hope!
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