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Have you seen these amazing collages by Mario Spinelli ARTI57A ?
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A couple of weeks ago, Scott from Pipeburn saw a picture on my Instagram account of Craig’s Kawasaki KH500 and asked to be put in contact with him.
I said that Ryan from RSK Photography Perth was doing a photo shoot for a few Perth Cafe Racer members bikes and I’d send him the pics.
I won’t repeat the full story behind the bike as you can read that on Pipeburn.
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Our buddies at Hand Made Vintage Kustoms are selling their custom Yamaha XS400 - Scrambled X.
Check it out on gumtree
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Beautiful pictures of a local Ducati Sport Classic
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When the guys at Perth Cafe Racers saw the video of Sideburn having fun at Dirt Quake we thought… “We should do that!”
So we created our own event and called it AFTERSHOCK!
This is the video of the first event.
The second event is this weekend. Be prepared for your tumblr dashboard to be bombarded with pics from the event all weekend.
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To discuss how one would improve a bike from Ritmo Sereno almost seems sacrilegious ….however…IF this were mine, I’d like to see it with two high pipes. What about you, would you change anthing?
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Have you checked out the Australian Cafe Racers blog recently?
Some damn fine pics
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Article submitted by Eve Pearce
Statistics show that in 2008, over 899,000 men worldwide were diagnosed with prostate cancer, with Australia and New Zealand having the highest percentage. The most common cancer amongst men has tripled in the last forty years. However, when caught early, the survival rates for prostate cancer are incredibly high, showing a need for awareness and encouragement to attend screenings more than ever before. This year, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) is riding for prostate cancer research, with all the proceeds going to charity.
Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR), sponsored by Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, takes place on 29th September and spans across 110 cities, including Perth, Toronto, London, Hong Kong and Austin Texas. Taking part are 15,000 riders of Retro, Bobber, Classic, Café Racer and custom bikes. This year it’s clear the DGR is not only about having a good time and riding stunning motorbikes, but raising awareness for men’s health issues and donating the funds raised to charities such as The Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia, Prostate Cancer UK and USA who research new ways to treat cancer by funding the doctors, as well as providing support for those already suffering and promoting changes to public policy so that cancer remains a prevalent health issue.
How does this affect you?
In 2008, prostate cancer claimed over 258,000 lives worldwide, proving the need for further awareness and encouragement for screening. It’s usually detected when the prostate, situated below the bladder, becomes so enlarged that it effects the sufferer’s ability to urinate. However, the cancer is slow to develop and by the time the small prostate gland becomes this enlarged, it is often at a late stage in the cancer and difficult to treat. This shows the importance of regular tests and keeping vigilant for any initial symptoms, which include any difference in your urine, such as needing to urinate in the night or blood in the urine itself; erectile problems; pain in hips, lower back or upper thighs; or chronic constipation. All of these may be not be serious and could be related to other health problems such as stress or a simple water infection but it’s wise to see a doctor to be on the safe side and to put your own mind at ease. With only nine in ten men visiting a doctor unless they absolutely have to, the need for awareness to encourage men to seek help is paramount. Men’s health is one of the least talked about issues in society. Therefore, funding research that aids support and medication for these issues is immensely beneficial to men’s health in general, not just prostate cancer.
If you’re over the age of 50, it’s sensible to have regular check-ups regardless of the above symptoms, as this is the age group typically affected. These screenings usually involve a blood test, quick rectal examination and a biopsy if any abnormalities are found.
If the cancer is detected early, removing the gland or radiotherapy can eradicate it reasonably easily. However, if left too late, the cancer can spread to other areas of the body and become incurable. Fortunately, when caught early, this illness has a high survival rate with 93.5% surviving the first year, 81.4% the next five years and 68.5% the next ten years. Actors such as Ian McKellen, Robert De Niro and Roger Moore have all suffered from prostate cancer and survived.
Why do we do it?
There are more ways than ever to get involved in fundraising with marathons, races and other various activities happening on a global scale. Other cancers have benefited immensely from such events, as not only do they promote awareness but earn the money that’s donated to the charities, which aids cancer research. For example, testicular cancer survival rates have rocketed to 96% from 68% in the 1970s. Lung cancer, the second most common cancer amongst men, has increased from 15% to 29.4%, almost doubling your chance of surviving the disease. Additionally, colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer amongst men, now have over half of cases living for over ten years after their initial diagnoses.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a fantastic and fun way for men (and women) to get involved with raising awareness for such a worthy cause as men’s health. With rides taking place in over a hundred cities, there’s nothing to stop fellow bikers donning their helmets and taking part in these events. Why stop there? All over the world there are regular fundraisers and events, all designed for people to get involved and raise money to help not only preventing future cancer sufferers from developing the disease, but to support the existing ones to get better or cope with their illness.
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