Well That Was a Surprise...

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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by mrslackloin » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:56 pm

Good to hear Dave. I'll pencil you in for a New Year's ride up to Maiala ;)

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Re: One Small Step For Me....One Giant Leap For Me Toooo

Post by jjscsix » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:25 pm

Aussie Dave wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:39 pm
:D ...... After a disappointing visit to my local GP (not Dr Rock :lol: ) - no letter of authority to drive :x - I phoned the big hospital to ask what was happening....... and they were surprised I was waiting for a letter :roll: .

So they don't write/email advising when/if a patient is able/not to drive....... weird or what :!:

Anyway, the nice pacemaker tech Dr guy said my 6 month period had ended the day before and that I was 'good to go' :D ....... and reminded me that if my little friend (the implanted defibrillator) ever fired up, I would be off the road again for another 6 months....... which I took to mean - be careful and go steady...... little steps...... 8-)

So, my first little step went well - I drove 100mtrs to my local fuel station and filled up with fresh petrol at (luckily) the low end of the price cycle (today $1.25/Ltr vs recent weeks $1.69/Ltr :mrgreen: ) and then a 1km backstreet drive home to the calm of my driveway and garage........ :D

One small step for me after 9 months of being sidelined as a passenger in daily life..... I felt like I had just done my first solo drive after passing my licence test way back when I was a 17yo...... :lol:

It Felt Good........ but until I get my head back up to speed (eg blocking distractions, doing stuff automatically like we do without realizing, etc etc), it might be a while before I am tempted to do an early morning quiet ride on my GT........ did I say quiet..... the Gt puts out a bark in stock trim..... oh well, the roads are quiet at 5am (no traffic).... :lol:....... and the school holiday period has just started so there should be less traffic soon.

Cheers from the 'invalid' :lol:
Congratulations Dave!
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by pk1 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:49 am

Whoop,whoop no stopping you now Dave👍👌😎🏍

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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks guys...... it's been a long haul, full of setbacks and scary sensations, but I've had my second drive - no big deal for anyone.. except me.. :lol: .... but I felt heaps more in tune with the traffic. So it looks like I'll rapidly get back to full speed...... and then...... :mrgreen: ....... the bike ...... 8-) .

:D
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:00 am

Aussie Dave wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:04 pm
Thanks guys...... it's been a long haul, full of setbacks and scary sensations, but I've had my second drive - no big deal for anyone.. except me.. :lol: .... but I felt heaps more in tune with the traffic. So it looks like I'll rapidly get back to full speed...... and then...... :mrgreen: ....... the bike ...... 8-) .

:D
Great news Dave, glad your mobile again, ride safe my Aussie mate.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:34 am

Ahhhhhhh,...... that felt gooood,........ took the Tucson down the highway to have coffee with my world traveling bike mates :D . I was thinking I'd need more time to grind the rust off my brain-cogs, but after 4 short drives (and a grand total of 53kms :lol:),...... I'm rapidly getting my mojo back 8-) .

Now where'd I put those GT Keys........ :lol: ;).

Been a long slow year :roll: ........ thanks for your company (on-line)...... here's wishing everybody all the best for Chrissy and the New Year :).

Maybe soon I can post some ride photos instead of just being a misery-guts.... :lol:
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by mick shere » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:54 am

Great news Dave as the man said take it steady :D
Hows your body strength for maneuvering the beastie around?

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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:25 am

Cheers Mick,

I'm feeling good...... so it looks like I'm at long last starting to return to normal. I already do 2-3 kms walking and lift 10kg loads (eg washing/shopping etc) but i'm still not confident about crawling under cars/bikes and raising a sweat doing hard work....... I'm driving around in my Tucson like nothing has changed - so that makes me :D (and it is airconditioned....... :lol: ).

Once this inflamed shoulder clears there is nothing stopping me getting back on the Gt..... but i intend to be very careful as I don't want any more setbacks. It's disgustingly hot and humid now so riding can only be a 5am activity unless we get a startlingly cool day ;)

I am a shopping centre addict now - cool aircon and at this time of year.... lots and lots of very nice young things to peek at.... :lol: ...... but i have to get my GT down to the bike shop to do the service updates and brake recall so my main thought is getting fully fit to ride again :mrgreen:
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by DaveNZ » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:38 pm

Im so glad for you Dave, firstly that you got the life saving treatment. I got a call yesterday morning from my sister inlaw to say my youngest brother had died, he has had a year of heart problems, due to a botched shoulder operation that never happened, his heart stopped for 25 minutes while he was under anaesthetic, the continuous jump starts then the big needle to get it pumping damaged his heart to beyond repair. He died sitting on his couch talking to a mate. 43 years old, too young. Now the horrible part begins.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by mick shere » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:17 pm

That is horrendous news, what a waste. All the very best to you and your family.

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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by DaveNZ » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:33 am

mick shere wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:17 pm
That is horrendous news, what a waste. All the very best to you and your family.
Thanx Mick, much appreciated. He was the baby of the family, the youngest of 8 children. Im going to miss him. As much as he was a pain in the arse, i got many laughs from him.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:54 pm

:( So sorry to hear about your brother Dave....... a huge loss to your family and friends at such an early age.

Reading about the surgery made me think I was very lucky to survive my time on the table......

Sincere condolences to you and your family and friends.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by jjscsix » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:18 pm

DaveNZ wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:33 am
mick shere wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:17 pm
That is horrendous news, what a waste. All the very best to you and your family.
Thanx Mick, much appreciated. He was the baby of the family, the youngest of 8 children. Im going to miss him. As much as he was a pain in the arse, i got many laughs from him.
Very sorry to hear this. My condolences Dave.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Rock » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:50 pm

So sorry Dave. MY condolences to you and your family. Hearing things like this make me hate doctors.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:56 pm

mrslackloin wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:56 pm
Good to hear Dave. I'll pencil you in for a New Year's ride up to Maiala ;)

Cheers Mark...... I'm trying...... doing the kms walking...... been down to Springwood to show them I'm still alive (in my car :roll: )..... and to let them know I will be in for my recalls and change brake & crutch fluids (they've gone black due a year of inactivity) and I guess an early oil change even though the oil is still light brown like new colour (they can put my K&N airfilter in too so the GT might boogie even better.... :lol: ....)

Just being held up by my shoulder issue...... so 2019 is probably a great guess, and it's just a couple of weeks away....... :)

Hmmmm, might have to celebrate with a 'comfort' seat for xmas.... :?: ..... depends on ow much $ they want :lol:
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:31 pm

:lol: :roll: ..... no surprise, the comfort set is $340aus rider pad only - at least it is in stock in the KTM warehouse, but Im unable to inspect/touch/try before I buy...... and there are some comments either way, eg, very good or not very good....... so I'll stick to my oem seat pad as it is fine for me.

Ps.... I got steered onto the 'KTM forum' - there's quite a lively bunch of guys over there...... forum is a bit big/complex but seems to have many GT owners onboard.

:)
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Prev loves...Capo1200TP-014, CBR11xx-002, 2xFZR1000genisis-94, FJ1200-89, FJ1100-84, XS1100P, VF1000F-83, CX500, VF750S, KZ1000J1-81, KZ1000ST-79, CB750F2-77, CB360T-74, CB175.. started it all in 1974 ;)

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