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Offline LWC82PE

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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2011, 09:00:53 PM »
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If you really wish to finish your bike must be new or as new otherwise you just pissing into the wind.

Doesnt mean it has to be a 2011 model though, it could be a 1987 model fully restored mechanically and cosmetically (where cosmetics play a part in things mechanically eg im talking about having things plated and painted so they do nut rust up etc)
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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2011, 09:15:43 PM »
Holeshot ,I dont remember the long uphill but i do remember a long downhill that was steep as shit & took forever to get down,I started out on the pegs but ended up sitting down before the bottom as i was too knackered to stand up any longer, you must have been a few minutes behind me as i remember GE passing me, so you would have also,hope i didn't get in your way  :)

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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2011, 10:50:09 PM »
yeah i remember that downhill
it was a pretty tough 4 day
people these days get it easy
we used to do 280klm in a day
start at 8.00 finish at about 4.30
all the victorian enduros, riding in snow at stockmans
and freezing huge river crossings at the alpine,
so cold sometimes when we came into control to wait for our time to come up
you would put your gloves on the engine and stand around the time keepers fire brrrrrrrrrrr
your feet were soaked and you could not feel your toes
but it was good fun and good training for the 4 and 6 day ;)
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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2012, 10:16:17 PM »
It's nearly here now Nathan. Hope your all fit and ready
Good luck.
I should see you on day 4 if you make it through.
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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2012, 10:27:41 PM »
Good luck Nathan.  What bike are riding?
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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2012, 10:54:29 PM »
2011 Husky XC150, bike #204. The bike is spread out all over the garage floor right now, of course...

I'm fitter than I've been in years - which is not to say that I am particularly fit, just better than I have been. Riding the pushy at lunch time, eating better, drinking a lot less, etc.
A few weeks back I was diagnosed with Gilbert's Syndrome - a supposedly inconsequential genetic disorder that 5~10% of the population have. The official story is that it means nothing, however there's a ton of commonly associated side-effects - some of which I suffer from.
In an ironic twist, discovering that I've got this thing has actually allowed me to understand WTF has been happening, and I've already worked out ways to minimise it. This has been a big help. :)

Raced the Nowra 8-hour Pony Express last weekend. It was a tough, unrelenting bastard of an event. I rode conservatively to avoid damaging myself*, but I think I was the only person disappointed to miss out on doing another lap, and was functioning perfectly at the end of the day and on Monday, so I'm taking it as a positive.
My biggest worry now, is my usual problem of riding too slowly on trail sections and using up too much late time. For a number of reasons, I'm always very reluctant to push on trail sections, and simply lack the talent to just cruise along...  ::)

We'll see what happens from here.

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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2012, 06:57:52 AM »
Good luck Nathan , you can do it  8)

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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2012, 07:06:31 AM »
Best of luck Nathan im sure you will finish it   :) however a real bloke would do it on a vintage bike  ;D

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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2012, 11:16:02 AM »
A few weeks back I was diagnosed with Gilbert's Syndrome - a supposedly inconsequential genetic disorder that 5~10% of the population have. The official story is that it means nothing, however there's a ton of commonly associated side-effects - some of which I suffer from.

That could explain a few things :P :P :P :P

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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2012, 11:36:22 AM »
Interesting to note that it took getting back into racing-or getting a bit fitter- actually found another problem that you had.
I too had some trouble getting fit when I came back to passengering-actually before that I went for a bike ride with my son who was training for his x country.
Cut to the chase I rode about a mile and was storked so went off to the doc for a quick check. Turned out I had contracted a lung dis-order that needed attention and I was 'lucky' to have caught it early.
So, in a way, I can attribute VMX to a longer and healthier life-thus far at least :D :D :D
I might add that from going back to the outfits I now am able to do more things more flexibly like squatting down to open the roller door in the morning at work etc... and I feel lots better over all.   

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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2012, 02:54:53 PM »

A few weeks back I was diagnosed with Gilbert's Syndrome - a supposedly inconsequential genetic disorder that 5~10% of the population have. The official story is that it means nothing, however there's a ton of commonly associated side-effects - some of which I suffer from.
In an ironic twist, discovering that I've got this thing has actually allowed me to understand WTF has been happening, and I've already worked out ways to minimise it. This has been a big help. :)



I was diagnosed with that thirty years ago and had totally forgotten that I had it until now.  What were your side affects and how did you minimise it?

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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2012, 03:34:01 PM »
Good luck Nate. ;D
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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2012, 07:52:06 PM »
Thanks for all of the well-wishes.

Off at stupid-o'clock tomorrow morning. I think everything is under control, but tomorrow night will be spent teaching myself how to change tyres with mousse tubes...  ::) ...  :D



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crash n bern, there's a ton of things "commonly associated" with GS. For me, jaundice, occasional lethargy/muddle-headness, (mild) IBS, and abdominal pains are the main ones. If I include my siblings, we can nail virtually the entire list. It's also been very easy to figure out the genetic path in my family through the symptoms (including to my son...), even though I'm the only one to be formally diagnosed...

I'll post up more when I've got more time.
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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2012, 08:26:30 PM »
Nathan ... too late to change your mind now  ;D   Go out and enjoy the experience and fill us in when you get back .   Good luck 

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Re: I want to do the Four Day.
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2012, 08:50:36 PM »
Best of luck Nathan. Good on you for having a go!

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