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  1. bRace

    Sun Exposure - Melanoma

    Sorry, I should have also said feel free to PM me if you want any info from my experience. I know I'm the type of person who wants to know as much as possible when I'm faced with these things, so I'm happy to share what I know if it helps. Hope it all works out okay.
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    Sun Exposure - Melanoma

    Stage 1 or Clark Level 1? Either way it is a bit scary, but I assume it should be able to be removed completely with excision. I've had two out now. First was exactly this time last year, straight after QTS R1.
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    Shoulder Bursitis - Cortisone

    I've had them in each shoulder at different times years ago. Each time the pain settled within about 3days and I was able to move on to strengthening etc. Mine was probably a result of increasing swimming load too quickly and without appropriate overall shoulder strength. Anecdotally, some general strength maintenance (push-ups etc) and managing swim load and technique has kept mine at Bay. I don't ever swim that much though, so you might have a different experience based on the amount of swimming you do.
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    That's gold from the coach. He details what happened, her medical condition, blood results, her desire to continue, etc.......but won't say his personal perspective because THAT would breach athlete confidentiality???
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    Haha, you beat me to it. My thoughts exactly.
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    TA being sued for race crash

    Agreed. There were some tight spots on that course.
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    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    Spot on Goughy. The thing that bugs memost is that it's portrayed that we (cyclists) have a special entitlement, butwe're actually just doing what everyone is allowed to do. If people don't ride, that's ok, but they need to stop bitching about those who do.
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    Wearing cycling gloves

    I don't have a pic, but my melanoma was pink. GP and skin clinic both thought it wss nothing. Burnt it off but it came back, so got biopsied. Check everything, not just the 'classic' brown spots.
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    Wearing cycling gloves

    Dermatologist is probably best, but not free. GP or skin clinic might be ok but quality varies, in my experience.
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    Wearing cycling gloves

    Better out than in. Sun sleeves are the go. I grabbed a few pairs of Pearl Izumi ones after my melanoma. Upf50+ and I ride and run in them.
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    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    Cool thanks, thought it might be something like that. Mustn't have had enough brushes with the law in my youth.
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    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    Sorry, maybe just vagueness on my part, but what is LAC?
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    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    Descend as fast as possible within my skill level and appropriate to weather, road condition, traffic, likelihood of wildlife. Never race the lights. Only go through orange if shielded by a vehicle doing the same. Hypervigilant with parked cars and give >door width. Never take pics riding. Not self absorbed enough to take the risk.
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    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    I'd prefer to not pay rego, but if that was the rule I would be happy to do so.... especially if it shuts down that part of the argument.
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    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    I have mixed thoughts. I'm glad a reasonably high profile media person is publicly on-side, but I still think Karl is a bit of a knob. Anyway, I'll take the positive, public support. I happened to also see Mark Beretta also providing public support and explaining good cycling practice to his (ignorant) colleagues on Sunrise. It was a good effort in the face of three idiots. With all of these arguments I never quite understand how non-cyclists seem to think that cyclists (or at least the majority of them) don't pay car/truck/motorbike/trailer/etc rego and actually have licences. Everyone has the same rules and permission to ride a bike on the road, but if non-cyclists choose not to, then don't begrudge those who choose to. I've also never heard a strategy for getting all the mums and dads to pay for rego and licences for their kiddies riding on the road.
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