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 Post subject: Re: Nearly there....
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:57 pm 
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Been quiet over the summer. Hope all is well?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:31 pm 
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Thanks THM for the message.

I have been able to ride the Kawasaki when I feel strong and safe enough, but I still haven't ventured that far. I think the most that I have covered in a single trip was 60 miles, with a stop halfway. I do have far more confidence now on a Motorway, but I haven't yet ventured as far as my sister's place in Malvern.

I've previously posted some pictures of the local-ish places where I have been riding recently, which is why I haven't posted any more shots.

Anyway, I did see Oncology last week, and the news is as I expected. Sadly the disease is on the move again following completion in June of the 6 month Chemotherapy regime, but no further treatment has been offered at the moment. My Oncologist said that I won’t benefit from any further Chemo (just yet?), as the outcome is outweighed by the side-effects of Chemo and its’ reduced effectiveness - Mmm, that's a bit vague :roll: .

The good news is that I currently feel pretty good, apart from a change in my digestion - both input and output. I am on the case, but the disease does muddy the waters regarding a diagnosis of any "normal" aches and pains.

I'll take my camera out with me tomorrow, regardless of my destination probably featuring on here before.

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 Post subject: Re: Nearly there....
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:53 pm 
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Its been perfect weather for bike riding.

Glad your keeping well, have you been out on a mountainbike at all yet?


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Good to hear from you Pip.
Glad to see that your confidence on the bike is growing.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:38 pm 
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mk one wrote:
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Its been perfect weather for bike riding.

Glad your keeping well, have you been out on a mountainbike at all yet?

Hi Mark,

I have ridden to the shops and the local hospital on a mountainbike, but not proper off road stuff.

I was supposed to go on a family holiday down to a cottage in Cornwall last week, but my Oncology meeting was on the Wednesday, so I didn't go. The plan this week was for me to go to Malvern on the train and stay at my sister's place, but this thing with my digestion is giving me grief. I have been on the phone to General Practice, Oncologist's secretary, Macmillan Palliative Care Nurse and Colorectal Cancer Nurse Specialist, so I decided the trip to Malvern was off.

I feel as if I have just eaten a massive meal all the time - sort of bloated. It's like my digestive system has slowed down, and I can't fit enough food in during the day. A quality full diet is something that I take pride in eating everyday, but I currently have had to cut my intake right down, which is a concern.

The Cancer Nurse Specialist is due to call me on Monday to see if her suggestion has been beneficial, which it hasn't so far. If it continues, they will have me in for further investigation. I heard stomach and camera in the same sentence, which I don't want to think about at the moment.

All being well, I'm off out tomorrow on the Kawasaki. I found a Trucker's Cafe on the A338 Salisbury Road this week, and apparently it is full of motorcyclists on a Sunday.

Pip

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Good to hear from you Pip.
Glad to see that your confidence on the bike is growing.


Cheers Mark, I have managed to take on board the advice from both of you, and I feel at ease on a Motorway now. Crikey, when I think back at how shoddy my riding was compared to now. It's comforting and reassuring to notice how much I've improved.

Pip


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Good to hear from you Pip, I think I remember that rode as very twisty and up'ndowny 8).


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 Post subject: Re: Nearly there....
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:19 pm 
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Rightyho, I managed another trip out today, which was down to Chopper’s Café :P , just South of Burbage on the A388 Salisbury Road.

There were a lot of motorbikes in the car/lorry park, mainly Harleys, a couple of Ducati, a few of those Triumph Speed Triple and two of those brutal fugly Triumph Rocket monstrosities. 2,500cc in three cylinders :shock: ! The engine is as long as a bus, and about as sexy as one.

Ironically, when I turned up, my bike was the smallest there, although one of the fastest – that doesn’t actually count for anything or indeed matter a great deal, but I did make me chuckle.

What did look impressive was a gaggle of Yamaha XJR 1300s. I think they look well handsome – sort of still retaining that 70’s Jap Superbike vibe, like an original Z900. There were 6 there in total – Mmm I wonder what they are like to ride?

From there I went back up the A346 around Savernake Forest to Marlborough, and stop for another chat with a few bikers. There was such a friendly atmosphere in both places, it was great to get amongst it.

ImageHarley Choppers Cafe by Philip Mock, on Flickr

ImageChoppers Cafe by Philip Mock, on Flickr

ImageChoppers Cafe Front by Philip Mock, on Flickr

ImageChoppers Cafe_5 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

ImageHarleys Choppers Cafe by Philip Mock, on Flickr

.....And an abundance of XJR1300s

ImageYam XJR1300 Choppers Cafe_1 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

ImageYam XJR1300 Choppers Cafe_3 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

ImageYam XJR1300 Choppers Cafe_2 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

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Nice one Pip 8) :D


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pipmeister wrote:
Rightyho, I managed another trip out today, which was down to Chopper’s Café


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