This thing ( its called Syringomyelia) wont kill me right off the bat but paralizes over a period of time ....being the typical bloke and all that i didnt go to the doctors when i first noticed the symptoms and now i've had it a couple of years and have lost feeling in my hands and some in my feet and im feeling it spread further through me , i will eventually loose use of my limbs but at the momment i can still use my hands etc ....just cant feel much with em at all and its not going to get any better......
Here is basicly what this little curse is .... at the base of the brain where it goes into ya spinal cord a turmor has formed inside the spinal cord and as it grows it cuts off the feeling to your limbs in a very methodical way starting with your hands then arms sholders then feet legs etc till your a useless paper weight dependent on 24/7 help ( that aint gona happen to me ) The doctors cant put a time frame on it at all because it is different from one person to the next, but at the rate im progressing he recons a few yrs (maby 3 or so)before i'm to ****ed up to get around by myself......... i'm hoping some hard riding nearer that time will take care of that wee problem
Untill then im going to have a blast and see if i can wear out my bike before i wear out lol........ im not pissed off at all and it dosnt really bother me .....what would bother me is not making the best fun of the time i've got and being a bike nut my whole life that seems like the best fun i could possibly have so im doin it .
And PHOBMAN the road that escapes you is the rimutakas..... done it yesterday along all the others you mentioned along with the parapara's then back through vinagar hill and home, damn it was a sweet ride.... next week if the weathers ok im heading to the coromandel to have some fun on the thames coast road to coromandel .... and anywhere else i can find some corners.... lets face it we live for corners lol...... and NZ has some awesome roads for bikes...... its a riders paradise and im takin a trip to heaven
I plan to get a tank mount for my video cam so i can post some of the more exciting stuff on utube so you guys can have a wee taste of what ur missing out on
, i will post a couple of pics of my bike here as soon as i can work out how to do it ....... Thanks to everyone for your positive comments .... i'd ride with any of you any day........ cheers Rearwheel