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    Getting back into some serious km on the bike,...

    Getting back into some serious km on the bike, 63km race yesterday (with warmup and down etc probably close to 100km), 110km today and long weekend here, so hoping for another century tomorrow. ...
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    Tks all - arndog I have ordered sidestix. After...

    Tks all - arndog I have ordered sidestix. After reading through all the threads I went for the ones with shock absorption in the shafts. Wasn't sure on the tips so just the standard ones and I will...
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    Taken the plunge and ordered a pair. Quick...

    Taken the plunge and ordered a pair.
    Quick Question on technique. I find it easiest and quickest to use a swing through gait and just not really use my bad leg at all. That's fine, but when I get a...
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    Haven't been on the forum for ages as been rather...

    Haven't been on the forum for ages as been rather busy lately. Its my last night in the Paralympic village after an awesome games. I exceeded my own expectations and came away with a world record,...
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    Just had a fantastic time at the paralympics. ...

    Just had a fantastic time at the paralympics. Not only very memorable races and results, but also was convinced to use forearm crutches as there is lots of walking around the village. So 5 yrs after...
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    1000m of 'high cadence' climbing in a 70km ride...

    1000m of 'high cadence' climbing in a 70km ride today. Well as high cadence as i can get when the gradient is up over 10%! The garmin also gives me cadence, heart rate, speed, distance, total...
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    I use a garmin 500 on my bike. Love it,...

    I use a garmin 500 on my bike. Love it, particularly having gradient so I don't feel so bad if I'm struggling along then look down and see that's it 2 or 3% false flat.
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    Truly I might have missed it somewhere, but...

    Truly

    I might have missed it somewhere, but have you tried riding the bike in a stationary trainer - like a wind trainer or mag trainer or something similar? Even if you could just borrow one for...
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    Good advice on the dog walking, I'll order one of...

    Good advice on the dog walking, I'll order one of those leashes and give it a go.

    95km on the road bike yesterday followed by the best bit - coffee and pancakes!
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    Yep, I'm still lurking and reading what everyone...

    Yep, I'm still lurking and reading what everyone is up to. Going back over the crutch walking info too but haven't quite made the jump from one cane to something more sensible (I can see the merit...
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    Mine was a massive disc herniation/sequestration...

    Mine was a massive disc herniation/sequestration at L5/S1 and cauda equina syndrome this level and below + some involvement of the right L4 nerves. After 6 weeks of friggin around with misdiagnosis...
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    I have paralysis from knee down and no feeling in...

    I have paralysis from knee down and no feeling in my foot and on that foot only, the nails are deeply ridged since injury (5 yrs post).
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    I haven't been on here much lately but I raced...

    I haven't been on here much lately but I raced the World Paracycling Track Champs in LA in February and came away with 2 silver, a bronze and a nice 10cm long splinter through the thigh! I was...
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    Well, I am fine on 1/2 tablet (12.5mg) in terms...

    Well, I am fine on 1/2 tablet (12.5mg) in terms of pain and sleep, but when I try no tablet I'm still wide awake at 1 or 2 am in the morning (+ I have to get up numerous times as my bladder is going...
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    amitriptyline side effects long term

    I've been taking amitriptyline for about 4 years now to combat crawling, buzzing and burning sensations down the backs of my legs and feet. I have also found voltarin 50mg useful to combat...
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    For me cycling has become my 'job' for this year...

    For me cycling has become my 'job' for this year in the leadup to London Paralympics - I work casually as a researcher when I can and enough to make ends meet (having finally formally graduated with...
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    The usual for me - training hard on the track and...

    The usual for me - training hard on the track and in the gym. Gearing up for track world championships in LA in early February. Will be my first time to the US.

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  18. A really good orthotist should be able to help....

    A really good orthotist should be able to help. Little things like the angle of the AFO, the amount of movement and even the way the shoe and AFO work together can really change your gait. For a...
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    Loving the pup photo's. My boy is 12 months old...

    Loving the pup photo's. My boy is 12 months old now and just put him into kennels for the first time while I head over to New Zealand for some racing. Only a quick trip so good chance to see how he...
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    Haven't been on here for a while but still riding...

    Haven't been on here for a while but still riding the bike and training hard. Best news is the new walking AFO though. New type developed by the US military and modelled on a BK prosthetic. So most...
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    a bit hohum about it all at the moment......

    a bit hohum about it all at the moment... training 2x day, gym twice a week, trying to work enough hours to pay the mortgage and live on and struggling a bit with burning toes on bad leg, buzzing in...
  22. Great looking wheels! On 'normal' bikes these...

    Great looking wheels! On 'normal' bikes these types of wheels are saved for the big races which are supported. So if you have a flat, basically race over and wait for the support vehicle with a spare...
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    Been in Europe leading up to a paracycling world...

    Been in Europe leading up to a paracycling world cup in Spain - great trip, 4 weeks of riding, racing and recovering and no stressing out over writing thesis or working. Back home now with a good...
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    I know its an old post but same topic. The...

    I know its an old post but same topic. The pressure sore took about 6 weeks to heal back in 2009 and haven't had a repeat, but as soon as the weather chills off and we start getting frosts my toes...
  25. Thread: Fat feet

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    I'm a fulltime walker with lower level / nerve...

    I'm a fulltime walker with lower level / nerve root injury and I have this problem 24/7. As soon as I take off the compression sock and AFO off, my foot swells and typically goes dark purple. In...
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