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  2. beginnergirl

    Plastic bag ban.....

    I was in India last week and did a private tour through Dharavi Slum in Mumbai. Was eye opening to say the least. Majority of their recycling comes from McDonalds. Here is my post from Facebook: Had been wanting to go to Dharavi Slum for the past few years, but was a little torn about going with a tour group and didn’t feel confident enough to go alone. At the end of the day, people live here and I know I wouldn’t like strangers walking through my house. I found Mohammed via Facebook and knew he would be a good option given he lives within the city Dharavi has a population of around 1 million ppl living in a 1.5km sq area. Everyone in Dharavi works. It’s the biggest recycling and manufacturing hub in India and has over 5,000 businesses 15,000 single room factories and produces $700million a year in revenue. Plastic recycling, soap, bakery items, pottery, shoes (ladies), suitcases, leather, bricks, fabrics, sheets... were all items I got to see being made today. Most of the plastics come from McDonalds. I was amazed by how clean the place is on the inside. The homes are 5m sq areas with tiled floors that have a double bed and the rest of the space is used as combined kitchen and family area for the entire family. There is 24 hour electricity and the water runs for 3 hours a day. During this time, people bath, wash clothes and fill blue drums that they self serve water out of for the rest of the day. There is a communal toilet block and a big free space where there were loads of kids playing cricket. There’s also a market/shopping area. In the factory area, the men work down stairs and sleep and eat there or sleep upstairs. There’s small eateries around that provide 2 x meals a day delivered for $14US a week. Most of the workers families live in villages and they purely live in Dharavi to work as they have no (or minimal) education. I was free to take pics except in any of the factories that were making food items. I was also trying to be respectful to the people and only took pics if they offered. The locals aren’t happy with the Slumdog Movie. They say it depicted the area to be a poverty stricken, high crime area.... which they say it isn’t. There are schools, hospitals and churches (of every denomination) within the slum. I felt completely comfortable walking around and the locals were more than happy to shake hands and have a chat (Oh. And I got to go inside the local cinema. Mohammed did warn me that majority of the population of the slum was male... and he didn’t know what would be playing on the screen. Was a dark room with 40 ppl sitting on the floor and a small screen on the wall playing a sexy lady movie 😂)
  3. Slunnie

    What do I need to do - 70.3 worlds 2020

    Don't say that! I'm heading over for it this year.
  4. Ironnerd

    I Believe

  5. Tyno

    TA Membership time

    Added.
  6. willie

    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    RCD 4 Gang power on the floor because you hate having to go outside to replace fuse wire??
  7. Turts

    TA Membership time

    Auto renew on.
  8. monkie

    TA Membership time

    I was gonna say this should be an option... although looking at the amount of races I'm planning it might be worth it for day licences.
  9. Ex-Hasbeen

    TA Membership time

    Never been a member, won't renew (at this point).
  10. FFF1077

    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    Hahaha! It's like the 70's this place. It's cool. 😎✌️😂😂👍
  11. Tossacoin

    TA Membership time

    got the email reminder, turned auto-renewal off.
  12. Turts

    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    No mention of the carpet? That's awesome!
  13. FFF1077

    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    Work socks. Just hitched em up.... LOL
  14. FFF1077

    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    Cheers all When I shift the seat forward a bit it'll drop a bit. I'll see how it goes. COBB flow Max seat. Arm rests are forward but it allows me to relax across the chest more. Barrel chest and aero do not play well 😂😂😂😂👍 I will adjust and reshoot tomorrow after I have picked up my photographer from school 😊😊😁😎👍 Thanks
  15. Tyno

    TA Membership time

    Because I just updated my details after a couple of reminder emails, what's your TA status and intention for 2018/19?
  16. Turts

    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    Socks are too high for sure
  17. -H-

    The Mental Health thread

    Good to hear, Shrek. Onwards and upwards!
  18. wombattri

    What do I need to do - 70.3 worlds 2020

    Exactly. Kieran - this is spot on mate. The comments on getting a coach are spot on too.
  19. Tyno

    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    Is this the intended race steed? Maybe we gotta get you a bike fit too?
  20. Ex-Hasbeen

    I Believe

    Yeah. I have no real issue with it, and have worked in the industry for 30+ years. I know a lot of our riggers used to sit on the TV broadcast dipoles on cold Winter mornings because it "made them feel warm on the inside". Of all the guys I knew for all those years, 1 had bad cancer, and that was skin cancer. He was a surfie outside of work and was basically a skin cancer case waiting to happen. The only effect we noticed was 26 girls born to the team out of 28 kids.
  21. FFF1077

    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    The God of Tri Fashion..... Oh no... I never knew he'd see it 😦😦😦 Oh the shame... 😭😭😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
  22. Melt

    What do I need to do - 70.3 worlds 2020

    I wouldn’t be spending hard earned money on travelling to qualify unless I was hitting some minimum benchmark times. Probably 4.15-4.25 in a local 70.3 and 4.30-4.45 overseas (allowing for a roll down). You may get lucky beyond this, but that’s a big bet. Before you target races I would suggest pick one leg specifically to improve to within the qualifying zone then progress from there. The run will likely be the most challenging and biggest enabler and that’s probably around 1.25 (local) and 1.35 (overseas) for a stand-alone 21km. The improvement from 6+ hours is a lot, and doing it this way could allow a much more specific focus on the technique to get there. It also saves a bucket load of wasted time if you aren’t making the changes required, as running 6hrs a week would be a lot. You’ll find out within 12-15 weeks if it’s achievable, and if you can do the run the other 2 legs are generally more attainable.
  23. Tyno

    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    Pads/Extensions just a bit too far forward?
  24. Merv

    TV Shows

    Don't normally watch cop shows but the ABC's Mystery Road is entertaining even if far fetched.
  25. willie

    I Believe

    Me too, but I mean the extremely low levels that we experience on the day to day our bodies are more than capable of handling.
  26. Flanman

    Winterfish 2018

    Have a great time mate. Enjoy. Just make sure the boys are looked after on the swim. FM
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