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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:49 pm 
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Rightyho, I have been struggling a bit with the side-affects of the Chemo, which I assume is the extra Targeting Cetuximab. Apart from all the usual side-affects, I had the sensation of the Flu coming on, and thought to myself that I could do without all this. I was told that Cetuximab would also give me a rash in my face, back and chest, and Acne like spots. I look like frigging elephant man now :shock: .

I have Oncology tomorrow, and if my bloods are okay, I commence cycle number 3 on Thursday.

Anyway, in other news; after the horrendous weather over the weekend, the conditions improved considerably here in West Berkshire...... and so did I.

I went a bit further out today taking in Cold Ash, Bucklebury, Bradfield, Theale and back home along the A4. I am astonished at the mid power-band torque of this bike. Even in 6th, it has staggering usable acceleration. It is obscenely quick. I’m becoming more confident now, but there are areas where I can see that I need to improve – it’s an advantage to me that I can recognise where I could do better.

I’ve only been out on it three times, but I’ve already cleaned it twice!


My driveway….. only joking :wink: ; it’s a very smart farm and stables about 4 miles from my place. While I was there taking the pictures, a very posh lady jumped into her 4x4 (just visible in the middle distance) and came blasting up the drive. I thought I was in for a bit of grief, but she politely asked if I was in need of some help – bless her.

ImageZX6R 180220 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

I do wear gloves btw, I just took them off to do the camera timer.

ImageZX6R 180220_10 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:54 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:37 pm 
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In tomorrow's edition, Pip rides up Everest in 2 hours.


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 Post subject: Re: Nearly there....
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:47 pm 
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enjoying the updates.... hope this weather improves soon


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:07 am 
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Envious of you getting out. Still decorating here. If the weather improves....

Had a zx9 back in 99. Scared me. Way too easy to go very quickly.


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 Post subject: Re: Nearly there....
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:23 pm 
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You are an inspiration. Just booked gt550 in for an mot. Sorn at present. Too grotty for bonneville. Enjoy the rides.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:52 am 
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Cheers everyone, and thank you Jason. Crikey a ZX9 must be crazy fast.

I must say that I am disappointed at how dirty the bike gets with just a little bit of water and muck on the roads. I've only been out on it three times, but I've cleaned it twice already!

The place where I did my refresher course also have an accessory shop where I've bought a few knick-knacks, and both the owner and his son have commented that they are surprised to see me out on a bike in February. I said to them that you have to remember that I am a hardened cyclists who for decades has chosen not to own a car. Every journey I make is out in the elements, so it doesn't really bother me as much as it may bother some.

In other news: I had a very complicated meeting with Oncology yesterday, and my Consultant has decided that my 3rd cycle should be delayed for a week :( . My blood count is okay now following the G-CSF White Blood Cell boosting injections, but when she saw how I had reacted to the Targeting Chemo Drug Cetuximab, together with the Flu like symptoms that I had experience and only a couple of days feeling okay-ish, she said that I need a break from treatment. I didn't tell her I was out on a motorbike the day before :oops: .

She has given me four more different anti-side effect prescriptions, three of which are steroids, and she will alter the prescription of the Dexys (yes, as in Midnight Runners!) for the next cycle. I didn't sleep for two days after cycle number 2, but the come down was a bit savage - kind of reminded me my hedonistic times!

I feel a bit vague and floaty right now, so no motorbike today! Forecast for tomorrow looks okay though :D .

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:03 am 
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pipmeister wrote:
I didn't tell her I was out on a motorbike the day before :oops: .


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I feel a bit vague and floaty right now, so no motorbike today! Forecast for tomorrow looks okay though :D


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 Post subject: Re: Nearly there....
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:02 pm 
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Reading what you've gone through its great to see you can still have some good days, all the best on your recovery.


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 Post subject: Re: Nearly there....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:03 am 
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You cant just go riding down peoples drives mate :lol:

I commuted for years on bikes, all weathers. Its same as mountains, as long as you are prepared, right gear etc, then its fine. Also its not a bad idea to clean the bike after every ride in winter, just a quick rinse down is better than nothing, or ACF50 it and forget about it :wink:

Hope your feeling better and getting some sleep now.


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